You may have had your email hacked without even measuring the consequences. Today, hackers can make use of your personal data by only exploiting your email account. How should you react in case of emergency? How to protect yourself and to prevent effectively these attacks?
Did it backfire? In June 2013, Edward Snowden revealed to the public the NSA surveillance program targeting Internet users around the world. Now, a group of hackers named “Shadow Brokers” has announced that it allegedly hacked the NSA and collected a lot of data -spyware, exploit kits, settings files, etc.
On 14 June, the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) acknowledged that hackers had access to thousands of internal emails, chat messages and many research documents.
These documents started to leak in large numbers on 25 July on the whistleblower site Wikileaks with the release of almost 20,000 email exchanges between Party officials.
Several Vietnamese airports appear to have been the target of a large-scale cyber attack on 29 July.
All the display systems of two international airports, Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City were hacked to display insulting messages, while loudspeakers broadcast pre-recorded content.
An Indian “white hat” hacker has discovered a vulnerability enabling him to download Vine’s entire source code, which was freely available on the internet.
The Indian “white hat” hacker Avicoder announced that he was able to recover, in March 2016, a dump of the Vine source code, freely available on the internet. After notifying the company about this, the company corrected the vulnerability “within 5 minutes,” paying him in passing $10,000 (about € 9,000) as a reward.
Although the French version of the Pokémon Go game phenomenon has not been officially released, cybercriminals are enthusiastic: less than two weeks after its launch, the application has already suffered a DDoS attack and has many corrupted copies in the Google Play Store.
Hacktivists claiming allegiance to the Anonymous group hacked the website of Armscor, the South African agency in charge of weapons acquisitions, via a simple SQL injection. This large attack hit the settlement and billing system of Armscor, an official body of the South African Defense Ministry in charge of buying weapons.