In late 2015, children’s toy manufacturer VTech hit the headlines after a major security breach caused personal data from some five million users to become compromised. Now, the company has taken steps to wash its hands of responsibility for any similar event that might take place in the future.
The attackers who crippled Ukrainian power operators in December probably committed attacks shortly before against a mining company and a railway operator, Trend Micro said Thursday.
The security company said its latest technical research shows that the same malware -- dubbed BlackEnergy and KillDisk -- were probably used in the earlier actions. It didn't name the targets of those attacks, which took place in November and December.
A group of four hackers have breached the official email servers belonging to the Bolivian Army, downloaded emails and dumped some of the data online.
Guilty of this attack are Hanom1960, the Chilean Hackers crew, and Hazzard, all of which, based on their tweets, look to be from Latin America.
According to two screenshots shared with Softpedia by Hanom, the Bolivian Army was running their internal email server on VMWare's Zimbra service. Hanom told Softpedia they used an older, known Zimbra exploit, but that their work was also simplified by "[expletive] configurations."
A group of Chilean hacktivists that go by the name of Chilean Hackers have broken into the database of CONADI and stolen the personal details of 304,189 Chilean citizens looking for state benefits from the country's government.
CONADI stands for Corporación Nacional de Desarrollo Indígena (Spanish for National Indigenous Development Corporation) and is an official institution, part of the Chilean government, under the Ministry of Social Development.
A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 supposed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees, as well as over 9,000 alleged Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, Motherboard has learned.
The hacker also claims to have downloaded hundreds of gigabytes of data from a Department of Justice (DOJ) computer, although that data has not been published.