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February 18, 2019
David Wroe and Chris Uhlmann / Sydney Morning Herald

David Wroe and Chris Uhlmann / Sydney Morning Herald  
Australia Accuses Foreign Nation-State of Cyberattacks on Political Parties, Parliament Ahead of May Elections

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia’s political parties suffered cyber attacks alongside the Parliament House computer network several weeks ago by a “sophisticated state actor,” fueling speculation that China was involved in the attacks just three months before the country’s federal elections in May although Morrison didn’t specify the source of the attacks. The Liberal, Labor, and Nationals were affected by the attacks which are understood to bear the hallmarks of Chinese hacking efforts although it’s possible that other attackers might have sought to emulate China’s techniques. Morrison said he has instructed “the Australian Cyber Security Centre to be ready to provide any political party or electoral body in Australia with immediate support, including making their technical experts available.” There is no evidence that any data had been taken or altered nor is there evidence that Australia’s voting infrastructure was affected.

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Deutsche Welle: Australia says ‘sophisticated state actor’ hacked political parties
CNN.com: ‘Sophisticated state actor’ blamed for massive Australian government hack
New York Times: Australia’s Prime Minister Blames ‘Sophisticated State Actor’ for Parliament Hack
POLITICO EU: Venezuela refuses entry to 4 MEPs over ‘conspiratorial motives’
9News : Australia targeted by cyber attack – 9news.com.au
PerthNow : Political cyber attack – PerthNow
South China Morning Post: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says ‘sophisticated state actor’ hacked parties, parliament
News.com.au: Australia’s major political parties hit by cyber attack
TechCrunch: Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’
Hong Kong Free Press: Australia says a ‘sophisticated state actor’ hacked parties, parliament week before election
Digital Journal: Australia says ‘state actor’ hacked parties, parliament
RAPPLER: Australia says ‘state actor’ hacked parties, parliament
The Straits Times Asia News: Australia says ‘sophisticated state actor’ hacked parties, Parliament
Channel News Asia: Australia says ‘state actor’ hacked parties, parliament
SecurityWeek: Australia Says ‘State Actor’ Hacked Parties, Parliament
The Guardian: Australia’s major political parties targeted by ‘sophisticated state actor’, PM says
France 24: Australia says ‘state actor’ hacked major political parties
TORONTO STAR: Australia blames ‘state actor’ for hacking political parties
The Independent: Australia blames ‘state actor’ for hacking political parties
Bloomberg Politics: Australia Says a ‘Sophisticated State Actor’ Hacked Lawmakers
The Times of Israel: Australia blames ‘sophisticated state actor’ for hacking political parties
ZDNet Security: Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM
Daily Mail: ‘Foreign government’ is responsible for cyber hack on Australia’s Parliament
Business Insider Australia: Australia’s major political parties have been hacked months out from a federal election, PM reveals
Al Jazeera English: Australia political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’
NewsNow: Australian political parties’ computer networks hacked by foreign country, PM confirms
The Register – Security: Aussie PM blames ‘state level’ baddies for parliament breach
UPI.com: Australia’s major political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’
EJ Insight: Australia accuses foreign govt of cyber-attack on lawmakers
TIME: Australia Blames a Foreign Government for the Cyberattack on Political Parties
Fortune: Australia’s Parliament Was Hacked By a ‘Sophisticated State Actor’
Techerati: China suspected in cyber attack on Australian political parties
HOTforSecurity: In Lead-up to Elections, Australia Confirms Nation-State Attack on Infrastructure, Political Parties
Voice of America: Australian Political Parties Targeted In Mass Hacking Attempt


June 4, 2019
Ben Grubb and Clancy Yeates / Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Grubb and Clancy Yeates / Sydney Morning Herald  
Private Data of Nearly 100,000 Customers of Australia’s Westpac Bank Exposed in Enumeration Attacks on Real-Time Payments Platform PayID

The private details of almost 100,000 bank customers of Australian bank and financial services providers Westpac have been exposed in a cyber attack on the real-time payments platform PayID, which allows the instant transfer of money between banks using either a mobile number or email address. PayID operates like a telephone book, allowing anyone to type in a mobile number or email address and have it confirm the name of the corresponding account holder, leaving it open to an enumeration attack that allows numbers to be changed at random to access names and phone numbers of thousands of bank customers. In a confidential memo, the bank said it discovered on May 22 that around 600,000 PayID lookups occurred from seven compromised Westpac Live accounts and the attacker was successful in accessing 98,000 of the lookups. The attacks, which are still ongoing on a “semi-daily” basis according to the memo, have been occurring since April 7 and that the logins indicate the fraudsters are based in the U.S.

