If the initial data from LeakedSource is accurate, then the sixth largest data breach in history, with 45 million records from over 1,110 websites, has just been reported. The hackers stole such personal information as IP and email addresses, usernames, and passwords.
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Move over, mullet men and cowboys – there’re new bounty hunters in town, and they’re more likely to play Dungeons & Dragons than Cops & Robbers, thanks to the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) “Hack the Pentagon” bounty program.
Hackers working for the Russian government have infiltrated the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee and had access to their files for around one year. The hackers got into information on Democratic candidates as well as all opposition research on Donald Trump. Fortunately no personal, financial, or donor data had been stolen or accessed.
Authorities in South Korean are on alert after hackers in North Korea hacked their way into 140,000 computers in at least 160 South Korean government agencies and injected malware into their systems. This comes on the heels of North Korea successfully testing a miniature hydrogen bomb in January and a long-range rocket a month later.
Tens of millions of social media usernames and passwords have been compromised over the last few years, the effects of which are just now really starting to surface. One such effect is that these cybercriminals are using your credentials to hack into other accounts. Thank goodness you have Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), right?
In February 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimated that there were approximately 724,000 victims of tax fraud in the 2015 tax-filing season. This is the third revised estimate; in August 2015 they reported some 330,000 tax payers were victimized, up from the May 2015 estimate of 100,000.
On Tuesday the National Football League released a statement through their Twitter account announcing that league commissioner Roger Goodell had died. Fortunately for Goodell, but not for the NFL, it turns out that their Twitter account had been taken over by a group of hackers who were able to send out that tweet among others before being locked out.