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Hackers Take Pacific Sea Battle Online, Destroy Crypto-currency and Stun Themselves

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

Dogecoin data ‘destroyed,’ operator of virtual stash says

160 million dogecoins (worth $73,046 as of 5/15) are gone, after intruders accessed and destroyed all data on Doge Vault's virtual machines. 

Chinese hackers deface Vietnamese government sites, as sea tensions ignite

About 220 local Vietnamese sites were apparently affected. Six of the victims bore dot-gov domains. Many hackers left a message reading, “By: China Hacked" and either vandalized or knocked out the site.

Account credentials of Bitly users compromised

The link shortening service has reason to believe encrypted passwords, API keys and OAuth tokens were exposed 

Missing Android mails selfie of a stunned stranger to the device’s owner

The HTC phone disappeared out of a student’s pocket, so the phone might have been snapping the photo of a thief who entered the wrong PIN.

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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