Instagram Accounts Getting Hacked

Several Instagram users are complaining about their account being hacked and photos of smoothies are been posted.A weird URL,which look like those of BBC links has been placed in their profile as well.Other users have been tweeting that their account were locked after they requested to reset their account's passwords.At the time of publishing,it is unclear how many users have been affected by this,whether someone has been able to break into the instagram servers or not.
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Three Pakistani Government Websites Defaced By Afghan Hackers

Last week,several Pakistani websites were defaced by hackers of the the Afghan Cyber Army and it seems that they were not satisfied with the amount of websites they defaced.Early this week, three more Pakistani government websites were defaced by the hackers.The same deface page was uploaded on each website.
Websites defaced are:
National Tuberculosis Control program of Pakistan
FATA Disaster Management Authority Govt of Pakistan

By the time of publishing,all the websites were already restored.Mirrors has been provided below for reader to see how the websites looked at the time it was defaced.


19 Indian Websites Defaced By Member of BGHH

Bangladeshi hacker going by the codename of 'r00t3xpl0i7', a member of the hacking group Bangladesh Grey Hat Hackers, has defaced a total of 19 Indian websites.With a picture of people covered in blood,he added the following message,
"Peaceful Message to the Indians
#KASHMIR Students held a MASSIVE protest in university of Kashmir, protesting against the desecration of Holy Qur'aan and the killing that followed it. University reverberated with pro-azadi, pro-Islam, pro-Pakistan, anti-India, anti-occupational forces slogans. The students carried with them different banners and the black flag of islam. A rally was taken from university Masjid, which went through different lanes and finally culminated with Ragda followed by the national anthem of Pakistan at the GEELANI chowk. 313 Brigade. [3:12:29 AM] Farhan Imaan Abro (FIA): Bridage 313
You Lamerz might have seen many men and women die in war !! .. This is Called Dedication .. Passion .. Love for Country !!
Unlike You lamerz who Send "animals" to Kashmir to Kill Innocent People !!
You can just kill innocent people .. Women & Childrens..
But There is no Future for you.. We are coming ..
There will be no one to Save you..
Remember We are coming

After this message,the hacker added a youtube video of Kashmir National Anthem.At the time of publishing,all the websites were still defaced.

List of all defaced websites: [Click Here!]

Ubuntu Forums Hacked

"Ubuntu forums is down for maintenance." This is what can be read when going on the Ubuntu forum website. They stated that there has been a security breach and the Canonical IS team is working hard to restore the website.Below is the full statement available on the website.
"Ubuntu Forums is down for maintenance
There has been a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums. The Canonical IS team is working hard as we speak to restore normal operations. This page will be updated with progress reports.
What we know
    Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user's local username, password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database.
    The passwords are not stored in plain text, they are stored as salted hashes. However, if you were using the same password as your Ubuntu Forums one on another service (such as email), you are strongly encouraged to change the password on the other service ASAP.
    Ubuntu One, Launchpad and other Ubuntu/Canonical services are NOT affected by the breach.
Progress report
    2013-07-20 2011UTC: Reports of defacement
    2013-07-20 2015UTC: Site taken down, this splash page put in place while investigation continues.
    2013-07-21: we believe the root cause of the breach has been identified. We are currently reinstalling the forums software from scratch. No data (posts, private messages etc.) will be lost as part of this process.
    2013-07-22: work on reinstalling the forums continues.
If you're using Ubuntu and need technical support please see the following page for support:
    Finding Help.
If you're looking for a place to discuss Ubuntu, in the meantime we encourage you to check out these sites:
    The Ubuntu subreddit
    The Ubuntu Community on Google+
    Ubuntu Discourse

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Philippine Navy User Credentials Leaked

A hacker going by the code name of Pr3-H4ck3r has leaked 50 email addresses,usernames and password of the Philippine Navy user. He added the vulnerability through which he was able to get all the information.Password in the leaked document are encrypted.He also leaked the administrator's credential.
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Indian Export Company Emails Hacked and Client Tricked To Make Payment To Hackers

