Government Agencies Hacked Passwords

Passwords From 47 Government Agencies Leaked Online

By on June 25, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

Passwords From 47 Government Agencies Leaked Online

Stolen email and passwords belonging to individuals from nearly 50 Government agencies have leaked online, according to a CIA backed startup out of Boston. According to a report from Recorded Future, login credentials from 47 agencies were found to have been leaked on upwards of 89 unique domains.

Compounding matters is that 12 of the affected agencies, including the Department of Energy, do not implement two-factor authentication. As a result, the report notes that “the presence of these credentials on the open Web leaves these agencies vulnerable to espionage, socially engineered attacks, and tailored spear-phishing attacks against their workforce.”

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NSA GCHQ Spying Kaspersky Antivirus

How the NSA Spied on Antivirus Companies to Make Undetectable Malware

By on June 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

How the NSA Spied on Antivirus Companies to Make Undetectable Malware

Russian antivirus company Kaspersky revealed recently that it was the target of hackers behind the Stuxnet and Duqu worms last year. The hackers have been attacking the company’s network for months, collecting data on its operations and software. But it turns out that intelligence agencies including the NSA and GCHQ have spied on antivirus companies for years, looking for exploitable vulnerabilities. More →

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iOS Security Flaw

Warning: Major iPhone Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

By on June 17, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

Warning: Major iPhone Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

A very serious security flaw in Apple’s iOS mobile platform and its OS X desktop operating system has been discovered by security researchers and seemingly acknowledged by Apple. Using the flaw, hackers can build an app that is capable of stealing any and all passwords saved in Apple’s Keychain. Additionally, the same flaw can reportedly be used to steal passwords directly from third-party apps as well as Apple’s own apps. More →

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Malware Profits

Crime Pays: Malware authors enjoy an average 1,425% return on investment

By on June 16, 2015 at 1:39 PM.

Crime Pays: Malware authors enjoy an average 1,425% return on investment

A recent report from Trustwave on the state of malware relays that online crime, unfortunately, does pay. The report, originally cited by Net Security, relays that attackers on average enjoy a 1,425% return on investment, with the average return checking in at $84,100 on an average initial investment of $5,900.

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LastPass Security

Leading password security company gets hacked; customers advised to change their master passwords

By on June 15, 2015 at 6:12 PM.

Leading password security company gets hacked; customers advised to change their master passwords

These days, it appears as if no one is safe from hackers. Just a week after the security firm Kaspersky announced that they had been hacked comes word that LastPass, a password security company, has been hacked as well.

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U.S. Government Spy Hack

Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll: Hackers stole highly sensitive personal data of government spies

By on June 15, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll: Hackers stole highly sensitive personal data of government spies

Unknown hackers have recently hit the “PR” department of the U.S. government, stealing data for millions of employees – at least four million, according to an early estimate – including highly sensitive personal details that might be used to uncover spies and to blackmail U.S. officials. More →

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Federal Employees Social Security Numbers Hack

Hackers reportedly stole Social Security numbers from every federal employee

By on June 11, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Hackers reportedly stole Social Security numbers from every federal employee

Yikes. The Associated Press reports that the American Federal of Government Employees union is alleging that hackers actually stole all federal employees’ Social Security numbers in a massive hack that the government first disclosed last week. At the time, the government said that roughly 4 million workers had their personal information exposed during the hack, although AFGE president J. David Cox is now claiming the problem is much worse than what the Obama administration has admitted. More →

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Twitter Block List Sharing

Twitter’s shareable blacklists are a nightmare for the web’s worst trolls

By on June 10, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Twitter’s shareable blacklists are a nightmare for the web’s worst trolls

Twitter has plenty of issues, but chief among them is how easy it is for dirtbags with too much free time to berate other users. Twitter has tools to block and mute these users, but that’s not quite enough to get the job done, which is why the social media platform is introducing shared block lists today. More →

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iPhone Security Flaw

Warning: Major iPhone security flaw makes it painfully easy to steal your password

By on June 10, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

Warning: Major iPhone security flaw makes it painfully easy to steal your password

Apple’s iOS platform is one of the most secure mobile operating systems in the world, and each release brings new security features and enhancements. iPhones and iPads are proliferating in the workplace at a rapid pace, and even spy agencies tend to have difficulties cracking encrypted communications that originate on an iOS device.

But no software is without flaws, and a new security vulnerability makes iPhones and iPads painfully vulnerable to phishing scams that can easily allow someone to steal your Apple ID username and password. More →

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U.S. Government Hack Federal Personnel Data

Massive hack lets thieves steal personal data from 4 million federal workers

By on June 5, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

Massive hack lets thieves steal personal data from 4 million federal workers

A new massive data breach has been confirmed, and this time it’s not a major financial institution or retail chain hit by hackers. Instead, it’s the U.S. government’s HR department, where hackers successfully stole personal data for at least 4 million federal workers. More →

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FBI Spy Planes Online Tracking

The FBI is making it too easy for us to track down its spy planes

By on June 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

The FBI is making it too easy for us to track down its spy planes

The Associated Press revealed earlier this week that the FBI appears to be the intelligence agency that’s flying spy planes in America for surveillance operations. Even though the FBI tried to keep its spy planes a secret by using dummy companies set up solely to hide them, it turns out that anyone can use a few readily available tools to track FBI planes in real-time and find out who’s operating them. More →

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