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  • STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE

    07/27/2016 10:44:15 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 45 replies
    Trump-Pence Campaign ^ | July 27, 2016 | Gov. Mike Pence, Vice-Presidential Candidate
    “The FBI will get to the bottom of who is behind the hacking. If it is Russia and they are interfering in our elections, I can assure you both parties and the United States government will ensure there are serious consequences. That said, the Democrats singularly focusing on who might be behind it and not addressing the basic fact that they've been exposed as a party who not only rigs the government, but rigs elections while literally accepting cash for federal appointments is outrageous. The American people now have absolute and further proof of the corruption that exists around Hillary...
  • Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards

    07/26/2016 9:08:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    wired.com ^ | 07/26/2016
    You should be able to trust your wireless keyboard. And yet security researchers have been warning people to be suspicious of wireless computer accessories using sketchy radio protocols for years. Those warnings peaked five months ago, when hackers at the security firm Bastille found that millions of cheap keyboard and mouse dongles let hackers inject keystrokes onto your machine from hundreds of yards away. Now, in case you missed that message, the same researchers have extended their attack to millions more devices—and this time, they can not only inject keystrokes, but also read yours, too. On Tuesday Bastille’s research team...
  • Clinton practically handed her email password to the Russians

    07/26/2016 8:52:52 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | July 25, 2016 | John Crudele
    The Russians didn’t hack into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, as others have reported, according to a very reliable source of mine who has connections with US intelligence agencies. They didn’t have to. Clinton was so careless when using her BlackBerry that the Russians stole her password. All Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gang had to do was log into Clinton’s account and read whatever they wanted. They had to be laughing their butts off. So you can add the Russians to the list of people who know bad and personal things about Clinton that the Democrats will wish remain hidden....
  • Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

    07/25/2016 6:13:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | July 25th, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: “All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” The tale of the thieved emails at the Democratic National Committee is just too good to be true. For a year, 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders has been saying that, under DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the party has been undercutting his campaign and hauling water for Hillary Clinton. From the 19,200 emails dumped the weekend before Clinton’s coronation, it appears...
  • Snowden: NSA Knows Who's Behind DNC Hack

    07/25/2016 12:45:54 PM PDT · by Weeble · 48 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 07/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    FBI said it is now investigating how thousands of DNC emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. Indeed, as noted yesterday, Clinton's campaign, citing "experts", pointed to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government. One way would be to listen to the person who should know all about this stuff: Edward Snowden. "Evidence that could publicly attribute responsibility for the DNC hack certainly exists at #NSA"
  • FBI investigates hacking of Democratic Party organization

    07/25/2016 9:33:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 7/25/16 | Dustin Volz
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the nature and scope of a cyber intrusion at the Democratic National Committee, the agency said on Monday, amid concerns hackers working for Russia are attempting to use the breach to influence the U.S. presidential election. ... Emails among DNC employees were released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks over the weekend appearing to expose favoritism for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her chief rival in the primary contest, Senator Bernie Sanders. The correspondence prompted the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday, .. Separately, the U.S. House of...
  • WikiLeaks founder says his next leak will virtually guarantee an indictment of Hillary [tr]

    07/22/2016 10:20:51 PM PDT · by proust · 170 replies
    Silence is Consent ^ | July 22 2016 | Steve Boss
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his next leak will virtually guarantee an indictment of Hillary Clinton. In a recent interview with ITV, Assange said the whistleblowing website will soon be leaking documents that will provide “enough evidence” for the Department of Justice to indict the presumptive Democratic nominee. WikiLeaks has already published 30,322 emails from Clinton’s private email server, spanning from June 30, 2010 to August 12, 2014. While Assange didn’t specify what exactly was in the emails, he did tell ITV that WikiLeaks had “accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, which could proceed to an indictment.”
  • WIKILEAKS Twitter - 20,000 DNC emails (DNC apparently conspired against Sanders)

    07/22/2016 4:39:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    wikileaks ^ | july 2016 | wikileaks
    go to link......happy reading
  • Wikileaks Exposing the DNC

    07/22/2016 10:11:15 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 77 replies
    Wikileaks Twitter Account ^ | 7/22/16 | Wikileaks
    Wikileaks has gotten hold of over 19,000 emails from Democratic National Committee. They are letting it rip. The Bernie people definitely had a point at the DNC plotting against them.
  • Wikileaks Releases Nearly 20,000 Hacked DNC Emails

