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Post by thegrommit » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:08 pm

This is a good idea - allow all comers to try and hack your e-voting system and offer a bug bounty:

https://www.post.ch/en/business/a-z-of- ... sourcecode
Swiss Post is conducting a public intrusion test from 25 February to 24 March 2019. Possible vulnerabilities in the source code can also be submitted through the end of the intrusion test via the intrusion test channels. Registration is required.
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Post by impar » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:06 pm

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Report: US Cyber Command took Russian trolls offline during midterms
Measures against Internet Research Agency apparently went beyond sliding into DMs.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... -midterms/
US Cyber Command attacked Russian troll farm on Election Day 2018
‘Preventing this interference is one of our highest priorities,’ said US agencies at the time

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/26/1824 ... n-day-2018
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Post by impar » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:23 am

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How hackers pulled off a $20 million bank heist
Efforts were enabled by sloppy and insecure network architecture in Mexico.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... ank-heist/
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Post by thegrommit » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:39 pm

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... -computers
Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab say that ASUS, one of the world’s largest computer makers, was used to unwittingly install a malicious backdoor on thousands of its customers’ computers last year after attackers compromised a server for the company’s live software update tool. The malicious file was signed with legitimate ASUS digital certificates to make it appear to be an authentic software update from the company, Kaspersky Lab says.
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Kamluk said Kaspersky notified ASUS of the problem on January 31, and a Kaspersky employee met with ASUS in person on February 14. But he said the company has been largely unresponsive since then and has not notified ASUS customers about the issue.
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Post by impar » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:33 am

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Security researcher pleads guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo
24-year-old also involved in Vtech breach

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/28/1828 ... her-guilty
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Post by thegrommit » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:05 pm

Those of you with msn/hotmail/outlook.com accounts may want to change your passwords:

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/13/micro ... mail-hack/
Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that a certain “limited” number of people who use web email services managed by Microsoft — which cover services like @msn.com and @hotmail.com — had their accounts compromised.
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Post by Tabajara » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:59 am

Very interesting:

We found a massive spam operation — and sunk its server
Five million emails in ten days
Zack Whittaker
@zackwhittaker / 2 weeks ago

For ten days in March, millions were caught in the same massive spam campaign.

Each email looked like it came from someone the recipient knew: the spammer took stolen email addresses and passwords, quietly logged into their email account, scraped their recently sent emails and pushed out personalized emails to the recipient of that sent email with a link to a fake site pushing a weight loss pill or a bitcoin scam.

The emails were so convincing more than 100,000 people clicked through.

We know this because a security researcher found the server leaking the entire operation. The spammer had forgotten to set a password.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/02/insid ... operation/
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Post by impar » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:52 am

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Insurers claim they should not have to pay for cyber attacks
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said that insurance companies are beginning to re-interpret an old line in their contracts known as the "war exclusion".
Stripping away the metaphorical connotation of the term "cyberwarfare", big insurers like Zurich Insurance have decided that state-sponsored attacks are basically just plain warfare.
The US government is increasingly attributing state-sponsored cyberattacks to their alleged perpetrators, a development that some argue is a means of holding bad actors accountable. But the policy certainly doesn't seem to be doing any favours to the private sector.
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https://www.fudzilla.com/news/48587-ins ... er-attacks
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Post by thegrommit » Sat May 04, 2019 4:15 pm

https://www.flashpoint-intel.com/blog/w ... ince-2015/
As more layers of the Wipro breach are peeled away, new intelligence about the actors behind the attack on one of India’s largest IT outsourcing and consulting organizations has emerged. Evidence uncovered by Flashpoint researchers links the threat actors to other malicious activity dating back to 2017, and possibly 2015, as well as the re-use of infrastructure from those older attacks.
The scary thing is that as an outsourcing provider, Wipro would have access to numerous clients networks ](*,)
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Post by impar » Tue May 07, 2019 9:46 am

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A hacker is demanding ransom for hundreds of stolen Git code repositories
Don’t store your passwords in plain text

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18531 ... de-bitcoin
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