September 23, 2016
NICOLE GALLUCCI / Mashable

NICOLE GALLUCCI / Mashable  
The Long Reach of the Yahoo Breach: Worry About Flickr, Tumblr, Other Yahoo Sites

The just emerging implications of the massive Yahoo breach are vast, starting with the fact that other Yahoo-owned properties such as Flickr, Tumblr and fantasy football site Rivals.com have likely also been compromised. Experts are advising any users of other Yahoo-owned properties also change passwords for accounts with those sites as well.
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CNNMoney.com: Security experts: Yahoo hack will “cause ripples online for years”
CNBC: Yahoo-Verizon deal may be complicated by historic hack
PYMNTS.com: PYMNTS 11
TIME: Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach Affecting At Least 500 Million Accounts
Network World Security: Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach
Neowin: Verizon notified of Yahoo data breach “in last two days”; long after $4.8bn acquisition deal
Computerworld Security: Verizon learned of massive Yahoo data breach just two days ago
Dark Reading: Yahoo Reveals Nation State-Borne Data Breach Affecting A Half-Billion Users
FedScoop: Yah-oof: 500M+ Yahoo user details stolen in huge hack – FedScoop
Financial Times: Hacker stole data from 500m Yahoo users
PCMag.com: Yahoo Data Breach Hit 500M+ Accounts
PCWorld: The massive Yahoo hack ranks as the world’s biggest — so far
CBC : Yahoo confirms 500 million email accounts hacked in 2014
Thomas Fox-Brewster – Forbes: Yahoo Admits 500 Million Hit In 2014 Breach — Blames Foreign Spies
Boing Boing: Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked, blames “state-sponsored actor”
Network World Security: Hackers have a treasure trove of data with the Yahoo breach
Mashable: Thanks for nothing, Yahoo
Mashable: What this Yahoo data breach means for you
Phys.org : Yahoo hack hit 500 mn users, likely ‘state sponsored’ (Update)
HackRead: Yahoo says it was hacked; ‘state-sponsored actor’ stole 500 million accounts
Gizmodo: What to Do With Your Hacked Yahoo Account
The Register: Half! a! billion! Yahoo! email! accounts! raided! by! ‘state! hackers!’
Threatpost: 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Stolen By State-Sponsored Hackers
Gizmodo: State-Sponsored Hackers Stole Personal Information From 500 Million Yahoo Users
TechCrunch: Yahoo confirms state-sponsored attacker stole personal data of “at least” 500 million users
South China Morning Post: Yahoo hackers steal personal info from 500 million accounts, in biggest email raid
Chicago Tribune: Yahoo confirms huge data breach affecting 500 million accounts, blames ‘state-sponsored actor’
TheVARGuy : This Week in Ridiculously Huge Data Breaches, Do You Yahoo?
VatorNews: 500M Yahoo users got hacked: here’s what you need to know
SlashGear » security: Huge Yahoo data breach confirmed: 500m accounts hit
Hacked: Breaking: Yahoo Admits to Data Breach of 500 Million(!) User Accounts
Bloomberg: Yahoo’s Data Breach: What to Do If Your Account Was Hacked – Bloomberg
FastCoNews: What to do if your Yahoo account was hacked
Pocketnow: 500 million Yahoo accounts hacked by “state-sponsored actor”
Sydney Morning Herald: Yahoo confirms hack, says data on 500 million users was stolen
Pocket Lint : Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users’ data: Were you affected?
Mashable : Yahoo confirms massive leak of 500 million user accounts
Neowin: Yahoo reveals massive data breach of over 500 million accounts by “state-sponsored actor”
CCM: Yahoo Linked to Massive Data Breach
TechnoBuffalo: Yahoo said to reveal data hack that affects “hundreds of millions” of users
Al Jazeera English: Hackers steal personal data from 500m Yahoo accounts
Tech | New York Post: ‘State-sponsored’ Yahoo hack exposed 500M users
SC Magazine: State-sponsored actors suspected in historic Yahoo breach; at least 500 million accounts affected
New York Times : Cybersecurity: Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014
