Just another harrowing week in ThreatWatch, our compendium of notable data breaches.
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Two-year-old Allyson is deaf, so she did not wake up when a man began harassing her through the baby monitor in her room. Marc Gilbert and his wife entered the child’s room after hearing a man cursing and making lewd comments in the bedroom. They heard the voice calling the daughter an “effing moron,” and telling her, “wake up you little slut.” Then, the hacker shouted expletives at them. The voice began calling Gilbert a stupid moron and his wife a b****.
Crooks have figured out how to steal the virtual currency by exploiting major vulnerabilities in Google’s mobile operating system, members of a user forum report.
Hackers have snuck malicious code into the website of the Central Tibetan Administration, a site belonging to the Dalai Lama’s government-in-exile, that can spy into the computers of site visitors.
Miss California Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, who earned the title of Miss Teen USA on Aug. 10 was a victim of “a serious cybercrime” that has triggered a federal investigation. Four months earlier, a hacker took photos of her in her bedroom via the webcam on her computer, then began an extortion campaign.
The Indian government alleges Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, tricked the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. into installing malicious software on the company’s communications pipelines.
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