French Defense Ministry Website Hacked By Anonymous

Anonymous hackers have penetrated into a web portal of the French Defense Ministry Website and leaked the database online. The motivation of this cyber-attack is to protest against the country's intensive foreign arms trade operations.
A smaller site, the Centre d'Identification des Materiels de la Defense, has published a communique stating that the portal was under maintenance after the incident was published by Anonymous. The database leaked contains sensitive data such as FTP client usernames, website accounts, PHP sessions and information on army suppliers and partners.
Along with these leaks, Anonymous also provided links to press articles regarding France's weapons industry and its lucrative arms trade sector.

Link to leaked database has not been provided for security reasons.

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Hacker Leaked Details of 9000 DHS and 20000 FBI Employees

A hacker using the codename DotGovs has released details of 9,000 US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and 20000 FBI employees via his Twitter account. In an exclusive interview he had with Vice, the hacker gave detail how he breached the DHS computer system. The hacker stated that he was able to get access to one email address of a DHS employee. From there, he tried to log into a DOJ web portal but that did not work. He phoned the person in charge.

“So I called up, told them I was new and I didn't understand how to get past [the portal],” the hacker told Motherboard. “They asked if I had a token code, I said no, they said that's fine—just use our one.”

The hacker posted a picture of the computer he had access to:

 After getting access to the portal, the hacker saw a portal containing around 1TB of data, he stole only around 200GB of them. After the interview with Vice, the hacker leaked the details of 9000 DHS employees on Twitter. After some time, he tweeted about the 20000 FBI employees details. These consists of names, telephone and fax numbers, department, state, email addresses and work titles. 
The hacker's last tweet goes as follows:

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MalwareBytes Launches Bug Bounty Program

MalwareBytes, a company that provide security products for Windows and Mac has launched its bug bounty program. The company is inviting security researchers to report vulnerabilities they find in their product and rewards will vary between $100 and $1000 per bugs, depending on its severity and exploitability. Adding to that, reporters will also be listed on Malwarebytes' Hall of Fame.
A detail of the program can be read [Click Here!]

Source: [MalwareBytes]

Mauritian Linux Expert Ish Sookun Released On Bail

After spending 10 days in detention, Ish Sookun, the Mauritian Linux expert has been granted bail on Tuesday 2nd February. He was apprehended in the context of the investigation into the anonymous e-mail which was sent to the Prime Minister's Office and which referred to terrorist attacks in Mauritius. He had to provide two sureties of Rs100, 000 and sign an acknowledgment of indebtedness of Rs500, 000.
Mr Sookun animated a press conference yesterday afternoon in the office of his barrister where he has challenge the police to bring evidence which shows he is the sender of the mail in question. He intend to claim compensation to the police.
Source: L'Express Suffered DDOS Attack, a website where people can store text online has been hit by DDOS attack in the night of 29th to 30th January. This was announced on pastebin official Tweeter and Facebook account. No more details were given concerning the attack.

We contacted pastebin to get more detail concerning the attack and will update the article as soon as we get a reply.

ISIS Hacker Appeared In US Court

Ardit Ferizi, 20, a Kosovo citizen suspected to have supplied ISIS's member, Junaid Hussain, with information on US servicemen has made his first appearance in a US Court on Wednesday. Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis charged him with unauthorized access to a computer, aggravated identity theft, and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist group. If he is found guilty of all three offences, he may face up to 35 years of imprisonment.

The hacker was arrested in Malaysia last October and was detained there on a U.S. provisional arrest warrant. True identity of the hacker also made surface. He was a computer science student in Kuala Lumpur. He is the owner of the Twitter account @Th3Dir3ctorY and is the leader of the Kosova Hacker's Security (KHS) hacking group. He had in the past hacked several companies and government websites. Firizi also stole data from Greek mobile telecom firm OTE and IBM. He is believed to be the one who retrieved all the information about US servicemen. Hussain only published it for others to get access.

Junaid Hussain who was known by the name of Abu Hussain al-Britani, was a British citizen who joined ISIS. He was the leader of ISIS hacking division and was killed last year in a drone strike conducted by the US military.

Source: [Washington Post]


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