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Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia's GRU military intelligence agency has carried out many of the most aggressive acts of hacking in history: Destructive worms, blackouts, and—closest to home for Americans—a broad hacking-and-leaking operation designed to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election. Now it appears the GRU has been hitting US networks again, in a series of…
Hackers obtained Twitter DMs for 36 high-profile account holders

Hackers obtained Twitter DMs for 36 high-profile account holders

MORE SHOES DROP — Hack also exposed phone numbers, email addresses and other PII for 130 users. Dan Goodin - Jul 23, 2020 2:27 am UTC Hackers accessed direct messages for 36 high-profile account holders in last week’s epic compromise of Twitter, with one of the affected users being an elected official from the Netherlands,…
Twitter says hackers accessed the DMs of one elected official in last week’s attack

Twitter says hackers accessed the DMs of one elected official in last week’s attack

Twitter believes the perpetrators of last week’s unprecedented attack on the company accessed the direct message (DM) inbox of an elected official in the Netherlands, the company said Wednesday evening. The revelation comes as part of the company’s ongoing investigation into last Thursday’s attack that allowed attackers to hijack the accounts of some of the…
Hackers Attacked Two Leading Genetic Genealogy Websites

Hackers Attacked Two Leading Genetic Genealogy Websites

On July 19, genealogy enthusiasts who use the website GEDmatch to upload their DNA information and find relatives to fill in their family trees got an unpleasant surprise. Suddenly, more than a million DNA profiles that had been hidden from cops using the site to find partial matches to crime scene DNA were available for…
Hackers use recycled backdoor to keep a hold on hacked e-commerce server

Hackers use recycled backdoor to keep a hold on hacked e-commerce server

SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE — Easy-to-miss script can give attackers a new access should they ever be booted out. Dan Goodin - Jul 22, 2020 10:45 am UTC Who needs a better mousetrap when the old one is fine? That was the approach of hackers who recently compromised a server running open source e-commerce platform Magento.…
Chinese Hackers Charged in Decade-Long Crime and Spying Spree

Chinese Hackers Charged in Decade-Long Crime and Spying Spree

Li Xiaoyu had a problem. At some point in his decade-long hacking spree with former college classmate Dong Jiazhi, as alleged in a recent Justice Department indictment, the Chinese national found himself unable to break into the mail server of a Burmese human rights group. The usual methods apparently hadn’t worked. For Li, the solution…
Hackers Can Now Trick USB Chargers To Destroy Your Devices—This Is How It Works – Forbes

Hackers Can Now Trick USB Chargers To Destroy Your Devices—This Is How It Works...

Getty Not all cyber attacks focus on data theft. Sometimes the intent is “to achieve destruction of the physical world through digital means,” Chinese tech giant Tencent warns. The company’s researchers have just disclosed a serious new vulnerability in many of the mass-market fast chargers now used around the world. When you connect your device…
Iran state hackers caught with their pants down in intercepted videos

Iran state hackers caught with their pants down in intercepted videos

EXPOSED — IBM researchers steal 40GB of data from group targeting presidential campaigns. Dan Goodin - Jul 17, 2020 11:30 am UTC Enlarge / The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran.Iranian state hackers got caught with their pants down recently when researchers uncovered more than 40GB of data, including training videos showing how operatives…
Russian hackers are targeting vaccine development, officials say

Russian hackers are targeting vaccine development, officials say

Hackers from Russian intelligence services are targeting organizations that are involved in COVID-19 vaccine development, according to US, UK, and Canadian authorities. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) denounced the attacks in an advisory issued Thursday. The NCSC believes the culprits to be APT29, also known as “the Dukes” and “Cozy Bear,” an espionage…
Russia-linked hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 vaccine developers

Russia-linked hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 vaccine developers

bear attack — UK, US, and Canada attribute attacks to group “almost certainly” working for Moscow. Helen Warrell, Clive Cookson, Henry Foy—Financial Times - Jul 16, 2020 5:42 pm UTC Enlarge / Test doses of another potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. MLADEN ANTONOV / Getty ImagesHackers backed by the Russian state are targeting pharmaceutical companies and academic…

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Reddit and LinkedIn will fix clipboard snooping in their iOS apps...

The clipboard privacy feature in iOS 14 is prompting more major developers to tone down their apps’ nosy behavior. To start, Reddit told The Verge in a statement that it would fix code in its iOS app that copies clipboard data with virtually every keystroke, as Urspace.io co-founder Don Morton discovered. There’s a “codepath” in…

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