Hacking

SYSTEMTEC: NORTH KOREA HACKERS RESPONSIBLE FOR WANNACRY

Cyber security company System is putting the blame solely on a North Korean hacking group for the recent WannaCry malware, which has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks, and schools all around the world.

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Leaked: K Box Singapore database with more than 317,000 names

Personal details of more than 317,000 members of Karaoke entertainment operator K Box Singapore appear to have been leaked publicly. At 4.17am on Tuesday morning (Sep 16), a group calling themselves The Knowns emailed links to the list of members' details to several media outlets, including MediaCorp. The list includes names of K Box members as well as their contact numbers, email addresses, NRIC numbers, dates of birth and marital status. It also includes K Box-specific data, such as membership numbers and "K Points" earned.

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MALAYSIAN HACKER HACKS KBOX WEBSITE, 300,000 S'POREAN NAMES, NRIC & MOBILE NUMBERS EXPOSED

A hacker, calling himself THE KNOWNS, who claims to be hacking Singapore websites in retaliation to Singapore government raising the toll rates at Woodlands. I believe the links to the KBOX database are going viral as we speak now. I checked the file and it's real! There are more than 300,000 names with IC number, telephone, emails and even occupation. The hacker(s) threatened to release more databases of Singapore companies if the PAP government does not reverse the decision to raise the rates at Woodlands.

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RUSSIAN HACKERS PUBLISH PASSWORDS TO NEARLY 5 MILLION EMAIL ACCOUNTS

A user of a Russian cryptocurrency forum has published a list of nearly 5 million email accounts and their passwords. The Daily Dot reports that a forum poster known as "tvskit" posted a list of 4,930,000 email addresses and passwords on Russian Bitcoin forum BTCsec. It was claimed that around 60% of the passwords were valid, although forum administrators quickly removed the file and redacted the passwords.

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MESSIAH HACKER SLAPPED WITH 105 MORE COMPUTER MISUSE CHARGES

An additional 105 computer misuse charges were pressed against alleged “Messiah” hacker James Raj Arokiasamy yesterday, bringing the total number of charges he faces to 162. The new charges relate to the alleged scanning of several government-related websites — including those of the Singapore Prison Service, Singapore Elections Department and Ministry of Communications and Information — as well as unauthorised access to Fuji Xerox’s web server.

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Yaacob Ibrahim Blames Singaporeans for Singpass Hacking Farce

Malware installed in users’ computers could have also allowed users’ keystrokes to be seen, according to Communications and Information Minister, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim. Speaking in parliament, Dr Yaacob said the hacking of SingPass could be because users had very simple passwords. He said there is no vulnerability in the SingPass system.

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Change passwords, eBay tells users after major cyberattack

US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database with customer names, passwords and other personal data earlier this year. The California company said it was notifying its customers, and urging them to change passwords to protect their personal and financial information. An eBay statement said the database was compromised between late February and early March and "included eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth."

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