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.
In December of 2016, Recorded Future discovered an EAC database breach that was the result of SQL Injection.
The attack was carried out by Rasputin, a cyber criminal that has acted numerous times in the past. The Injection gives unauthorized access to potential threats. It is thought that Rasputin planned to sell unauthorized access for monetary gain.
Among the 60 victims are notable universities and agencies such as Cornell University, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford, the Postal Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A full list of those affected can be found at Recorded Future.
After two of the largest data breaches of all time, Yahoo has again been hacked.
During an investigation Yahoo found that hackers used forged cookies to log into accounts without passwords. The accounts were affected due to a security flaw in Yahoo’s mail service.
Basically, instead of stealing passwords, hackers trick web browsers into thinking that the victim had already logged in.
Yahoo reached out to users warning them of the hack.
Indian officials have confirmed that the MHA website was hacked on Sunday.
The site was blocked by authorities as soon as the hack was detected.
Emergency response teams are looking into the incident.
My Friend Cayla dolls have been exploited so that hackers can hear what the doll hears, and make the doll say whatever they’d like.
British model Amy Jackson had personal pictures leaked after her phone was hacked.
One of the biggest Instragram models in England, the model’s iCloud was accessed sometime last month.
It is believed the attack occurred after visiting a mobile store in Mumbai.
Jackson reported the hack after seeing personal photos circulating online.