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Hackers Compromised of 800000 Brazzers Porn Accounts

Brazzers

Data breach had exposed the names of about 800000 registered users of famous porn site Brazzers. The details of the accounts have been taken from the associated forums with the site on which fans of this porn site discuss favourite performers and scenes.

It is expected that the attackers have stolen the data by taking advantage from exposing in the vBulletin software which runs chat forum. Brazzers said it had taken steps to limit the fraudulent use of login names, and Brazzers forum is taken down for maintenance.

The data was collected from the Brazzers forum site which was set up for users. The data was stolen back in 2013 and has come to light now.

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The information of the Brazzers users has first spotted data breach-monitoring site vigilante.pw which monitors data breach. The dump of data includes usernames, email addresses, and clear text passwords.

Security researcher Troy Hunt confirmed the data was accurate by checking few details through the stolen database credentials he maintains.

“The release of the data was potentially more embarrassing than just knowing someone was a member of a porn site because it exposed users’ conversations. The problem with a hack like that is it’s a forum, Worse than just adult website creds, and this is what people were talking and fantasizing about.” Says, Troy Hunt.

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Brazzers confirmed that the data breach occurred through the vBulletin software which keeps the forum running. Hackers widely used the software was not kept up more frequently up to date by forum administrators. Many recent breachers all had been all traced back to vBulletin.

“Floating around the internet now are the email addresses, usernames, and passwords of close to 800000 online porn fans,” says, Graham Cluley, Cybersecurity Commentator.

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Brazzers reported that it had taken “corrective measures” to stop credentials being re-used and protect users.

Opera warns users after hacking attack on its web sync service

Opera Warns

The traditional web service, Opera warns its users after intruders hacked its web sync.The search engine firm was quick enough to reset the passwords of all its users.
Opera recently decided to sell all its browser business to the Chinese consortium.

Opera Software develops the web browser Opera. The company has recently updated its latest version which is available on Microsoft Windows, Linux operating systems, OS X that uses the Blink layout engine. Presto layout engine, employed in the previous version is also available, and besides, it also runs FreeBSD engines.

The firm recently revealed the attackers gained access to Opera Sync, a service that lets the users synchronize their browser data and also the data settings across the multiple platforms. The investigation is in a process, but they initially believe that that the attackers may have compromised the user’s data, login names, including passwords.

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Opera stated that majority of its 350 million users wouldn’t be affected since most of them don’t use sync. But still leaves about 1.7 million active users at risk, and there are likely more inactive users who are storing useful passwords.

Breaching the data is quite common, but targeting the sync browser data is rare. The company also assures the users that their passwords are safe. The firm also requested its customers to use the password resetting page to obtain the new password for Opera Sync. The attack news of the company came on the next day when the Dropbox issued a password reset for the accounts that hasn’t changed from 2012.

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The company states that ”We have also sent emails to all Opera sync users to inform them about the incident and ask them to change the password for their Opera sync accounts. In an abundance of caution, we have encouraged users to also reset any passwords to third party sites they may have synchronized with the service. Although we only store encrypted (for synchronized passwords) or hashed and salted (for authentication) passwords in this system, we have reset all the Opera sync account passwords as a precaution.”

The web browser enterprise was in the news recently for its pre-installed Ad-blocker option which was opposed by many websites.

NSA hacking tools have been hacked and revealed online

NSA Hacked

A group with pseudo name “The Shadow Brokers” announced an auction for a number of cyber weapons. These weapons were claimed to be hacked and stolen from “The Equation Group” an alleged National Security Agency hacking group. The main claim from this mystery group is just an idea behind making money.

Kaspersky researchers analysed the Equation Group and found codenames which is also found in documents leaked by Snowden. The fact that NSA got hacked caused a surprise and mild disapproval in itself.

The Shadow Brokers released some legitimate files which were considered in a specific way by computer security experts. The hacker group is demanding bitcoins which cost millions of dollars to release the rest. The files were supposed to contain the frameworks for multiple NSA hacking tools.

The hackers don’t put their toolkits and exploits online where they can steal potentially. NSA research scientist Dave Aitel believes the more data might be taken on to a USB stick from an insider rather than a hack. It’s more of a classic spy operation with human intelligence.

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“This idea that a group of unknown hackers are going to take on the NSA seems unlikely as well, There is a long arm and a long memory to the US intelligence community and I don’t think anyone wants to be on the other end of that without good reason. I don’t necessarily think a million bitcoin is a good enough reason.” Says, Aitel.

If the Shadow Brokers owned NSA’s command and control server, it would be a great approach to try other interesting things they might be able to find. “we follow Equation Group traffic. We find Equation Group source range. We hack Equation Group. We find many Equation Group cyber weapons,” the group wrote on Pastebin. This hints this alleged hacker group of NSA that they are in trouble.

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This might seem problematic, and the group may not have access to the server, so it hardly cares about getting back on it. This could be the case as the files are years old. However, it is not an ordinary as any such claim can be later investigated by the victim going through everything to trace who they are. It would be better if they remain silent in case if this is some random hacking group, especially when their victim is NSA.

200 million Yahoo accounts for sale in the digital black market

200 million Yahoo accounts for sale

 A yahoo hacker claims to have the login information of 200 million accounts. These stolen accounts are being sold on the black market. These stolen are for sale on TheRealDeal, an illegal market place for these kinds of goods. The sale price about $1,824 or 3-bit coins and anyone can buy them.

 The hacker with a pseudo name Peace_of_mind is said to be the master mind behind it. Earlier, the hacker sold login credentials for Linked and Tumblr users. The hacker stated that the Yahoo database comes from a Russian group which cracked the Tumblr and My Space in addition to LinkedIn. “When it comes to Yahoo accounts, the database most likely comes from 2012. Copies of the stolen Yahoo database have already been bought” said Peace_of_mind.

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 Yahoo reported that it is aware of the stolen database, but the company didn’t give a hint about the records were real or not. “Our security team is working to determine the facts,” Yahoo stated in an email. “We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information and we take any such claim very seriously. Our security team is working to determine the facts. Yahoo works hard to keep our users safe, and we always encourage our users to create strong passwords, or give up passwords altogether by using Yahoo Account Key, and use different passwords for different platforms.” Spokesperson said.

LinkedIn Confirms 2012 Hack Revealed 117 Million Users’ Credentials

 Back in 2012, Yahoo admitted a breach of 450000 accounts. D33Ds Company, a hacking group, had claimed the responsibility for the earlier breach. Yahoo ignored it saying that most of the stolen passwords are invalid. Security researchers noticed a Russian hacker with a pseudo name “The Collector” selling millions of Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail logins.