ZDNet: Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more

ZDNet: Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more. “Hackers have breached SyTech, a contractor for FSB, Russia’s national intelligence service, from where they stole information about internal projects the company was working on behalf of the agency — including one for deanonymizing Tor traffic.”

The Verge: Former Equifax executive sentenced to prison for insider trading prior to data breach

The Verge: Former Equifax executive sentenced to prison for insider trading prior to data breach. “The Security and Exchanges Commission charged [Jun] Ying with insider trading last year. The Department of Justice says that in August 2017, after learning about the breach, he began researching the impact that a similar breach had on another company’s stock price. Later that morning, he promptly exercised and sold all of his stock options, earning nearly a million dollars from the sale. In doing so, he avoided a loss of $117,000 that he otherwise would have incurred when the company’s stock price dropped after the disclosure.”

CNN: At least 50,000 license plates leaked in hack of border contractor not authorized to retain them

CNN: At least 50,000 license plates leaked in hack of border contractor not authorized to retain them. “At least 50,000 American license plate numbers have been made available on the dark web after a company hired by Customs and Border Protection was at the center of a major data breach, according to CNN analysis of the hacked data. What’s more, the company was never authorized to keep the information, the agency told CNN.”

The Guardian: Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data

The Guardian: Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data. “The American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to access passwords and a purported list of its clients, including large Australian companies and government agencies.”

Motherboard: The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale

Motherboard: The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale. “The well-known and respected data breach notification website ‘Have I Been Pwned’ is up for sale. Troy Hunt, its founder and sole operator, announced the sale on Tuesday in a blog post where he explained why the time has come for Have I Been Pwned to become part of something bigger and more organized.”

New York Times: Images of Travelers Stolen in Cyberattack on Border Agency

New York Times: Images of Travelers Stolen in Cyberattack on Border Agency. “Tens of thousands of images of travelers and license plates stored by the Customs and Border Protection agency have been stolen in a cyberattack, officials said Monday, prompting renewed questions about how the federal government secures and shares personal data.”