No word on whether the Christmas day hack of British education secretary Gillian Keegan's Twitter account is related. In that case miscreants took over Keegan's account, changed her profile picture to Elon Musk, and posted a series of tweets promoting cryptocurrencies.
The DNC contacted CrowdStrike to respond to a suspected cyber attack impacting its network. The DNC was first alerted to the hack by the FBI in September 2015. According to testimony by DNC IT contractor Yared Tamene Wolde-Yohannes, the FBI attributed the breach to the Russian Government in September 2015 (page 7).
After forum members showed disbelief that the hack was real, the threat actor claimed he was behind the recent cyberattack on Uber and leaked screenshots of source code from both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto 6 as further proof.
Almost everyone who is at least a little tech savvy occasionally uses file-sharing websites. File-sharing websites include torrent websites and other sites that allow users to share their files, and this concept is appealing for a variety of reasons. First, it allows people to get premium software without paying the retail price. The problem though, is that file-sharing sites are also extremely attractive to hackers who want to find an easy way inside your system.
Many hackers target websites instead of individual users. They find weaknesses in unsecured websites which allow them to upload files or, in some cases, even take over the entire website. When this type of site hijacking happens, the hacker can then use the website to redirect you to other sites.
The hacker can compromise the entire website and redirect your downloads to a malicious server that contains the trojan. Using only trusted, well-known websites is one way to reduce your odds of falling into that trap, but a good antivirus program can also help detect infected and hacked sites.
February 20, 2020: Over 10.6 million hotel guests who have stayed at the MGM Resorts have had their personal information posted on a hacking forum. The data dump exposed includes names, home addresses, phone numbers, emails, and dates of birth of former hotel guests. Updated July, 15 2020: Researchers found 142 million personal records from former guests at the MGM Resorts hotels for sale on the Dark Web, hinting that the original breach was larger than previously announced.
March 4, 2020: Hackers successfully accessed online accounts of customers of the apparel retailer, J-Crew, through a credential stuffing attack. Using exposed emails and passwords, the hackers were able to login to an unknown number of J-Crew customer accounts and gain access to stored information including the last four digits of credit card numbers, expiration dates, card types, billing addresses, order numbers, shipping confirmation numbers and shipment status.
March 18, 2020: The online guitar lessons website, TrueFire, notified its users that a hacker gained access to names, addresses, payment card account numbers, card expiration dates and security codes for the past six months. The total number of users affected is still unknown, but TrueFire has millions of users worldwide.
April 14, 2020: The credentials of over 500,000 Zoom teleconferencing accounts were found for sale on the dark web and hacker forums for as little as $.02. Email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs and host keys are said to be collected through a credential stuffing attack.
April 14, 2020: A collection of 4 million login records belonging to the online marketplace Quidd was breached through a hack then posted on the dark web forum for free. Once accessible, the usernames, email addresses and hashed account passwords were shared among members of the forum.
April 27, 2020: A credential stuffing attack using previously exposed user IDs and passwords of popular video game company, Nintendo, granted hackers access to over 160,000 player accounts. With unauthorized access to the accounts, the fraudsters may have purchased digital items using stored cards and viewed personal information including name, date of birth, gender, country/region and email address.
May 13, 2020: The personal information of 387,000 former and current inmates was access by a hacker who exploited a server vulnerability in a U.S. Marshals Service database. The information exposed includes names, dates of birth, social security numbers and home addresses.
May 20, 2020: Over 40 million users of the mobile app, Wishbone, had their personal information up for sale on the dark web. Usernames, emails, phone numbers, location information and hashed passwords were exposed in a data breach before being advertised in a hacking forum.
July 28, 2020: The online alcohol delivery startup Drizly disclosed to its customers that a hacker accessed the account details of 2.5 million Drizly accounts. The customer information exposed included email addresses, date-of-birth and hashed passwords.
August 31, 2020: In an attempt to redirect funds from Utah Pathology Services, an unauthorized hacker gained access to an employee email account and the sensitive information of 112,000 medical patients. The accessed information includes patient names, gender, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, email address, health insurance information, internal record numbers, diagnostic information and a small number of Social Security numbers.
September 21, 2020: Over 500,000 gamer accounts of Activision, the video game publisher, were targeted in a credential stuffing attack. It has been reported that login data, such as email and password, was published publicly online, granting hackers access the Call of Duty accounts, often locking the rightful owner out of their account.
November 3, 2020: Malware embedded in the online shopping platform of precious metals dealer, JM Bullion, captured the personal and banking card information of customers who made purchases between February and July 2020. Using the malicious code, hackers we able to collect an undisclosed number of customer names, addresses and payment card details including account numbers, card expiration dates and the security codes.
November 5, 2020: A database containing staff, users, and subscribers data of the online media company, Mashable.com, was leaked by hackers and reported publicly on November 8th. The breached data was later detected on the dark web on December 16th. The database contains 1,852,595 records, including names, email addresses, country, gender, job description, online behavior related details, date of registration, IP addresses, social media profile links and authentication tokens.
November 11, 2020: Animal Jam, a popular online game for kids, was hacked and 46 million account records were compromised in a data breach. The databases belonging to WildWorks, the company behind Animal Jam, were posted to an online hacking forum on the dark web. The data included information related to children and parent accounts, including usernames, emails, passwords, birth dates and billing addresses connected to PayPal accounts.
Meshack is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science. He is interested in back-end Web development and does front-end development for fun. He also loves learning the magic behind penetration testing and Cybersecurity at large.
But, hacking is also an attempt to explore methods of breaching a defense mechanism and exploiting a weakness of a system to prevent unauthorized parties into the system by sealing the loopholes found in the system. This form of hacking is commonly known as penetration testing, also known as pen test.
To evaluate EPP and EDR capabilities against the LSASS credential dumping technique, AV-Comparatives ran 15 different test cases to dump credentials from the LSASS process using both publicly available hacking tools like Mimikatz (which the tester modified to bypass antivirus signatures) and privately developed ones. These test cases were as follows:
Agent Tesla is an extremely popular information-stealing Trojan that is being sold and distributed across a number of underground hacking forums and platforms. It is highly customizable, which allows threat actors to tailor it to their particular needs.
While analyzing sender address, remember that scammers do not need to hack the company servers to use the real company domain in the From field. They can simply insert the necessary domain name of the server into the From field.
And then this is where it gets interesting: The first folder has 14,669 .rar files in it whilst the second has a further 8,949 .rar files giving a grand total of 23,618 files. This is where the "more than 23,000 hacked databases" headlines come from as this is how many files are in the archive. Because it's relevant to the story and especially relevant to people who find their data in this breach via an HIBP search, I'm going to list the two sets of files in their entirety via the following Gists: 2b1af7f3a8