Hackers suspected Russian Pyotr Levashoc was arrested on Friday in Barcelona, the american authorities on request.levashovin have shown to have links with the Us presidential elections, the outcome of the vote, told Reuters news agency.Questioning police accused Levashovin developed a computer virus, which should contact Donald Trump to victory in the elections.the Suspect was arrested currently in Barcelona on vacation with his family.He is accused to have created multiple trojans viruses and spam programs.Levashovin is believed to be Peter Severa -under a pseudonym.
Photograph: Robert Galbraith/ReutersA hacker claiming to have the log in details of millions of LinkedIn users is advertising the data for sale online.The extensive list of user IDs and passwords, which were allegedly sourced from a cyber attack on the networking site four years ago, is being advertised on the darknet – a sub-section of the internet not accessible through normal web browsers and often a platform for illegal activity.Around 6.5m details were posted online at that time – but LinkedIn s chief information security officer Cory Scott said he does not believe the extra data was gained as the result of a new security breach.In 2012, LinkedIn was the victim of an unauthorised access and disclosure of some members passwords.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.News of the breach is the latest in a long line of cyber-attacks on major websites and companies, with telecoms firm TalkTalk and parental forum Mumsnet among those who have been the victims of security breaches in the last year.
Beyond the great amount of tips, tricks, and tools you can use, it is important to learn the thought process and philosophy needed for anyone to consider himself a growth hacker.Just to clarify the concept, let s take a look first at what a growth hacker isn t myths , so then we can establish what he/she actually is.Growth hacking is the only option for startups to make it: Again, just like in the previous myth, we need to say, that it doesn t guarantee results and it is not the only way.Growth hacking is about acquiring new users: Actually, a real growth hacker knows that the best place to find growth is through existing users.As said in thecrunch.com, This curiosity leads to a grasp of product and user experience way beyond the surface.Growth hacking has worked so far with limited resources; without this predicament, the possibilities are immense.
Indeed, LinkedIn claims on its website to have over 433 million registered members.Attempts to contact the seller failed, but the administrators of LeakedSource, a data leak indexing website, claim to also have a copy of the data set and they believe that the records do originate from the 2012 LinkedIn breach.Only 117m accounts have passwords and we suspect the remaining users registered using FaceBook or some similarity."Hashing is a one-way operation that generates unique, verifiable cryptographic representations of a string that are called hashes.When the 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes were leaked in 2012, hackers managed to crack over 60 percent of them.LinkedIn users who haven't changed their passwords in a long time, are advised to do so as soon as possible.
The vulnerability CVE-2016-4010 is fixed in version 2.0.6 issued overnight.Magento handed the flaw a 9.8 out of 10 severity score explaining that the platform installation code is no longer accessible once the installation process is complete."I recommend all Magento administrators to update their installations to the 2.0.6 patch."The chained attack combines smaller vulnerabilities which Rubin has detailed in full, and relies on REST or SOAP being left enabled from default which is the case in most installations.Much of the fault lies with the sizeable and dynamic API for each Magento module that customers use to run things like shopping carts.Rubin praised Magento for its code overhaul which has seen vast re-writing, code improvements, and a bolstering of security.
Indeed, LinkedIn claims on its website to have over 433 million registered members.LinkedIn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Attempts to contact the seller failed, but the administrators of LeakedSource, a data leak indexing website, claim to also have a copy of the data set and they believe that the records do originate from the 2012 LinkedIn breach.Only 117m accounts have passwords and we suspect the remaining users registered using FaceBook or some similarity.Hashing is a one-way operation that generates unique, verifiable cryptographic representations of a string that are called hashes.When the 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes were leaked in 2012, hackers managed to crack over 60 percent of them.
The Nulled.IO board is used to trade and sell credit card and leaked identity information, hacking tools, cracks, and malware-creation kits.On May 6th, the hacker or hackers responsible for the breach dumped a 1.3 GB compressed archive online which when expanded is a 9.45 GB SQL file containing details of the website s cybercriminal users and their activities.According to RiskBased Security, which discovered the breach, the attack was likely possible due to Nulled.IO s use of the Ip.Board community forum, which has a number of known vulnerabilities.RiskBased Security said the full dump contains 536,064 user accounts, 800,593 user personal messages, 5,582 purchase records and 12,600 invoices, which could include donation records.All this information will, of course, likely be of interest to law enforcement officials, especially as it contains so much information about illegal activities.A particularly interesting discovery made by the RiskBased Security team is that there are 20 .gov email accounts in the leaked database that originate from countries such as the US, Turkey, the Philippines, Brazil, Malaysia, and Jordan.
