Official: Russian-owned company attempted Ohio election hack (Associated Press) November 27th
Ohio detected and thwarted an election-related cyber attack earlier this month, the state’s elections chief said. The “relatively unsophisticated” hacking attempt on Nov. 5, 2019, originated in Panama but was traced to a Russian-owned company.
Palo Alto Networks hit by data leak (Techradar) November 28th
The cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has admitted that it suffered a data breach which resulted in the personal data of both past and current employees being leaked online.
Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse (TechCrunch) December 1st
The database stored years of sent and received text messages from its customers and processed by TrueDialog. But because the database was left unprotected on the internet without a password, none of the data was encrypted and anyone could look inside.
Vulnerabilities & Exploits
How Bluetooth can be an attack gateway (Techradar) November 26th
Sophisticated hackers with sinister intent have exploited several Bluetooth flaws to steal data or install malware, whether that be via Bluetooth chips, targeting mobile devices or even navigating through car entertainment systems.
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