Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers all targeting 2020 election, Microsoft says

Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have all attempted to hack people and organizations involved in the 2020 US presidential election, Microsoft said on Thursday. Thursday’s disclosure sheds new light on efforts by Chinese and Iranian hackers to break into US political campaigns and suggests that Russian hacking efforts have continued apace. “The activity we are announcing today makes clear that foreign activity groups have stepped up their efforts targeting the 2020 election,” Microsoft said in a post on its website. Top US cybersecurity officials acknowledged that Microsoft detected attempts to…

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30 MILLION FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED: CHECK IF YOU’RE ONE OF THEM

Late last month Facebook announced its worst-ever security breach that allowed an unknown group of hackers to steal secret access tokens for millions of accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in the ‘View As’ feature. At the time of the initial disclosure, Facebook estimated that the number of users affected by the breach could have been around 50 million, though a new update published today by the social media giant downgraded this number to 30 million. Out of those 30 million accounts, hackers successfully accessed personal information from 29 million Facebook…

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Service NSW confirms 180,000 customers’ personal details exposed in cyber security breach

More than 180,000 New South Wales residents are believed to have been caught up in a major cyber security breach after a state government department was compromised earlier this year. Key points: Service NSW began investigating the breach in May after staff emails were compromised in April NSW Police are investigating who accessed the sensitive information Opposition MP Sophie Cotsis criticised the Government for taking months to inform customers Service NSW on Monday morning confirmed the large number of people likely impacted in the breach which was first reported publicly…

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Loopholes that lead to hacking even when 2FA is enabled

Cybersecurity is like a game of whack-a-mole. As soon as the good guys put a stop to one type of attack, another pops up. Usernames and passwords were once good enough to keep an account secure. But before long, cybercriminals figured out how to get around this. Often they’ll use “brute force attacks”, bombarding a user’s account with various password and login combinations in a bid to guess the correct one. Hackers have been known to trick mobile phone carriers into transferring a victim’s phone number to their own phone.…

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Evilnum hackers targeting financial firms with a new Python-based RAT

An adversary known for targeting the fintech sector at least since 2018 has switched up its tactics to include a new Python-based remote access Trojan (RAT) that can steal passwords, documents, browser cookies, email credentials, and other sensitive information. In an analysis published by Cybereason researchers yesterday, the Evilnum group has not only tweaked its infection chain but has also deployed a Python RAT called “PyVil RAT,” which possesses abilities to gather information, take screenshots, capture keystrokes data, open an SSH shell and deploy new tools. “Since the first reports…

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Elon Musk, Bill Gates: List of other Twitter accounts hacked before PM Modi incident

Microblogging site Twitter on Thursday confirmed that a page which is linked to an account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked. Not specifying the details of the hacking, a report by news agency Reuters said a series of tweets asking followers of the page to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency were put out. To a query from Hindustan Times, a spokesperson from Twitter in an email said, “We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating…

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2 Nigerian nationals among 5 held for hacking bank account of Surat builder

The builder lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Rs 1.71 crore was fraudulently transferred from his bank account on July 26 and July 27, 2020 he Surat Crime Branch has arrested a gang of five members, including two Nigerian nationals, for allegedly hacking bank account of a builder and transferring Rs 1.71 crore through net banking. The accused are identified as Raphael Yinka (38) and Kelvin Ozombe (38), Nigerian nationals who reside in Mumbai, Nevil Shukla, a resident of Rajkot, Rakesh Malaviya from Katargam, and Imran Kazi from…

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Cisco Issues Warning Over IOS XR Zero-Day Flaw Being Targeted in the Wild

Cisco has warned of an active zero-day vulnerability in its router software that’s being exploited in the wild and could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to carry out memory exhaustion attacks on an affected device. “An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending crafted IGMP traffic to an affected device,” Cisco said in an advisory posted over the weekend. “A successful exploit could allow the attacker to cause memory exhaustion, resulting in instability of other processes. These processes may include, but are not limited to, interior and exterior routing protocols.”…

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Stolen Fortnite Accounts Earn Hackers Millions Per Year

More than 2 billion breached Fortnite accounts have gone up for sale in underground forums so far in 2020 alone. Hackers are scoring more than a million dollars annually selling compromised accounts for the popular Fortnite video game in underground forums. With Fortnite’s immense popularity skyrocketing over the past few years – it currently has more than 350 million global players – the game is a lucrative target for cybercriminals. So lucrative, in fact, that 2 billion breached accounts have gone up for sale in underground forums so far in…

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