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  • DHS warns of critical flaw in widely used software [Log4j]

    12/12/2021 6:20:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2021 | Sean Lyngaas,
    The vulnerability is in Java-based software known as "Log4j" that large organizations, including some of the world's biggest tech firms, use to configure their applications. Apple's cloud computing service, security firm Cloudflare and one of the world's most popular video games, Minecraft, are among the organizations that run Log4j, according to security researchers. The vulnerability can offer a hacker a relatively easy way to access an organization's computer server. From there, an attacker could devise other ways to access systems on an organization's network. Security experts say that the fallout from the software flaw could continue for days and weeks...
  • Hacker, 19, takes control of more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a flaw in third-party software that let him start cars remotely and even spy on the driver

    01/12/2022 3:16:24 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12 January 2022 | Stacy Liberatore
    A 19-year-old hacker claims to have taken over more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a software vulnerability. David Colombo, who is based in Germany, shared the feat on Twitter saying the fault does not fall on the Elon Musk-founded company, but on owners of the Teslas. The flaw is said to have been found in third-party software that allowed Colombo to unlock doors and windows, start the cars without keys and disable security systems. He also tweeted the vulnerability lets him use the internal Tesla cameras to spy on the driver. Colombo told DailyMail.com that ‘it is...
  • Internet is scrambling to fix Log4Shell, the worst hack in history

    12/12/2021 9:08:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 30 replies
    BGR via msn ^ | 12 December 2021 | Chris Smith
    Massive data breaches have become so common that we’ve gotten numb to reports detailing another hack or 0-day exploit. That doesn’t reduce the risk of such events happening, as the cat-and-mouse game between security experts and hackers continues. As some vulnerabilities get fixed, others pop up requiring attention from product and service providers. The newest one has a name that will not mean anything to most people. They call the hack Log4Shell in security briefings, which doesn’t sound very scary. But the new 0-day attack is so significant that some people see it as the worst internet hack in history.......
  • Julian Assange has a stroke in Belmarsh prison: Fiancée blames extreme stress caused by US extradition battle

    12/11/2021 3:09:57 PM PST · by BusterDog · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/11/21
    Julian Assange has had a stroke in Belmarsh Prison, his fiancee Stella Moris revealed last night. The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to America, was left with a drooping right eyelid, memory problems and signs of neurological damage. He believes the mini-stroke was triggered by the stress of the ongoing US court action against him, and an overall decline in his health as he faces his third Christmas behind bars.
  • SICK DISCOVERY Josh Duggar accused of downloading horrific child abuse videos on computer including ‘sexually tortured 3-month-old’

    12/02/2021 5:17:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    The US Sun ^ | December 2, 2021 | Teresa Roca Katherine Schaffstall
    JOSH Duggar has been accused of downloading horrific child abuse images and videos. It was revealed during Thursday's trial hearing that one file name found on his HP desktop computer is of a video of a "three-month-old being sexually abused and tortured." WARNING: DISTURBING DETAILS BELOW During day two of trial in Josh's child pornography case, the jury was shown disturbing images and videos prosecutors claim were found on the 33-year-old's computer. A folder of child pornography was found in a cache folder in the downloads section on the computer. Prosecution explained that the account linked to this computer has...
  • No More China Tech: 57 Million Credit Card Machines Likely Compromised: Hundreds of millions of credit card users join Zoom and TikTok in likely data loss to China

    11/09/2021 8:59:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/09/2021 | Anders Corr
    News AnalysisAmericans and allies are too dependent on China tech, as demonstrated by recent revelations that our Chinese-manufactured credit card machines are sending data back to China for no good reason.The U.S. Treasury Department says that millions of Chinese point-of-sale (POS) devices, the credit card machines found at check-out counters, could be sending customer data back to China for no good reason.Treasury Department lab tests show that the data is encrypted and sent to unknown third parties in China. The transmissions are “superfluous to normal payment transaction processing,” according to a letter from the Treasury’s Office of Cybersecurity and Critical...
  • John Durham and the Amazing Disappearing DNC Hack

