Nov 212017

CBS reports:

Sacramento Regional Transit is the one being taken for a ride on this night, by a computer hacker.

That hacker forced RT to halt its operating systems that take credit card payments, and assigns buses and trains to their routes.

The local transit agency alerted federal agents following an attack on their computers that riders may not have noticed Monday.

Read more on CBS.

Nov 192017

Rohit KVN reports:

Even though the government has framed stringent rules to curb illegal access and displaying of Aadhaar details in public domain, a new report has emerged that the central and state-run websites have themselves blatantly leaked the private details of the Indian citizens who enrolled for Aadhaar.

In a Right to Information (RTI) query, Aadhaar generator body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that around 210 state and central government websites, in their bid to showcase benefits of owning Aadhaar ID, have revealed personal details of the beneficiaries. It is not known when these lapses took place, but those web-pages have been blocked.

Read more on IBT.

Nov 172017

CNN reports:

A researcher says the Pentagon exposed huge amounts of web-monitoring data in a security failure.

Anyone with a free Amazon Web Services account could have looked at the hoard of information stored in the cloud by the U.S. Defense Department, according to Chris Vickery, a researcher at cybersecurity firm UpGuard who discovered the exposure.

Read more on CBS.

Nov 172017

Reuters reports:

Italian police are investigating a hack into the email accounts of government employees by activist group Anonymous, which then published documents it had extracted.

On its Italian blog Anonymous uploaded a screenshot of an email purportedly sent from a government email address to an employee of the prime minister’s office containing the names of a security detail that would accompany an official inspection at a site Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is due to visit this week.

Read more on Reuters.  See also is not linking to Anonymous’s blog post so as not to facilitate leaking of the allegedly hacked data.