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Inside Forkbombo, the dreaded Kenyan cybercrime gang

Brian Wasuna reports: When financial institutions in Kenya started recording increased cyber-attacks in 2010, it was believed the country’s detectives would easily stamp out the crime. Back then, most cybercrime incidents involved hackers stealing small amounts of money that were near impossible to detect, before graduating to big money heists, in a what is...

Cyberattack Shuts Down Services in Greece’s Second-Largest City

The National Herald reports: As hackers – many sponsored by Russia and China and authoritarian governments around the world – have stepped up cyber attacks on municipal services in a number of countries, Thessaloniki‘s agencies were shut down over an electronic intrusion. That happened July 23, with Deputy Mayor of Business Planning, e-Government and...

Clubhouse denies data breach

Megha Gupta reports: On July 23, a hacker group claimed that they have got access to over 3.8 billion phone numbers from Clubhouse servers. The claim posted on a hackers’ forum alleging the leak states that the list of numbers contains cellphone, fixed, private, and professional numbers. The information about the claim was shared...

Trump-loving Republicans snatch up “magacoins” — and quickly fall victim to data breach

Travis Gettys reports: More than 1,000 people — including Republican leaders and conservative media personalities — have already signed up for the pro-Donald Trump cryptocurrency magacoin. Poor security on a website associated with the cryptocurrency exposed users’ personal information, including passwords and IP addresses, and revealed that the vast majority of the magacoin produced...