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BeautifulPeople.com Leak Exposes 1.1M Extremely Private Records

So another data breach, and no surprise here, but another dating site. This time the BeautifulPeople.com Leak has exposed 1.1 million customer records, including 15 million private messages sent between users. Not so private now is it. And no surprise either the entry point for this leak, was the not-so excellent NoSQL database MongoDB which […]

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Recon-ng – Web Reconnaissance Framework

Recon-ng is a full-featured Web Reconnaissance Framework written in Python. Complete with independent modules, database interaction, interactive help, and command completion – Recon-ng provides a powerful environment in which open source web-based reconnaissance can be conducted quickly and thoroughly. Recon-ng has a look and feel and even command flow similar to the Metasploit Framework, reducing […]

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IPGeoLocation – Retrieve IP Geolocation Information

IPGeoLocation is a Python based tool designed to retrieve IP geolocation information from the ip-api service, useful for building into your security tools. Do be aware that as this tool is leveraging a 3rd party API, you will be limited to 150 requests a minute. Whilst that is quite a lot, just be wary of […]

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The Panama Papers Leak – What You Need To Know

The HUGE news this week is the Panama Papers leak, a massive cache of 11.5 million documents leaked to a German Newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung) in August 2015. It’s one of the most significant data leaks of all time and Edward Snowden has labelled it as “the biggest leak in the history of data journalism”. It’s […]

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VTech Hack – Over 7 Million Records Leaked (Children & Parents)

And once again, the messy technical flaws of a company are being exposed with the recent VTech hack – it’s really not looking good for them with account passwords ‘secured’ with unsalted md5 hashes and all kinds of private information being leaked includes parents addresses, kids birthdays, genders, secret answers and associated meta-data (IP addresses, […]

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Dell Backdoor Root Cert – What You Need To Know

So a few days ago the Internet exploded with chatter about a Dell backdoor root cert AKA a rogue root CA, almost exactly like what happened with Lenovo and Superfish. It started with this Reddit thread – Dell ships laptops with rogue root CA, exactly like what happened with Lenovo and Superfish in the Technology […]

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ProtonMail DDoS Attack – Sustained & Sophisticated

So the ProtonMail DDoS Attack – if you’re not familiar ProtonMail is an secure, free, encrypted e-mail service that promises absolutely no compromises. It’s been getting hit hard since November 3rd, with a large scale rather sophisticated set of DDoS attacks rendering it unable to receive or send e-mail. It seems to have mitigated the […]

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SpiderFoot – Open Source Intelligence Automation Tool (OSINT)

SpiderFoot is an open source intelligence automation tool. Its goal is to automate the process of gathering intelligence about a given target, which may be an IP address, domain name, hostname or network subnet. SpiderFoot can be used offensively, i.e. as part of a black-box penetration test to gather information about the target or defensively […]

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TalkTalk Hack – Breach WAS Serious & Disclosed Bank Details

So it turns out the TalkTalk hack is a lot more serious than they initially tried to make it out to be, TalkTalk claimed that it’s core system wasn’t compromised and only the website was breached. But now they’ve admitted the hackers got away with bank account numbers, partial credit card numbers and dates of […]

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Scumblr by Netflix – Automatically Scan For Leaks

Scumblr is a search automation web application that helps you to automatically scan for leaks by performing periodic searches and storing / taking actions on the identified results. Scumblr uses the Workflowable gem to allow setting up flexible workflows for different types of results. How do I use Scumblr? Scumblr is a web application based […]

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