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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Bank of England audio leak followed loss of key cybersecurity staff | Business

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Bank of England restructured its security department and lost multiple senior employees in charge of protecting some of Britain’s most critical financial infrastructure shortly before it suffered a major breach, the Observer can reveal. After the central bank admitted that hedge funds had gained early […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Fears of Russian interference hit U.K. election as Reddit bans accounts after U.S. trade talks leak

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LONDON — Fears of Russian interference reared their head in the U.K. election this weekend after social media platform Reddit said it believed confidential British government documents were posted to the site as “part of a campaign that has been reported as originating from Russia.”

Reddit launched an investigation after opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn brandished the leaked documents at a press conference last month.

The 451-page dossier appeared to reveal rounds of trade negotiations with the U.S. for a post-Brexit trade deal included mention of the country’s beloved National Health Service. Labour claimed they proved Prime Minister Boris Johnson would put the NHS “up for sale” to secure a deal with President Donald Trump.

The British government has not denied the authenticity of the documents. NBC News has not verified their authenticity.

Johnson, whose ruling Conservative Party leads in the polls entering the final week, has denied Corbyn’s claims about what they show.

A British government spokesperson told NBC News Sunday that “online platforms should take responsibility for content posted on them, and we welcome the action Reddit have taken.”

“The U.K. government was already looking into the matter, with support from the National Cyber Security Centre,” the spokesperson said.

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“We do not comment on leaks, and it would be inappropriate to comment.”

Reddit said late Friday that its investigation into the posts related to the leak revealed “a pattern of coordination” by suspect accounts that were similar to a Russian campaign called “Secondary Infektion” discovered on Facebook earlier this year.

The site also said it had banned 61 accounts suspected of violating policies against vote manipulation related to the original post, which was published in October.

Corbyn has not revealed how his party obtained the documents but defended the decision to use them.

Asked about Reddit’s conclusions at a campaign stop Saturday, Corbyn said the news was an “advanced stage of rather belated conspiracy theories.”

“When we released the documents, at no stage did the prime minister or anybody deny that those documents were real, deny the arguments that we put forward. And if there has been no discussion with the USA about access to our health markets, if all that is wrong, how come after a week they still haven’t said that?” he added.

He also criticized the government for failing to release a Parliamentary intelligence committee report on Russian interference in British politics before the election campaign began.

Thursday’s vote was called in an effort to break the deadlock that has left the future of the country’s relationship with the European Union uncertain.

But the future of Britain’s health care has emerged as a powerful rejoinder to the notion of a purely ‘Brexit election.’

Asked about the source of the leak this weekend, Johnson said: “I do think we need to get to the bottom of that.”

Culture minister Nicky Morgan claimed the leak raises concerns of Russian influence on British democracy and said the government is taking steps and “watching for what might be going on.”

“From what was being put on that (Reddit) website, those who seem to know about these things say that it seems to have all the hallmarks of some form of interference,” Morgan told the BBC. “And if that is the case, that obviously is extremely serious.”

But if Russia was behind the leak, its aim may not have been to help any particular side in the election, Lisa-Maria Neudert, a researcher at Oxford University’s Project on Computational Propaganda, told Reuters.

“We know from the Russian playbook that often it is not for or against anything,” she said.

“It’s about sowing confusion, and destroying the field of political trust.”

Michele Neubert contributed.

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | General election 2019: Source of UK-US trade document leak must be found – PM

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn holds up the leaked documents at a press conference on 27 November Boris Johnson has said an investigation is needed into the source of leaked documents on UK-US trade negotiations posted on Reddit. Labour says the documents show […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Facebook Reveals New Data Leak Incident Involving Groups’ Members

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Facebook today revealed yet another security incident admitting that roughly 100 app developers may have improperly accessed its users’ data in certain Facebook groups, including their names and profile pictures.

In a blog post published Tuesday, Facebook said the app developers that unauthorizedly access this information were primarily social media management and video streaming apps that let group admins manage their groups more effectively and help members share videos to the groups, respectively.

