Two pseudonymous hackers called Revolver and Peace have claimed to have hacked the online hookup site Adult FriendFinder. While Revolver posted two screenshots of the site's database, Peace claimed to have gained access to a database of around 73 million users.
Czech police have arrested a Russian hacker suspected of hacking targets in the United States, officials said on Tuesday (18 October). LinkedIn said on Wednesday that the arrest, carried out in cooperation with the FBI, was related to the massive 2012 hack on LinkedIn that compromised over 100 million users' information, including emails and passwords.
A website used to fund the campaigns of Republican senators was infected with malware that for more than six months collected donors' personal information, including full names, addresses, and credit card data, a researcher said.
If the recent Yahoo breach wasn’t enough to make you re-think your password behaviour, then hopefully Cyber Security Awareness Month is a good reason to start taking it seriously.
Netflix has reminded people whose user IDs are circulating in breach-lists to check their security and if necessary reset their passwords.
The issue resurfaced late last week, when an Adweek writer posted that he'd received a “reset your password” message:
“As part of our regular security monitoring, we discovered that credentials that match your Netflix email address and password were included in a release of email addresses and passwords from a breach at another company.”