Round-Up: Hacks, Leaks, and Breaches

October 03, 2016//Ellen Neveux

Last Updated: July 23, 2021

Election troubles, Yahoo data breaches, Reddit invades North Korea, and DDoS attack through IoT
Hacks, leaks, and data breaches happen around the world on a regular basis. We do our best to keep you up to date with the latest news, so you can stay aware and protected. However, more news breaks on these subjects than we can report on this blog. This regular feature compiles a list of our recent articles and stories about hacks, leaks, and data breaches published elsewhere.

The upcoming presidential election brings up fears of hacking the democratic system, the data breach of Yahoo continues to dominate the news cycles, and we get a peek at the minuscule internet superhighway (more like a dirt road) of North Korea thanks to Reddit.

  • Election 2016: Susceptible To A Malicious Hack? “Are concerns over a hack into voting machines unfounded? No, according to experts who say outdated systems in electronic voting machines and lack of proper auditing could make the election process susceptible to hackers.”
  • Cyber Firm Challenges Yahoo Claim Hack Was State-Sponsored “A cyber security company on Wednesday asserted that the hack of 500 million account credentials from Yahoo was the work of an Eastern European criminal gang, adding another layer of intrigue to a murky investigation into the unprecedented data heist.”
  • Here’s Why Trump’s Hotel Company Got Slapped With a Big Fine “The New York Attorney General slapped Donald Trump’s hotel chain with a $50,000 fine over a data breach the company didn’t bother to tell customers about for months after it was discovered. More than 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal information was exposed, the AG’s office announced in a press release.”
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