Two weeks after the takedown of the Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay, its successor Hansa Market was also closed as part of a coordinated operation by the Dutch National Police, Europol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In the process, the authorities seized personal data for all users.

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American financial planning company Ameriprise has experienced a major data leak, after information on investment portfolios worth millions of dollars was exposed on the Internet. Chris Vickery, a security expert at MacKeeper, detected this leak on 5 December using the Shodan connected device database.

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CybelAngel represented La French Tech at Slush, one of Europe’s leading tech events along with the Web Summit in Lisbon. In Helsinki, CybelAngel defeated 99 other startups to win the Slush 100 Pitching Competition.

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Two weeks ago Kaspersky Lab security researchers published a report on xDedic, a shadow market where access to compromised servers is sold.

An online market place of hacked servers

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A hacker is selling four databases with a total of 10 million medical records of patients of US hospitals on the Dark Web. According to the site Deepdotweb.com, which was able to interview the cybercriminal, the data was stolen via the exploitation of a vulnerability residing on the hospitals’ computer systems.

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The hacker Peace_of_Mind, responsible for the recent posting of the LinkedIn and Naughty America databases, has struck again and has placed the MySpace (427 million usernames) and Tumblr (68 million usernames) databases online.

The hacker Peace_of_Mind (or Peace) is offering the database of the 427 million MySpace users for 2,500 euros (6 BTC) and the 68 million Tumblr accounts for 130 euros (0.4 BTC) – a price difference explained by the algorithm used to store passwords, very strong for Tumblr, making the data leak virtually unusable.

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A hacker using the pseudonym “Peace_of_mind” is selling a database stolen from the LinkedIn site that contains the information of 167 million users, with 117 million including the email address and password.

According to information provided by the hacker on the MotherBoard site, he stole the data in 2012, after exploiting a computer flaw that affected the professional social network.

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