    07/22/2016 9:28:16 AM PDT · by ncfool · 128 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Wikileaks has released nearly 20,000 emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials. The release could cloud the upcoming Democratic party convention, which kicks off next week in Philadelphia. It is unclear how Wikileaks obtained the records, but the release comes weeks after a hacker (or hackers) going by the name Guccifer 2.0 began releasing records obtained through the DNC’s computer systems. The hacker claims to be Romanian, but many suspect that the records were taken by a team of Russian hackers. Guccifer 2.0 has said that they obtained DNC emails. Other documents released by the...
  • Turkish PM says tapes of talk with son a fabrication (Turkey the next Ukraine?)

    02/25/2014 10:18:21 AM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2014 | Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall
    Turkey's Prime Minister accused political enemies of hacking encrypted state communications to fake a phone conversation suggesting he warned his son to hide large sums of money before police raids in a graft inquiry that reached into government. In a dramatic session of parliament after posting of an 11-minute audio tape on YouTube, Tayyip Erdogan described it as a shameless and treacherous "montage". He did not name those he held responsible but made it clear he was talking of a network run by former ally, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. The head of the main parliamentary opposition insisted the conversation was...
  • Ubuntu Linux forums hacked!

    07/15/2016 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Published 10 hours ago (that's what it says!) | Brian Fagioli
    There is a common misconception that all things Linux are bulletproof. The fact is, no software is infallible. When news of a Linux vulnerability hits, some Windows and Mac fans like to taunt users of the open source kernel. Sure, it might be in good fun, but it can negatively impact the Linux community's reputation -- a blemish, if you will. Today, Canonical announces that the Ubuntu forums have been hacked. Keep in mind, this does not mean that the operating system has experienced a vulnerability or weakness. The only thing affected are the online forums that people use to...
  • Wendy’s releases list of over 1000 restaurants affected in credit card hack

    07/08/2016 6:54:21 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 47 replies
    whntnews19 ^ | Posted 7:27 pm, July 7, 2016 Updated at 07:34pm, July 7, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    Customers who have eaten at Wendy's restaurant and used a debit or credit card to pay for their food are being encouraged to check their statements and read more information on a cyber breach found at some franchise-owned restaurants. Alabama restaurants include five in Huntsville; two in Madison, and one each in Cullman, Decatur, Evergreen, Greenville, Guntersville, Jasper, Mobile, Rainsville, Scottsboro and Selma. Click for locations near you. Wendy's Company first reported unusual payment card activity in February 2016, and believes the activity may have occurred as early as October 2015. Then, on June 9, 2016, company officials reported that...
  • Design flaw breaks Android storage encryption

    07/06/2016 9:49:42 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 5 2016 10:40AM | Juha Saarinen
    The full disk encryption used to safeguard information stored on Google Android devices can be broken, an independent researcher has found. Gal Beniamini spent several years analysing the TrustZone platform found on Qualcomm chipsets, and utilised previously gained knowledge to run code that is able to extract the encryption keys used to scramble stored data on Android devices. The researcher discovered that encryption keys derived from the TrustZone feature could be extracted by software and cracked by brute force outside the Android devices, thus bypassing security mechanisms that limit the number of password guesses that can be made.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company

    06/30/2016 4:33:37 PM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/30/2016 | Louise Boyle
    (Full title): EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company 'wide open to hackers' and run by 'morons' whistleblowers reveal Hillary Clinton's secret 'homebrew' server has dogged her presidential campaign and led to an FBI probe into her handling of classified material Questions have been raised over whether the secrets could have been hacked by foreign spies because server lacked official protection Now Daily Mail Online investigation reveals how firm which stored her backed up emails was dogged by security lapses Datto Inc, of Norwalk, CT, was paid to 'mirror' the server by 'mom-and-pop' IT firm...
  • US Healthcare records offered for sale online

    06/28/2016 9:00:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/27/2016
    Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients. The hacker has also put the 650,000 records up for sale on dark web markets where stolen data is traded. Prices for the different databases range from $100,000 (Ł75,000) to $411,000. ... The organisations that data was stolen from are known to be based in Missouri, Georgia and the midwest. The attacker told Motherboard that he would not name the organisations, to give them a chance to pay up. The news site said it had checked 30 records...
  • Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