    10/12/2021 4:20:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12 Oct, 2021 | GEORGE PARRY
    Evidence grows that the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC server in 2016 was an inside job. This is the fifth in a series of articles analyzing the 27 page federal grand jury indictment charging lawyer Michael Sussmann with making a false statement to the FBI. As stated in the fourth article, when the FBI learned of the alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee’s (“DNC”) emails, it asked to examine the server. In fact, at the same time as the alleged DNC hack, there were similar reports regarding the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (“DCCC”) server as well as DNC...
  • Russian Spies Reportedly Used SolarWinds Hack to Steal US Counterintelligence Details

    10/09/2021 11:24:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | Thu 7 Oct 2021 | Gareth Corfield
    Jackpot moment for SVR operativesRussia's SVR spy agency made off with information about US counterintelligence investigations in the wake of the SolarWinds hack, according to people familiar with the American government cleanup operation. The alarming snippet was reported by financial newswire Reuters. The SVR was named and shamed in April by Britain and the US as the organisation that compromised the build systems of SolarWinds' network monitoring software Orion, used by 18,000 customers across the world. Those customers included the UK and US governments, among many, many others. The attack is said to have led to the Russian foreign intelligence...
  • THE FACEBOOK OUTAGE, INTERNET CENSORSHIP, FREEDOM & THE FUTURE (WITH BITCHUTE FOUNDER RAY VAHEY)

    10/05/2021 10:03:03 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    Computing Forever via BitChute ^ | 10/5/21 | Computing Forever
    Video at link.
  • Intelligence: Secrets That Never Were Secrets

    10/04/2021 5:02:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | September 20, 2021
    Over the last six years American Internet security researchers have come to realize that much of the data stolen by Chinese hackers could be obtained, without breaking any laws, from commercial data brokers. While “data privacy” is often a major political issue few of these prominent critics seemed to realize that most of this data was available from commercial firms long before the government began building their own computerized personnel databases, which were subsequently stolen by foreign hackers. Collecting such data for commercial purposes has been going on for over a century. American firms pioneered the business of selling to...
  • Facebook Crashes Globally After Mainstream Media Heralds Alleged ‘Whistleblower’

    10/04/2021 3:03:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    GP ^ | 10/04/21 | Alicia Powe
    Without warning, Facebook crashed on Monday morning.It’s unclear what caused today’s global outage which saw Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all crash.The shutdown comes after a former Facebook product manager turned “whistleblower” leaked tens of thousands of internal documents published in a blockbuster series of reports published by The Wall Street Journal.Facebook executives admit in the internal memos that Zuckerberg “hobbled” America to get vaccinated, facilitates human trafficking and that the company’s subsidiary, Instagram, is harmful to teenagers among the trove of damning information leaked.However, the whistleblower, 37-year old data scientist Frances Haugen who led Facebook’s Civic Integrity and Misinformation Group...
  • NBC: Obama Told Putin Election Hacking Could Result in 'Armed Conflict'

    12/21/2016 10:25:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/20/16 | Jason Devaney
    President Barack Obama reportedly told Russian President Vladimir Putin in October that directly interfering with the U.S. election could result in an "armed conflict." According to NBC News, Obama opted to use the red phone to contact Moscow directly, a communication system that dates back to the Cold War. It's not an actual telephone, but instead sends a secure email message between the two countries. "International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace," part of the Oct. 31 message read, according to NBC. "We will hold Russia to those standards."
  • Not Secure! Coinbase Says Hackers Stole Cryptocurrency From at Least 6,000 Customers

    10/01/2021 8:41:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hackers stole from the accounts of at least 6,000 customers of Coinbase Global Inc, according to a breach notification letter sent by the cryptocurrency exchange to affected customers.The hack took place between March and May 20 of this year, according to a copy of the letter posted on the website of California’s Attorney General.Unauthorized third parties exploited a flaw in the company’s SMS account recovery process to gain access to the accounts, and transfer funds to crypto wallets not associated with Coinbase, the company said.“We immediately fixed the flaw and have worked with these customers to regain control of their...
  • EDITORS' PICK|Sep 17, 2021,11:18am EDT|24,495 views Exclusive: An American Company Fears Its Windows Hacks Helped India Spy On China And Pakistan

