Two companies exposed more than 540 million records containing information on Facebook users and their activities by leaving the data unprotected in Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 buckets. Researchers identified an unprotected S3 bucket belonging to a Mexico-based digita media publisher named Cultura Colectiva, which publishes content for sharing on social media networks, has nearly 24 million followers on Facebook.
The second exposed AWS bucket was associated with a defunct application called “At the Pool.” This database also stored information on Facebook customers and their interests, but it also included names, email addresses and plaintext passwords for 22,000 users.
Russian federal authorities have directed internet service providers across the country to block access to ProtonMail, an encrypted email service provider.
The block order came directly from the Russian Federal Security Service, formerly KGB, and was enforced following accusations that ProtonMail, and a group of other email service providers, facilitated the sending of bomb threats.
A hacker who was selling details of nearly 890m online accounts stolen from 32 popular websites in 3 separate rounds has now put up a fourth batch of millions of records originating from 6 other sites for sale on the darkweb.
Security researcher received a new email from the Pakistani hacker (online alias Gnosticplayers) who previously claimed to have hacked dozens of popular websites from companies which, according to him, probably had no idea that they were compromised.
Man pleads guilty to a "tech support scam" that defrauded US citizens of more than $3 million over the course of four years. According to court documents, Bishap Mittal, a 24 yr old, had set up a company named Capstone Technologies LLC, together with an unnamed co-conspirator, through which the two managed multiple websites and operations.