IDF Soldiers Compromised by Hamas Social Engineering Attack

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The IDF has uncovered a Hamas network that posed as women on social networks luring in IDF soldiers and accessing sensitive army information and intelligence.

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Following reports by several soldiers of suspicious online activities, a joint IDF and Shin Bet operation was opened. Lasting several months, “Operation Hunter’s Network” identified dozens of


Some Plausible Alternatives to the Election Hack

On Friday, the political establishment whipped itself into a fury over the release of an unclassified version of the Director of National Intelligence’s report on the purported Russian hacking of the 2016 election. The report, entitled Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections, was long on hyperbole—but woefully short on substance.


U.S. Intelligence Convinced Putin Personally Involved in Election Shake-Up

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

U.S. Intel Directly Links President Putin to Campaign to Disrupt U.S. Election 1:31Two senior officials with


Yahoo Suffers Huge Data Breach of 1 Billion User Accounts

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The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct from the theft of data from 500 million accounts that Yahoo reported this September.

Troublingly, Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob


Cuba Getting Google Servers Installed

Google and the Cuban government have signed a deal allowing the internet giant to provide faster access to its data by installing servers on the island that will store much of the company’s most popular content.

Storing Google data in Cuba eliminates the long distances that signals must travel from the island through Venezuela


German Parliament Falls Victim to Russian Hacking

A German parliament database compromised in 2015 likely fell victim to the Russian hackers who also attacked the US Democratic Party’s servers, a German newspaper reported. Lawmakers had been assured their data was safe.

Germany’s “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” (FAS) quoted a high-ranking security official who said it was “highly


Sony Indoor Security Cameras Found to Have Backdoor Accounts

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Many network security cameras made by Sony could be taken over by hackers and infected with botnet malware if their firmware is not updated to the latest version.

The Sony SNCXM631 is a full HD indoor camera.

Researchers from SEC Consult have found two backdoor accounts that exist in 80 models of professional Sony


85 Million DailyMotion Account Details Hacked

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Details of more than 85 million users of video sharing site Dailymotion have been hacked, according to Leakedsource.

The breach detection company said 85.2 million usernames and email addresses and 18 million scrambled passwords had been stolen on 20 October.

But the passwords were protected with the Bcrypt hashing algorithm, which should make it


South Korean Military Systems Hacked by North

South Korea’s military cyber command, set up to guard against hacking, appears to have been breached by North Korea, the military has said.

A spokesman told the BBC that classified information was thought to have been stolen, although it is not clear exactly what data was accessed.

The North has previously been accused


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