    06/25/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    Endgadget ^ | June 24, 2016 | By Jessica Conditt
    'Computers accessing the internet can -- and eventually will -- be hacked,' says Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. The FBI did not need a warrant to hack a US citizen's computer, according to a ruling handed down on Tuesday by Senior US District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is upheld, it may have ripple effects that essentially allow government agencies to remotely search and seize information from any computer in the US without a warrant, probable cause or suspicion, the EFF argues.The ruling relates to a worldwide FBI sting dubbed Operation Pacifier that targeted child pornography...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Tapes Laptop Camera And Microphone (trunc)

    06/24/2016 12:31:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 22 June 2016 | David Gilbert
    Given that he recently had the embarrassment of having his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, it is really no surprise to learn that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking some additional security measures after he accidentally revealed he tapes over the camera and microphone of his laptop. Celebrating Instagram's announcement Tuesday that it had grown to 500 million users, Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself at his desk with a cardboard cutout of the Instagram interface. Here's the photo:
  • Clinton Foundation Said to Be Breached by Russian Hackers

    06/22/2016 8:18:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 21 June 2016
    see below for link
  • Online backup firm Carbonite tells users to change their passwords now

    06/21/2016 7:15:50 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    grahamcluley website ^ | June 21, 2016 8:32 pm | Graham Cluley
    Online backup company Carbonite is the latest firm to have issued a warning that hackers are attempting to break into its users accounts, and are prompting all users to change their passwords as a result. An email has been sent to Carbonite users explaining that the attackers are thought to be using passwords gleaned from other recent mega-breaches. ... Nobody is keen for a hacker to break into their online accounts, but it's especially important when what's being protected by your account is your computer backup. If a hacker were able to gain access to your online backup they could...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • U.S. fighter jet blueprints stolen in South Korean breach

    06/14/2016 6:37:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    fedscoop ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | Chris Bing
    USAF F-15C fires an AIM-7 Sparrow in 2005. (Wikipedia) A newfound data breach of 160 South Korean firms and government agencies has put unclassified U.S. fighter jet blueprints in the hands of North Korean hackers, government officials in Seoul announced Monday. The attackers — reportedly using an IP address tied to a computer located in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang — targeted network management software, South Korean police said in a press briefing Monday. The police declined to name the hacked software product. The broader hack reportedly went on for about two years before South Korea discovered it in...
  • NFL Account Hacked, Falsely Reports Goodell's Death

    06/07/2016 10:28:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A NFL spokesman says Goodell "is alive and well"NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not dead. The National Football League's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday and a message posted around 12:30 pm. ET said Goodell has died. "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57. #RIP," the tweet read. The NFL Commissioner's Office confirmed to NBC the account was hacked. Additional messages were posted after the first false tweet. "Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don't delete that tweet," one message read, followed by, "OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good...
  • State Department: Don’t Ask Hillary Aides About Classified Info in Lawsuit

    04/06/2016 7:40:27 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/06/2016 | Shane Harris
    Lawyers object to any attempt to ask Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and others about how information was handled—and are dead set against Clinton testifying. Lawyers for the State Department want to limit the types of questions that a watchdog group can ask former aides to Hillary Clinton, and potentially the former secretary of state herself, about her creation and use of a private email system while she was in office. The department asked a federal judge Tuesday night to grant “limited discovery” to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that wants to depose some of Clinton’s closest associates and staffers....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Posted Names of Hidden Intelligence Officials On Her Email

    06/02/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/02/16 | by Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton posted and shared the names of concealed U.S. intelligence officials on her unprotected email system. Federal records reveal that Clinton swapped these highly classified names on an email account that was vulnerable to attack and was breached repeatedly by Russia-linked hacker attempts. These new revelations — reminiscent of the Valerie Plame scandal during George W. Bush’s tenure — could give FBI investigators the evidence they need to make a case that Clinton violated the Espionage Act by mishandling national defense information through “gross negligence.”
  • Clinton, aides tried to use wireless devices in secure areas

    06/02/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | By Bill Gertz
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides tried to use personal hand-held electronic devices inside areas used to store classified information, according to the just-released State Department inspector general report. The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the State Department’s security arm, told the inspector general that in March 2009 Mrs. Clinton rejected an offer from security officials to provide her with a secure government smartphone. “DS was informed that Secretary Clinton’s staff had been asking to use BlackBerry devices inside classified areas,” said the report, released late last month. Another portion of the inspector general’s report states that Mrs....
  • North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks

