Hackers ‘Friend’ Turkey, Rig Presidential Elections and Trade Trader Secrets

By Aliya Sternstein

October 11, 2013

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Turkish government 'Facebook' page infects netizens

Cyber crooks debuted a new social media site on a server belonging to the Turkish government. A not-so-friendly one. 

Azerbaijan leaks election results – before election

A day ahead of polling, the country’s government apparently decided who won the most votes for president.

Former trading house staff accused of source-code-lifting

Two ex-traders apparently emailed themselves trading desk strategies and programming from the company’s proprietary trading platform, so they could start up a rival firm.

PureVPN admits hackers got in, not the feds though

Customers of the virtual private network service received a falsified email purporting to come from the company’s founder, Uzair Gadit:  “We are no longer able to run an anonymization service due to legal issues we are facing."

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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By Aliya Sternstein

October 11, 2013

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