Monthly Archives: September 2016

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FBI confirms hacking attempts on U.S election system

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Hackers targeting the election system of United States

US Election system is under contentious scanning an efforts of the hackers to hack into it as per FBI. Over the last one month the voter registration database of states of US is under cyber attack.

Mr. Comey (Director FBI)  did not say whether those hacking attempts were on behalf of any foreign government, but his comments indicated a suspected Russian attempts to break into U.S. political institutions and influence the upcoming presidential election.

Previously FBI had warned state board of election of Arizona & Illinois as there were serious attempts to breach into the election system in the month of August 2016.

It was reported that Russian hackers were behind this attack and on 29th of September FBI Director clarifies that voter registration data base is the prime target of the hackers and not the entire voting system.

The head of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the secretary of state of Georgia all said a cyber attack could not change the outcome of the 2016 election. A cyber-expert from New York University agreed, calling it unlikely, but a Princeton University professor described it as possible.

The hackers who gained access of the voter registration data base of Illinois had an intend to copy the personal information’s of the database and sell it online. They didn’t had any intention to change the outcome of the election 2016 as said by Dr. Andy Ozment, the assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at DHS.

According  to investigative reporter Michael Isikoff from Yahoo News, the breach in Illinois forced the state to shut down the voter registration system for ten days after hackers got about 200,000 voters’ personal information. The Arizona attack involved malicious software that also targeted the voter registration system. A state official said the hackers were not successful in obtaining the data.


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Armenian hackers hacks into Banks and Military data of Azerbaijani

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Armenian hackers leaked personal data of government officials and  also defaced embassy sites to celebrate 25 years of independence

Armenian Hackers from MMCA – Montel  Melkonian Cyber Army claim to have hacked into Azerbaijani banks, military and police servers. They have leaked several confidential data and made it public just to celebrate their 25th independence. This was on of the biggest data breach of 2016 till now.

MMCA group also leaked several data in many non government websites containing personal data of 1200 Azerbaijani officers including names, ID numbers, phone numbers residence addresses and other details.

They have also leaked 10,000 customers data of Azerbaijani bank. Data breach and risk mitigation policies where not taken seriously by the bank authorities as secret sources confirm.

One of the organization scanned some of the files and found 9000 customer details of the bank which was shocking.

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Bank Details of  Azerbaijani Bank

Military data leaked by Armenian Hackers – National Security of Azerbaijani is at stake

One of the leaked file contains 46 military & police officials personal info which contains really critical and sensitive data and this can adversely effect the national security of the country. More security measures must be adopted as soon as possible said Mr. Sammy  CTO of Indian Cyber Security Solutions. He also added many countries have very poor cyber security infrastructure which can be compromised by hackers easily. Risk mitigation policies if not adopted quickly can lead to complete shutdown of the economy of the county.


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Government website hacked and embassy website defaced – Its time for implementing Cyber Security

Cracked into several government websites and defaced embassies website of Azeri. Some of the websites which were hacked includes Azeri embassy in Bulgaria, Netherlands and Qatar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs AIDA.  Every 2 min an attacker is getting access of a website and every day black hat hackers are exploiting zero day before companies releases it and patches it as said by Abhishek Mitra CEO of Indian Cyber Security Solutions. He added companies are taking cyber security very seriously but still they are much into policy implementation and following standards but not considering the actual penetration testing as the best solution to protect them from these threats.

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