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ProtonMail May Have Hacked Phishing Site

A popular secure e-mail provider, known as ProtonMail, may have recently hacked back against scammers who were operating a phishing site which presented itself as ProtonMail in order to try and steal user credentials, such as user login names and passwords. ProtonMail is based in Switzerland and created in 2013 by researchers from CERN and MIT. They offer both free ... Read More »

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Dutch Man Fined For Selling Hacked Netflix And Spotify Accounts

A copyright watchdog in the Netherlands discovered that a Dutch man was selling stolen streaming accounts on the internet. The suspect agreed to pay a fine to the company. Local news outlets reported that the man acquired the stolen accounts from the dark web. According to the Dutch news publication destentor.nl, the 26-year-old suspect of Zwolse, Overijssel, the Netherlands created ... Read More »

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Silk Road 3.1 “Got Hacked,” Owner Claims Bankruptcy

On July 19, another marketplace—one barely on the market list—exited the scene. The market that left, Silk Road 3.1, absconded in a classic exit scam. Many community members were surprised that Silk Road 3.1 had even existed, given that the Silk Road branding died years ago. SR 3.1 claimed someone had compromised the market and took off with the funds. ... Read More »

Credentials of Senior Figures in Britain Hacked and Sold On the Darknet by Russian Hackers

Credentials of senior figures of the United Kingdom, including ministers, ambassadors, and police have been sighted on the Darknet marketplace for sale. The passwords and emails which are believed to have been hacked by a group of Russian hackers are sold at cheaper prices for individuals who need them for their frauding activities. According to reports, the stolen credentials include ... Read More »

FBI Hacked Darknet Buyer Who Wanted To Purchase Mail Bomb

According to a plea agreement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hacked a dark web user who tried to purchase a mail bomb from an undercover investigator in the United States. The plea agreement, filed on April 28, 2017, states that Clinton Scott Bass of Georgia in the SE United States, was using two different pseudo names, contacted an undercover police ... Read More »

Intel chips from last 7 years can be hacked remotely

Before we dwell into this vulnerability, allow me to set the table. Once upon a time, Intel decided to add some hardware to their chips to allow admins to remotely control their servers. So today, Intel chips for server solutions contain “Management Engine” (ME) – a microcontroller inside of a processor. ME works independently to the operating system and it ... Read More »

95,000 Job Applicant Data of McDonald’s Canada Hacked, Likely Being Sold on Dark Web

An undisclosed group of hackers successfully breached into the database and servers of the $106 billion fast food chain McDonald’s. Representatives of McDonald’s Canada admitted to the theft of three years worth of applicant data. In a statement, McDonald’s Canada further revealed that personal information of 95,000 applications were stolen from the local servers of the company. A wide range ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Lists 25 Hacked Forum Databases

Talk of hacking, both in respect to the usual cybercrime victims and anything related to the US presidential election, dominated news headlines for months. Since then, the mainstream media quieted down—a bit—regarding election hacking or cyber-espionage. Those investigations themselves grew more interesting once the mainstream media slowed election news; the United States indicted four in connection with suspected election hacking. ... Read More »

76% of Healthcare Organizations Hacked Info Sold on Darknet

Over the past few years, ransomware and hacking attacks targeted on healthcare organizations saw tremendous success, mostly because healthcare organizations maintained a centralized database composed of sensitive personal and financial information. Ransomware distributors design software that can encrypt the servers, devices and databases of healthcare institutions and medical centers when they are accessed. If one of the devices or servers ... Read More »

Man Who Hacked Women’s Computers to Steal Explicit Photos Signs Sealed Plea Deal

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama, a former Shelby County resident agreed to plead guilty to hacking email and file storage accounts of 50 women. Authorities kept the plea-agreement sealed but still revealed some case details. Roger C. Stanton the FBI Special Agent in Charge, explained that the defendant, Kevin Maldonado, phished the Gmail ... Read More »

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Austrian Hotel Hacked For The Fourth Time

The Seehotel Jägerwirt on the Turracher Höhe, Austria was hacked for the fourth time by cybercriminals. The hotel has been operating in the Kärnten-Styrian ski area for 111 years. In the past few years, the hotel management implemented advanced IT systems for the Jägerwirt. Hotel Chief Christoph Brandstätter found himself in front of a locked computer for the fourth time. ... Read More »

More Than 25% of MongoDB Databases Hacked Within a Week

According to credible intelligence from trusted sources, hackers attacked more than 25 percent of the MongoDB databases left open on the internet. The individuals, a security researcher from the GDI Foundation—Victor Gevers—and an independent developer from Norway, Niall Merrigan saw a recent spike in MongoDB database hacks. Hackers, during a single week, attacked enough vulnerable online databases to account for ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund Hacked

On December 4th, 2016 Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the Silk Road, helped host the Free-Ross-A-Thon, a fundraiser for Ross’ legal defense fund. Ross Ulbricht is currently appealing the life sentence that was handed down by a federal court. The cost of producing the appeal documents in Ross’ case alone cost $14,000, and ... Read More »

Yahoo Was Hacked Again: 1 billion user accounts were compromised

Back in September, DeepDotWeb reported Yahoo announced 500 million accounts were compromised by what the company claimed to be a “state-sponsored actor”. Back then all affect users were notified and the problem appeared to be swept under the rug. Now, Yahoo issued a press release in which it states more than 1 billion user accounts were compromised – and sensitive ... Read More »