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DDoS attack sidelines AWS DNS web service for hours

Amazon Web Services’ Router 53 domain name system (DNS) service was waylaid by a prolonged distributed denial of service attack earlier this week, affecting a number of online sites and services that rely on AWS. According to multiple reports, a flood of fake traffic disrupted legitimate attempts to resolve DNS requests to connect to Amazon…
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Woman accused of hacking Capital One indicted for alleged cyber intrusions, cryptojacking

A federal grand jury in Seattle yesterday indicted alleged Capital One data thief Paige Thompson in relation to a series of breaches and cryptojacking attacks that victimized more than 30 different companies. The indictment alleges that Thompson, 33, created a software program that identifies web application firewall misconfigurations while scanning the publicly-facing portion of servers…
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Imperva CTO: Breach caused by mishandled database migration

The data breach that recently affected certain customers of Imperva’s Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) product was made possible by a series of missteps as the cybersecurity company migrated to a cloud-based database service, the firm’s chief technology officer disclosed yesterday in a blog post. Collectively, these errors allowed an unauthorized party to steal an…
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Uber hid massive hack compromising data of 57M for a year

For more than a year, even as it negotiated with regulators in the U.S. over privacy infractions, Uber hid a massive hack that resulted in cyberthieves pilfering the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers and prompted the company to fire two executives, including its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan. “We know that the…
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Busted! 2019’s top cybercrime news

Spies, whistleblowers, students, executives and every variety of scammer. It seems no one was immune from the long arm of the law, or at least, the indictment, in 2019. Many are in custody, some have been sentenced and others remain at large.  Julian Assange  In what might have been the most anticipated arrest in 2019,…
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Hackers hold 275M records on Indian citizens for ransom after removing them from open database

One week after a researcher revealed a publicly configured database exposing more than 275 million sensitive records on Indian citizens, a hacking group removed that data and replaced it with an apparent ransom note. The 275,265,298 records appear to have been collected in a large-scale data scraping operation, according to researcher Bob Diachenko, who found…
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