Hackers Blackmail Bitcoin Inventor, Corrupt Brazilian Newspaper

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Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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

Hacker Holds Mysterious Bitcoin Inventor’s Identity for Ransom

A person going by the name “Jeffrey” has usurped an email account belonging to the virtual currency’s secretive founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, saying he will sell Nakamoto’s secrets for money.

Hacked Brazilian Newspaper Website Tries to Break Into Your Home Router

The popular paper (politica.estadao.com.br) was compromised with rogue code that attempts to guess the password of the site visitor’s router.  

Sex Worker’s Little Black e-Book Improperly Disposed Of

A VoIP service was reassigning temporary, disposable phone numbers instead of expunging them and their contacts.

Chinese Defaced or Disabled 750 Vietnamese Websites in One Week

Attackers took advantage of vulnerabilities in server configurations to vandalize government, education and commercial sites, starting in late August.

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