You may also want to think seriously about whether to link a bank account or credit card at all. The potential downside is that any linked account is vulnerable if your Venmo account is compromised. The upside is that in the event of a hack or fraudulent transfer, your financial institution may offer better protection than Venmo does.
Adding to a list of high profile targets that includes Comcast, NullCrew released on Sunday evidence it added a major \"people finder\" data broker, the UN's aviation regulation and security arm, the University of Virginia, Telco Systems and others to its growing catalog of those it has hacked and humiliated.
The hackers of NullCrew claim in its Pastebin (e-zine) called \"FTS Zine 5\" that it also broke into Ukraine's science center, where they claim to have discovered a database relating to individuals somehow working in \"weapon code\" production.
NullCrew announced on Twitter that it published the evidence of hacking into nine sites Easter Sunday. As with its previous conquests NullCrew mocked its targets while explaining the attacks -- which could have been avoided with updated security practices.
The hackers have added data dealer Spokeo, the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization, the University of Virginia, the Science and Technology Center of Ukraine, and others to its tally of victims.
The attack and public shaming of Comcast and Al Arabiya is part of NullCrew's campaign to bring pain to media megacorporations; the hackers circled in a hit on government contractor Klas Telecom, where NullCrew pulled off a successful smash and grab of accounts and passwords.
Since the publication of NullCrew's 'zine, the hackers dumped six database user tables from different subdomains, a DSA private key, public SSH-RSA keys and then dropped a second file on Twitter containing almost a million virginia.edu files.
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Comedian Erik Stolhanske didn't know what he was getting himself into when he let a cybersecurity expert at SecureState take a crack at hacking him. The \"Super Troopers\" actor gave the company the green light to try to access his Twitter account with nothing more than his name. What he found out was that his entire digital life could have been compromised using simple techniques.
SecureState profiling consultant Brandan Geise went on a mission to hack into Stolhanske's Twitter account, but instead was also able to gain access to his Amazon, AOL, Apple and Dropbox accounts, as well his Web hosting account.
If this all sounds familiar, it's because a similar case was reported last year, when a hacker gained access to Wired reporter Mat Honan's email, Twitter, Amazon and Apple accounts. Wired later reported that Amazon quietly closed the loophole that allowed a hacker to add a credit card to an account, but Geise says the only additional hurdle he faced was naming a recent purchase.
Geise says using two-factor authentication could stop the potential hacker in their tracks because it would also require access personal devices, like a smartphone. But it would not make the social engineering hack impossible to accomplish. Apple, Twitter and Facebook have added the additional security measure in the last year.
NullCrew was a hacktivist group founded in 2012 that took responsibility for multiple high-profile computer attacks against corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
On October 27, 2012: NullCrew announced the release of their first self-titled e-zine containing credentials of government and military servers belonging strictly to the United States. The affected servers were: The hacked sites includes Montana's Official State Website(mt.gov), Force Health Protection & Readiness(fhpr.osd.mil), The official website of the State of Louisiana(la.gov), The Official Website of the State of Texas (www.texas.gov), United Nations (Several servers including ones from: Unesco and un.org.) The amount of the credentials leaked ranked well in the thousands.
On October 6, 2012, the group posted on two Twitter feeds; both claimed to have hacked the ISP Orange. The first post, from the official Twitter account, was a pastebin, containing table, columns, and databases of the Orange website. The second post came from 0rbit and contained more sensitive information, such as MySQL hosts, users, passwords, and fifty two corporation and government officials email addresses.
Early in the beginning of the new year, on January 6, 2013: The group announced two successful attacks, the first one was on the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security's Study In The States (Supporting their claim in the U.K. MoD attack.) It contained (From EHackingNews) The hacker group published some data compromised from the server including Database Host, user, password and database Name. The hackers compromised these details when they are managed to access the Wp-config.php file. The second attack was against Sharp Electronics in the United Kingdom; the group released the entire MySQL db of Sharp the same day.