Tom’s Hardware: Yahoo Data Breach Exposed 500 Million Accounts In 2014
BBC News: Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users
IBTimes.co.uk : Technology: Yahoo set to admit ‘widespread and serious’ data breach that lost 200m accounts
The Seattle Times: Yahoo confirms huge data breach affecting 500 million accounts
FOX News: Yahoo to confirm hackers stole passwords for 200M accounts all the way back in 2012, report says
BetaNews: Yahoo confirms ‘state-sponsored’ attack and theft of 500 million account details
Associated Press: Yahoo says hackers stole info from 500 million user accounts
Security Magazine: 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Breached
SlashGear » security: How the Yahoo mail hack affects you, and what to do
Star Tribune: Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accounts
U.S. News – News: Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accounts
CNN.com – Top Stories: Yahoo says 500 million accounts stolen
Yahoo! News: Yahoo says hackers stole info from 500 million user accounts
TechSpot: Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts compromised in 2014 breach
The Hill: Yahoo announces huge data breach
The Verge: Yahoo confirms a ‘state-sponsored’ hack affected more than 500 million accounts
Wall Street Journal Business: Yahoo Says Breach Affected at Least 500 Million Users
WIRED: Hack Brief: Yahoo Breach Hits Half a Billion Users
News : NPR: Yahoo Reveals Massive Data Breach; Internet Fixates On Fantasy Football
BleepingComputer.com: Yahoo hit with a Massive 500 Million Account Data Breach
Mashable: If you use any Yahoo services, here’s what to do following the massive breach
Infosecurity Magazine: Yahoo! Confirms the Breach of 500Mn Online Credentials
Techradar: In Depth: Here’s what you need to know about Yahoo’s massive data breach
San Jose Business News: Yahoo data breach could affect Verizon deal
Hacked: Report: Yahoo! Will Confirm “Massive” Data Breach
The Next Web: Report: Yahoo is expected to confirm massive data breach affecting millions of users
Digital Trends: Yahoo confirms hacker breach involving more than 500 million user accounts
The Loop: Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts compromised
FOX News: Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts compromised in huge data breach
eWeek: Yahoo Hit by Data Breach Affecting Over 500M Accounts
Inverse: Hackers Stole 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Back in 2014
IBTimes.co.uk : Technology: Yahoo reveals ‘state-sponsored’ hackers stole a massive 500 million user accounts in 2014
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7: Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014
Engadget: Yahoo confirms over 500 million users affected in 2014 breach
ExtremeTech: Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers
SecurityWeek: Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach of 500 Million Accounts
DataBreaches.net: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached; biggest breach ever publicly disclosed
ZDNet: Yahoo confirms data breach affecting 500 million accounts, claims state actor behind attack
Business Insider Australia: Yahoo waited nearly two months to tell Verizon about the massive breach of 500 million users
Los Angeles Times: Yahoo says hackers stole personal data from at least 500 million accounts
The Globe and Mail – Home: Video: Yahoo confirms big data breach
The Guardian: Yahoo confirms ‘state-sponsored’ personal data hack of 500m accounts
AOL: Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014
Quartz: Half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a 2014 hack
MacRumors: At Least 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked in Late 2014
The Atlantic: Yahoo’s Half-a-Billion Hack
Ars Technica: Yahoo says half a billion accounts breached by nation-sponsored hackers
The Drum: ‘At least’ 500M Yahoo accounts breached