The company added that it will contact the affected members to reset their passwords too.According to a report on Vice s Motherboard, a hacker going by the name of Peace is attempting to sell account details, including the emails and partially hidden passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users on the so-called Dark Web.LinkedIn is also quick to reassure its users that this isn t a fresh hack, though that will be of little comfort.Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.It seems no company or industry is safe from the clutches of hackers, with the likes of Home Depot, Time Warner Cable, Ashley Madison, and SendGrid all suffering in recent times.Motherboard conversed with someone at LeakedSource who claimed that they managed to crack 90 percent of the LinkedIn passwords within three days.Though LinkedIn says it has hashed and salted its stored passwords for several years now, one potential problem of old passwords emerging online is that people often use the same credentials across many services.
It s no surprise to anyone that emails and social media accounts are hacked every single day.And if you cast your mind back to 2012, you might remember how millions of LinkedIn users were left vulnerable after it emerged that a Russian hacker was offloading over 6 million of their login details online.Well, he/she is back and this time there are 117 million email and passwords belonging to LinkedIn users up for grabs on an illegal Dark Web marketplace called The Real Deal for 5 bitcoin $2,200 approximately .Under the nickname Peace, the hacker has spoken to Motherboard and confirmed these logins come from the 2012 breach – proving that LinkedIn did not make it known just how widespread the hack was at the time.The hacker added that while the majority of the passwords are encrypted or hashed with the SHA1 algorithm, over 90 percent have already been cracked.While you might not have your bank details saved to your LinkedIn profile, the information that could be pulled from your account is still extremely private and could potentially allow someone to steal your identity.
Robert Schifreen, the "white hat" at the centre of the 1980s controversy, compiled the archive, which details Schifreen s two-year-long legal travails following his open hack of Prestel, BT s pre-web online service.Schifreen and the late Steve Gold managed to hack into BT's Prestel Viewdata service, famously accessing the personal message box of Prince Philip in the process.Involving the Royals prompted BT into calling in the police, setting off a chain of events that led to the the arrest of Schifreen and Gold in March 1985 and the subsequent prosecution of the two tech enthusiast journalists.Evening white hatsIn presenting the archive, Robert Schifreen explained the context of 1980s hacking to an audience at TNMOC.Live systems were used for home banking, among other applications.BootnoteThe Reg's take on how a hack on Prince Philip's Prestel account led to UK computer law - featuring interviews with Schifreen, former Detective Inspector John Austen, a senior investigating officer in the case, and Alistair Kelman , Gold's barrister throughout the case - can be found here.
LinkedIn is currently investigating the incident but appears to be uncertain about the amount of data stolenA hacker is attempting to sell account information, including emails and passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users.The hacked data is reportedly from an older breach which affected LinkedIn in 2012.At the time of the hack, only 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online.Security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the website "Have I Been Pwned?"reportedly got in touch with several of the victims of the breach, two of whom confirmed that the passwords he shared with them, were in fact the same as the one they were using as LinkedIn users at the time of the 2012 breach.Things about the LinkedIn breach:- Dates to 2012- SHA1 with no salt I believe it's changed since - Weak passwords will be easily cracked— Troy Hunt @troyhunt May 18, 2016LinkedIn spokesperson Hani Durzy did not confirm if the data on sale on the dark web was legitimate but said that the firm was currently investigating the matter.
A hacker affiliated with the notorious Anonymous collective has launched a series of cyberattacks against government portals in North Carolina to protest against the so-called 'bathroom bill' – which has been criticised by many as being anti-LGBT.Indeed, a number of businesses and high-profile celebrities have protested its advance into law – including Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and Elton John.This type of cyberattack sends a tidal wave of traffic towards a single web server with the aim of taking it offline and is regularly used by Anonymous as a method of protest.Following the DDoS attacks, the hacker posted a JustPaste link that purported to hold a database compromised from the North Carolina State University www.ncsu.edu .The hacking group recently became embroiled in the ongoing US election campaign after planning operations against presidential hopeful Donald Trump.The latest campaign, however, looks set to continue.
Photo: F-Secure Well-meaning hackers have attacked a couple of times Locky-tightening program is received. Ordinary computer users to protect hackers have Locky-tightening program bouquet network, security companies and Avira, F-Secure will tell. Now, F-Secure found responsible for another attack against Lockya, but this time the user sees the message is a little more elaborate. The hacker seems aimed at some sort of users' awareness. For your safety's sake, do not open unknown e-mail attachment, a Finnish translation of the bad grammar of the original text paraphrase. These attacks against Lockya not mean that the tightening program would become harmless.
The anonymous hacker trying to sell the credentials of a sell online site. On a sales site on the network's shadow side tries a hacker sell a database that is said to contain user data associated total of 167 million LinkedIn accounts. Troy Hunt, who collect password leaks on the site Have I been pwned ?, have gained access to around one million of the account data and deems that the hacker probably telling the truth. - I've seen a subset of the data and confirmed that it is legitimate, he said in an email to IDG News. Another database of data leaks Leaked Source, claims to have gained access to the material. Passwords should be stored unsalted SHA-1 encryption.
