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‘Expect lots of data dump’ in coming days warns Twitter hacker group Legion

“Hacks affecting senior members of Indian government and political party accounts”

Rahul Gandhi, leader of the Indian Congress Party, was the victim of a Twitter hack in late November, with the hijacker posting obscene and offensive images and phrases on his account. The official congress Party account, @IncIndia, was also affected in the same way. The cyber criminals responsible expressed an agenda of further attacks in the future.

An unpatched vulnerability exposes Netgear routers to hacking

“Various models affected by problematic vulnerabilities”

Netgear has publicly disclosed a vulnerability that is exploitable by hackers, leaving them open to commandeering and remote commands. A researcher using the username of ‘Acew0rm reported the flaw to Netgear in August, but reportedly never received a reply to his claim. The problem comes from malfunctions with the management interface that is intended to block and allow for remote commands.

Obama Orders Inquiry Into Cyberattacks On Democratic Party Websites

“Several intelligence agencies involved”

A full-scale review of the hacking incidents related to the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential elections has been initiated by President Obama, events many believe were undertaken by the Russian government to influence the results of the race. A full report, done with cooperation from several agencies, is expected to be filed and reviewed by the president before the end of his term.

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‘Expect lots of data dump’ in coming days warns Twitter hacker group Legion

“Hacks affecting senior members of Indian government and political party accounts”

Rahul Gandhi, leader of the Indian Congress Party, was the victim of a Twitter hack in late November, with the hijacker posting obscene and offensive images and phrases on his account. The official congress Party account, @IncIndia, was also affected in the same way. The cyber criminals responsible expressed an agenda of further attacks in the future.

An unpatched vulnerability exposes Netgear routers to hacking

“Various models affected by problematic vulnerabilities”

Netgear has publicly disclosed a vulnerability that is exploitable by hackers, leaving them open to commandeering and remote commands. A researcher using the username of ‘Acew0rm reported the flaw to Netgear in August, but reportedly never received a reply to his claim. The problem comes from malfunctions with the management interface that is intended to block and allow for remote commands.

Edit: Beta firmware to fix security issue 582384 related to the router issues has been released. More information is available at 

Obama Orders Inquiry Into Cyberattacks On Democratic Party Websites

“Several intelligence agencies involved”

A full-scale review of the hacking security incidents related to the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential elections has been initiated by President Obama, events many believe were undertaken by the Russian government to influence the results of the race. A full report, done with cooperation from several agencies, is expected to be filed and reviewed by the president before the end of his term.

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Vulnerabe IBM Code Pulled After Insistence From Security Experts

“Potential to affect several versions of WebSphere”

A researcher who was able to successfully exploit a proof of concept code able to affect WebSphere versions 7, 8, 8.5, and 9 was censored without major damages occurring. Maurizio Aggazini was cooperating with IBM to responsibly patch and censor vulnerabilities experienced in the firm’s products. These include the deserialization of untrusted data sources, causing DoS issues and allowing re,ote execution of hacking.

Half of Androids Able to be Compromised to Seemingly Outdated Malware

“Ghost Push capable on infecting Androids up to version 5”

A fairly dated yet successful malware program known as Ghost Push is reportedly still one of the most widely effective software’s used to exploit unsuspecting users. Cheetah Mobile experts say that the majority of the infections are received from application downloads not installed through the Google Play store. The Trojan program is capable of preventing third parties from gaining root privilege.

UK Firms Could Face Huge Increase in Data Breach Fines in 2018

“New EU legislations could enact harsh penalties”

PCI Security Standards Council is recommending technology companies to bypass extremely increased costs of fines that new legislation from the European Union is poised to enact. In 2015 90% of large scale firms and 74% of SME’s had reported at least one security breach, reaching just about 1.4 billion pounds worth of consumer protection fines. The EU General Data Protection Regulation is set to put harsher regulations into place that will affect firms that will instill penalties of up to €20m.

Hackers Successfully Infiltrate Senate GOP Committee

“Accelerates fears of security vulnerabilities”

While news reports of Democratic Party server hacks run rampant through the press, Republicans have been hit with a particularly devastating cyberattack by Russian operatives. For the last six months, cybercriminals have allegedly been siphoning credit card information from customers in the web storefront of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, selling the data in the black market.