FastCoNews: Yahoo says half-billion accounts compromised by hack
Washington Free Beacon: Yahoo Confirms ‘State-Sponsored’ Cyber Attack Exposed 500M Users
TechnoBuffalo: Yahoo confirms breach of over 500 million user accounts
Consumerist: Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach; At Least 500 Million Users Affected
Zero Hedge: Yahoo Confirms Half A Billion User Accounts Hacked, Blames “State-Sponsored Actor” For Breach
Android Authority: Yahoo says spies stole data compromising 500 million accounts
On the Wire: 500 Million Users Affected by Yahoo Data Breach
FastCoNews: Yahoo says half-billion accounts compromised by hack
TIME: What to Do After the Massive Yahoo Hack
Investor’s Business Daily: Yahoo: ‘At Least 500 Million User Accounts’ Stolen By ‘State-Sponsored Actor’
VICE News: Yahoo Says 500 Million Users Were Hacked By ‘state-sponsored Actor’
PCWorld: Hackers now have a treasure trove of user data with the Yahoo breach
Newsweek: Yahoo Says 500 Million Accounts Hacked in 2014 Data Breach
PBS NewsHour: 500 million Yahoo accounts hit by hackers, company confirms
Mashable: Yahoo confirms massive leak of 500 million user accounts
VentureBeat: Yahoo claims state-sponsored hackers stole data on 500 million users
BGR: Massive data breach hit 500 million users, Yahoo confirms
Softpedia News: Yahoo Blames Data Breach of 500M User Records on “State-Sponsored Actor”
Motherboard: Yahoo Says a Nation State Hacked 500 Million Customer Accounts
Heavy.com: Yahoo Data Hacked: How to Change Your Yahoo Password
City A.M. – Technology: Yahoo hack hit 500m user accounts – putting pressure on its Verizon deal
POLITICO: Yahoo says government-backed hackers stole 500 million users’ data
Slashdot: Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach, Hundreds Of Millions Of Users Impacted [Updated]
The Week: Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts hacked by ‘state-sponsored actor’
App Advice: Yahoo Confirms At Least 500 Million Accounts Hacked in Late 2014
Varonis Blog: Yahoo Breach: Pros react to massive breach impacting hundreds of millions of users
Cyber Kendra: Yahoo Confirm 500 millions account Hacked
Washington Post: What you should do if you have a Yahoo account
VICE News: Yahoo Hasn’t Told 200 Million Users Their Accounts Were Hacked
MacRumors: ‘Yahoo View’ App Debuts With Hulu Content Amid ‘Massive Data Breach’ of Yahoo Services
emptywheel: Yahoo’s Three Hacks
iDigitalTimes.com: Yahoo Hack: Are You One Of The 500 Million Accounts Compromised In Massive Security Breach?
The Fiscal Times: Theft of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Is the Biggest Single Hack Ever
The Inquisitr News: Yahoo Hack: Data Breach Could Affect Millions Of Users [Report]
The Tech Portal: {Update: Confirmed, Hacked by state sponsored actors} Yahoo may announce a massive account breach, this week
WCCFtech: Yahoo to Confirm Massive Data Breach Affecting 200 Million Users – Chaos for the New Owners?
WCCFtech: “State-Sponsored” Actors Hacked into Yahoo and Stole Data of over 500 Million Users
Zero Hedge: 200 Million Yahoo User Accounts Hacked
BuzzFeed – Tech: 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Have Been Hacked
Washington Post: Yahoo data breach casts ‘cloud’ over Verizon deal
Archer Security Group: Surviving the record-breaking Yahoo breach
Techradar: Updated: Yahoo comes clean on huge data breach [Updated]
Security Affairs: Yahoo Data Breach, the company confirms the incident that exposed 500M accounts
WinBuzzer: Yahoo to Confirm Data Breach that Compromised 200 Million User Accounts
Slashdot: Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach, 500 Million Users Impacted [Updated]
GeekWire: Yahoo reveals massive data breach impacting 500M users, amidst $4.83B Verizon acquisition
Vanity Fair: The Bad News for Marissa Mayer Somehow Manages to Get Worse
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August 9, 2016
Kate Aubusson / Sydney Morning Herald

