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VIDEO: Hacktivist Group Claims to Have Hacked Hundreds of Websites: IT Rewind Episode 42

Posted July 3, 2015by Ben Barker

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A Hacktivist group is claiming to have compromised hundreds of websites and is publishing the compromised data. Meanwhile, Internet cables in California are being severed, leading to Internet outages for both residents and businesses. We cover these stories and more on IT Rewind! Just click play!


IT Rewind Featured Stories:

Did our short segment leave you wanting more? Check out the original articles of stories we covered!

Hacktivist Group Possibly Compromised Hundreds of Websites

PCWorld, @pcworld, Lucian Constantin, @lconstantin

Someone Is Breaking Into Underground Vaults in California to Sever Major Internet Cables

Business Insider, @businessinsider, Nathan McAlone, @nmcalone

 

Continuum's Must-Read Blog Post This Week

Why Dunder Mifflin Should Have Offered Managed IT Services

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When you're running a business, you want to put yourself in the best possible position to succeed. Often times, opportunities to improve your business can go unnoticed. Not taking advantage of these opportunities can end up hurting you and possibly even running you out of business. Read More»


What Else Is New in the IT Channel?

Now that you've seen our top picks for this week, here are some more stories that made the headlines. Have a suggestion for a story that we should cover next week? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @FollowContinuum or @BenDBarker!

Amazon to the rescue:

         Amazon Releases Open Source Cryptographic Module
         InfoWorld@infoworld, Joab Jackson, @Joab_Jackson

VPN users beware:

        VPN Users, Beware: You May Not Be as Safe as You Think You Are
        Network World, @NetworkWorld, Katherine Noyes, @noyesk

Sneaky Samsung:

         Advanced Phishing Scam Targets CEOs, CFOs for Phony Cash Transfers
         eWeek, @eWEEKNews, Wayne Rash, @wrash

 

Transcription

Hey everyone and welcome back to our beautiful Boston studio for another episode of IT Rewind. Lets get after it.

A hacktivist group called “Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of websites and it’s claiming to have obtained that data by hacking the sites. The data being released is sensitive and the group has previously been tied to hacks of government organizations, including law enforcement agencies. This apparent series of hacks comes after the group stated that it was halting its activities back in March of 2013. So far, the group has released the names of 450 websites, which it has claimed to have hacked, but warns that many more sites have been compromised. A Tweet published by the group would suggest that the goal of the hacks is to highlight how weak cybersecurity truly is.

The FBI is currently investigating a series of break-ins to underground vaults in California. The trespassers are severing Internet cables and causing major disturbances to business and residents. There have been at least 11 incidents like this and they’re occurring in concealed locations that don’t have security cameras. It’s not known at this time what the motive for such attacks could be, but you can imagine the frustration and possibly devastating consequences for businesses in the area that are having to go without internet access for extended periods of time. 

This week’s spotlight goes out to Malwarebytes, who was recently featured in our “100 reasons to get excited for Navigate 2015 countdown.” Malwarebytes is gold sponsor at Navigate 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited to have them joining us in Las Vegas!

While we’re on the topic, just know that Navigate 2015 is right around the corner, fewer than 90 days now! If you want to register or even sponsor the event, hop on over to www.continuum.net/navigate2015 and make sure you don’t miss out.

As always, read the full stories that we covered today by clicking on the links below, as well as the featured Continuum blog post of the week.

Of course, you can always find us on Twitter, Instagram and Vine at FollowContinuum, as well as on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Spiceworks and YouTube.

Take it easy.

 

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Ben is a graduate of Emerson College and a huge Boston sports fan.

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