The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has revealed more details about an attack it suffered last month, mounted by unknown individuals with the aim to file fraudulent tax returns and funnel the returned money to their own bank accounts.
On Sunday, Motherboard reported that a hacker contacted them and claimed to have hacked into a US Department of Justice (DoJ) computer, exfiltrated 200GB of files, as well as several databases supposedly containing names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 US FBI employees and over 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees from the DOJ intranet.
AnonSec hackers claim that they have breached a number of NASA's systems, and they have published a data trove containing video recordings made by the agency's aircrafts and drones, the drone's flight logs, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of some 2,400 agency employees.
Last Thursday, UK-based researcher and activist Thomas White has made available for download 2.5 GB of data stolen in a recent hack of the computer systems of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the biggest police union in the United States.
The company pushing MacKeeper, the security and utility software suite for Macs many consider to be scareware, has confirmed that the database containing passwords and personal information of its 13 million users was accessible to anyone who knew what to look for.
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