The Register: Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online. “The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark web to download.”
CBR Online: Docker Hacked: 190,000 Accounts Breached. “Docker, the company behind an open platform for building and running distributed applications, said on Friday that hackers had breached one of its databases, potentially giving them access to sensitive source code on the external repositories of up to 190,000 different customers.”
Ubergizmo: Russian Hackers Had Ability To Change Voter Roll Data In One Florida County. “Florida Senator Marco Rubio has revealed in an interview that Russian hackers were ‘in a position’ to alter voting records in a Florida county. They were able to breach one county’s voting systems during the Presidential Election back in 2016. Rubio said that not only were the hackers able to access the systems, they even had the ability to change voter roll data.”
New York Times: The Devastating Consequences of Being Poor in the Digital Age. “I led Pew Research Center’s research on understanding how Americans’ attitudes toward privacy were affected by Edward Snowden’s leak of documents about widespread government surveillance by the National Security Agency. Through surveys and focus group interviews, I started to see that part of the untold story in the research and policy community was the way in which low-income communities experience privacy-related harms differently.”
Engadget: Hacker posts over 4,000 sensitive documents from Mexican embassy. “Thousands of documents containing sensitive information belonging to Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala were leaked online this week by a hacker. The stolen cache contained more than 4,800 files related to the embassy’s activities including its dealings with personal documents belonging to Mexican citizens.”
Krebs on Security: Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro. “Wipro says it has more than 170,000 employees helping clients across six continents with Fortune 500 customers in healthcare, banking, communications and other industries. In March 2018, Wipro said it passed the $8 billion mark in annual IT services revenue.” As of this writing this article has been updated once; Wipro has admitted to the breach but there aren’t many more details available.
BetaNews: Microsoft email hack was worse than first thought — some users’ messages were accessed. “Over the weekend we reported that hackers gained access to Microsoft’s web-based email services for a period of three months. Microsoft tried to calm users’ concerns by saying that only ‘your e-mail address, folder names, the subject lines of e-mails, and the names of other e-mail addresses you communicate with’ had been accessed. But for some people, things were rather worse.”