ISIS ‘Proves’ #Hack of US #Gov’t #Agencies

ISIS hackers say they obtained thousands of names of Americans including details from the U.S. Army, Department of Defense and State Department. Islamic State’s Caliphate Cyber Ghosts issued a video in which hundreds of names scroll across the screen, including emails, phone numbers and addresses. The organization claims it sent personal details…

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Hackers #steal 19M #California voter #records after #holding #database for #ransom

In late 2015, a security researcher found voter registration records of 191 million US voters on the Internet. Months later, hackers were found selling those records on several dark web marketplaces. Now, the IT security firm Kromtech has revealed that its researchers discovered a MongoDB database (a popular database management system) containing over 19 million California voters records. Database…

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Hacker codenamed in honour of ‘Alf’ from Home and Away stole sensitive data about Australian military projects

Commercially sensitive information on the $14 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, Australia’s next fleet of spy planes and several of its naval warships have been stolen by hackers who breached a Department of Defence contractor, a government official has revealed. A manager at the Australian Signals Directorate – the government’s…

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