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    Hackers leak emails from UAE ambassador to US

    Hackers have released the first series of emails taken from the inbox of the UAE’s ambassador to the United States, Yousef al-Otaiba. The Intercept reported on Saturday that the emails, released by a group called “Global Leaks”, show a close relationship between al-Otaiba and a pro-Israel, neoconservative think-tank – the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). [Note: […]

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    Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in CIA Attack Tool Dump

    Cisco has issued a security alert warning that 318 of its devices have a zero-day vulnerability in their firmware that unauthenticated, remote attackers could exploit “to execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the device or cause a reload of the affected device.” The flaw exists in the Cluster Management Protocol processing code in […]

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    $5.5 Million HIPAA Settlement for Florida Provider

    Federal regulators have signed a $5.5 million HIPAA settlement with a Florida-based healthcare system for breaches related to unauthorized access to tens of thousands of patients’ information by employees that lasted for more than a year and that subsequently led to criminal charges. It’s the second largest such settlement to date. In a Feb. 16 […]

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    Hacker Issues Twitter Security Fail Warning to Trump

    The first signs of a presidential transition to stronger cybersecurity aren’t great. A hacker claims he figured out email addresses likely associated with President Donald Trump, his wife, the vice president and a top adviser. The findings come entirely from open-source research, a bit of guessing and the apparent overlooking of a critical security feature […]

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    ‘Explosive’ Report Details Alleged Russia-Trump Team Ties

    President-elect Donald Trump was briefed last week on a report, prepared by a former Western intelligence official, that includes allegations – none of which have been externally verified – that the Russian government possesses personal and financial information that could be used to blackmail Trump, and that Trump’s team has deep ties to the Russian […]

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    HACKERS LEAK 1.5 MILLION ESEA PLAYER RECORDS AFTER DEMANDING $50K AS RANSOM

    The spokesperson for LeakedSource shared the database sample with Salted Hash and also provided some random records from the ESEA database as a proof. Salted Hash also stated that this hack was part of a ransom plan where the hacker demanded $50,000 as ransom amount and promised to remain silent if the ESEA pays the demanded sum […]

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    HACKERS LEAK 1.5 MILLION ESEA PLAYER RECORDS AFTER DEMANDING $50K AS RANSOM

    E-Sports Entertainment Association, popularly known as ESEA is a well-known video gaming community. In fact, it is one of the largest of all video gaming communities across the globe. It is, therefore, not surprising that malicious cyber-criminals would look for a way to attack this particular platform. According to reports, ESEA website was hacked on […]

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    ICLOUD GLITCH? WOMAN BUYS IPHONE, FINDS CONTACT DETAILS OF TOP CELEBS

    What would be your reaction if you buy a new iPhone and find your phonebook filled with personal contact numbers of hundreds of A-List celebrities including Adele and Nick Grimshaw? This is not a fairy tale or fable because the same has actually happened to a female who bought brand new iPhone 5S. Sophie Highfield […]

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    ANONYMOUS HACKS THAI GOV’T JOB PORTAL; LEAKS A TROVE OF DATA

    The online hacktivist group Anonymous has conducted yet another cyber attack on Thailand‘s government over the recently passed cyber-scrutiny law. This time the group has targeted the Thai government job portal by leaking personal and sensitive details of officials and job seekers. The data which has been leaked on the dark web has been divided […]

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    Deep Dive: US Intelligence Report Into Russian Hacking

    Take a deep dive into the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of how the Russian government allegedly tried to influence the American presidential election through breaches, social media and fake news in this latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. In the report, you’ll hear (click on player beneath image to listen): DataBreachToday Editor Mathew J. […]

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    Pakistan automotive giant PakWheels Hacked, 700k accounts stolen

    PakWheels, a famous automotive classified website in Pakistan has revealed that their server was breached by an unknown third party exposing personal data of registered users. In an email sent to users on 26th December, the site explained that hackers were able to conduct this breach by exploiting a known vulnerability in outdated vBulletin forum software. Although […]

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    New Malware Poses as Android Client to Infect Wi-Fi Networks and Hijack DNS

    Android users are always at the target of malicious threat actors. Now, there is a new Android-based Trojan discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers known as Switcher Trojan because of its ability to firstly infect the device’s Wi-Fi routers and then switch users of that infected network to various infected sites. This means, the Trojan doesn’t directly […]

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    Anonymous Hacks Thai LA Consulate to Protest Arrests and Cyber Law

    The online hacktivist group Anonymous was furious over the Thailand government passing the Internet surveillance and scrutiny law and to register their protest the group leaked highly sensitive data from the ministry of foreign affairs and Thai Royal Navy but with the arrest of nine hacktivists and one among them being charged the anger has […]

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    Beware: Facebook collects data about your offline life through data brokers

    Facebook needs no introduction; it is a social networking platform that helps you connect with your family, friends, colleagues and loved ones, as well as lets you find new acquaintances and even life partner. It is a very useful platform but sadly, Facebook is also involved in activities, which many users would consider an invasion […]

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    Meet the Leet DDoS Botnet, Just as Powerful as Mirai

    Security experts from Imperva Security are describing Leet Botnet as more powerful than its counterpart botnet Mirai. In fact, Leet is being regarded as the winner of the title of most powerful DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack of 2016 with a humongous speed of 650 GBPS (gigabit per second) noticed recently by Imperva network. […]

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    Someone DDoSed ExtraTorrent Domain while ThePirateBay suffered downtime

    After the shutdown of Kickass Torrents domain, its fans moved onto ThePirateBay (TPB) and ExtraTorrent but someone conducted a series of massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on the ExtraTorrent domain on Christmas which continued until the next day whilst ThePirateBay also went offline for unknown reasons. Although it is unclear what happened to […]