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Old 5th June 2021
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Default Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password

From https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mised-password :

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The hack that took down the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. and led to shortages across the East Coast was the result of a single compromised password, according to a cybersecurity consultant who responded to the attack.

Hackers gained entry into the networks of Colonial Pipeline Co. on April 29 through a virtual private network account, which allowed employees to remotely access the company’s computer network ... [snip]

The account was no longer in use at the time of the attack but could still be used to access Colonial’s network [snip]

The account’s password has since been discovered inside a batch of leaked passwords on the dark web. That means a Colonial employee may have used the same password on another account that was previously hacked
So it looks like Colonial never heard of Multi-factor authentication?
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Old 7th June 2021
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Looks like a response of some kind.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKCN2DJ2BN

The article also stated............
"It was unclear how the FBI gained access to this key." Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!(1)
It does bring into "question" a concensus that "crypto-currencies" are too cryptic to be hacked and that they
are ungovernable by authorities.
.and then.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/08/bitc...al-ransom.html
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!(2)

If it wasn't for news like this I'd be bored.....



Admin: Not sure where to post this as it is News and Off Topic as far as BSD is concerned? (apologies)

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If the hardware was designed with backdoors, cryptography is of no use.

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.And. probably did not adhere to corporate policy as:
https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/us...detection.html
I wouldn't personally use the "service", but posted as info for improving passwords if utilized.

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I saw people on Twitter saying the FBI didn't hack Bitcoin. When the hackers tried to sell their coins at Coinbase it was intercepted there.
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