“Uh, I didn’t create this site just found the login," wrote 18 year-old Andrew McKean, who is a student in Scotland, and who also hacked North Korea’s version of Facebook ("Best Korean Social Network”), using "admin" as the username and "Password" as the password.
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BuggiCorp is the username of a hacker that is selling exclusive rights on an underground Russian black market forum. For $95,000 USD (requested via the notorious Bitcoin system) this hacker will share with you, exclusively, source code exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in all of Microsoft Operating Systems, from the dreaded XP, all the way up to the latest version, Windows 10.
The Government Accountability Office released a report with the not so subtle title of “Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems”. Basically it discusses the ancient technology that some agencies still use, including some that are at least 50 years old. The craziest example of this is that the US’s nuclear arsenal is run by a computer that is so old it uses 8-inch floppy disks.
Last week Wendy’s acknowledged a data breach that affected 300 of its locations, now the fast-casual restaurant chain Noodles & Company is experiencing a similar problem. Multiple financial institutions have noticed a pattern of fraudulent charges linked to credit cards that were uses at several of the chain’s 500 different stores between January 2016 and now. In an attempt to find the source of the breach, Noodles & Company have hired an outside investigator to look into the claims.
We have previously warned that machinery in US power plants were vulnerable to attacks from hackers and now the Department of Homeland Security has put out a warning saying just that. The department’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) is concerned that the ESC 8832 data controller could be taken over by an attacker with the most basic hacking skills and there’s no way to fix it.
We learned something new about Katy Perry. She apparently doesn't use two factor authentication. At this point if Katy Perry were to throw a little shade at Taylor Swift, her 89 million followers probably wouldn’t pay that much attention, but when she gave her a shout out yesterday, people noticed. To no one’s surprise, Perry had been hacked and that tweet along several other more offensive ones were quickly taken down.
TeslaCrypt has been knocked down to the fifth most common ransomware family, accounting for less than 0.1% prevalence, after its creators released its master decrypt key, which will release all files that it has ever locked.