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#city | #ransomware | Second Major Ransomware Attack in Louisiana Causes Significant Problems » The Merkle Hash

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A good ransomware attack can cause significant problems. The city of Louisiana knows that all too well, as its problems have only just begun. The initial Ryuk ransomware attack against the Louisiana infrastructure dates back to November 18. Louisiana is a Ransomware Target Nearly two weeks […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Pressure mounts for federal privacy law with second bill – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Pressure is gathering for a federal privacy law in the US with the introduction of a second bill that would protect consumer data. The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell not only outlines strict privacy and security rules, but also establishes a […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Verticalscope #hacked again: At least 2.7 million #accounts #compromised in second major #data #breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Verticalscope #hacked again: At least 2.7 million #accounts #compromised in second major #data #breach

Hackers have once again targeted Verticalscope, a Canadian firm that manages hundreds of popular web discussion forums with over 45 million user accounts. The breach has compromised at least 2.7 million user accounts. The Toronto-based company runs a network of support forums and online community websites catering to a wide range of interests, from outdoor and automotive to sports and technology.

In June 2016, Verticalscope admitted that it had suffered a data breach that saw at least 45 million user accounts compromised and their data leaked in a blog post on Leakedsource.com.

The latest breach impacted six websites, including Toyotanation.comJeepforum.com – the company’s second-most popular website – and Watchuseek.com, security expert Brian Krebs first reported.

Security researcher and founder of Hold Security, Alex Holden, notified Krebs last week that hackers were selling access to Verticalscope.com and a number of other sites operated by the company.

Holden initially suspected that a nefarious actor was just trying to resell data stolen in the 2016 breach.

“That was before he contacted one of the hackers selling the data and was given screen shots indicating that Verticalscope.com and several other properties were in fact compromised with a backdoor known as a ‘Web shell’,” Krebs wrote. “With a Web shell installed on a site, anyone can remotely administer the site, upload and delete content at will, or dump entire databases of information — such as usernames, passwords, email addresses and Internet addresses associated with each account.”

The hackers reportedly obfuscated certain details in the screenshots that allowed him to locate at least two backdoors on Verticalscope’s website and Toyotanation.com, one of the company’s most popular forums.

Krebs reported that a simple search on one of Verticalscope’s compromised domains led to a series of Pastebin posts that have since been deleted “suggesting that the individual(s) responsible for this hack may be trying to use it to advertise a legally dicey new online service called LuiDB”.

“Similar to Leakedsource, LuiDB allows registered users to search for account details associated with any data element compromised in a breach — such as login, password, email, first/last name and Internet address,” Krebs noted. “The first search is free, but viewing results requires purchasing a subscription for between $5 and $400 in Bitcoin.”

“The intrusion granted access to each individual website files,” Verticalscope said in a statement to Krebs. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed the file manager, expired all passwords on the 6 websites in question, added the malicious file pattern and attack vector to our detection tools, and taken additional steps to lock down access.”

The company did not provide any details regarding when and how the attack took place or who carried out the hack. IBTimes UK has reached out to Verticalscope for further details.

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Whittier man accused of impersonating pharmacist for more than a decade, for a second time

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A Whittier man accused of stealing a pharmacist’s identity and working as an unlicensed pharmacist in the Los Angeles area for more than a decade, for the second time, appeared in court Thursday. Benito Plascencia, 58, faces six felony charges and one misdemeanor charge in the case, California Department of…

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Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now that a second major hack of Ethereum has taken place…

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Second grade teacher arrested after police find heroin, needles inside purse

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ An Oklahoma elementary school teacher was arrested after police say they found syringes, some filled with heroin, in her purse at school. Megan Sloan, a second grade teacher at Sapulpa Elementary …

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Kentucky Has Second Highest Child Abuse Rate in U.S.

The number of Kentucky children who died from abuse, as well as overall cases of abuse, is on the rise.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2015” report — released in 2017 — shows a jump in child abuse cases in both Kentucky and Indiana. The commonwealth had 18,897 victims (17,932 in the 2014 report), or about 19 out of every 1,000 children. Kentucky’s rate is more than double the national average.

“We’re hoping the significant increase in cases is the result of more people spotting and reporting abuse, which means we’re potentially preventing even more deaths and getting children and families the help they need,” said Erin Frazier, M.

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Second Largest IoT Manufacturer Leaves Devices Open To Hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

It appears cybercriminals are once again targeting a popular manufacturer of the internet of things hardware. Dahua, the world’s second-largest IoT device manufacturer, had to issue an emerging software patch to address a security flaw found in most of its …

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You’ll Have To Face Your Ex Eventually, Why Not Make A Great Second First Impression

I couldn’t possibly care less about getting my last ex back. We were only together for five months, but it felt like forever. Now, don’t get me wrong, he’s a great guy, but I don’t want to have people in my life that don’t want to be there. However, if I see him out and about, which is highly likely seeing as we live in the same small town and spend our time doing the same things with the same groups of people, I wouldn’t mind making him second-guess his decision to end the relationship. Read More….

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15 Second Password Hack, Mr. Robot Style – Hak5 2101

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

15 Second Password Hack, Mr. Robot Style – Hak5 2101

Pilfering Passwords with the USB Rubber Ducky
Can you social engineer your target into plugging in a USB drive? How about distracting ’em for the briefest of moments? 15 seconds of physical access and a USB Rubber Ducky is all

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