    05/28/2016 4:16:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | MAY 26, 2016 | NICOLE PERLROTH and MICHAEL CORKERY
    North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks By NICOLE PERLROTH and MICHAEL CORKERY MAY 26, 2016 Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain. In three recent attacks on banks, researchers working for the digital security firm Symantec said, the thieves deployed a rare piece of code that had been seen in only two previous cases: the hacking attack at Sony Pictures in December 2014 and attacks on banks and...
  • The Cyber Threat: Obama Policies Toward Hackers From China, Iran, Syria Produce Few Results

    05/10/2016 12:05:37 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 1 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    President uses symbolic indictments, diplomacy to avoid more forceful action Recent federal indictments of Iranians and Syrians for cyber attacks on U.S. networks further highlight the failure of President Obama and his administration to counter the growing threat of foreign hacker strikes on American networks. In March, the Justice Department indicted two groups of hackers, one from Iran linked to cyber intrusions of an industrial control system operating a New York dam, and a second from Syria engaged in illegal activities that included causing damage to computers and extortion. The indictments are largely symbolic, since none of the Iranians or...
  • Exclusive: Big data breaches found at major email services - expert (video at site)

    05/06/2016 9:54:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | BY ERIC AUCHARD
    Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia's criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. Mail.ru logo is seen in front of a displayed binary code in this illustration taken, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru (MAILRq.L), Russia's most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google (GOOGL.O), Yahoo (YHOO.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) email users, said Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. It is one of the biggest stashes of...
  • Anonymous takes down Black Lives Matter website to make point that 'All Lives Matter'

    05/03/2016 9:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Ghost Squad, a hacking group spawned from the Anonymous hacktivist collective, claims it took down the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement on 29 and 30 April in a protest against actions taken by some of the campaign's supporters. According to Waqas Amir, a cybersecurity journalist based in Dubai and founder of HackRead, Ghost Squad conducted a series of persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement, beginning on Friday 29 April. The DDoS attacks caused the web host for blacklifematters.org to completely suspend the domain, while the blacklivesmatter.com...
  • FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone (video at link)

    04/13/2016 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12th, 2016 | By Ellen Nakashima
    The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone’s four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the individuals said. The researchers, who typically keep a low profile, specialize in hunting for vulnerabilities in software and then in some cases selling them to the U.S. government....
  • FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

    04/12/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by unixfox · 47 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 04/04/2016 | Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    The feds warned that “a group of malicious cyber actors,” whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, “have compromised and stolen sensitive information from various government and commercial networks” since at least 2011, according to an FBI alert obtained by Motherboard. The alert, which is also available online, shows that foreign government hackers are still successfully hacking and stealing data from US government’s servers, their activities going unnoticed for years. This comes months after the US government revealed that a group of hackers, widely believed to be working for the Chinese government, had for...
  • “Not a coincidence”: US extradites Romanian hacker linked to Hillary e-mail scandal

    04/08/2016 11:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    A week ago, the FBI told the State Department to back off of their probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and its transmission and retention of classified information, some classified at the highest levels. Now the Department of Justice has gotten the Romanian hacker “Guccifer” extradition, the figure whose exploits first exposed the correspondence between Hillary and Sidney Blumenthal. According to an intelligence source, the timing is not coincidental — and could spell big trouble for Hillary Clinton, reports Fox’s Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne: The extradition of Romanian hacker “Guccifer” to the U.S. at...
  • Anonymous Set to Take Down Trump on April Fool's Day

    03/31/2016 11:58:45 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 56 replies
    FoxBusiness ^ | 03/31/2016 | Elizabeth Chmurak
    In less than 24 hours, Anonymous will officially launch a cyber-attack on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. The hacker group declared “total war” on Trump on March 15 with a video posted on its YouTube channel, dubbed #OpTrump. In the video, Anonymous invites hackers and anyone with a computer to shut down the billionaire businessman’s websites, expose his private information, “dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand” on April 1. “Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas. You say what your audience...
  • FBI Warns Automakers, Owners About Vehicle Hacking Risks

    03/18/2016 9:02:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    treuters via nbc ^ | 03/18/2016
    "The FBI and NHTSA are warning the general public and manufacturers — of vehicles, vehicle components, and aftermarket devices — to maintain awareness of potential issues and cybersecurity threats related to connected vehicle technologies in modern vehicles," the agencies said in the bulletin. In July 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recalled 1.4 million U.S. vehicles to install software after a magazine report raised concerns about hacking, the first action of its kind for the auto industry. ... "While not all hacking incidents may result in a risk to safety — such as an attacker taking control of a vehicle —...
  • U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Hacked, Possible $100 Million Theft

