Anglo African brings you the latest security incidents for you to unite your people, processes, and technologies behind an intelligence-driven defense. The cyber security industry is growing, more malware is being launched every day than ever before: 230,000 new malware samples/day according to the latest statistics. Being up to date with latest cyber-attack happening around the globe increases awareness on hackers’ new targets and alerts you on your next move towards cyber security.
Cyber criminals reportedly shut down the London Stock Exchange (LSE) website last week, keeping it out of action for more than two hours. The group claims the attack on the LSE was the latest in a series that has also seen it target the websites of NYSE Euronext and the Turkey Stock Exchange as part of a campaign called Op Icarus. The attack was carried out by a ‘hacktivist’ group based in the Philippines. The hacking collective Anonymous has carried out a cyber-attack on the LSE as part of an ongoing operation targeting financial institutions.
Facebook has reportedly patched a critical bug that was recently discovered in its Messenger service. The bug that was reported by a security research firm would give hackers access to chats and eventually even allow them to spread malware. The hacker could easily alter the content of the message which would lead to plenty of confusion as these would be sent from Facebook’s own servers. Confusion aside, Facebook and the victim would have no clue that their chats are being monitored and modified.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest account briefly hacked. A hacker group called OurMine reportedly took over the billionaire’s accounts as well as the social media accounts of other celebrities. The compromises might be the result of recent data breaches from other websites that exposed user passwords.
Another “historic” mega breach has been revealed as someone who goes by the alias “Tessa88@exploit.im” has begun selling information tied to 100 million VK accounts. This data set contains 100,544,934 records. Each record may contain an e-mail address, a first and last name, a location (usually city), a phone number, a visible password, and sometimes a second e-mail address.