CBR: Casinos in Las Vegas Hit by Suspected Ransomware Attack

CBR: Casinos in Las Vegas Hit by Suspected Ransomware Attack. “Slot machines in two Las Vegas casinos were out of action for almost a week in an incident that bears all the hallmarks of a ransomware attack. Investigations are currently underway by the Nevada State Game Control Board, which told us it is ‘actively monitoring the situation’.”

ABC News (Australia): Fears private details of Defence Force members compromised in database hack

ABC News (Australia): Fears private details of Defence Force members compromised in database hack . “A highly sensitive military database containing the personal details of tens of thousands of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members was shut down for 10 days due to fears it had been hacked.”

Ars Technica: A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked

Ars Technica: A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked. “Forensic evidence shows signs that a Georgia election server may have been hacked ahead of the 2016 and 2018 elections by someone who exploited Shellshock, a critical flaw that gives attackers full control over vulnerable systems, a computer security expert said in a court filing on Thursday.”

Engadget: FBI investigates fake texts sent to House Republicans

Engadget: FBI investigates fake texts sent to House Republicans. “Law enforcement is looking into one of the stranger digital attacks against US politicians in recent memory. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the FBI is investigating fake text messages sent to ‘several’ Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger. The currently mysterious perpetrator posed as VP Mike Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, and asked representatives for both their availability for meetings and the whereabouts of other politicians.”