Hackers have published confidential medical data belonging to a handful of high-profile American athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles. WADA identified the hackers as a Russian group known as Fancy Bear, which published what are called therapeutic use exemptions, waivers that allow athletes to take banned substances on medical grounds. The data for the Americans, which also included Venus Williams and basketball player Elena Delle Donne, was posted online Tuesday, with threats that more files would follow. Fancy Bear claimed on its website that the leaked documents prove the athletes had broken anti-doping rules. The International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said the documents proved the opposite. “In fact, in each of the situations, the athlete has done everything right in adhering to the global rules for obtaining permission to use a needed medication," USADA Chief Executive Officer Travis Tygart said in a statement. “The … [Read more...] about Russian hackers leak health data of Biles, Williams sisters
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A top security expert said a website hacked into thousands of private security camera feeds to warn people to remain vigilant in their use of the devices. Ngo Tuan Anh, deputy chair in charge of internet security at the BKAV IT company, made the announcement after website insecam.com began streaming live footage being recorded by 935 CCTV camera at homes and businesses across Vietnam. The website said it sought "to demonstrate the importance of paying attention to one's security settings" and has also broadcast live feeds from hundreds of foreign CCTV camera owners who neglected to reset the default passwords on their cameras. Most of those cameras came with the password “admin” or “12345”. Many were put up in kindergartens, shops and factories throughout Vietnam. Anh said BKAV is attempting to warn the owners of the hacked CCTV cameras by reaching out to them through their IP address. “The company is expected to launch a support tool to spot cameras being … [Read more...] about Hackers put almost 1,000 CCTV feeds online in Vietnam
A group of professional hackers was behind the biggest-ever cyber attack in Vietnam last month, which shut down many websites run by the Vietnam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), police said. Lieutenant-Colonel Le Xuan Minh, head of the Hi-Tech Crimes Division of the Ministry of Public Security, told the press that investigators are still working with VCCorp and cybersecurity authorities to break down the attack. On October 13, a number of websites run by VCCorp - a Hanoi tech firm that owns and hosts online games, e-commerce services and many news websites in Vietnam - were shut down. VCCorp's representatives initially said the outage was just a data center glitch. Two days later, the websites came back online. But the following day, they went down again. On October 17, VCCorp told the press the outage was the result of an act of “sabotage” directed at the company. On the afternoon of October 18, VCCorp’s news websites and some of its e-commerce sites came … [Read more...] about Professional hackers attacked Vietnam Communications Corp.
A new cybersecurity report warned that customer data on Vietnam’s major websites can be stolen easily. Hanoi-based online security firm BKAV said 1,507 gigabytes from 1,300 databases of many websites, including major online retailers, gaming websites, news websites and a government website, are vulnerable to hack. Nguyen Minh Duc, an Internet expert, said the data from online shopping sites are “quite sensitive” as they can contain bank account information and transaction information. Some people can exploit personal and financial information for bad purposes, Duc said. … [Read more...] about Customer data on major Vietnamese websites vulnerable to hackers: report
A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed, banking officials said. Unknown hackers still managed to get away with about $80 million, one of the largest known bank thefts in history. The hackers breached Bangladesh Bank's systems and stole its credentials for payment transfers, two senior officials at the bank said. They then bombarded the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with nearly three dozen requests to move money from the Bangladesh Bank's account there to entities in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, the officials said. Four requests to transfer a total of about $81 million to the Philippines went through, but a fifth, for $20 million, to a Sri Lankan non-profit organisation was held up because the hackers misspelled the name of the NGO, Shalika Foundation. Hackers misspelled "foundation" in the NGO's name as "fandation", prompting a routing bank, Deutsche … [Read more...] about How a hacker’s typo helped stop a billion dollar bank heist