Kate Aubusson / Sydney Morning Herald  
Australian Census Site Hit With Four Attacks By Foreign Hackers, ABS

The Australian Census website was brought down today, the deadline for census form completion, by four attacks attributed to foreign hackers, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Although the nature of the attacks are uncertain, many cybersecurity specialists say they were probably DDoS attacks. Australia’s Census Bureau has come under criticism for plans to pursue opt-out online form submission and to maintain personal data for four years rather than 18 months.

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Wall Street Journal: Australia’s Online Census Brought Down by Cyberattacks
IT Web : Australia’s controversial census in chaos
WAToday.com.au : Michael McCormack maintains census outage was ‘much ado about nothing’
PogoWasRight.org: Census Boycott Gathers Momentum Amid Australia Privacy Concerns
Daily Mail : Census 2016: What you need to know if you still need to fill out survey
Softpedia News: “Foreign Hackers” Launch DDoS Attacks on Australia’s Census Website
DataBreaches.net: ‘It was an attack’: Australian census website collapses due to ‘malicious foreign hackers’
Slashdot: Australian Census Website Shut Down On Census Night After 4 DDoS Attacks
Cyber Kendra – Latest Hacking News and Tech News: Australian census attacked by hackers
Sydney Morning Herald: Census 2016: How the hackers incensed us
WAToday.com.au : Census 2016: How the hackers incensed us
Business Insider : Australia’s census website crashed and no-one is sure whether it was hackers or just incompetence
News.com.au : Census fail raises more questions
News.com.au : Census ‘attack’: ‘I smell bullsh*t’
ZDNet : Census 2016 among worst IT debacles in Australia: Labor
WAToday.com.au : Census 2016: Treasurer Scott Morrison says there is ‘no need’ for a rerun
DailyMail.com.au : What exactly have the ABS been doing for five years? How the Census 2016 disaster cost more than $270 MILLION – and to make you even angrier, the boss of the ABS is on $700,000 a year
Vocativ: Australian Census Knocked Offline On Big Day
Technology | The Guardian: Census 2016: outage due to ‘overcautious’ response, not hacking, government says
Gizmodo : The Australian Privacy Commissioner Is Investigating The Census Attack
Deutsche Welle: Australia to launch investigation into bungled census
BreakingNews.ie : Cyber-attacks shut down Australian online census
Mashable: ‘Cyberattack’ takes down Australian census website
Gadgets 360 : Australia Online Census Shutdown After Cyber-Attacks
WAToday.com.au : ABS should have known better on census night
Sydney Morning Herald: Malcolm Turnbull defends handling of census as Privacy Commissioner investigates
Sydney Morning Herald: Census website attacked by hackers, ABS claims
DataBreachToday.com: Australian Census Disrupted by DDoS
Infosecurity Magazine: Aussie Stats Bureau Takes Site Offline After DDoS
Daily Mail : Census 2016: How the government first blamed users for the website crashing
EFTM.com.au : ABS Claims Census brought down by Cyber Attack – What’s it mean?
Daily Mail : Census 2016: Was the website attacked or simply overloaded by users?
Daily Mail : How conspiracy theorists were right about Census 2016 hacking
Sydney Morning Herald: What are the DoS and DDoS attacks that brought down the census?
Daily Mail : Census Minister Michael McCormack’s OWN website is ‘hacked’
The Register: #Censusfail aftermath: Here’s what’s happening inside Australia’s board rooms this morning
Sydney Morning Herald: Michael McCormack’s website hacked as tech woes continue for government
Mashable: Random dude mistaken for the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Twitter during #CensusFail
Mashable: ‘Cyberattack’ takes down Australian census website
Slashdot: Australian Census Website Shut Down On Census Night After 4 DDoS Attacks
WAToday.com.au : If census site was taken down after DDoS attack it wasn’t prepared: expert
DataBreaches.net: ‘It was an attack’: Australian census website collapses due to ‘malicious foreign hackers’

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October 12, 2016
Byron Kaye / Reuters

Byron Kaye / Reuters  
Australian Cyber Security Centre: Cyber Attack Came From a Foreign Country

The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) issued a formal report that identifies the source of a December 2014 malware attack against the country’s Bureau of Meteorology as an unspecified foreign power. The ACSC said it found a Remote Access Tool malware popular with state-sponsored cyber adversaries, which had also circulated among other government offices.

November 7, 2016
Jill Treanor / The Guardian

Jill Treanor / The Guardian  
Tesco Bank Hit by Cyber Theft Affecting 20K Accounts, Online Banking Shut Down

UK bank Tesco Bank was hit over the weekend with a major cyber theft that affected 40,000 accounts, with 20,000 of those accounts losing money as a result of the theft. The bank shut down online transactions and promised customers a refund of the money lost. The bank offered no further detail regarding the cause except to say it was “online criminal activity.”

