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Celeb Shout-Out App Cameo Exposes Private Videos and User Data

Joseph Cox reports: Cameo, the increasingly popular app for paying celebrities to record short personal videos, exposed a wealth of user data including email addresses, hashed and salted passwords and phone numbers, and messages via a misconfiguration in its app. The site also has an issue where videos that are supposed to be private...

City of Wayne, Nebraska hit by ransomware attack

NCN reports: A northeast Nebraska city is investigating an apparent hack into their systems. The City of Wayne announced Wednesday that they were the victims of a ransomware attack. In a Facebook post, city officials said all of their internet-based communications are down. Read more on

TZ: Three Hackers Arrested In Ngara After Hacking Into NTSA Database

Soko Directory Team reports: The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has arrested three suspects in Ngara, Nairobi on suspicion of hacking into NTSA and TIMS databases and issuing fake documents to Kenyans. Detectives found two Kenyan men trying to break into the National Transport And Safety Authority (NTSA) and the TIMS online portals. The...

Update: How many users were affected by the DISA breach?

Andrew Eversden has an update on a breach previously noted on this site: A breach of a system hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Defense’s primary IT support agency, affected “approximately 200,000” users after a malicious actor may have gained access to names and Social Security numbers, according to a...

Drug dealer loses codes for €53.6m bitcoin accounts

Who among us hasn’t lost our passwords to $58 million, right?  Conor Lally reports: A drug dealer who amassed a €55 million fortune in the cryptocurrency bitcoin has lost the codes to access the accounts after hiding them with his fishing rod, which has now gone missing. The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has confiscated the 12...

U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia

David E. Sanger and Marc Santora report: The United States and its key allies on Thursday accused Russia’s main military intelligence agency of a broad cyberattack against the republic of Georgia in October that took out websites and interrupted television broadcasts, in a coordinated effort to deter Moscow from intervening in the 2020 presidential...