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A hacker claims to have stolen credentials to a bunch of US government sites — and he’s selling them on the dark web

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 26, 2016 in Industry News
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A hacker is selling stolen credentials that purportedly give access to servers of the US Navy, Centers for Disease Control, US Postal Service, and other US government sites. Listings for the accounts were found recently by Tech Insider on a dark web marketplace called The Real...

Library of Congress hit with a denial-of-service attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 25, 2016 in Industry News
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Some of the U.S. Library of Congress’s websites are currently inaccessible as the result of a denial-of-service attack, the Library of Congress announced Monday. The cyberattack was originally detected on July 17, a spokesperson told FedScoop. The attack has also caused other websites hosted by...

Congress’ website was down for three days

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 21, 2016 in Industry News
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A sustained distributed denial-of-service attack is being blamed for dropping Congress' central website from the web for the past three days. The Library of Congress (loc.gov) and the US Copyright Office (copyright.gov), which are operated on the same servers, also struggled to stay online. The Library of...

Planned Parenthood Health Data Breach Affects 2K Patients

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 14, 2016 in Industry News
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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland faces a possible healthcare data breach affecting 2,506 patients after paper records were exposed during the closure of a healthcare center in Iowa, according to a company press release. Unauthorized access to patient documents caused a healthcare data breach at a...

Malware attack targets European energy companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 12, 2016 in Industry News
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The Labs team at malware protection company SentinelOne has discovered a sophisticated malware campaign that's specifically targeting at least one European energy company. The malware, called SFG, is the mother ship of an earlier malware sample called Furtim, which targets the industrial automation control systems with...

Datadog security breach leaks AWS user credentials

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 11, 2016 in Industry News
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Monitoring and analytics firm Datadog has admitted to falling victim to a data breach and is recommending that all of its users change their passwords immediately. The firm provides cloud metrics for cloud providers across a variety of services, apps and systems while offering a software-as-a-service...

Facebook malware infects 10,000 users in two days

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 7, 2016 in Industry News
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A new malware was spotted by security researchers at Kaspersky Lab, targeting Facebook users. According to the researchers’ new report, there have been 10,000 victims in two days. The malware has two stages: firstly, an unsuspecting victim gets a message from a Facebook friend, saying they...