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May 29, 2020
Fiona Willan / Sydney Morning Herald

Fiona Willan / Sydney Morning Herald  
Unsecured Port on Australian Football Site BigFooty Exposed 70 Million User Records, Some Containing Racist or Threatening Private Messages Traceable Back to Specific Users

A massive data leak from the Australian Football League (AFL) website BigFooty.com, owned by U.S. company Big Interest Group, has exposed about 70 million records online, including private conversations between users according to the cybersecurity research team at Safety Detective. The site has about 100,000 users although it’s not known how many users were affected by the breach. BigFooty.com has begun notifying affected users. The researchers were able to view private messages that were traceable back to specific users, some containing email addresses, mobile phone numbers, passwords, and sensitive personal information. Some of the messages including racist or threatening sentiments. Big Interest Group said that its unsecured port responsible for the site’s leak was closed on May 14.

May 15, 2020
Emma Koehn / Sydney Morning Herald

Emma Koehn / Sydney Morning Herald  
Australian Steel Producer BlueScope Pauses Some Manufacturing Processes, Reverts to Manual Operations Following ‘Cyber Incident’

Australian steel producer BlueScope Steel told investors it has had to resort to manual operations in some segments of the business after a cyber incident. The company said it detected a cyber incident in one of its US businesses and “reverted to manual processes where possible” until it fully understood the impacts. BlueScope said that some manufacturing processes had been paused while other processes, including steel despatches, continue with some manual processes and workarounds.

April 20, 2020
Natasha Singer, Nicole Perlroth / New York Times

Natasha Singer, Nicole Perlroth / New York Times  
Dropbox Engineers Were So Concerned About Zoom’s Security in 2019 That The Company Launched a Bug Bounty Program to Find Holes in the Video Conference App, Report

Despite what Zoom and some of its advisers say, the meteoric video conferencing app’s security woes don’t solely stem from the company’s scorching growth since the coronavirus crisis hit. Former Dropbox engineers say the company’s current security plight can be traced back two years or more, and they argue that the company’s failure to overhaul its security practices back then put its business clients at risk. The Dropbox engineers grew so concerned that vulnerabilities in the videoconferencing system might compromise its corporate security that the file-hosting giant took on the unusual step of policing Zoom’s security practices itself, launching in early 2019 a bug bounty program through a HackerOne Singapore to find holes in Zoom’s software code and that of a few other companies.  The engineers say they were “stunned” by the volume of bugs the bounty program uncovered in Zoom’s system.

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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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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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November 17, 2015
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security

Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security  
Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden

Well, that didn’t take long. Now the Paris attacks are being used an excuse to demand back doors.

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Reddit-hacking: ISIS encrypted communications with Paris attackers, French officials say
SC Magazine: Agencies explore communication used in Paris attacks
SecurityWeek: Attacks Revive Debate on Encryption, Surveillance
WSJ.com: Paris Attacks Fuel Debate Over Spying
AppleInsider: Paris attack stokes the flames in fight over US data encryption
CSO Online: Paris attacks demand ‘wake-up call’ on smartphone encryption
BGR: ISIS used encrypted communications with Paris attackers, officials believe
Schneier on Security: Refuse to Be Terrorized
SlashGear » security: App encryption in the dock post Paris attacks
Network World Security: How ISIS could use video games, messaging apps to evade surveillance
TechEye: New York Times pulls Paris encryption story
Security Affairs: Discovered instances of the ISIS Help Desk that support terrorists worldwide
Motherboard: How the Baseless ‘Terrorists Communicating Over Playstation 4’ Rumor Got Started
Techdirt: Insanity Rules: Disgusting Politicians Push For More Surveillance And Less Encryption… Based On Nothing
Silicon Republic: Paris attacks will strengthen case to weaken encryption
The Atlantic: Restricting Encryption Would Not Have Prevented the Paris Attacks
Krebs on Security: Paris Terror Attacks Stoke Encryption Debate
Sydney Morning Herald: ‘We do not believe in back doors’: War against encryption heats up in wake of Paris attacks
Underground Tradecraft: Operational Telegram
Slashdot: NYT Quietly Pulls Article Blaming Encryption In Paris Attacks
Slashdot: UK PM Wants To Speed Up Controversial Internet Bill After Paris Attacks
Network World Security: How the Internet responded to the Paris terror attacks
The Hacker News: Paris Attacks — NO! We Can’t Blame Edward Snowden and Encryption for Terror Attacks
CBSNews.com: Paris terror attacks raise questions over privacy, security
FedScoop: Intel officials reopen ‘going dark’ argument after Paris attacks – FedScoop
Mashable: Should encryption really be enemy No. 1 after the Paris attacks?
FCW: Paris attacks revive ‘going dark’ concerns
The Verge: Paris attacks reignite debate over encryption practices by Apple, Google, Facebook — basically, all tech companies
The Hacker News: Would Encryption Backdoor Stop Paris-like Terror Attacks?
GeekWire: Commentary: Don’t be fooled by the anti-encryption opportunists seizing on the Paris attacks
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October 28, 2016
Melissa Davey / The Guardian

Melissa Davey / The Guardian  
Troy Hunt Discovered 500K Blood Donors’ Data Breached at Red Cross

Troy Hunt, founder of haveibeenpwned.com, got an anonymous tip that led him to discovering that 500,000 Australian blood donor’s data had been leaked due to a breach at the organization. Someone had posted a database back-up containing highly sensitive information about the donors to a public-facing website.

October 26, 2016
Sijia Jiang and Jim Finkle / Reuters

Sijia Jiang and Jim Finkle / Reuters  
Up to 10,000 Webcams to Be Recalled by Xiongmai in Wake of DDoS Attacks

Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Xiongmai will recall up to 10,000 webcams as a result of last Friday’s major DDoS attacks. The cameras recalled were made in 2014 that monitor rooms or shops for personal, rather than industrial, use, while other versions of the cameras have been fixed to change default access and block telnet access.

October 11, 2016
Sam Levin / The Guardian

Sam Levin / The Guardian  
Internet Giants Cut Social Media Tool That Tracks Protesters of Color for Cops

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have ceased certain data access to a company called Geofeedia, which the ACLU discovered has been tracking protesters of color on behalf of law enforcement authorities.

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November 17, 2015
Rowena Mason and Nicholas Watt / The Guardian

Rowena Mason and Nicholas Watt / The Guardian  
UK to invest heavily in cyber-security following ISIS attack

Britain is developing an offensive capability to counter-attack terrorists in cyberspace when they try to sabotage national infrastructure, George Osborne has confirmed.

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