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Researchers discover 1.2 billion user data on ElasticSearch server

ElasticSearch data 1.2 billion users

Information security experts Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered open source on ElasticSearch server, available without authentication, where were stored 4 terabytes of data: information of 4 billion people, of which 1.2 billion were unique users. Researchers found on the server names, email addresses, phone numbers and profile information of …

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Shadow Brokers archive allowed tracing mysterious DarkUniverse group

DarkUniverse from Shadow Brokers archive

In 2017, the cybercriminal group The Shadow Brokers released an archive of malware and hacker tools that cybersecurity experts associate with the U.S. National Security Agency. This archive, among other things, contained a script that allowed tracing certain APT group, called DarkUniverse. According to experts, the group has been active …

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From November 15, Twitter will ban any political advertising

Twitter ban political advertising

Twitter head Jack Dorsey announced that in November this year, any political advertising will be banned on the platform, despite the fact that it brings good money to the company. The changes will affect both candidate ads and issue ads, although ads encouraging voter registration will still be allowed, along …

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Ransomware attack disables most Johannesburg IT services

Ransomware attack Johannesburg IT services

The ransomware group Shadow Kill Hackers took responsibility for the attack on the IT services of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, on October 24, 2019. Attackers demanded 4 bitcoins from the city authorities (approximately $ 35,000 at the current exchange rate). On their Twitter, hackers claim that they …

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Twitter used 2FA users’ data to display targeted ads

Twitter used 2FA ads data

Representatives of Twitter admitted that the company inadvertently used data such as email addresses and phone numbers, intended for security purposes, for example, for two-factor authentication (2FA), to display targeted ads. The fact is that when companies and users promote their ads on Twitter, they can filter the advertising audience …

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US Cyber Command uploaded DPRK hackers tool on VirusTotal

US Cyber Command uploaded DPRK hackers tool on VirusTotal

U.S. Cyber Command has published several samples of the malware used by North Korean government hackers. All samples were uploaded on VirusTotal, popular service for file analysis. Cyber Command notified about the publication of malware samples via Twitter. The samples themselves can be found here and here. The downloaded malware …

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