Cybersecurity

Hackers ‘Friend’ Turkey, Rig Presidential Elections and Trade Trader Secrets

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In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Turkish government 'Facebook' page infects netizens

Cyber crooks debuted a new social media site on a server belonging to the Turkish government. A not-so-friendly one. 

Azerbaijan leaks election results – before election

A day ahead of polling, the country’s government apparently decided who won the most votes for president.

Former trading house staff accused of source-code-lifting

Two ex-traders apparently emailed themselves trading desk strategies and programming from the company’s proprietary trading platform, so they could start up a rival firm.

PureVPN admits hackers got in, not the feds though

Customers of the virtual private network service received a falsified email purporting to come from the company’s founder, Uzair Gadit:  “We are no longer able to run an anonymization service due to legal issues we are facing."

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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