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Multi-currency Exchange Hacked Twice in Two Months

Multi Currency exchange LiteBit has been hacked twice in two months; no bitcoin or altcoin funds believed to be stolen in either breach. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

India’s “robust” biometric database let millions get fake IDs

Criminals managed to circumvent the “robust” security of India’s biometric database to issue over 8 million fake identity cards — which Indian citizens use for everything from opening bank accounts to getting married. Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Sunday arrested 10 men as part of a crackdown on a sophisticated fraud scam which involved cloning fingerprints and cracking the security ... Read More »

FA to beef up cybersecurity if England qualify for Russia World Cup

The FA will strengthen its cybersecurity before the 2018 World Cup amid fears about Russian hackers Fancy Bears and concern that tactical and team selection information could be leaked before games. England are top of Group F and on course to qualify automatically for the tournament which begins on 14 June. The FA is still assessing training bases but wherever the squad ... Read More »

Leaky S3 bucket sloshes deets of thousands with US security clearance

Bunch of resumés citing secret government work exposed View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

Latin American social media giant Taringa hacked; 28M accounts stolen

Another day, another data breach – This time Taringa, a Reddit-like social network website for Latin American users has suffered a massive data breach in which 28 million accounts of registered users have been stolen. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Hack Read Read More »

200 accounts ‘locked’: In Delhi’s first WannaCry attack, publishing firm hit

After the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack spread like wildfire and paralysed computer systems across the world, isolated incidents were reported from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and West Bengal. Now, the capital has seen its first ransomware cyber attack, with employees of Rachna Sagar Private Limited “locked” out of more than 200 computers. The cyber attack was reported on August 9 ... Read More »

Cyberattack on Scottish parliament ‘could last days’, MSPs warned

A cyberattack on the Scottish parliament’s IT systems could last several days, officials have warned. MSPs and staff were told some may be locked out of their email accounts after hackers launched a “brute force” cyberattack to crack passwords early on Tuesday. Parliament chief executive Sir Paul Grice said on Wednesday that Holyrood’s systems were still under attack, but added ... Read More »

Ariana Grande’s Instagram Account Hacked

This time, hackers managed to take control of Ariana Grande’s Instagram account, and the attackers started posting racist and homophobic messages, while also threatening other American stars to breach their accounts. While no hacking group or individual claimed the attack, the Instagram account is believed to have been breached by a fan of Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner, as reported ... Read More »

Mimecast Report: 45 Million Emails Passed by Incumbent Email Security Systems, Nearly 25% are “Unsafe”

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation attacks, as well ... Read More »

Police chief Hamilton’s Twitter may have been hacked

The PSNI has said that Chief Constable George Hamilton’s Twitter account may have been “maliciously hacked”. The incident happened yesterday, with a number of other Twitter users asking why a tweet had been removed from his account. It is unclear what it referred to, but other tweets indicated it included a series of numbers. Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, the ... Read More »