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September 2, 2018

Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

Maintainers of the Gentoo Linux distribution have now revealed the impact and “root cause” of the attack that saw unknown hackers taking control of its GitHub account last week and modifying the content of its repositories and pages.

The hackers not only managed to change the content in compromised repositories but also locked out Gentoo developers from their GitHub organisation.

As a result of the incident, the developers were unable to use GitHub for five days.

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Gentoo developers have revealed that the attackers were able to gain administrative privileges for its Github account, after guessing the account password.

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September 2, 2018

Timehop Hacked — Hackers Stole Personal Data Of All 21 Million Users

And the hacks just keep on coming.

Timehop social media app has been hit by a major data breach on July 4th that compromised the personal data of its more than 21 million users.

Timehop is a simple social media app that collects your old photos and posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare and acts as a digital time machine to help you find—what you were doing on this very day exactly a year ago.

The company revealed on Sunday that unknown attacker(s) managed to break into its Cloud Computing Environment and access the data of entire 21 million users, including their names, email addresses, and approximately 4.7 million phone [...]

 
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June 5, 2018

MyHeritage Says Over 92 Million User Accounts Have Been Compromised

MyHeritage, the Israel-based DNA testing service designed to investigate family history, has disclosed that the company website was breached last year by unknown attackers, who stole login credentials of its more than 92 million customers.

The company learned about the breach on June 4, 2018, after an unnamed security researcher discovered a database file named “myheritage” on a private server located outside of the company, and shared it with MyHeritage team.

After analyzing the file, the company found that the database, which included the email addresses and hashed passwords of nearly 92.3 million users, are of those customers who signed up for the [...]

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January 29, 2018

Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo’s Fingerprint Scanner

Lenovo has recently rolled out security patches for a severe vulnerability in its Fingerprint Manager Pro software that could allow leak sensitive data stored by the users.

Fingerprint Manager Pro is a utility for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems that allows users to log into their fingerprint-enabled Lenovo PCs using their fingers. The software could also be configured to store website credentials and authenticate site via fingerprint.

In addition to fingerprint data, the software also stores users sensitive information like their Windows login credentials—all of which are encrypted using a weak cryptography algorithm.According to the company, [...]

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