A leading export company in India had its email addresses hacked recently.The crooks were able to fool the clients and asked them to send money to another account and one client even made a payment of $31,000.This was reported to the Cyber cell of Delhi Police and a case under section of Fraud and Information Technology Act was registered.A source told the The Times of India: "Till now, cyber criminals had been targeting individuals. But this shows that an extremely organized gang is committing crimes on an international level,"
Investigations also said that one set of criminals are operating in Delhi and the other set is operating in London.
The authorities are investigating into this matter and the IP address pf the computer used to send these emails is being traced.
Source: [The Times of India (Click to Read Article)]

33 Indonesian Websites Defaced By Members of Brazilian Cyber Army

Brazilian hackers from the hacking crew Brazilian Cyber Army have been defacing a total of 33 academic websites from Indonesia ( domains). The same defaced page was uploaded on each website and at the time of publishing,all of them were still defaced.A list of all the defaced websites has been provided below.
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Several Pakistani Government Websites Defaced By Afghan Cyber Army

Several Pakistani government websites have been hacked by members of the Afghan Cyber Army.Each were defaced with the same message and picture.
List of Government Websites Defaced:
District Government of Shaheed Benazirabad
District Government of Hyderabad
District Government of Larkano
Home Department Government of Sindh

List of all websites and Mirrors: [Click Here!]

50+ Indian Websites Defaced By Pakistani Hackers

Members of P4k!$74n H4x0r$ CR3W hits again on Indian websites.This time around 50 Indian websites were defaced by hacker known as King_Haxor. The same defaced page were uploaded by the hacker on each websites.Below is a full list of all the websites defaced,along with mirrors.By the time of publishing,many were already restored.
List of Websites With Mirrors: [Click Here!]

Band of Horses Official Twitter Account Hacked

American rock band, Band of Horses official twitter account has been hacked recently.With some weird tweets,many followers were getting confused about what was really going on.But on the 12th of July, the band tweeted an official statement which goes as follows:
"OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Please disregard previous tweets. We were hacked"
Followers thought that all was back to normal, but again, another weird thing was tweeted, "Y'all watch star wars?". It seems that the hacker still knows the password.
No other official statement was made on the twitter account,whether they had their account back or not.The hacker tweeted earlier,on this same account,that he managed to get the account's password and wanted to see for how long he has control of it.

Amateur Filmmakers From Hong Kong Realeases First Edward Snowden Movie

Two days after Snowden was identified as the person who leaked credentials document of the NSA,Edwin Lee, a freelance filmmaker contacted some of his friends for a shooting of a short film. The movie released is a 5 minutes film and was shot in four days. Edwin said that the script was written a day before the shooting and the actors did not have time for rehearsal.
Published on YouTube, the publisher added why this movie was made and also added the name of all the crew who participated in the making of this short movie.
YouTube Trailer
"This is a short film based on the events of Edward Joseph Snowden/斯諾登, a former CIA and NSA employee who leaked a top secret mass surveillance programme from the US and UK.
We have never met or been in contact with Edward Joseph Snowden.
We are a band of independent and amateur filmmakers in Hong Kong who were both excited and puzzled as to why Snowden chose to come to Hong Kong. "...

National Cyber Security Policy 2013 Released By Indian Government

The National Cyber Security Policy 2013 has been released by the Indian Government on Tuesday 2nd of July.Everything related to cyber security will be cordinated by a body known as National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). cited what Kapil Sibal, Minister, Communications and Information Technology, said:
"The National Cyber Security Policy-2013 serves as a means to provide confidence and reasonable assurance to all stakeholders in the country and the global community about the safety, security and resilience of cyberspace,
He also added:
Considering the dynamics of the internal and external environment, the task of evolving a meaningful national cyber security policy covering a broad spectrum of issues is quite daunting,
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