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Voter, Bee databases hit with ransomware attack

According to report by security expert Adam Ashton, two Sacramento Bee databases on a 3rd-party computer server were seized last month by an anonymous hacker who demanded The Bee pay a ransom in Bitcoin to get the data back.

The intrusion, which was discovered by a Bee employee last week, exposed one database containing California voter registration data from the California Secretary of State and another that had contact information for 53K current and former Bee subscribers who activated their digital accounts prior to 2017.

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Hackers can remotely access adult toys compromising at least 50.000 users!

Multiple vulns were FOUND in "Vibratissimo" sex toys cloud platform.

They compromised data protection, privacy and also the physical safety of their owners.

The database pertaining all customers data was accessible via internet in such a way that explicit images, chat logs, sexual orientation, email addresses and passwords in clear text were compromised.

Researchers recommend a complete update in software, mobile applications and that users to change their login information.

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Is ICEMAN behind the malware-based attack on Crystal Finance Millennium?

Iceman gang member confirms that they are behind the introduction and spreading of malware that infected the systems at Crystal Finance Millennium.

In Septemeber security experts reported that the Ukraine based Account Firm, Crystal Finance Millennium (CFM), had been hacked and was found to be distributing malware.

The incident caused the firm to take down its website to stop spreading the threat.

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South Korea warns of flash Zero-Day flaw exploited by North Korea in surgical attacks

South Korea's Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has warned of a Flash zero-day vulnerability that has reportedly been exploited in attacks by North Korea's hackers.

According to the alert published by the KISA, the vulnerability affects the latest Flash Player version 28.0.0.137 and earlier. The zero-day vulnerability could be exploited by an attack by tricking victims into opening a document, web page or email containing a specially crafted Flash file.

According to researchers the Flash Player zero-day has been exploited by North Korea since mid-November 2017.

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Senator demands FBI Director explain his encryption backdoor nonsense

One US senator is calling out the director of the FBI for pushing the moronic notion that there is somehow a good way to add backdoors to encryption used to protect devices like Apple's iPhone.

In an earlier speech, the FBI Director carried on the time-honored agency tradition of claiming that Silicon Valley can backdoor encryption safely if its workforce just nerds a little bit harder.

The argument, is that the tech industry's best and brightest are just being recalcitrant and could offer up a golden key for law enforcement to access encrypted communications if they really wanted to.

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Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

Cybercriminals have stolen a massive trove of Norway's healthcare data in a recent databreach, which likely impacts more than half of the nation's population.

An unknown hacker or group of hackers managed to breach the systems of Health South-East Regional Health Authority (RHF) and reportedly stolen personal info and health records of some 2.9M Norwegians out of the country's total 5.2M inhabitants.

The healthcare organization announced the data breach on Monday after it had been alerted by HelseCERT, the Norwegian CERT department for its healthcare sector, about an "abnormal activity" against computer systems in the region.

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