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Personal details for the entire country of Georgia published online

A file containing personal information for 4,934,863 Georgians has been published on a hacker forum over the weekend.

Personal information such as full names, home addresses, dates of birth, ID numbers, and mobile phone numbers were shared online in a 1.04 GB MDB (Microsoft Access database) file.

Source: Personal details for the entire country of Georgia published online | ZDNet

Dark web hosting provider hacked again – 7,600 sites down

Daniel’s Hosting (DH), the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services, has shut down today after getting hacked for the second time in 16 months.

Almost 7,600 dark web portals have been taken offline following the hack, during which an attacker deleted the web hosting portal’s entire database.

Source: Dark web hosting provider hacked again — 7,600 sites down | ZDNet

Putin’s Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: Dangerous New ‘Cyber Weapons’ Now Exposed

The successor agency to Russia’s KGB has been hacked again—and the exposed tools represent a threat to us all.

This one has exposed “a new weapon ordered by the security service,” one that can be used to execute cyber attacks on IoT devices. The goal of the so-called “Fronton Program” is to exploit IoT security vulnerabilities en masse—remember, these technologies are fundamentally less secure than other connected devices in homes and offices.

Source: Putin’s Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: Dangerous New ‘Cyber Weapons’ Now Exposed

Hackers are targeting other hackers

Researchers have uncovered a new campaign whereby attackers are “trojanizing” multiple hacking tools. Cybereason researcher Amit Serper has been investigating a widespread hacking campaign that has been running for years, to which he found that hackers are taking existing tools and injecting them with remote-access trojan malware.

In a report published by the cyber security firm, Serper explained that the hacking tools are turned into trojans and posted on various forums and websites to “bait” other hackers.

Source: #Privacy: Hackers are now targeting other hackers

Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks

More than 2,300 building access systems can be hijacked due to a severe vulnerability left without a fix.

Hackers are actively searching the internet and hijacking smart door/building access control systems, which they are using to launch DDoS attacks, according to firewall company SonicWall.

Source: Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks | ZDNet

NSA alerted Microsoft to major Windows 10 security flaw

The National Security Agency recently alerted Microsoft to a major flaw in its Windows operating system that could let hackers pose as legitimate software companies.

Microsoft issued a software update on Tuesday to fix the vulnerability, as part of its normal schedule for releasing software patches.

Source: NSA alerted Microsoft to major Windows 10 security flaw – CNN

The 5 Biggest Cybersecurity Trends In 2020 Everyone Should Know About

More and more of our vital infrastructure is coming online and vulnerable to digital attacks, data breaches involving the leak of personal information are becoming more frequent and bigger, and there’s an increasing awareness of political interference and state-sanctioned cyberattacks.

Here’s what will be top of the agenda when it comes to cybersecurity over the coming year:

  1. Artificial intelligence (AI) will play an increasing role in both cyber-attack and defense
  2. Political and economic divisions between east and west lead to increased security threats
  3. Political interference increasingly common and increasingly sophisticated
  4. The cybersecurity skills gap continues to grow
  5. Vehicle hacking and data theft increases

Full article: The 5 Biggest Cybersecurity Trends In 2020 Everyone Should Know About

Google To Settle Lawsuit Over Google+ Data Breaches for $7.5 million

Google has agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit over data breaches that exposed private information of former Google+ users to outside developers.

The proposed settlement allows users of the defunct Google+ who were affected by data breaches to receive between $5 and $12.

Source: Google Agrees To Settle Lawsuit Over Google+ Data Breaches 01/08/2020

LifeLabs faces proposed class action after data breach affects up to 15M clients

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against medical services company LifeLabs over a data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to the personal information of up to 15 million customers.

The plaintiffs allege LifeLabs “failed to implement adequate measures and controls to detect and respond swiftly to threats and risks to the Personal Information and health records of the class members,” in violation of the company’s own privacy policy.

Source: LifeLabs faces proposed class action after data breach affects up to 15M clients | CTV News

Man sues Ring after someone hacked security camera

A lawsuit filed by an Alabama man alleges that someone gained access to his Ring security camera and used the device’s two way-speaker system to harass his children.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, claims that the camera systems are “fatally flawed.” It also states that the company does not offer two-factor authentication and only requires its users to use basic passwords when setting up the devices.

Source: U.S. man sues Ring after someone hacked security camera, harassed his children | CTV News

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