Cybersecurity

Hackers Rewrite Yearbooks, Enter UK Intranet, and Grab SSNs to Jailbreak AT&T Phones

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


Code-hosting firm closes shop after hacker deletes Amazon cloud data – and backups

Code Spaces said the cost of attempting to resolve the attack and the expected cost of refunding customers will cause irreparable harm to the company’s finances and reputation.


Driver training firm makes driver’s license data searchable on Google

SafetyFirst – yes, that’s really the company’s name – slipped up during a system upgrade in a way that made the system publicly accessible.


Nation state penetrates defenses of UK government intranet

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude revealed an assault by an unnamed “state-sponsored” entity compromised a system administrator’s account on the Government Secure Intranet. 


Contractors grab AT&T mobile customer data

A third-party provider retrieved the Social Security numbers and other sensitive data of an undisclosed number of clients apparently to unlock smartphones and resell them.

Hacked yearbooks containing offensive captions seized from middle school students

Adolescents, without authorization, inserted inappropriate content into a design file for the books and school officials were unsuccessful at trying to conceal the print with stickers.

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Threatwatch Alert

Network intrusion / Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges

Caribbean is no refuge from hackers

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