As you may or may not recall, given how much time has passed, hackers broke into LinkedIn s network back in 2012, stole some 6.5 million encrypted passwords, and posted them onto a Russian hacker forum.Because the passwords were stored as unsalted SHA-1 hashes, hundreds of thousands were quickly cracked.If you re not sure, a best practice would be to change it anyway, as well as on other critical sites where you may be using that same password such as your banking website, email, or Facebook, for example.LinkedIn says that it has increased its security measures in the years since the breach, by introducing stronger encryption, email challenges and two-factor authentication.They would also not necessarily protect users from hackers who had obtained email and password combinations.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.
LinkedIn Corp. is investigating whether a breach of more than 6 million users passwords in 2012 was bigger than originally thought, following a hacker s attempt to sell what is purported to be login codes for 117 million accounts.It appears that more had been taken then, and just posted now,  spokesman Hani Durzy said.We are still determining how many of these are still active and accurate, since the data would be about four years old now.At the time, LinkedIn reset the passwords of everyone it believed was part of the breach, which amounted to 6.5 million users, Durzy said.Vice Media LLC s Motherboard website earlier reported that a hacker is selling the e-mails and passwords of the affected LinkedIn users for about $2,000, and provided about 1 million sample logins for verification.The passwords are encrypted but in a format that is easily cracked.In September 2015 LinkedIn s $1.25 million settlement over the breach received final approval by a court.The latest disclosure raises questions about why LinkedIn didn t reset passwords for all of its more than 160 million users at the time, which is considered good due diligence for Internet companies that experience a major breach.
News: CBR looks at the meanings of this broadly used term.The term 'hacking' is used very broadly, but in general is used to refer to seeking and exploiting weaknesses to networks and databases.There are many types of hacking, including cyber crime, ethical hacking, hacktivism, and state-sponsored hacking.For example, the much-publicised Ashley Madison attack was carried out by the Impact Team, who claimed moral motives.They released a limited amount of data shortly after the hack was made public, threatening to release all of the data if the site was not shut down.There is some controversy around the usage of the term hacking, since many people in the IT industry use the term 'hacker' to refer simply to somebody with a good knowledge of computer systems.
The region is a hotspot for malware-based spying campaign thanks largely to the conflict between the Kiev government and rebels in the East who identify with Russia.The majority of such campaigns feature booby-trapped content themed around the current Ukrainian geopolitical situation and the war in Donbass in order to trick marks into opening malicious attachments.Whether these secondary targets are been deliberately selected or represent collateral damage remains unclear.ESET detects the malware associated with the attacks, which may have been going on since as long ago as 2008, as Prikormka.The attacks seem to have slipped under the radar for eight years but now that one anti-virus vendor has caught onto the campaign, widespread detection by other vendors can be expected to follows within days or weeks.The security community in general is playing particularly close attention to malware-slinging in the Ukraine after the BlackEnergy malware was linked to attacks that results in power outages last December.
LinkedIn account details including names, emails and passwords were originally stolen in 2012, but reportedly remain up for saleLinkedIn users are being urged to change their passwords after the revelation that around 117 million account details, including email addresses and passwords, are up for sale.The data is reportedly being offered to the highest bidder by a hacker who claims he was responsible for the theft four years ago.Peace outdata breachThe hacker, known as Peace, contacted technology site Motherboard this week to offer the details, which are up for sale for five Bitcoins around £1564 on dark web site The Real Deal.Peace claims that that the data was stolen during a breach of LinkedIn back in 2012, in which around 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online.The social network also apologised and enlisted the help of the FBI in the matter, but that did not stop a class action lawsuit, which ultimately cost LinkedIn $1.25m £810,000 in settlements last year.The LinkedIn breach goes to show how a single significant breach can come back to haunt a business and its customers again and again, said Rob Sobers, director at Varonis.
By Dustin Volz and Mark HosenballWASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. presidential campaigns face threats from hackers bent on espionage and other activity more nefarious than mere political mischief, the office of the U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Wednesday, but did not provide details on specific intrusions.We re aware that campaigns and related organizations and individuals are targeted by actors with a variety of motivations— from philosophical differences to espionage — and capabilities— from defacements to intrusions, Clapper s spokesman Brian Hale said in a statement, deferring to the FBI for details on specific incidents.Earlier, Clapper said the U.S. intelligence community had already had some indications of hacking attempts against presidential campaigns.The Republican and Democratic candidates for president will begin receiving intelligence briefings after being officially nominated at party conventions this summer.He said the sessions would not be used to try to persuade Trump to soften his stance about a proposed ban on Muslim immigration, which some national security professionals have said is counterproductive to fighting Islamic extremism.We ve been doing this for many years, it s not designed to shape anybody s worldview, Clapper said.
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