Hackers who breached federal agency networks through software made by a company called SolarWinds appear to have conducted a test run of their broad espionage campaign last year, according to sources with knowledge of the operation.
Five months later, the hackers added new malicious files to the SolarWinds software update servers that got distributed and installed on the networks of federal government agencies and other customers. These new files installed a backdoor on victim networks that allowed the hackers to directly access them. Once inside an infected network, the attackers could have used the SolarWinds software to learn about the structure of the network or alter the configuration of network systems.
Solarwinds hack has put 18000 organizations including US Nuclear security administration into a sinking boat. We are in total disaster. As per Microsoft, 44% IT companies are infected. Many organizations are still in discover mode and they do not know if they have hacked or not.
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A major leak containing a register with the details of nearly two million CCP members has occurred – exposing members who are now working all over the world, while also lifting the lid on how the party operates under Xi Jinping, says Sharri Markson.
Ms Markson said the leak is a register with the details of Communist Party members, including their names, party position, birthday, national ID number and ethnicity. “It is believed to be the first leak of its kind in the world,” the Sky News host said. “What’s amazing about this database is not just that it exposes people who are members of the communist party, and who are now living and working all over the world, from Australia to the US to the UK,” Ms Markson said.
Electronics manufacturer Foxconn was infected with the DoppelPaymer ransomware last month
Hacking group has begun to publish files stolen from company’s servers during the attack
The world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn, has suffered a cyber attack and extortionists are reportedly demanding a $34 million ransom be paid for the recovery of its data.
As Bleeping Computerreports, a Foxconn’s facility located in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, was hit over the US Thanksgiving holiday period by hackers who stole data from the company’s servers before encrypting systems.
The DoppelPaymer gang has claimed responsibility for the ransomware attack, and begun to publish stolen data on a website it created earlier this year to coerce companies into paying huge ransom demands. Foxconn, like other victims before it, will have been told by the criminals that it risks facing difficult questions by partners, customers, and the press if sensitive data is shared online.
A Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked early Thursday with a series of cryptic tweets being posted on the account by a group claiming to be John Wick. The account has since been restored. Confirming the same, Twitter said that it was aware of the activity and has taken the required steps to secure the compromised account. It added that it is “actively investigating” the situation. Read more in