Nov 172017
 

Oops. I missed this last week when Xinhua reported:

Police in east China’s Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province have seized 20 people suspected of stealing more than 300,000 pieces of personal information.

The gang were found to have hacked into servers of over 50 airline company websites since 2016. The leaks included user IDs, passwords and flight information.

Read more on Xinhua.net.

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 ItalianInsider.it.  DataBreaches.net is not linking to Anonymous’s blog post so as not to facilitate leaking of the allegedly hacked data.

Nov 172017
 

The Canadian Press reports:

Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc. says six of the community websites it administers were hacked last month in the latest of a recent series of data breaches affecting Canadian online user information.

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It says the data did not include credit card or banking information but did include usernames, email addresses, encrypted passwords, user identifications, registration dates and IP addresses for websites including DIYchatroom.com, PBnation.com, HysterSisters.com, ToyotaNation.com, JeepForum.com and WatchUSeek.com.

Read more on Canadian Underwriter.

Nov 172017
 

Tim Collins reports:

Hackers who attacked the now defunct website of second hand goods store Cash Converters may have access to the account details of thousands of customers.

Usernames, passwords, delivery addresses and potentially partial credit card numbers are among the data believed to have been stolen.

The culprits are said to be holding the information to ransom while the firm works with law enforcement authorities to investigate the incident.

Read more on Mail Online.

Nov 122017
 

Waqas reports:

A group of Muslim hacktivists from Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah, the Sunni sect of Islam and going by the online handle of Di5s3nSi0N hacked the official website of ISIS/ISIL (Daesh) and leaked a list of more than 2000 people who had subscribed to the site’s newsletter and updates through email.

A week ago, the targeted website Amaq which also works as a news agency for the terrorist organization claimed that it was facing increasing cyber attacks against the agency and that it has increased its security and now their admins can tackle “any type of hack.”

Read more on HackRead.

Note that HackRead’s headline at the time of this posting says that the hack exposed “20,000 subscribers list,” but according to the story, that headline number should probably be 2,000.