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  • Hackers take over official Facebook Twitter accounts

    02/07/2020 5:57:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 07 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Hackers attacked two of Facebook’s official Twitter accounts Friday night. The official Twitter account @Facebook and that of its messaging app, @Messenger, posted identical messages shortly before 7 p.m. Friday evening saying, “Hi, we are O u r M i n e. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter.” A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill the two accounts were hacked, saying they were attacked “through a third-party platform.” “As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to...
  • Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment (Burisma!)

    01/13/2020 5:55:43 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 1-13-20 | Nicole Perlroth and Matthew Rosenberg
    With President Trump facing an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, Russian military hackers have been boring into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the affair, according to security experts. The hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter Biden served, began in early November, as talk of the Bidens, Ukraine and impeachment was dominating the news in the United States. It is not yet clear what the hackers found, or precisely what they were searching for.
  • What to do after Disney Plus accounts hacked

    11/19/2019 2:38:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    KDVR fox 31 ^ | 11-19-19 | CNN Wire
    Disney said in a statement that there is “no indication of a security breach on Disney Plus” and that it takes “users’ data very seriously.” Disney Plus itself does not appear to have been hacked. Instead, Disney Plus customers’ credentials were stolen in other security breaches. Many people use the same email logins and passwords for multiple accounts, including the streaming service, which have been stolen during previous security breaches. This is the second time Disney Plus customers had trouble logging in since the service launched last week. When the service first went live, Disney Plus experienced an outage
  • NordVPN confirms it was hacked

    10/22/2019 5:41:27 AM PDT · by Dacula · 17 replies
    Techcrunch ^ | 10/21/19 | Zack Whittaker
    NordVPN, a virtual private network provider that promises to “protect your privacy online,” has confirmed it was hacked. The admission comes following rumors that the company had been breached. It first emerged that NordVPN had an expired internal private key exposed, potentially allowing anyone to spin out their own servers imitating NordVPN. VPN providers are increasingly popular as they ostensibly provide privacy from your internet provider and visiting sites about your internet browsing traffic. That’s why journalists and activists often use these services, particularly when they’re working in hostile states. These providers channel all of your internet traffic through one...
  • Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's account hacked

    08/30/2019 6:27:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Janelle Griffith and Ben Collins
    The official Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of the social media platform, was hacked on Friday. One of the first tweets sent from his "compromised" account was the N-word. Another, sent minutes later, praised Hitler. More than a dozen racist or otherwise offensive original tweets were sent within 20 minutes from the account. Among the tweets was a link to a message board on the chat service Discord. The users in the chat had spelled out "DONALD TRUMP" in emojis on one of the boards. Some of the users in the chat claimed they were attempting to rifle...
  • NASA hacked because of unauthorized Raspberry Pi connected to its network

    06/21/2019 11:54:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 -- | Catalin Cimpanufor Zero Day|
    A report published this week by the NASA Office of Inspector General reveals that in April 2018 hackers breached the agency's network and stole approximately 500 MB of data related to Mars missions. The point of entry was a Raspberry Pi device that was connected to the IT network of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without authorization or going through the proper security review. According to a 49-page OIG report, the hackers used this point of entry to move deeper inside the JPL network by hacking a shared network gateway. The hackers used this network gateway to pivot inside...
  • Baltimore city government computer network hit by ransomware attack

    05/08/2019 11:51:15 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5-8-19 | Ian Duncan and Colin Campbell
    altimore city government computers were infected with ransomware Tuesday, the mayor’s office said, the second time in just over a year that hackers demanding payment disrupted the city’s technology systems. “Employees are working diligently to locate the source and extent of the infection,” said Lester Davis, a spokesman for Democratic Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. More: Ransomware attack on Baltimore government computers 'very serious issue' » Davis said critical systems, including 911 and 311, were not been affected, but that the majority of city servers were shut down. The effects ranged from a City Council committee canceling a hearing on...
  • Hillary Clinton Mega-Donor Nabbed in NXIVM Sex Cult Arrest Spree

    07/24/2018 10:15:04 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 55 replies ^ | 7/24/18 | Andrew West
    (snip) -- There is another echelon of society that you and I may never experience. It is reserved for the unhealthily wealthy who have long abandoned the concept of consequences. And, without consequences, these bizarre, left-leaning cretins of depravity have turned to sickening and abhorrent behavior that is just now finding exposure in the media. Such is the case with deplorable Hollywood sex cult NXIVM, whose leadership has found themselves targeted once again this week. Federal agents on Tuesday arrested NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren Salzman and longtime bookkeeper Kathy Russell. Clare Bronfman, the longtime operations director for...
  • Private data of hundreds of German politicians released online

    01/04/2019 6:43:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 / 5:08 AM PST | Linda Givetash and Andy Eckardt
    The German public broadcaster RBB reported that the information was posted on a Twitter account over a series of days in December leading up to Christmas. Merkel's entire cabinet was targeted as part of a cyberattack that occurred until at least the end of October, according to the German newspaper Bild. Some of the information released included private emails, mobile phone numbers and private addresses. Politicians from all levels, including the European parliament, were affected by the data breach, a government spokesperson said. Other people of public interest, including artists and journalists, were also among those affected.
  • Report: NRCC Emails Hacked During Midterm Election

