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Dilitas – Weekly Security Brief – Cyber/Internet/Mobile/Social Media/Hacking News

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The official Twitter accounts for the Olympics and Barcelona FC were hacked on Saturday. OurMine, the group responsible for several prominent Twitter hacks beginning in 2016 claimed responsibility.

The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the huge cyber-attack on credit rating giant Equifax.

[UK] More than 135,000 UK residents have been without online public services for nearly a week, as their council struggles with a cyber-attack. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s website and all computers at the authority were attacked on Saturday.

The personal information of more than 13 million Britons was stolen by a team of Chinese military hackers in an elaborate “criminal heist” spanning the globe. Four members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) plundered credit card details, passwords and telephone numbers as part of the biggest state-sponsored theft of individuals’ private data yet uncovered.

Criminals netted $3.5bn (£2.7bn) from cyber-crimes reported to the FBI alone in 2019, according to the service’s internet crime complaint centre (IC3).

Dutch broadcaster NOS on Friday reported that government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted three Dutch universities and another academic body in the past few months.

A pseudonymous hacker going by the name ‘EvanConnect’ is selling a device that will let users break into any luxury car that uses a wireless key fob system.

Ensure that your own security arrangements are adequate and robust at all times.
Report any suspicious activity to Police immediately.
Confidential Anti Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321 or dial 999.

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