Trump's Campaign Site Hacked by Foreign Adversaries... or Maybe Just Cryptocurrency Scammers

Trump's Campaign Site Hacked by Foreign Adversaries... or Maybe Just Cryptocurrency Scammers

Security firm leaks 19GB of sensitive data on Swedish parliament, Amazon fires employees who leaked customer data to third parties, Feds warn of North Korean hackers Kimsuky

Hackers defaced Donald Trump’s website for about 30 minutes although it’s not clear if the hackers were foreign adversaries or cybercriminals. In their messaged posted on the website, the hackers claimed to have compromised “multiple devices” that gave them access to the “most internal and secret conversations” of the president and his relatives, including classified information. They also claimed Trump had a hand in making the coronavirus and is cooperating with foreign actors manipulating the election.

The hackers seemed to be seeking cryptocurrency and asked donors to contribute funds via the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Monero. A spokesperson for Trump said no sensitive data was exposed because it is not kept on that website. (Nicole Perlroth / New York Times)

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Security Firm Leaks 19 Gigabytes of Sensitive Information on Swedish Parliament

A total of 19 gigabytes of information and around 38,000 files which include security arrangements for the Swedish parliament, alarm systems, and details of bank vault floor plans were stolen from security group Gunnebo by one or more hackers in August. The stolen documents also include details of the security arrangements for the Swedish parliament and confidential plans of the Swedish Tax Agency's new office on the outskirts of Stockholm. Swedish security services are investigating. (AFP / The Local)

Related: Economic Times, SecurityWeek, Malay Mail - All, Malay Mail - All,

Amazon Fires Employees Responsible for Leaking Customer Data to Third-Party

Amazon fired employees responsible for leaking customer data, including their email addresses, to an unaffiliated third-party in violation of company policies. In an email to affected users, Amazon said their e-mail addresses were disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third-party in violation of our policies. (Ax Sharma / Bleeping Computer)

Related: HOTforSecurity, IT Pro, Bleeping Computer, Motherboard

Federal Authorities Send Joint Alert Warning Private Sector to Look Out for North Korean Hackers Kimsuky

The FBI and departments of Defense and Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning the private sector about a global hacking operation run by North Korean government-linked hackers known as Kimsuky. Kimsuky uses spearphishing and social engineering to gain intelligence on various topics of interest to the North Korean government. (Shannon Vavra / Cybersccop)

Related: CISA, KBS

Venture Funding Notes

Israeli-based government defense solution company Toka, which primarily provides hacking tools for a range of phones and devices, raised $25 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Eclipse Ventures and included participation from all previous investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Dell Technologies Capital, Entrée Capital, and others. (Global Newswire)

Strider Technologies, which provides technology for fighting cyberespionage, raised $10 million in a Series A round. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and saw participation from Ottawa-based One9 Ventures and previous investor DataTribe. (Ionut Arghire / Security Week)

Related: Global Newswire, SecurityWeek

Now That’s Scary: Cybersecurity Threats That Could Still Pose Problems for the Election

Garret Graff has this comprehensive, well-researched piece in Wired on twelve categories of cybersecurity threats that could still mar this election. And the list doesn’t’ even include specific election vulnerabilities that are not widely known. Photo by Szabó János on Unsplash

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