    12/04/2018 11:43:16 AM PST · by bitt · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    The email accounts of leading National Republican Congressional Committee officials were hacked during the 2018 midterm election, according to a report. The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee were surveilled for several months, party officials said. The intrusion was detected in April by an NRCC vendor, who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor. An internal investigation was initiated and the FBI was alerted to the attack, said the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the incident. Politico, citing unnamed party officials, reports the culprit surveilled the emails accounts of four top NRCC aides...
  • Chief Justice's credit card info stolen

    03/29/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2013
    WASHINGTON, - Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts told a Maryland coffee shop cashier he was the victim of credit card information theft. Roberts, who normally pays for his morning coffee with a credit card, paid with cash Tuesday and explained to the cashier that he had been forced to cancel his credit card when someone was able to obtain his numbers, The Washington Post reported Friday.
  • FBI rebuts Trump tweet about China hacking Hillary Clinton's email

    08/29/2018 3:01:42 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.29.2018 | Ken Dilanian
    WASHINGTON — Sixteen hours after President Trump tweeted about a right-wing media story alleging that China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server, an FBI official is refuting the report in a comment to NBC News.

    08/23/2018 10:37:40 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 23, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Bill Nelson was not available for comment. The Democrats are always being hacked. Every second of the day another vital Democrat database is hacked by genius hackers who somehow convince them to click on fake Gmail password reset links... even though they misspell Gmail. There's no way to stop this threat except by: 1. Turning on Two Factor Authentication and Use Common Sense 2. Removing the President from office
  • A 16-year-old hacked Apple and stole 90GB of secure files

    08/16/2018 6:25:22 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 28 replies
    BGR Media ^ | August 16th, 2018 | Chris Smith
    it turns out that while most hackers might not be able to get into Apple’s servers, a sixteen-year-old Australian with a passion for Apple managed to do it, stealing some 90GB of secure files and accessing customer accounts in the process. The best part is that he stored it all in a folder called “hacky hack hack.”
  • Lisa Page Confirms: The Chinese, Not the Russians Hacked Hillary’s Emails

    07/19/2018 4:39:04 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 134 replies ^ | 7/18/18 | Patrick Howley
    Lisa Page Confirms: The Chinese, Not the Russians Hacked Hillary’s Emails
  • FBI: Lisa Page Dimes Out Top FBI Officials During Classified House Testimony...

    07/17/2018 7:16:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 7/17/2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Former top FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified during two days of closed-door House hearings, revealing shocking new Intel against her old bosses at the Bureau, according the well-placed FBI sources. Alarming new details on allegations of a bureau-wide cover up. Or should we say another bureau-wide cover up. The embattled Page tossed James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Bill Priestap among others under the Congressional bus, alleging the upper echelon of the FBI concealed intelligence confirming Chinese state-backed ‘assets’ had illegally acquired former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 30,000+ “missing” emails, federal sources said. The Russians didn’t do it....
  • More Joy Reid Anti-Gay Writings Discovered — MSNBC Host Claims Site was Hacked

    04/23/2018 11:13:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/23/2018 | John Nolte
    Joy Reid’s old blog, The Reid Report (2000-2014), is littered with even more anti-gay posts than were originally discovered, reports the far-left blog Mediate. The MSNBC host is claiming these latest discoveries were not written by her, but by hackers as a means “to taint my character.” Earlier this year, Reid admitted to authoring a number of posts on her old site that mercilessly ridiculed then-Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist as a homosexual (even after he married a woman). Reid was clearly using homosexuality as a pejorative, as a weapon of ridicule, so the left-wing MSNBC anchor’s homophobia has already...
  • Hope Hicks told House Intelligence Committee she was hacked, sources say

    03/07/2018 7:21:51 PM PST · by Magnatron · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7 March 2018 | Jonathan Allen, Mike Memoli and Ken Dilanian
    A day before she resigned as White House communications director, Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, according to people who were present for her testimony in the panel's Russia probe. Under relatively routine questioning from Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., about her correspondence, Hicks indicated that she could no longer access two accounts: one she used as a member of President Donald Trump's campaign team and the other a personal account, according to four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the closed meeting of the Intelligence Committee...
  • Ex-NSA Worker Pleads Guilty

    12/02/2017 9:04:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 18 replies
    Brui Direct ^ | December 3rd, 2017 | courtesy of ENGADGET by Jon Fingas
    The admission revealed the identity behind a big data breach. Nghia Hoang Pho, 67. Nghia, Carted home, “Top Secret” and “Sensitive Compartmented”, Information for over five years. These files were downloaded onto Pho’s personal computer and then routinely harvested by Russian intelligence. Pho took a mix of digital and physical info home between 2010 and 2015. he was using it to rewrite his resume -- this was intentional, but not spiteful. Pho may face prison time when he's sentenced on April 6th, but prosecutors “are open to calls for a lighter sentence” given the non-malicious nature of the case. It...
  • CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked

    12/13/2017 4:01:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 10:23 AM EST
    CNN says Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a “tool” and a “pathetic loser” following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama’s Senate election. The cable network tweeted early Wednesday that “someone gained access” to Anderson’s account and sent the tweet to the president. “We’re working with Twitter to secure the account,” it said. …