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.”
TechCrunch: Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US federal agents. “A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned.”
Ars Technica: DHS, FBI say election systems in all 50 states were targeted in 2016. “A joint intelligence bulletin (JIB) has been issued by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation to state and local authorities regarding Russian hacking activities during the 2016 presidential election. While the bulletin contains no new technical information, it is the first official report to confirm that the Russian reconnaissance and hacking efforts in advance of the election went well beyond the 21 states confirmed in previous reports.”
CNN: Yahoo tries again to settle lawsuit over massive data breach. This time it offers $118 million. “Yahoo could pay $117.5 million to settle massive data breaches that compromised personal information, including email addresses and passwords. The proposed settlement was announced on Tuesday, but still needs to be approved by US District Judge Lucy Koh.”
Georgia Tech News Center: Unauthorized Access on Georgia Tech Network Exposes Information for 1.3 Million Individuals. “A central Georgia Tech database was accessed by an unknown outside entity. Georgia Tech’s cybersecurity team is conducting a thorough forensic investigation to determine precisely what information was extracted from the system, which may include names, addresses, social security numbers and birth dates.”