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[ISN] Renthacker site leaks Australian buyers’ names and addresses

http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/rentahacker-site-leaks-australian-buyers-names-and-addresses-20150529-ghca3f.html By Liam Tung and Ben Grubb The Age May 29, 2015 The cat’s out of the bag for about 60 Australians who thought they could anonymously rent a hacker from a website to do their dirty work. If you’ve used the hacker-for-hire site Hacker’s List to contract out a hack job then your name, address and the reasons why you sought a hacker are now available on the web, potentially exposing you to legal action. Hacker’s List launched last November with the assurance that “only you and your hacker for hire know the details of your project”. A New York Times report in January highlighted that people across the world, from Sweden to Australia, were using it to anonymously request hacker services. Some jobs were legal, others were clearly not, such as one from an Australian who wanted to hack a business rival’s customer database. Would-be buyers appear to have assumed that job descriptions they gave on the site couldn’t be linked to information that would reveal their identity. But last week security researcher Jonathan Mayer discovered the site was in fact leaking information that linked buyers’ names and addresses to job descriptions, which may ultimately reveal who they are and their motivation for seeking a hacker. It’s also culminated in a potentially embarrassing list that should make anyone think twice before hiring a hacker online. […]




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[ISN] Dating site hack reveals sexual secrets of 4 million users

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/dating-site-hack-reveals-sexual-secrets-of-4-million-users-10268933.html By Dan Sung The Independent 22 May 2015 A hacker has exposed the personal and sexual details of nearly 4 million users on one of the world-leading dating sites. The details lifted from the database of Adult FriendFinder include the information of previous members who had previously deleted their accounts. The specifics of the illegally mined data are around sexual orientation, sexual preferences and even whether or not members of the service are already with partners but looking for extramarital affairs. A Channel 4 News investigation traced the discovery to a forum where a hacker known as ROR[RG] posted the information which also includes names, email addresses, postcodes, dates of birth, computer IP addresses and just about everything else short of credit card details. More than 7 million of Adult FriendFinder’s 63-million-user worldwide community are British and, of 3.9 million accounts leaked, “dozens” are linked to UK government and armed service addresses. […]


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[ISN] Korean Log-in Security Questions ‘Too Easy’

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2015/05/22/2015052201606.html Chosun.com May 22, 2015 Internet users in Korea are notoriously more exposed to security risks than their counterparts in other countries, partly because their password hints are too easy to guess, Google analysis released Thursday shows. The search giant analyzed security questions selected by the users around the world to help them when they forget the password. According to the analysis, a majority of Korean users selected too-easy-to-guess questions like “the city where you were born” and “what’s your favorite food.” If a hacker tries 10 times to crack the password, their chances of guessing the right answer are 39 percent and 43 percent. If “Seoul” is the answer to the birthplace question, the question is no more secure than the password “1234.” […]


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[ISN] Someone Hacked a Billboard in Atlanta to Display Goatse

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/someone-hacked-a-billboard-in-atlanta-to-display-goatse By Jason Koebler Staff Writer Motherboard.vice.com May 15, 2015 Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood is a great place to shop, eat, and, last weekend, it was a great place to spot a man bent over stretching his asshole far beyond what could possibly be healthy. Hackers took over a video billboard in the neighborhood and replaced it the most infamous image from Goatse, one of the internet’s original shock sites (Image here, if you must see it). Specific details about how the hackers hijacked the billboard haven’t come out yet, but one security researcher says that he warned the company that owns and operates the billboard that many of its signs are vulnerable. Dan Tentler is a well-respected security researcher who works for Carbon Dynamics, a security firm. Thursday, he tweeted that he had been in contact with the company that owns the billboard and was told thanks but no thanks. “I wanted to let you guys know that your customers are deploying these signs and not changing the default passwords, which, if an actual bad guy found this out, could lead to some unwanted tinkering with the signs, possibly some defacement,” Tentler wrote in an email send in April to the company. […]


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[ISN] More Uber Accounts Have Been Hacked, This Time in the United States

http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/more-uber-accounts-have-been-hacked-this-time-in-the-united-states By Joseph Cox Motherboard.Vice.com May 2, 2015 UPDATE: An Uber spokesperson responds, “We do not have any additional information to share beyond the statement we provided before: We investigated and found no evidence of a breach. Attempting to fraudulently access or sell accounts is illegal and we notified the authorities about this report. This is a good opportunity to remind people to use strong and unique usernames and passwords and to avoid reusing the same credentials across multiple sites and services.” Back in March, Motherboard revealed that fully functioning Uber accounts were for sale on the dark web for as cheap as $1 each. At the time, it appeared that the victims of those hacks were based in the United Kingdom. Now, Uber customers from all over the United States have taken to Twitter to complain that their account has been charged for trips they never took, sometimes half way across the world. “It was crazy,” one apparent victim, Stephanie Crisco from North Carolina, told me over Twitter direct message. “I used Uber for the first time Thursday night. On Friday morning I received a notification on my phone that my driver was en route. I didn’t request a driver. I clicked on the notification and it said that the ride was cancelled but the pickup was in London.” Crisco also tweeted a picture of the trips she claims she didn’t make. While many of the trips in the screenshot were cancelled, one of them in London was indeed successful, and Crisco told me that three charges were made against her account in total. Crisco has since cancelled her bank card, and Uber have refunded her for the three charges, which range between $40 and $120 each. […]


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[ISN] Estonia recruits volunteer army of ‘cyber warriors’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/estonia/11564163/Estonia-recruits-volunteer-army-of-cyber-warriors.html By David Blair Tallinn telegraph.co.uk 26 Apr 2015 Estonia has recruited a “ponytail army” of volunteer computer experts who stand ready to defend the nation against cyber attack. The country’s reserve force, the Estonian Defence League, has a Cyber Unit consisting of hundreds of civilian volunteers, including teachers, lawyers and economists. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people is one of the most technologically advanced in the world: almost every banking transaction takes place online and 30 per cent of all votes in the last general election were cast electronically. But this also makes Estonia acutely vulnerable. In 2007, the country suffered one of the biggest cyber attacks in history when the websites of banks, government ministries and the national parliament were swamped with data. […]


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[ISN] Researchers: Israeli military networks breached by hackers

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=24913 Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff April 19, 2015 Hackers sent emails to various military addresses that purported to show breaking military news, or, in some cases, a clip featuring “Girls of the IDF” • Researchers: Hackers were likely Arabic-speaking programmers, based on their language settings. Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc. The four-month-old effort, most likely by Arabic-speaking programmers, shows how the Middle East continues to be a hotbed for cyber espionage and how widely the ability to carry off such attacks has spread, the researchers said. Waylon Grange, a researcher with the Blue Coat who discovered the campaign, said the vast majority of the hackers’ software was cobbled together from widely available tools, such as the remote-access Trojan called Poison Ivy. […]


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[ISN] Julian Assange’s website Wikileaks twists the knife into Sony by releasing EVERY email from cyberhack in searchable database

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042478/WikiLeaks-creates-online-archive-hacked-Sony-documents.html By ASSOCIATED PRESS 16 April 2015 Whistleblower Julian Asssange has added insult to injury for Sony Pictures after his website Wikileaks put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year’s cyberattack into a searchable online archive. The calculated move by Assange to expose thousands of indiscreet and personal correspondences will likely spell fresh embarrassment for the embattled company so soon after they hoped the dust had settled on the matter. Assange and Wikileaks issued a statement on Thursday saying that the data has a public interest, but the majority of the correspondences run from the mundane to the deeply personal. They expose not just the unguarded opinions of Sony executives, but also reveal health concerns about their children and sadness over dying parents. […]


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