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Airline’s Intercoms Hacked With “Creepy” Noises

One Mile At A Time reports: A few days ago I wrote about a bizarre thing going on with the intercoms of some American Airlines jets. There’s now actual video and audio footage of this, and it’s even stranger than I could have imagined. The first report was from an American Airlines Boeing 737-800, where there were repeated hacking, moaning, …

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Hacker Exposes Notorious Hate Group’s Donor Records

The Intercept reports: Liberty Counsel, an evangelical Christian nonprofit that provided a brief cited by the Supreme Court in its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, has been hacked, revealing a 25-gigabyte internal database that contains nearly seven years’ worth of donor records. The hacker, who identifies with the Anonymous movement, released the data on the hacktivist site Enlace Hacktivista, …

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Twitter Breach Exposed Users Of Anonymous Accounts

The Associated Press reports: A vulnerability in Twitter’s software that exposed an undetermined number of owners of anonymous accounts to potential identity compromise last year was apparently exploited by a malicious actor, the social media company said Friday. It did not confirm a report that data on 5.4 million users was offered for sale online as a result but said …

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Hackers Steal $190 Million From Cryptocurrency Firm

Reuters reports: U.S. crypto firm Nomad has been hit by a $190 million theft, blockchain researchers said on Tuesday, the latest such heist to hit the digital asset sector this year. Nomad said in a tweet that it was “aware of the incident” and was currently investigating, without giving further details or the value of the theft. Blockchain bridges have …

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North Korea Likely Behind $100 Million Crypto Theft

Reuters reports: North Korean hackers are most likely behind an attack last week that stole as much as $100 million in cryptocurrency from a U.S. company, three digital investigative firms have concluded. The cryptoassets were stolen on June 23 from Horizon Bridge, a service operated by the Harmony blockchain that allows assets to be transferred to other blockchains. Since then, …

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Hacker Rips Off Cryptocurrency Startup For $100M

TechCrunch reports: A hacker has exploited a vulnerability to steal $100 million from Harmony’s Horizon Bridge, which allows users to transfer their crypto assets from one blockchain to another. Harmony, the U.S. crypto startup behind Horizon, said in a blog post on Friday that it was notified of a “malicious attack” on its proprietary Horizon blockchain bridge on Thursday. Blockchain …

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Russian Hackers Target Texas Power Grid: “High Alert”

The Texas Tribune reports: Russian hackers have been probing Texas’ energy infrastructure for weak points in digital systems that would allow them to steal sensitive information or disrupt operations, according to interviews with energy companies, state officials and cybersecurity experts. State regulators and energy companies — from utilities to oil and gas transportation hubs to their associated vendors — said …

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Hackers Hit Russian Outlets: “Putin Is Forcing Us To Lie”

Reuters reports: The websites of several Russian media outlets were hacked on Monday, Reuters checks showed, with their regular sites replaced by an anti-war message and calls to stop President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. “Dear citizens. We urge you to stop this madness, do not send your sons and husbands to certain death,” the message read. “Putin is forcing …

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Iranian Ransomware Gang Hits Israeli LGBT Dating Site

The Times Of Israel reports: Hackers believed to be linked to Iran demanded on Sunday a ransom payment of $1 million in digital currency to stop the online leak of personal information from an Israeli LGBT site. The Black Shadow hacking group said in a statement released through the Telegram messaging app that it was “looking for money” and would …

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Microsoft Reports “Ongoing” Attack By Russian Hackers

The New York Times reports: Russia’s premier intelligence agency has launched another campaign to pierce thousands of U.S. government, corporate and think-tank computer networks, Microsoft officials and cybersecurity experts warned on Sunday, only months after President Biden imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to a series of sophisticated spy operations it had conducted around the world. The new effort is …

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Hacker Hijacks Trump’s Website: “Don’t Forget Allah”

The New York Daily News reports: Former President Trump’s web site was briefly hijacked by suspected Turkish hacker who urged readers to “not forget Allah.” RootAyyildiz is taking credit for the hacking of donaldjtrump.com website with the Islamist message on Monday. The message was written in Turkish and translates as: “Do not be like those who forgot Allah, as Allah …

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Man Claims Responsibility For Massive T-Mobile Hack

The Wall Street Journal reports: The hacker who is taking responsibility for breaking into T-Mobile US Inc.’s systems said the wireless company’s lax security eased his path into a cache of records with personal details on more than 50 million people and counting. John Binns, a 21-year-old American who moved to Turkey a few years ago, told The Wall Street …

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T-Mobile Discloses Hack Of Customers’ Personal Info

Reuters reports: T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday an ongoing investigation into a cyberattack on its systems revealed that some personal data of about 7.8 million of its current postpaid customers were compromised. The company was made aware of the attack late last week, it said in a statement, after an online forum claimed that personal data of its users …

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Hackers Take Down Rome’s Vax Appointment System

The Local Italy reports: The website of Lazio, the Italian region that includes Rome, was down on Sunday after being hit by a cyber attack, meaning that people could no longer use it to book a Covid vaccine. The President of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, wrote on his Facebook page: “A massive hacker attack against LazioCrea computer systems that …

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White House Blames China For Microsoft Email Hack

The Associated Press reports: The Biden administration on Monday blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year. The administration and allied nations also disclosed a broad range of other cyberthreats from Beijing, including ransomware attacks from government-affiliated hackers that have targeted companies with demands …

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Russian State Hackers Breached RNC Computer System

Bloomberg News reports: Russian government hackers breached the computer systems of the Republican National Committee last week, around the time a Russia-linked criminal group unleashed a massive ransomware attack, according to two people familiar with the matter. The government hackers were part of a group known as APT 29 or Cozy Bear, according to the people. That group has been …

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Up To 1500 Companies Affected In Ransomware Attack

Reuters reports: Between 800 and 1,500 businesses around the world have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive said on Monday. Fred Voccola, the Florida-based company’s CEO, said in an interview that it was hard to estimate the precise impact of Friday’s attack because those hit were mainly customers of Kaseya’s …

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Hackers Demand $70M In Latest Ransomware Attack

Reuters reports: Hackers suspected to be behind a mass extortion attack that affected hundreds of companies worldwide late on Sunday demanded $70 million to restore the data they are holding ransom, according to a posting on a dark web site. The demand was posted on a blog typically used by the REvil cybercrime gang, a Russia-linked group that is counted …

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DOJ To Give Ransomware Attacks Terror-Level Priority

Reuters reports: The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters. Internal guidance sent on Thursday to U.S. attorney’s offices across the country said information about ransomware investigations in the field …

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Chinese Hackers Penetrated NYC’s Subway Computers

The New York Times reports: A hacking group believed to have links to the Chinese government penetrated the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s computer systems in April, exposing vulnerabilities in a vast transportation network that carries millions of people every day, according to an M.T.A. document that outlined the breach. The hackers did not gain access to systems that control train cars …

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