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The Register: Tesco Bank limits online transactions after fraud hits thousands
Daily Mail: Tesco Bank freezes online accounts after fraudsters steal thousands from customers
Graham Cluley: 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts raided by hackers, money stolen
Daily Mail: Tesco Bank blocks customer bank cards after ‘suspicious activity’ prevents woman from feeding children in school
Help Net Security: 14 arrested for laundering millions stolen with malware
V3.co.uk: Tesco Bank breach sees money stolen from 20,000 accounts
Neowin: Tesco Bank halts online banking after 20,000 accounts got robbed
BBC News : Tesco Bank apologises after customers hit by fraud
Business Insider Australia: Tesco Bank has suspended all online payments after hackers stole money from 20,000 accounts
ITV News: Tesco Bank freezes online transactions after hacking attack
Security Affairs: Tesco Bank suspended all online transactions due to a cyber heist
Tech Insider: Tesco Bank has suspended all online payments after hackers stole money from 20,000 accounts
The Drum: Tesco Bank enters crisis PR mode as it apologises for hack and halts online payments after 20,000 customer lose money
Security – Computing: Tesco Bank hacked
BetaNews: Tesco Bank suspends online banking following fraudulent activity
ComputerWeekly: IT security: Tesco Bank halts online banking after weekend hacker fraud
IB Times : Tesco Bank freezes online transactions as cash stolen from 20,000 accounts
The Independent: Tesco blocks customer cards after 'suspicious activity' affecting accounts
Sky News: Tesco Bank halts online transactions after hack
DataBreaches.net: Tesco Bank blocks some customers’ cards after apparent mass fraud targeting its accounts
Zero Hedge: “The Money Has Vanished”: Tesco Bank Halts Online Payments After Cash Taken Out Of 20,000 Accounts
The Hacker News: Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts
SecurityWeek: 20,000 Defrauded as UK’s Tesco Bank Hit by Hack Attack
V3.co.uk: Tesco Bank breach sees money stolen from 20,000 accounts
Help Net Security: 14 arrested for laundering millions stolen with malware
Gizmodo: Bank Suspends Online Transactions After 20,000 People Have Money Stolen
The Drum: Tesco Bank enters crisis PR mode as it apologises for hack and halts online payments after 20,000 customer lose money
IT Governance Blog: Tesco Bank freezes online transactions after fraudulent activity
Information Age : Tesco Bank current account customers have been compromised
Tech Insider: Tesco Bank has suspended all online payments after hackers stole money from 20,000 accounts
Help Net Security: 20,000 affected by Tesco Bank security breach
Ars Technica: Bank halts online transactions after money stolen from 20,000 accounts
BBC News : Tesco Bank apologises after customers hit by fraud
IB Times : How to check if your Tesco Bank account has been hacked and what you need to do next
TechWeekEurope : Tesco Bank Blames Halts Transactions After Online Fraud
ComputerWeekly: IT security: Tesco Bank halts online banking after weekend hacker fraud
ITPro: 20,000 customers hit by Tesco Bank hack
UPI.com: Hackers steal money from 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts in U.K.
Alphr: Massive security breach hits 20,000 Tesco Bank customers
Techradar: 20,000 hacked Tesco banking customers lose money over weekend
Security Affairs: Tesco Bank suspended all online transactions due to a cyber heist
ET news: Thousands of Tesco Bank accounts raided by hackers
Security – The Inquirer: Tesco Bank hack: online transactions halted after 20,000 customers lose money
ITV News: Tesco Bank freezes online transactions after hacking attack
Infosecurity Magazine: Tesco Bank Freezes Accounts in Attack Investigation
On the Wire: Tesco Bank Halts Online Payments After Attack
Infosecurity Magazine: Tesco Bank Freezes Accounts in Attack Investigation
SecurityWeek: 20,000 Lose Money in Tesco Bank Hack
BBC News: Tesco Bank attack: Thefts erode trust warns expert
Neowin: Tesco Bank halts online banking after 20,000 accounts got robbed
BetaNews: Tesco Bank suspends online banking following fraudulent activity
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September 23, 2016
MAYA KOSOFF / Vanity Fair

MAYA KOSOFF / Vanity Fair  
Yahoo’s Monster Breach Could Jeopardize $4.8 Billion Verizon Deal Closing

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer, already on the hot seat for other troubles that have plagued the company, may face challenges in closing its $4.5 billion acquisition deal with Verizon in the wake of the company’s massive 500 million user data theft. Yahoo took two months to notify the telecom and media giant of the data breach, slightly two days before Yahoo went public with the breach.

