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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
A college student who stole $5M+ in cryptocurrency via SIM hijacking gets 10 years in prison and is the first person in the US to be sentenced for such a crime   —  A 20-year-old college student who was accused of stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency in a slew of SIM hijacking attacks …
Feb 3, 2019, 7:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have given up catching Phineas Fisher, the person who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team   —  Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have no idea who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team.
Nov 13, 2018, 8:25 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researchers: Germany-based spyware firm Wolf Intelligence left 20GB of data on an unprotected server and a public Google Drive folder, including customer info   —  The Germany-based spyware startup Wolf Intelligence exposed its own data, including surveillance target's information …
Oct 24, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
FireEye says it has linked Triton malware that inadvertently shut down a Saudi petrochemical plant in 2017 to a Russian government-owned research institute   —  Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Oct 23, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Facebook: vulnerability was the result of 3 distinct bugs and was introduced in July 2017, attackers could use the account as if they were the account holder   —  Facebook “discovered a security issue” that the company said allowed attackers to “take over people's accounts.”
Sep 28, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
T-Mobile says hackers stole encrypted passwords of ~2M customers; researchers say passwords may have only been hashed with a weak algorithm that can be cracked   —  T-Mobile disclosed an “incident" in which hackers accessed “some” customers' personal information—but no financial data or passwords.
Aug 24, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Court docs: CA police have arrested a college student who allegedly was a member of OGUSERS and stole $5M+ worth of cryptocurrency by SIM swapping ~40 people   —  California authorities say a 20-year-old college student *hijacked* more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million …
Jul 30, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Inside OGUSERS, a forum to trade social media and gaming handles, often stolen via “SIM hijacking” where phone numbers are stolen via carrier's customer service   —  Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames.
Jul 17, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Ticketfly's breach exposed 26M+ email addresses of users, along with home and billing addresses as well as phone numbers, analysis of leaked data shows   —  The data breach of the ticket and event company Ticketfly exposed the email addresses and other personal data of more than 26 million people …
Jun 4, 2018, 11:54 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher discovers a 10-year-old remote code execution bug within the Steam client library that left all 125M users vulnerable until Valve's fix in March 2018   —  A security researcher found a serious vulnerability that allowed hackers to take control of a Steam user's computer.
May 31, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context

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