13 Apr 2015

Hackers Attack Belgian Press Group, Second in Days

“Hackers attacked one of Belgium’s top newspaper publishers on Sunday just days after Tunisian Islamist militants took control of a regional government portal to denounce US counter-terror operations. There was no immediate indication the incidents were linked to each other or to a massive cyberattack against French station TV5Monde on

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13 Apr 2015

Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

“Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, a Bulgarian hacker, who hacked into the ATM and stole thousands of dollars from the bank account of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates with fake ATM cards arrested in Philippines, according to the Philippine National Police.” Source: Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

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13 Apr 2015

Can Africa fight cybercrime and preserve human rights?

“This growth is making it easier than ever for criminals to operate. And it has created a new pool of potential victims lacking the knowledge and experience to be able to protect themselves effectively.” Source: Can Africa fight cybercrime and preserve human rights? – BBC News

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10 Apr 2015

SendGrid Account Breach Was Used to Attack Coinbase, a Bitcoin Exchange

“Hackers targeted SendGrid, a mass email service used by 180,000 companies including Uber, Pinterest, Spotify and Foursquare, to infiltrate Coinbase, one of the most popular Bitcoin exchanges. SendGrid confirmed that one of its Bitcoin-related clients was compromised on Wednesday. It would not name the customer, but Coinbase confirmed in an

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08 Apr 2015

Anonymous Posts List of ISIL Websites and the US, UK Firms That Host Them

“The hacktivist collective Anonymous has published a list of websites used by the self-proclaimed Islamic State for propaganda and recruitment along with the companies – many based in the US and Europe – hosting them, in an effort to push for their removal. This is the latest in a string of recent

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08 Apr 2015

AT&T allowed theft of personal data of 280K subscribers in Mexico, Columbia, and Philippines

“The FCC has made a formal complaint against AT&T for allowing the theft of personal information — including social security numbers — of 280,000 subscribers from call centers in Mexico, Columbia, and Philippines. AT&T has already agreed to pay $25 million to settle the complaint. The data was stolen from call centers that

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08 Apr 2015

Police chief: “Paying the Bitcoin ransom was the last resort”

“‘Nobody wants to negotiate with terrorists. Nobody wants to pay terrorists,’ said Chief Timothy Sheehan. ‘We did everything we possibly could. ‘It was an eye-opening experience, I can tell you right now. It made you feel that you lost control of everything,’ he added. ‘Paying the bitcoin ransom was the

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08 Apr 2015

Federal Court Holds that Data Breach Plaintiffs Have No Standing Unless They Show Misuse

“Although the court sympathized with the plaintiffs’ data breach concerns and recognized that hacking has become commonplace, the court had little trouble dismissing the consolidated case for lack of standing. The court noted that data breach plaintiffs, like all plaintiffs in federal court, have the burden of establishing that they

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08 Apr 2015

Foreign Tech Firms Seemingly Unfazed By NSA Surveillance Revelations

“But more than half of respondents indicated they did not trust U.S.-based outsourcers to handle sensitive information, the report said. Only 8 percent said they would trust their company’s intellectual property with a U.S.-based outsourced company; 7 percent said they would share financial records and 4 percent said they would share

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08 Apr 2015

Spying on the U.S. Submarine That Spies For the NSA and CIA

“Plenty of stories have detailed the signals-collections exploits of aerial drones or special operators who actually go into a Pakistan or Mexico to be the human antenna, but the Navy’s plum role in carrying out computer network exploitation is virtually unknown. In a typical week, according to NIOC-Maryland’s 2013 briefing,

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