    03/15/2016 10:19:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TruNews ^ | 03/10/2016
    Bangladesh’s central bank said on Monday its account with the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York had been hacked and money had been stolen from it, but that it had recovered some of the funds. The theft occurred February 5th, but officials are just now making public the size of the theft.Bangladesh Bank said it had traced some of the money to the Philippines and was working with anti-money laundering authorities there.However, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York denied that its payments systems were breached: “To date, there is no evidence of any attempt to penetrate Federal Reserve...
  • Ted Cruz Supporter Cheats on Drudge Polls? A Cruzbot Hacks Polls to Boost Cruz's Numbers Over Trump

    03/11/2016 5:24:10 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 64 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 3/11/2016 | Patricia Villaceran
    After the GOP Debate ended, Drudge Report opened up its polls to get the consensus on who people think won the 12th Republican Debate. However, it has been reported that the poll was hacked and the numbers on Senator Ted Cruz were just generated by a bot. The complaint was first submitted on Reddit, where a user posted a screenshot photo of the alleged incident. The photo showed a filtered result for users in Delaware. The report allegedly had more than 44,000 users in favor of Ted Cruz, while only 140 users voted for Donald Trump. Overall, 99.65 percent users...
  • Did Drudge just get hacked?

    02/29/2016 5:40:15 PM PST · by Company Man · 37 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2/29/16 | Vanity
    Following one of those auto-refesh dealies, a new banner title now says "THOUSANDS OF MA DEMS QUIT PARTY; BACK TRUMP", but the link resolves as '502 Bad gateway'
  • Cisco firewalls vulnerable to remote takeover

    02/11/2016 6:45:01 PM PST · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    iTnews-aus ^ | Feb 12 2016 9:31AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Cisco has scrambled to fix a serious vulnerability in its Adaptive Security Appliances and Next-Generation Firewalls products which can be used to remotely take over and reboot the devices. Unauthenticated remote attackers can exploit a bug in the internet key exchange (IKE) version 1 and 2 protocol code running on Cisco ASA software, and trigger a buffer overflow. IKE is used to authenticate connections and to set up secure virtual private networks, landing on the firewalls. Security researchers David Barksdale, Jordan Gruskovnjak and Alex Wheeler said the algorithm for reassembling fragmented IKE payloads "contain a bounds-checking flaw that allows a...
  • Hacker dumps thousands of files of FBI, DHS employees online

    02/09/2016 3:39:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09 February 2016 | Rick Moran
    An anonymous hacker has dumped up to 20,000 files of FBI employees online. The files apparently contain no personal information. But they are said to include job titles, employee names, and FBI email addresses. A similar hack resulted in 9,000 DHS employees having their information made available online.
  • DLL Hijacking Issue Plagues Products like Firefox, Chrome, iTunes, OpenOffice

    02/08/2016 6:41:43 PM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    SOFTPEDIA ^ | Feb 8, 2016 12:00 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    Oracle has released new Java installers to fix a well-known security issue (CVE-2016-0603) that also affects a plethora of other applications, from Web browsers to antivirus products, and from file compressors to home cinema software. The problem is called DLL hijacking (or DLL side-loading) and refers to the fact that malware authors can place DLLs of the same name in specific locations on the target's filesystem and have it inadvertently load the malicious DLL instead of the safe one. DLL hijacking is a very well-known issue This type of attack is very old and has been known to many software...
  • DoJ, DHS hacked; employee data exposed by “Free Palestine” hacktivists

    02/08/2016 12:44:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI’s jurisdiction and its digital presence have intersected in an embarrassing and highly damaging manner. Hackers penetrated networks at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, gaining access to employee records at the FBI and other agencies. Hundreds of gigabytes worth of data have been stolen, the hackers claim, and they are using the hack as a protest for the #FreePalestine movement.Motherboard first reported on the hack, and corroborated at least some of the claims: A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
  • Hackers break into more than 20 million accounts on China's largest marketpla