On March 6, 2013: The group successfully infiltrated and defaced Time-Warner Cables Support Services and left the web-page defaced; The group proclaimed that the attack took place due to the cable companies participation with what they and many others deemed as an unfair practice.. known as CAS or Six Strikes. The attack took place when they targeted Time-Warners support system, noticing that it ran on ASP they began skimming through and took notice of the support systems login server used the username of admin, and the password of \"changeme\" the group then bypassed security measures, shelled the server and left the index defaced (Mirror here: ) The attack was done by two core members of the group: DocOfCock and 0rbit.
The group returned on February 1, 2014 when they dropped over 20,000+ Usernames, passwords, an emails, along with a list of credit card information of Bell Canada; Bell claimed that its own servers were not affected, but instead a third-party had been involved with the attack. The attack was noted as POST SQL Injection in what was Bell's protection management login. The attackers provided screenshots that contained proof of Bell's knowledge of the attack dating back to the 15th of January, as well as results of the execution of the queries, Bell claims it is working with law-enforcement to investigate this attack further.
NullCrew hacked into the Comcast servers on February 5, 2014, and publicly shared the passwords of 34 Comcast email servers. The attack was allowed due to Comcast email servers using a software known as Zimbra, the attack method was LFI.
On April 20, 2014; The Marijuana smokers holiday the NullCrew hacktivist group released what it called the fifth installation of its e-zine #FuckTheSystem. This one consisted of: The University Of Virginia, Spokeo, Klas Telecom, ArmA2, Science and Technology Center of Ukraine, State of Indiana, National Credit Union, Telco Systems & BATM, and The International Civil Aviation Organization. The E-zine contained a link to a file on mega.co.nz titled \"FTS5-DATA.RAR\" This file uncompressed is over 1GB and contains tens of thousands of emails, several sql databases, /etc/passwd files, and a whole lot more. This zine is now known to be its largest release to date.
In May 2013, Lewys Martin, identified as \"sl1nk\" of the NullCrew hacktivist group, was arrested for apparent charges of hacking \"Cambridge university\". This matched claims of the group, but different from the data leaks by other members, sl1nk only took down the web site with a Distributed Denial Of Service. Other supposed targets of this member included the Pentagon and NASA. He was sentenced to two years in prison.
In June 2014; A Morristown, Tennessee man by the name of Timothy Justen French was arrested in connection with NullCrew. He was accused of hacking into: University Of Virginia, Spokeo, Klas Telcom, Comcast, University Of Hawaii, department of state, and Bell Canada. In the criminal complaint, it was stated that the arrest was allowed due to information provided by a confidential informant; This informant was later outed by Zer0Pwn as Siph0n.
Also, in June 2014; A Quebec Canadian teenager was arrested by the RCMP, this teenager is believed to be Individual A, or Null/Zer0Pwn of NullCrew. He was arrested in connection with hacking the Canadian telecommunications company Bell Canada; His arrest was allowed due to communication with a confidential informant, whom he later outed on Twitter as Siph0n. Zer0Pwn also claimed that the FBI tested the boundaries of entrapment by allowing them to hack into multiple targets while watching yet doing nothing to prevent these exploits. The teenager pleaded guilty of one count of unlawful computer access, and was sentenced to probation and banned from accessing the internet.
A hoax that has been making the online rounds on WhatsApp since at least mid-2017 warns users of the encrypted messaging service that they are supposedly vulnerable to a piece of malicious software being distributed via a video called \"Martinelli.\" The malware is said to be capable of hacking into a user's cell phone in under 10 seconds, wreaking irreparable damage:
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (paywall) points out a legal issue that judges are increasingly facing as they consider class action lawsuits brought against companies that become victims of criminal hacking:
In most cases, the economic damage falls on the primary victim of the hacking, i.e., the company whose systems are breached. In addition to any embarassment, the victim must also spend resources to investigate the hacker's entry point, identify the scope of the compromise, and purge the intruder from its systems.
If the hacker actually obtains data about individuals from the victim company, the victim company may also become a target for legal action from a variety of sources, including state attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission, and class action lawsuits brought by private parties. As the article explains, plaintiffs bringing private cases often have a hard time showing standing and damage. That's because most of the time, there's no clear indication that the hacker used any particular person's information in a way that caused actual damage. 153554b96e