22 Jan 2020

Bezos’s Phone Hacked By Saudi Crown Prince, Report Says

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2018, according to a report released on Tuesday. The Gaurdian reported that a malicious video file was sent from bin Salman to Bezos on WhatsApp resulted in the hack. The hack exposed large amounts of data from

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22 Jan 2020

US Military Claimed ‘Success’ in Hacking ISIS: Documents

The US military released heavily redacted and previously top-secret documents that claimed the US Cyber Command successfully hacked ISIS, disrupting online propaganda efforts. The operation dates back to at least 2016, according to the security documents released Tuesday. The US military claimed that it had limited ISIS’s online efforts on

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22 Jan 2020

Hacker Leaks More Than 500K Telnet Credentials for IoT Devices

A hacker has published credentials for more than 500,000 servers, home routers, and other devices. The leak is being advertised as the biggest leak of Telnet passwords to date. The leak also demonstrates the lack of security protocol upheld by Telnet as well as highlights persistent vulnerabilities in their networks.

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22 Jan 2020

Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with hacking by Brazil prosecutors

Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of the investigative news website The Intercept, has been accused of cybercrimes by the Brazilian government. The charges are linked to the hacking of the phones belonging to senior government officials in the country. Six other individuals are being accused alongside Greenwald. The Brazilian prosecution service stated that the

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21 Jan 2020

US Retailer Hanna Andersson Hacked to Steal Credit Cards

Hanna Andersson has publicly disclosed that its website was hacked and malicious code was used to stead customers’ payment information for almost two months. The US children’s clothing company was hit by Magecart, an attack in which threat actors hack into vulnerable e-commerce platforms. The attack used web skimmers to collect

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17 Jan 2020

Ukraine Probes Whether Former U.S. Ambassador Was Under Surveillance

Last week, Ukranian authorities opened a criminal investigation into whether American citizens placed the US ambassador to Ukraine under surveillance. Ukraine has obtained text messages that lead officials to believe that the ambassador was under surveillance by the US government before she was removed from her post last year. The

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17 Jan 2020

Critical WordPress Bug Leaves 320,000 Sites Open to Attack

Infinite Client and WP Time Capsule, two WordPress plugins, contain vulnerabilities that leave sites open to attack. The bug is a critical authorization complication that allows adversaries access to the backend of a site without a password. The attacker only needs the admin username for the WordPress plugins. Both of

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17 Jan 2020

U.S. Army Hacked By 52 Hackers In Five Weeks

Between October 9 and November 15 of 2019, the US Army was hacked by a total of 52 individual hackers. The ethical hackers participated in the second “Hack the Army” event. A spokesperson at the US Department of Defense Defense Digital Service stated that the Army is analyzing the hacks

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17 Jan 2020

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

Last year, nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities according to the FBI. The agency sent out a security alert to private industry partners announcing the breaches last week. Attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach the networks. After the attackers gained advantage over

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14 Jan 2020

‘Cable Haunt’ Bug Plagues Millions of Home Modems

Multiple cable modems used to provide broadband into homes have been compromised due to a critical vulnerability in their makeup that allows an attacker full remote control of the device in question. The vulnerability, named “Cable Haunt” by researchers, has been found in vendors including COMPAL, Netgear, Arris, Technicolor, and

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