For those unaware, Facebook made some changes to its Group API in April 2018, a month after the revelation of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, limiting apps integrated with a group to only access information, like the group’s name, the number of members and the posts’ content.

To get access to additional information like names and profile pictures of members in connection with group activities, group members had to opt-in.

However, it seems like Facebook once again failed to protect its users’ information despite the company changing its Group API access parameters back in April 2018.

In an ongoing review, Facebook said it found that the developers of some apps retained the ability to access Facebook Group member information from the Groups API for longer than the company intended.

Though Facebook did not disclose the total number of users affected by the leak or if the data also involved other information beyond just names and profile pictures, the company did assure its users that it stopped all unauthorized access to the data and that it found no evidence of abuse.

“Although we’ve seen no evidence of abuse, we will ask them to delete any member data they may have retained, and we will conduct audits to confirm that it has been deleted,” the company said.

Facebook also believes that the number of app developers that actually accessed this data is smaller and decreased over time, as it says that of roughly 100 app developers retaining user data access through Groups API since the last 18 months, “at least 11 partners accessed group members’ information in the last 60 days.”

In July, Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine as a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the Cambridge Analytica scam and also accepted a 20-year-long agreement with the FTC that enforces new guidelines for how the social media handles its users’ privacy and their data.

“[T]he new framework under our agreement with the FTC means more accountability and transparency into how we build and maintain products,” Facebook said.

“As we continue to work through this process, we expect to find more examples of where we can improve, either through our products or changing how data is accessed. We are committed to this work and supporting the people on our platform.”

In the recent news surrounding the social media giant, Facebook sued Israeli mobile surveillance firm NSO Group late last month for its involvement in hacking WhatsApp users, including diplomats, government officials, human rights activists, and journalists, using its well-known spyware called Pegasus.

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Hackers #leak song #Nicki Minaj didn’t want to be part of

Rapper Nicki Minaj has been away from the limelight for a few months now and the last time she posted on social media was in December 2017. She is reportedly keeping herself busy with her upcoming album. But she is in news now after a song she didn’t want to be a part of surfaced online.

It seems Nicki Minaj originally featured in Canadian rapper Tory Lanez’s song Shooters but she decided to back out after the latter’s comment about her verse. The Bang Bang singer told him to delete her portion of the song and that was it.

“She (Nicki Minaj) was on Shooters originally. She was on the record first and I had like…I was telling her something about the verse. I wasn’t saying it was bad or anything, her verse was incredible and I’m also like a super-Nicki fan. But I was telling her something the verse I think maybe …It may have come cloud texting her, so it may have come off just like in a different way..she might have read it differently than i said it,” Tory told HotNewHipHop in an interview.

“I shouldn’t have said about her verse and she was like well, it’s just not that serious, take my verse off the thing,” he added.

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Air Force veteran in leak case wants FBI admission suppressed

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A young woman charged with leaking classified U.S. documents has asked a federal judge to rule that comments she made to FBI agents before her arrest can’t be used as evidence. Reality Winner, a former Air Force linguist who held a top-secret security clearance, worked as a government contractor in…

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HBO Hackers Threaten to Leak ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Episode 7

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So far, the only leaked episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 have come from HBO partners themselves. Hackers have shared other data, and pieces of GoT scripts, but never full episodes. Yet. HBO’s hackers recently emailed Mashable with details on their latest exploits, vowing to leak the Season 7…

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Dating site users spammed with smut after ‘third-party’ data leak

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Windows users urged to install latest updates following NSA hacking leak

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Windows users have been urged to make sure their operating systems are kept up to date after hackers released details of exploits which cyber criminals could use to hack Microsoft’s operating system. Details of the exploits were released by the … The post Windows users urged […]

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Snapchat user data leaked by Indian hackers! CEO Evan Spiegel’s remarks spark leak of 1.7 million Snapchat accounts

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Snapchat’s troubles in India are far from over, now Indian Hackers have leaked data of 1.7 million app users after CEO Evan Spiegel’s remarks. Miffed with the Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel’s remarks of calling India “poor country”, Indian hackers have …

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