Cybersecurity

Hackers Dub Russians Nazis, Mine Harvard Dogecoins and Fix Women's Webcams

This year, Russia is marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi blockade of Leningrad.

This year, Russia is marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi blockade of Leningrad. // konstantinks/Shutterstock.com

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

Amid ongoing unrest in Ukraine, an unknown entity penetrated the Russia Today (RT) site to insert the term for Hitler’s fascist German government into several conflict-related headlines.

A 30-year-old was convicted on three counts of unauthorized access to computer material and two counts of voyeurism, following an investigation prompted by fishy software found on a victim’s machine.

The small and home office routers, owned by unwitting consumers mostly in Eastern Europe and Asia, have succumbed to a hack that can – but has yet to – send users to data-stealing sites.

Most phone lines and Internet services were down in Ukraine's Crimea region following sabotage.

An intruder vandalized the website of the EC-Council, an organization that runs IT security education and certification programs.

A member of the school community propped up a virtual currency production operation using a university research network.

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.

(Image via konstantinks / Shutterstock.com)

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