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Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach

Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach
Sep 04, 2017
Exclusive — If you have an account on Taringa , also known as "The Latin American Reddit," your account details may have compromised in a massive data breach that leaked login details of almost all of its over 28 million users. Taringa is a popluar social network geared toward Latin American users, who create and share thousands of posts every day on general interest topics like life hacks, tutorials, recipes, reviews, and art. The Hacker News has been informed by LeakBase , a breach notification service, who has obtained a copy of the hacked database containing details on 28,722,877 accounts, which includes usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords for Taringa users. The hashed passwords use an ageing algorithm called MD5 – which has been considered outdated even before 2012 – that can easily be cracked, making Taringa users open to hackers. Wanna know how weak is MD5?, LeakBase team has already cracked 93.79 percent (nearly 27 Million) of hashed passwords s

Breach Database Site 'LeakedSource' Goes Offline After Alleged Police Raid

Breach Database Site 'LeakedSource' Goes Offline After Alleged Police Raid
Jan 27, 2017
The biggest mistake companies make with data security is leaving all their secrets unprotected at one place, which if attacked, they are all gone in one shot. An unnamed law enforcement agency has reportedly accessed billions of compromised usernames, email IDs, and their passwords, collected by LeakedSource, a popular breach notification service. LeakedSource, launched in late 2015, that exposed some of the largest data breaches in 2016, including LinkedIn , DailyMotion , Rambler.ru , Last.fm , VK.com , Weebly, and Foursquare , might be facing a permanent shut down after law enforcement officers allegedly raided its operator. The LeakedSource website that allowed visitors to look up for their account details that had been collected from multiple data breaches has suddenly disappeared, and its associated social media accounts have been suspended. The data breach aggregation service had always been criticized for its unethical policy of allowing anyone to look up hacked acco

Anonymous hackers exposes details of U.S FEMA contractors

Anonymous hackers exposes details of U.S FEMA contractors
Jul 18, 2013
Anonymous hackers claimed yesterday that they have broken into a server used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and leaked the database  ( password : fema ) includes - names, addresses and other information of FEMA contractors, private defense contractors, federal agents and local authorities. Hack was performed in response to Homeland Security training exercises that centered on a fictional version of the hacker collective.FEMA, under the Department of Homeland Security, conducts an National Level Exercise (NLE) each year. " This is a message from some of us, to FEMA, to various world governments and to their complicit corporate lackeys who dwell in the shadows as well as to the 2.5 billion regular people who use the internet and have found that their right to privacy has been utterly destroyed. " hackers said. The dump contains a table of user IDs and MD5 hashes of corresponding passwords and leaked mailing addresses connected to some of the

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A SaaS Security Challenge: Getting Permissions All in One Place 

A SaaS Security Challenge: Getting Permissions All in One Place
May 08, 2024Attack Surface / SaaS Security
Permissions in SaaS platforms like Salesforce, Workday, and Microsoft 365 are remarkably precise. They spell out exactly which users have access to which data sets. The terminology differs between apps, but each user's base permission is determined by their role, while additional permissions may be granted based on tasks or projects they are involved with. Layered on top of that are custom permissions required by an individual user.  For example, look at a sales rep who is involved in a tiger team investigating churn while also training two new employees. The sales rep's role would grant her one set of permissions to access prospect data, while the tiger team project would grant access to existing customer data. Meanwhile, special permissions are set up, providing the sales rep with visibility into the accounts of the two new employees. While these permissions are precise, however, they are also very complex. Application admins don't have a single screen within these applications th

50 million customers compromised in LivingSocial hack

50 million customers compromised in LivingSocial hack
Apr 27, 2013
LivingSocial, a daily deals website part-owned by Amazon Inc ., hit by a cyber attack that may have affected more than 50 million customers and will need to reset their passwords. LivingSocial says it has 70 million members worldwide. Leaked data includes names, e-mail addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords. Customers' credit card information and merchants' financial and banking information were not affected by the hack, LivingSocial said. So it looks like some personal info may have fallen into the wrong hands, but credit card and other financial details should be safe. The cyberattack affected LivingSocial customers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and Malaysia and its LetsBonus users in Southern Europe and Latin America. So if you're among the affected users, the hackers have just the right amount of information to phish you. The site is sending out emails to customers advising them to change their passwords.

ABC hacked after anti-Islam politician Interview

ABC hacked after anti-Islam politician Interview
Feb 27, 2013
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is investigating data breach after Lateline interviewed Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. A hacker going by the handle " Phr0zenMyst " has claimed to have hacked a web site associated with the ABC television program Making Australia Happy, leaking the details of its users online. The files contain the personal email addresses, locations and genders of almost 50,000 of registered users of ABC websites, including encrypted versions of their login passwords. The data was posted in 10 separate pastebin's which can be accessed online.  There were some indications on social media sites that the attack was in retaliation for some of the ABC's recent editorial decisions. The hacker, believed to be associated with the online activist group Anonymous, wrote on Twitter, " ABC hacked for giving a platform to Geert Wilders to spread hatred #OpWilders - database leaked! " " This breach originated
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