    02/04/2016 8:22:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Mashable ^ | 02/04/2016 | Victoria Ho
    One of China's largest web companies suffered a massive hacking attack last year, its owner said Thursday. Hackers managed to gain access to 20.59 million user accounts on Taobao. The attack on China's largest marketplace happened in October last year, where criminals managed to obtain a database of 99 million usernames and passwords for Taobao, according to Reuters. Taobao is the 12th most popular site in the world, and ranks third in China. It has an estimated 265 million registered users, and is China's equivalent of eBay.
  • Hacker "Guccifer" Welcomes Extradition: Hillary Clinton e-mail probe

    02/03/2016 7:59:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 3, 2016
    The Romanian hacker whose illegal exploits first exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-governmental e-mail system is set to waive extradition later this month so he can face trial in the United States on a nine-count felony indictment. Known as “Guccifer,” hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, 43, is scheduled for a February 17 extradition hearing in Romania, where he has been jailed since his arrest in January 2014. Lazar is serving a four-year sentence for hacking into the e-mail accounts of several public figures in Romania, including the head of the country’s intelligence service. In a phone interview from a Bucharest...
  • Congress to federal agencies: You have two weeks to tally your backdoored Juniper kit

    01/27/2016 7:23:22 PM PST · by Utilizer
    Computerworld ^ | Jan 26, 2016 8:51 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    Congress plans to question about two dozen federal agencies on whether they were using backdoored Juniper network security appliances. In December, Juniper Networks said it had discovered unauthorized code added to ScreenOS, the operating system that runs on its NetScreen network firewalls. The rogue code, which remained undetected for two years or more, could have allowed remote attackers to gain administrative access to vulnerable devices or to decrypt VPN connections. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to determine the impact that this issue had on government organizations and how those organizations responded to the incident. The...
  • Web host Linode resets all user passwords after suspected breach

    01/05/2016 11:26:13 PM PST · by Utilizer
    iTnews.com.au ^ | Jan 6 2016 4:16PM (AUS) | Paris Cowan
    Web hosting provider Linode has reset the account passwords of all its customers following what it suspects was an intrusion on its internal database. The mass credential reset comes just after the cloud firm suffered a sustained DDoS attack beginning on Christmas Day. Linode has issued a security advisory confirming that it still has no idea who is behind the hacks, or whether the same perpetrator is responsible for both incidents. "You may be wondering if the same person or group is behind these malicious acts. We are wondering the same thing.
  • 2016 Reality: Lazy Authentication Still the Norm (PayPal non-security)

    12/28/2015 8:06:00 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 12/28/2015 | Brian Krebs
    My PayPal account was hacked on Christmas Eve. The perpetrator tried to further stir up trouble by sending my PayPal funds to a hacker gang tied to the jihadist militant group ISIS. Although the intruder failed to siphon any funds, the successful takeover of the account speaks volumes about why most organizations, including many financial institutions — remain woefully behind the times in authenticating their customers and staying ahead of identity thieves.
  • New Hacking Group Threatening Xbox Live and PSN with DDoS Attacks for Christmas

    12/16/2015 7:42:09 PM PST · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    softpedia® ^ | 16 Dec 2015, 14:04 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    LizardSquad copycats are trying to ruin Christmas for gamers Last year, the LizardSquad hacking group managed to ink its name into the history of Internet after taking down the Xbox Live and PlayStation networks during Christmas. With this year's holiday just around the corner, a new group, unoriginally named Phantom Squad, is now threatening to carry out similar attacks as well. If we believe their Twitter timeline, the hackers seem to have launched a DDoS attack against Reddit yesterday, even if nobody noticed its effects. Of course, a behemoth like Reddit is hard to take down in its entirety, but...
  • Great news: OPM still can’t pass a security audit six months after massive hack

    12/14/2015 5:37:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Six months ago, the US discovered that China hacked into the records of the Office of Personnel Management, stealing the excruciatingly personal data from everyone employed in the federal government, and everyone granted a security clearance too. At the time, it was called the Pearl Harbor of cyberwarfare, but later it turned out that the hack lasted over a year, not a single Sunday morning. OPM didn’t even have an IT department until the year before the hack began, which is why OPM had outsourced its IT management to a firm based in … China. The true scope of...
  • Anonymous launches operation against Trump

    12/11/2015 7:30:55 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    The activist hacking group Anonymous has selected Donald Trump as its latest target in the wake of the GOP presidential candidate's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. "Donald Trump, it has come to our attention that you want to ban all Muslims [from entering] the United States. This policy is going to have a huge impact," a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask says in a video posted by the group.