Note: Each week we bring you the latest hacking news on the internet. Read on to find out who and what was hacked this week.
Video sharing platform DailyMotion was allegedly hacked and millions of users information was stolen.
The data appears to have been circulating for over a month after an apparent October 20th breach date.
Unique email addresses and usernames were stolen and affected users are encourages to change their passwords. You can check if your account was affected at LeakedSource.
North Korea uses its own computer operating system called Red Star OS, and a group of hackers have broken in using just a link.
Red Star OS allows the North Korean government to trace every bit of user’s data. The OS contains a critical vulnerability that allows hackers to gain remote access to any PC just by getting someone to open a hyperlink. Learn how it works at The Hacker News.
Researchers have discovered weaknesses in the way online transactions are verified using the Visa payment system.
According to Fortune, a series of security breaches that struck prestigious law firms last year was carried out by people with ties to the Chinese government.
Hackers accessed email accounts of partners at well-known firms and relayed messages to outside servers.
Attacks started as early as 2015, took place in one hour increments, hackers returned repeatedly, and seven gigabytes of data, or hundreds of thousands of emails, were stolen.
The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust shut down systems and cancelled operations due to a Globe2 ransomware infection.
While no ransom was paid to the perpetrators, a computer virus infected systems on October 30th and service couldn’t resume until November 2.
Encrypted servers were checked and cleansed before returning to live. Due to an ongoing investigation the Trust isn’t going into detail about how systems were infected.
After a tight election, hackers have infected the website of Ghana’s electoral commission as votes are counted. President John Mahama is facing a strong challenge from main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo.
The website was offline for four hours. An attempt to put up fake results has failed and the website is again running.
German steel production and manufacturing plant ThyssenKrupp had technical trade secrets stolen from design divisions.
Attackers are believed to be located in southeast Asia and used organized, highly professional hacker activities.
ThyssenKrupp waited to publicize the attack while it identified and cleansed infected systems.
After a proposed bill suggesting a ban on the Muslim call to prayers, Azaan, an Israeli TV station was hacked and Azaan was played on the station.
A New Bern, N.C. McDonald’s Drive-Thru radio frequency was hacked.
As a customer placed her order in line, she allegedly heard someone say through the intercom speaker:
“You know, I’m actually on the toilet right now and I’m just going to serve you your food. I’m not even going to wash my hands.”
“You know what, just pull forward because I’m going to give you whatever the f*** I feel like giving you.”
The owner of the McDonald’s location reported the incident to police.
South Korea’s military cyber command has said they were breached by North Korea.
A spokesman told BBC that classified information was stolen, although it’s not clear whether low-grade documents or more important details were accessed.
The military says that the compromised portion of the network has been isolated.
The official Facebook page of Liam Payne, former member of One Direction, was hacked with pornographic images.
Just weeks after a similar attack was carried out on Payne’s pregnant girlfriend Cheryl, Payne’s page was spammed with bizarre posts. Posts included “Things that can happen to you when you don’t have sex,” and “10 best positions you didn’t know.”
The posts have since been deleted.