TeamRed Roundup – Collection #1 hack exposes 772 million emails

Jan 18, 2019
6 min read

Collection #1 breach shows that the internet
truly never forgets

A shocking
revelation from the founder of “Have I Been Pwned” showed that over 772 million
email addresses and over 21 million passwords were available on the dark web.

Dubbed “Collection
#1”, the massive breach was reportedly a project that’s spanned over a decade,
and over 2,000 malicious actors helped author the database.

This is a
stark reminder that the internet never forgets. Once your passwords and email
addresses are compromised, these credentials will always live on in one hacker’s
database or another.

We strongly
suggest that you develop
better password habits
, and fast! There’s a good chance that hacks like the
will happen more often.

Source: CNET

Government shutdown puts US cybersecurity at

The US
government, now in its fourth week of a shutdown, is reportedly putting itself
in danger thanks to a lack of resources.

With only minimal
crews working out of the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, some
experts worry that hackers could take the chance to compromise smaller federal agencies
and use them to infiltrate the larger ones in the future.

The fears
are not unreasonable, especially when you consider the fact that malicious
organizations will not take a break just because the US government is.

Source: WIRED

Fortnite exploit exposes player accounts

A now-patched
security flaw allowed hackers to take over Fortnite players’ accounts, which
then gave them the ability to purchase V-Bucks (their in-game currency) and
then gift them to other accounts.

gained access by sending a link to players that, when clicked, sent them to a
webpage that then stole login details.

Source: The

Cryptomining malware evolves scary new ability

There is
now malware that gets access to system administrator privileges by uninstalling
cloud security protocols.

This tied
to the Rocke Threat Group, who specialize in infecting systems with
cryptomining malware. It is speculated that another group, the Iron Cybercrime
Group, developed the original iteration of software.

Source: Threat

141 airlines and their customers exposed to security

Airline system
security flaws are a huge worry for the industry, and it seems to be for good

The hack,
which affected around 141 airlines, took advantage of a flaw in the flight
booking system developed by Amadeus.

The relatively
simple hack, discovered by Israeli security expert Noam Rotem, would allow one
to claim frequent flyer miles, and even change customer emails and phone

this particular vulnerability was discovered before any major attacks happened.
It could potentially have affected around half of all air travelers worldwide.

Source: The
Hacker News