Category: Hacked

Medibank and Optus hacks spark warning over identity theft risks from former victims – ABC News

A hand passing another hand a driver's licence.

The first thing Sarah* knew about her identity being hacked was when a man turned up on her parents’ doorstep asking for the sexual services he’d paid for online.

Then, things got even crazier.

Source: Medibank and Optus hacks spark warning over identity theft risks from former victims – ABC News

“Biggest cyber breach in history” as techs scramble to be heard above Omicron din – Michael West Media

Log4j, hacking, internet, cyber sescurity

Morrison spends $3.5B on tanks to keep us “safe” Ho Ho!

Australian governments and businesses have been warned they face their greatest hacking threat yet, Apache Log4j. John Stapleton reports on Australian Cyber Security Centre warnings of possible widespread systems failure.

Source: “Biggest cyber breach in history” as techs scramble to be heard above Omicron din – Michael West Media

‘Epik Hack’ Is Right Wing’s Worst Nightmare | Crooks and Liars

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They had been depending on the anonymity of the internet to protect their day jobs as they went about promoting racist rioting and the, um, overthrow of the US government. Turns out their passwords (middle name plus current house number, really?) have been exposed in a major hack of their chosen right-wing service provider, a company called Epik. According to The Washington Post, “Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right, providing domain services to QAnon theorists, Proud Boys and other instigators of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — allowing them to broadcast hateful messages from behind a veil of anonymity.” Anonymous no more!

Source: ‘Epik Hack’ Is Right Wing’s Worst Nightmare | Crooks and Liars

Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of Proud Boys, QAnon and other hate groups

Members of the Proud Boys obscure their identity at a rally on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, on August 22.

It’s massive. It may be the biggest domain-style leak I’ve seen and, as an extremism researcher, it’s certainly the most interesting,” said Megan Squire, a computer science professor at Elon University who studies right-wing extremism. “It’s an embarrassment of riches – stress on the embarrassment.”

Source: Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of Proud Boys, QAnon and other hate groups