FBI Warns State Election Databases Breached by Foreign Hackers

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Hackers Stole Over 60 Million Dropbox Account Details
Dropbox’s recent mandate of getting a certain group of users – those registered with the cloud storage firm in or before 2012 – is due to what is now revealed to be a massive breach of over 60 million Dropbox user accounts.

FBI Warns State Election Databases Breached by Foreign Hackers
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert this month, urging US state election officials to increase cybersecurity measures after finding evidence that two state election databases were breached in recent weeks.

Dropbox Tells Users to Update Their Passwords
Dropbox is urging users who haven’t changed their passwords since mid-2012, to update their credentials. The move comes after data from a 2012 breach resurfaced, prompting fears that the stolen information can be used to compromise user accounts.

Apple Issues Global iOS Update after Scary Spyware Discovery
Apple has made haste in releasing a global security update to its iOS software after security researchers discovered a failed attempt by malicious hackers to break into an activist’s iPhone.

Mail.Ru Forums Hack Sees 25 Million Accounts Stolen
Hackers have stolen over 25 million forum accounts hosted by Russian internet giant Mail.ru.

Interesting Reading From Around the Web

Everything We Know About NSO Group: The Professional Spies Who Hacked iPhones With A Single Text
As long as police and intelligence need outside help to crack into Apple and Google mobiles, expect more firms to try to take their own slice of the market. Now NSO has lost a critical iOS exploit, it’d be a good time for them to pounce.

Inside ‘The Attack That Almost Broke the Internet’
In March 2013, a coalition of spammers pooled their resources to launch what would become the largest DDoS attack the Internet had ever witnessed. Look at the excerpts taken verbatim from a series of Skype and IRC chat room logs generated by a group of “bullet-proof cybercrime hosts”.

Self-checking Chips Could Eliminate Hardware Security Issues
Researchers may have found a way to validate chips, so all concerned parties are satisfied the silicon is backdoor-free.

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