Harry Greenspun

Harry Greenspun Author, Security and Technology Harry is a 40-year veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries. An expat Australia now based in New York, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information LeakData. He lives in New York.

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    Western Union to Pay $586 Million in US Fraud Settlement

    Western Union will pay $586 million to settle U.S. civil and criminal cases that alleged the company turned a blind eye for years to criminals who used its money transfer network to commit fraud. In one of the most serious accusations, the Department of Justice alleged that Western Union knew for at least five years […]

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    Facebook users hit with “You are in this video?” malware scam

    Until now you must have heard about so many scams involving Facebook Messenger that whenever you see a suspicious chat message sent from other friends on your Facebook profile, you instantly feel alerted. However, there are still innocent Facebook users who fall prey to such scams every other day. The latest scam also uses the […]

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    Russian Interference: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign

    Propaganda is back in style – if ever it was out. Close to one-third of the 25-page report released by U.S. intelligence that blamed Russia for trying to influence the U.S. presidential election through cyber attacks was dedicated to RT, the broadcaster formerly known as Russia Today. “For the first time, Russia used a hacking […]

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    Donald Trump Taps Rudy Giuliani as Cybersecurity Adviser

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who’s been tapped by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to lead a cybersecurity corporate outreach program, runs a security consulting company with a website that’s been given an “F” for its security. On Jan. 12, Trump’s transition team released statements announcing that Giuliani would be facilitating a series of ongoing […]

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    Ukraine Blackout Redux: Hacking Confirmed

    Two researchers have confirmed that a December 2016 blackout in Ukraine was the result of a hacking campaign that began with spear-phishing attacks carrying malware. Their findings increase concerns that many industrial control and supervisory control and data acquisition systems remain dangerously vulnerable to hack attacks. Speaking at this week’s S4x17 conference in Miami, security […]

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    ‘Super User’ Password List May Allow Access to Webcams

    When security experts start hunting, it usually doesn’t take them long to unearth worrying findings related to internet of things manufacturers and devices. The industry has been operating on a 1990s-era security stance for so long that there’s still plenty of low-hanging fruit. The latest finding relates to Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, the Chinese manufacturer that […]

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    WikiLeaks Turkish AKP Email Dumps Contain Malware; Researcher

    A security researcher, Vesselin Bontchev, claims to have found malware in several downloadable files in the leaked data dump published by WikiLeaks from the Turkish ruling party (AKP) server. The Bulgaria-based researcher uploaded his analysis on Github that shows hundreds of AKP emails contain malware attachments. For those who are not familiar with WikiLeaks AKP […]

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    Highly Sensitive Data of Explosives-Handling Company Leaked Online

    It has been discovered that the data of an explosive-handling business was leaked. It is highly frightening if the information security of an explosives-handling business is compromised. It poses the threat of such sensitive information getting into the hands of criminals or even criminals who may try to obtain the explosive materials by using the […]

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    NWH Hacker Steals 30,000 Passport Records from Russian Consulate Website

    A hacker using the pseudonym Kapustiky from New World Hacktivists (NWH) group has managed to hack and steal crucial details of thousands of citizens by compromising a Russian consular department website Ambru.nl. The hacked data includes emails, IP addresses, passport and telephone numbers. Reportedly, the hacker has stolen around 30,000 records and aims to dump […]

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    Hacker siblings arrested for targeting Italian elite – infecting 20k emails

    Two London-based hackers namely 45-year old Giulio Occhionero and 48-year old Francesca Maria Occhionero have been arrested by Italian police for attempting to hack the communications of Italian elite including former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and economist Mario Monti. The hackers, who happen to be siblings, not only tried to hack communications of Italian PM […]

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    5 Premium VPN Services To Access HULU Outside The US

    Hulu is a streaming video service popularly known the world over for showcasing TV shows from US television networks. The trio of ABC, Fox, and NBC make up for Hulu’s major networks that provide channels such as Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, PBS, etc. After Netflix, Hulu is the world’s second most streamed network. What is […]

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    MongoDB Databases being Targeted by Cyber-criminals for Ransom

    MongoDB is a famous, open-source NoSQL database. Organizations use them regardless of their size; from MetLife, LinkedIn, City of Chicago, Expedia, BuzzFeed to KMPG and The Guardian there are several other high-profile platforms that are currently taking advantage of MongoDB. At the same time, having a high-profile customer doesn’t mean that platform is completely secure. […]

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    How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Personal Data Storage?

    Blockchain, the technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, is modeled to revolutionize as per the nature of commercial transactions. Bitcoin is a non-governmental and peer-to-peer currency, and it is the first currency of its nature. Bitcoin is famously known as a virtual currency, and its maker is trying to make it equivalent to the currencies issued […]

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    Notorious Shadow Brokers’ Group Now Selling Windows Hacking Tools

    Shadow Brokers is an emerging new group of black-hat hackers that has been making headlines lately for posting about prevailing vulnerabilities and exposing exploits out in the public. They became famous when they stole and sold “powerful” spying tools developed by the NSA (National Security Agency) and suspected of being used by another notorious group […]