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Category: Attacks & Breaches


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Some of the biggest web hosting sites were vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks

January 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A security researcher has found, reported, and now disclosed a dozen bugs that made it easy to steal sensitive information or take over any customer’s account from some of the largest web hosting companies on the internet. In some cases, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale

January 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal authorities and private researchers are alerting companies to a wave of domain hijacking attacks that use relatively novel techniques to compromise targets at an almost unprecedented scale. The attacks, which security firm FireEye said have been active since January […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

January 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Division. Now, a new report by […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers

January 4, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A hacker has targeted and released private data on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a Twitter account, since suspended, and included email addresses, phone numbers, photo IDs and other […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Justice Department charges Chinese nationals for ‘extensive’ global hacking campaign

December 20, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against Chinese nationals accused of conducting a global hacking campaign. Prosecutors accused the hackers of operating in connection with the Chinese government. They are accused of stealing information from at least 45 U.S. […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report

December 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

A report prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) due to be released later this week concludes that the activities of Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) leading up to and following the 2016 US presidential election were crafted […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Thousands of sensitive emails stolen in intrusion of Republican campaign arm

December 5, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

An email intrusion targeting a key Republican campaign committee allowed unknown people to steal thousands of sensitive emails from four senior aides, Politico reported Tuesday. The attack on the National Republican Congressional Committee, the main group that works to elect […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users

December 4, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Brace yourself for yet another massive data breach. Quora.com, a site where people ask and answer questions on a range of topics, said hackers breached its computer network and accessed a variety of potentially sensitive personal data for about 100 […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

How Email Scammers Are Using Marketeer Methods to Target CFOs

December 4, 2018

Via: Fortune

Online criminals are using commercial data providers to target company executives — mostly chief financial officers — for email-based fraud, according to a new report by an email security firm. Agari published the report, into a British-Nigerian gang known as […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers

November 28, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransomware. Then it was cryptocurrency mining attacks. Now, researchers […]