- Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk. From CSOOnline. In a world where any new software project is built in large part on existing third-party code, finding and patching vulnerabilities in popular open-source libraries is vital to creating reliable and secure applications. For example, three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems’ Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.
- 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more. From Daily Dot. When we eventually get to look back on 2016, we might be tempted to label it “The Year of Leaking Voter Lists.” The year began with many people distraught to learn that a database with voter registration records of 191 million voters had been exposed online. Voter registration lists include name, address, political party, telephone number, and whether the voter voted in the last elections and primaries. It appeared that many Americans never knew that these lists were generally considered public records.
- Hackers Have Launched a War Against the KKK. From EpochTimes. Over the course of the last couple months, websites belonging to the KKK flicked off and on, members of the hate group have had their identities posted online, and their recruiting efforts have been attacked. This has been the work of several hacker collectives, including Anonymous and BinarySec, under a loosely-coordinated operation they’re calling #OpKKK.
- The Latest Data Breach Involves The Voting Records Of 93.4 Million Mexican Citizens. From Yahoo News. Yet another data breach has grabbed international headlines, and this one involves the voting registration records of some 93.4 million Mexican citizens. On April 14, Chris Vickery of MacKeeper discovered that he was able to access a tome of information, including names, birth dates, home addresses, ID numbers, and more, all on an unprotected Amazon cloud server.
This one chart explains why cybersecurity is so necessary. From TrueViralNews (Infographic From BI Intelligence)
Church website hacked by alleged terrorist group. From Fox17 West Michigan. A church in West Michigan is trying to figure out why their website was a target for hackers over the weekend. An alleged terrorist group is taking credit for hacking Lamont Christian Reformed Church’s website. It was 15-year old Elizabeth Storteboom who discovered the website was hacked. Friday night instead of the churches website she read “You have been hacked by the United Cyber Caliphate”, a group that claims to be a cyber army for the Islamic State.
- Vancouver student expelled for hacking high school email system. From Fox19 Cincinnati. A Vancouver Public School District spokesperson said Skyview High School email system was hacked early Tuesday morning by a student. Communications Director Patricia Nuzzo said the student was “emergency expelled” until appropriate disciplinary action can be determined.
70 customers duped in cyber hacking of bank. From Times Of India. An internal inquiry by Bank of Baroda (BoB), has found that at least 70 customers from various parts of the Uttar Pradesh state were duped in March. So far, 373 fraudulent transactions adding up to about Rs 10.67 lakh (USD 18,000) have been detected in what could be the biggest cyber heist in India.
- Hacking Risks Found in US Army’s $12 Billion Mobile Network. From NewsMax. A $12 billion mobile Internet network that the U.S. Army is using in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa has significant cyber-security vulnerabilities that were found in combat testing.
- Number of DDoS Bots That Can Bypass Mitigation Tools Rises to 36 Percent. From Softpedia. During the first three months of the year, DDoS protection firm Imperva observed a series of interesting trends regarding the DDoS landscape. According to the company’s latest quarterly report, both network layer and application layer attacks grew in size and sophistication.
- Massive Philippines data breach now searchable online. From Wired. A website called wehaveyourdata.com that claims to contain the full database of hacked Filipino voter data has appeared online. The hacking of the Philippines’s voter registration system and database is believed to be the biggest data breach in government history, with more than 55 million people affected.
- Facebook bug hunter stumbles on backdoor left by… another bug hunter. From ITWorld. When Orange Tsai set out to participate in Facebook’s bug bounty program in February, he successfully managed to gain access to one of Facebook’s corporate servers. But once in, he realized other hackers had beaten him to it.The backdoor script stole Facebook employee credentials from a corporate server.