‘Vega Stealer’ targets Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations & Retail/Manufacturing industries & tries to steal the saved credentials & credit cards.
Hackers have struck again. T-Mobile revealed late on Thursday that hackers had breached Experian’s network & stolen much of T-Mobile’s data, which the carrier had sent to Experian to perform checks on potential customers seeking finance for phones, etc. Number of people affected: About 15 million users. Data stolen included names, addresses, & birth dates, as well as encrypted social security numbers & drivers’ license ID numbers. Both companies revealed that the hackers may have cracked the encryption.
Reports: MacRumors, 9to5Mac, TechCrunch, Apple Insider
A few months ago, hackers made away with sensitive customer information from the Online Site AshleyMadison.com. At that time, they had threatened to expose the info. Now, it appears, they have made good on their intent. Data of 9.7 gigabytes in size was posted on Tuesday to the dark Web using an Onion address accessible only through the Tor browser.
Reports: Reuters, Mashable, News Every day, CBS News
Online reports have said that for around a week, hackers used Yahoo’s ad network to send malicious bits of code to computers that visit Yahoo’s collection of Websites. The attack started on July 28. It could have targeted millions of people Online. According to reports, the scheme was shut down by Yahoo last Monday.
Reports: Washington Post, New York Times (Blog), International Business Times
One of the key findings of the Digital Citizens Alliance study was that it took ‘ratters’ little time to enslave 100s of digital devices. From there, these guys could gather private information which they could then use to “sextort” the device owners.