    09/18/2021 8:33:50 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 17, 2021 | Thomas Brewster
    Earlier this year, researchers at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky witnessed a cyberespionage campaign targeting Microsoft Windows PCs at government and telecom entities in China and Pakistan. They began in June 2020 and continued through to April 2021. What piqued the researchers’ interest was the hacking software used by the digital spies, whom Kaspersky had dubbed Bitter APT, a pseudonym for an unspecified government agency. Aspects of the code looked like some the Moscow antivirus provider had previously seen and attributed to a company it gave the cryptonym “Moses.” Moses, said Kaspersky, was a mysterious provider of hacking tech known as...
  • Three Former US Intelligence Officials Admit to Providing Hacking Technology to the UAE

    09/14/2021 9:16:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/14/2021 | Ivan Pantchoukov
    Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have agreed to pay $1.7 million to the U.S. government and admitted to providing hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.Marc Baier, Ryan Adams, and Daniel Gericke made the admission as part of a first-of-its-kind deferred prosecution agreement, under which they are also to pay $1.68 million, cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation, cut ties with UAE intelligence and give up their security clearances. The Justice Department agreed to drop the prosecution if the three men comply with the terms for three years.Lawyers for Adams and...
  • T-Mobile cyberattack: Keep your personal data safe after a breach

    08/22/2021 12:46:53 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    C/Net ^ | 8-22-21
    T-Mobile continues to investigate a data breach from the past week that compromised the personal information of tens of millions people, and not just active subscribers. The data includes names, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers and device identification (IMEI and IMSI) numbers for subscribers, former customers, and prospective customers who may have been interested in T-Mobile service at one point. And the breach includes customers of Metro by T-Mobile too. That means almost anyone who has given their information to T-Mobile could be affected.
  • Joe Biden on alert as US State Department targeted in cyber attack - 'serious breach'

    08/21/2021 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 57 replies
    UK Express ^ | August 21, 2021 | Rachel Russell
    THE US has been targeted by a cyber attack in a "possible serious breach", according to sources. Fox News' White House Correspondent Jacquie Heinrich tweeted: "The State Department has been hit by a cyber attack, and notifications of a possible serious breach were made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command. "It is unclear when the breach was discovered, but it is believed to have happened a couple weeks ago. "A source familiar tells Fox the State Department’s ongoing mission to evacuate Americans and allied refugees in Afghanistan “have not been affected”. "The extent of the breach, investigation into the...
  • mRNA Brain Hacking Capabilities

    08/19/2021 3:50:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Brand New Tube ^ | 03/18/21 | JAYNE SOCIAL
    There is a lot of noise around mRNA Vax but there is something very important that is not being discussed- and I know personally for good reason. I work in IT and as a programmer writing code, algorithms for AI machine learning, and more recent projects in the brain sciences in biotech fields. I made a point early on to become a shareholder of Moderna one of the leading C19 gene therapy manufacturers because I wanted to have interaction with their scientists and participate in shareholder calls. I did this so I could ask questions directly to verify the concerns...
  • 'I will not be silenced': Women targeted in hack-and-leak attacks speak out about spyware

    08/08/2021 2:20:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 1, 2021, | Olivia Solon
    Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them. Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when she received a message from a colleague telling her to check Twitter. Oueiss opened up the account and was horrified: A private photo taken when she was wearing a bikini in a jacuzzi was being circulated by a network of accounts, accompanied by false claims that the photos were taken at her boss’s house. Over the next few days...
  • Unearthed Paper Shows Biden-Linked Group Demanding ‘Robust’ Audits & Admitting Machines Are Hackable Even Without Internet Access in 2017

    08/06/2021 8:30:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 08/06/2021 | Raheem Kassam
    Before pillow magnate Mike Lindell burst onto the political scene with his election audit mantra, the idea was popularized by a powerful left-wing think tank. A 2017 policy paper reveals the Center for American Progress stood foursquare behind the idea of “robust election audits,” The National Pulse can today reveal.The 21-page document entitled “9 Solutions to Secure America’s Elections” was written by Danielle Root and Liz Kennedy and published on August 16, 2017.At the time, the political left was attempting to convince Americans that Donald Trump was an illegitimate president, and that Russian election interference had swayed the 2016 election...