Monthly Archives: September 2016

Yahoo breach: experts discuss culprits, ramifications

Uri Rivner of BioCatch offers an explanation as to why the 2014 hack was only discovered now.

Uri Rivner of BioCatch offers an explanation as to why the 2014 hack was only discovered now.

Yahoo admitted on Thursday that a data breach from late 2014 has seen sensitive information of about 500 million users being stolen.

A previously unknown indicator of compromise may have been discovered through investigating some current state-sponsored campaigns, cyber security experts believe.

The hack, described as the largest cyber security breach ever, includes names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and hashed passwords, and also “encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers”, said Yahoo in a statement.

It also said it believed that no payment card or bank account data was taken.

Read more at: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=156073

Yahoo Has Reportedly Suffered a Massive Data Breach

Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion.

Representatives at Yahoo (yhoo) and Verizon (vz) could not be reached for comment. Shares of both companies were up 0.5% in late morning trading, compared with a 0.6% increase in the Nasdaq Composite index.

If a breach is confirmed, Yahoo would likely force users to change their passwords, said Linn Freedman, a privacy attorney with Robinson Cole.

http://fortune.com/2016/09/22/yahoo-data-breach/

Liberty Market Place Advertises First Ever Public Dark Net Help Wanted Sign.

If you can read, and write in French, have an unmatched attention to detail, and don’t mind being paid in stolen goods; there’s a job being advertised just for you.

A French dark net market recently posted an ad, looking for a “cleaner”. Duties would entail maintaining, editing, and clearing up pages and posts. Seems pretty legit, right? Why not, when you can earn a cool 700 euro’s a month for an hour and a half work 4 times a day.

Never before has there been a dark net job so flauntingly advertised before. Usually to find workers, dark net vendors and administrators will rely on only people they know they can trust, or people that come with the greatest referrals imaginable.

Translated to English, the ad reads:

“Liberty Market is looking for a Cleaner.

We are looking for a M/F member, with good spelling, and who is skilled in adjusting the layout of pages.

You

Read more at: http://themerkle.com/liberty-market-place-advertises-first-ever-public-dark-net-help-wanted-sign/