“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.
“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 https://goo.gl/IJeUIL
“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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