Breaches and Incidents

Windows 10 Source Code, Internal Builds Purportedly Leak Online

Windows 10 Source Code, Internal Builds Purportedly Leak Online

An unknown person has uploaded online over 32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, along with some of the operating system's source code. The data was uploaded on BetaArchive, an Internet forum dedicated to archiving software beta builds so users and developers can track how a project evolved over time. This leak includes private internal builds for the Windows 10 operating system's next version —...

Hacker Tracker: Cyberattacks Arrive in All Shapes and Sizes

Hacker Tracker: Cyberattacks Arrive in All Shapes and Sizes

As more and more people and devices become ‘connected’ and companies and economies continue to advance technologically, the exposure to cyber incidents will grow, but not everyone understands. Dozens of insurers are offering stand-alone cyber insurance policies to address the growing threat. But half of U.S. firms do not have cybersecurity risk insurance and many don’t even have the intent...

UK: Stolen Passwords of MPs and Public Servants Traded by Russian Hackers

UK: Stolen Passwords of MPs and Public Servants Traded by Russian Hackers

Security credentials said to have belonged to tens of thousands of government officials, including 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and more than 1,000 Foreign Office staff, were in the troves sold or swapped on Russian-speaking hacking sites. The majority of the passwords are said to have been compromised in a 2012 hacking raid on the business social network...

Germany's BSI States Company Executives Being Targeted by Cyber Attacks

Germany's BSI States Company Executives Being Targeted by Cyber Attacks

Germany's federal cyber-security agency, BSI, said on Friday the private email inboxes of German executives and government employees were being targeted by professional cyber attacks. Selected executives are being sent deceptively real-looking "spear-phishing" emails. They claim to have noticed irregularities in the use of the inbox or offer new security functions, the BSI said in a statement....

Ten Massive Corporate Hacks in History

Ten Massive Corporate Hacks in History

1) LinkedIn: It claimed in 2012 that 6.5 million accounts had been hacked. But In 2016, it emerged that hackers were selling name and password info for more than 117 million accounts; 2) Target: In December 2013, 110 million customers’ personal and financial information was ­exposed; 3) JPMorgan, 2014: Hackers hijacked one of ­JPMorgan Chase’s servers and stole data about millions of the...

Australia: Cyber Virus Hits Speed, Red-Light Cameras

Australia: Cyber Virus Hits Speed, Red-Light Cameras

About 50 Victorian speed and red-light cameras have been hit by a computer virus, but police say the cameras have not been compromised. The Department of Justice and Regulation confirmed the "WannaCry" virus has hit private camera operator RedFlex, which operates most cameras in the state. "There is no evidence that this was the result of a cyber attack," said a spokesman. "It occurred as a...

Breach at UK.gov's Cyber Essentials Scheme Leaves Users to Phishing Attacks

Breach at UK.gov's Cyber Essentials Scheme Leaves Users to Phishing Attacks

The operation behind the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today. The scheme's badges are required by all suppliers bidding for "certain sensitive and personal information-handling [government] contracts". Companies were notified of the problem, which leaves them at greater risk of phishing attack,...

Hacker Stole Confidential Customer Information from Thinx

Hacker Stole Confidential Customer Information from Thinx

A hacker stole confidential customer lists from Thinx earlier this month, according to a new lawsuit. The Manhattan-based leak-resistant panties company is suing Verizon Communications to obtain the identity of the hacker. Thinx executives believe the culprit is an ex-employee ​and say the IP address that breached the company’s cloud-based email service came from Brooklyn, the suit says. On...

NYT: Honda Ceases Japan Car Plant After WannaCry Virus Hits Computer Network

NYT: Honda Ceases Japan Car Plant After WannaCry Virus Hits Computer Network

Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network. The automaker shut production on Monday at its Sayama plant, northwest of Tokyo, which has a daily output of around 1,000 vehicles. Honda discovered on Sunday that the virus had affected networks across...

Leaked: Internal Apple Presentation on How to Handle Leaks

Leaked: Internal Apple Presentation on How to Handle Leaks

The Outline recently obtained an hour-long audio recording from an internal briefing at Apple titled “Stopping Leakers - Keeping Confidential at Apple.” The presentation, held for about 100 people, was lead by three members of Apple’s Global Security division: director of global security David Rice, director of worldwide investigations Lee Freedman, and Jenny Hubbert, from the Global...

Hacktivist Hacks into Minnesota Government Databases to Protest Philando Verdict

Hacktivist Hacks into Minnesota Government Databases to Protest Philando Verdict

On 16 June, a jury found that the cop who shot and killed a black man in the summer of 2016 in Minnesota during a seemingly routine traffic stop was not guilty of manslaughter. The verdict prompted thousands of people to protest in the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. A hacker calling himself Vigilance decided to seek justice in his own way, by hacking a database belonging to the Minnesota state...

Italy Probes into Its Foreign Ministry Hacking Attempt

Italy Probes into Its Foreign Ministry Hacking Attempt

Italy's foreign ministry said on 20 June it was investigating a hacking attempt, after a group calling itself Anonymous published what it said was stolen ministry data. A site called cyberguerrilla.org carried a blog post titled "Foreign Affairs Ministry You Have Been Hacked" addressed to Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and the head of the national magistrates association. "Regarding the...

Skype Outage Causing Connectivity Issues, Company Says it's a “Global Incident

Skype Outage Causing Connectivity Issues, Company Says it's a “Global Incident"

Microsoft’s recently updated communications app Skype has been suffering connectivity issues which began on Monday, June 19th, and are continuing today. After hours of downtime on Monday, the company confirmed the problem stating that an incident was causing users to either lose connectivity to the application or lose their ability to send and receive messages. The Skype Support Twitter account...

North Korea's DDoS Attacks Inspected Based on IPs

North Korea's DDoS Attacks Inspected Based on IPs

Earlier this month, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) released a technical alert on behalf of the DHS and the FBI to warn organizations of North Korea’s Hidden Cobra (aka Lazarus Group) activities, particularly its DDoS botnet infrastructure. Data from Arbor Networks’ ATLAS infrastructure showed that 24 of the 632 IP addresses provided by US authorities were...

Erebus Ransomware: Korean Firm Pays $1 Million in Ransom

Erebus Ransomware: Korean Firm Pays $1 Million in Ransom

The Erebus ransomware struck NAYANA on 10 June. The web hosting company negotiated a ransom of 397.6 Bitcoins, or around $1.01 million, to be paid in three installments. Given the fact that the company’s website runs Linux kernel 2.6.24.2, the ransomware might have acquired root access by exploiting a Linux-based vulnerability. Alternatively, it might have exploited security flaws in the...

Malware Causes Longest Cybersecurity Incidents for EU Telecoms, ENISA Reports

Malware Causes Longest Cybersecurity Incidents for EU Telecoms, ENISA Reports

Malware attacks for the first time created the longest lasting cybersecurity incidents “in duration and hours lost” in the telecom sector in 2016, according to the European Union cybersecurity agency’s Annual Incidents Report. The 2017 report by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) was released June 16 and covered 2016. It also found that most reported...

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