November 3, 2016
David Sanger / New York Times

David Sanger / New York Times  
Concern Over Election Day Cyber Attacks Grows, Particularly Fear of DDoS Botnets

Given Russia’s growing meddling in the U.S. election and its reliance on hacks to interfere with voting, concerns over the cybersecurity of the election process are growing. The biggest concern is an Internet disruption such as the DDoS botnet attacks that occurred last month, which can dampen voter turn-out.

November 5, 2016
KEN DILANIAN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and CYNTHIA MCFADDEN / NBC News

KEN DILANIAN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and CYNTHIA MCFADDEN / NBC News  
Election Cyber Attack Fears Escalate as U.S. Warns Russia, Guccifer 2.0 Threatens

The already turbulent U.S. presidential election is growing more so with each day as fears of further Russian meddling in the election have prompted U.S. military authorities to convey the message that a strike back will occur against Russia for any attempt to interfere with election day voting. The widely believed Russian-backed persona of Guccifer 2.0 has suggested that Democrats might attempt to rig the election and claims to be monitoring the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) using software installed by “large IT companies” inside the FEC. Guccifer 2.0 calls on other hacker to join him.

November 13, 2016
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet  
AdultFriendFinder Hack Exposes 412 Million Accounts of ‘Sex and Swinger’ Communities

A service that bills itself as the world’s largest “sex and swinger community,” AdultFriendFinder.com, has been hacked, exposing more than 412 million accounts, including 15 million accounts that were deleted from the database, according to website LeakedSource.com. Of that total, 62 million accounts came from affiliated Cams.com, and 7 million from affiliated Penthouse.com, as well as others from small properties owned by AdultFriendFinder.com. Approximately 99% of the passwords were cracked by LeakedSource.

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Reddit-hacking: 400 Million accounts exposed in Friend Finder Hack. Some passwords stored in plaintext.
TechSpot: Adult Friend Finder parent company hacked, 412 million accounts from multiple sites exposed
SlashGear » security: AdultFriendFinder hacked, 412 million accounts in jeopardy
Silicon Republic: 412m AdultFriendFinder network accounts exposed in massive breach
Engadget: AdultFriendFinder hack puts 412 million accounts at risk
iTech Post: Over 400 Million Friend Finder Network Accounts Hacked, Weak Cybersecurity Exposed
Digital Trends: If you’ve ever used AdultFriendFinder, your details may have just been stolen
Sputnik International: Sexual Secrets of 400 Million Users Leaked From Online Dating Sites
Mashable: Report: 400 million adult site accounts hacked, and your password is lousy
TechCrunch: FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts
Infosecurity Magazine: Adult Websites Breached as 412 Million Users Exposed
Gizmodo: Someone Hacked AdultFriendFinder, That Site You Signed Up for When You Were Drunk
Security Affairs: AdultFriendFinder company data breach exposes 412 million accounts
Tech Times: AdultFriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 300M Accounts, Even Those Deleted: Ashley Madison Hack Suddenly Seems Small
The Hacker News: Over 300 Million AdultFriendFinder Accounts Exposed in Massive Data Breach
HOTforSecurity: Largest hack of 2016? 412 million AdultFriendFinder accounts exposed
TechWeekEurope UK: Mega-Breach Exposes 412 Million AdultFriendFinder Accounts
Help Net Security: Compromised: 339 million AdultFriendFinder users
Slashdot: Hack Exposes 412 Million Accounts on AdultFriendFinder Sites
The Guardian: Adult Friend Finder and Penthouse hacked in largest personal data breach on record
Business Insider Australia: Adult dating site AdultFriendFinder was hacked and 400 million user accounts were stolen
Technology from Newser: Hack Exposes 412M Accounts at Adult Sites
SiliconANGLE: New FriendFinder hack nets 412 million user names and passwords
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