Pornographic film appears on billboard in Jakarta

Source: BBC

Motorists and residents in south Jakarta, Indonesia, were left in shock after a pornographic film appeared on a public billboard.

Footage of a couple in a sexual encounter was displayed on a large electronic screen located on a busy street close to the mayor’s office.

The video ran for five minutes on Friday before power was eventually cut.

South Jakarta’s head of public information Ady Wiryono Lestari said the incident was “serious”.

Ms Lestari said she did not know how the material appeared or who was responsible.

A police investigation is now under way to determine whether the billboard, which is owned by a private company, was hacked, local media report.

The news was met with amusement on Twitter with users debating whether the footage was the result of an unfortunate accident or a plot by professional hackers.

“Oh Jakarta, you never cease to amaze me,” Pete Cronin ‏wrote.

The city has an issue with the advertising boards with 29 removed in recent weeks for not having the correct permit or license.

On Saturday a billboard is thought to have caused the collapse of a pedestrian bridge, prompting the Jakarta administration to consider banning the screens in areas that pose a risk to the public.

 

 

 

 

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FBI Director Says You Should Cover Your Webcam With Tape! Here’s Why!

Sources:The Daily Mail, Global News, BBC, Engadget

James Comey’s computer must be equipped with some pretty heavy security software. But that doesn’t stop the FBI director from covering his webcam with tape. Why? Because he knows, perhaps better than anyone on the planet, what hackers can do.

“There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and that’s one of them,” Comey said.

“You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen. They all have a little lid that closes down on them. You do that so people who don’t have authority don’t look at you.”

Wait, what? That’s just a conspiracy, isn’t it? Can people actually do that?

Oh yes they can. For several years now, technology has existed that allows people to discretely access and turn on your webcam from anywhere on the planet. Thousands of people learned about this the hard way in 2014, when hackers set up a website showcasing a multitude of live webcam streams from around the world.

Just this month, hackers broke into a Canadian couple’s webcam as they were cuddling and watching Netflix. The hackers bypassed their webcam’s ‘on’ light completely.

“We obviously had no idea it was taking place in the moment, but retroactively it was like a really, really deeply creepy feeling,” one of the victims told Global News. “It was very unnerving. I mean it does feel like there’s someone just in your home with you.”

This also happened to Miss Teen USA, who was tormented for more than a year by a webcam hacker who tried to blackmail her with nude images.

This stuff is real, folks. Have a look at the video below to hear more from FBI director James Comey on the topic of webcam security.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you cover your webcam? Let us know in the comments!

 

Yahoo Has Been Hacked: What You Need to Know — Fortune

It’s a cyber catastrophe. Yahoo on Thursday confirmed a massive security breach that saw hackers steal personal information for over 500 million accounts. Yahoo YHOO says a foreign government is to blame. The incident is a big deal, since so many have a Yahoo account of some type or other — for email or finance…

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Putin Says Democratic Party Hack Was a Public Service – But Russia Didn’t Do It — TIME

Vladimir Putin has claimed that he “[doesn’t] know anything” about the thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents that were hacked by an unknown source and then posted by Wikileaks earlier this year. But the Russian President added, in an interview with Bloomberg two days before a G20 meeting in China with President Obama…

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FBI says state election boards targeted by hackers — TechCrunch

The FBI warned states to check the security of their election systems after hackers stole voter data from one state election board earlier this summer and attempted to access another this month. The attacks were revealed in an FBI bulletin sent to the agency’s private industry partners and obtained by Yahoo News. One state’s election…

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When a Hack is More Than a Hack

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Spies are constantly trying to steal things from foreign governments, and the development of hacking tools has allowed them to swipe sensitive records from thousands of miles away.

But when are hacks more than traditional spying?

Is there a line? And if so, when does one cross it?

The theft of sensitive and embarrassing records from the Democratic Party by hackers—or a hacker—is forcing U.S. officials to confront new questions about when cyber espionage poses a national security threat.

The hackers stole emails. They stole personal cellphone numbers and email addresses of lawmakers, some of whom have security clearances that give them access to top secret information.

The records weren’t just stolen. It also has been leaked to the public in a way that has proven damaging to political careers and even the security of officials. And more stolen information is expected to be released in the coming weeks and months.

It is the release of this information that is roiling—and embarrassing—U.S. officials. They are trying to understand the intent of the leaks of information about members of the Democratic Party.

Is it to shine a spotlight on the messy U.S. political process? Or is it an attempt to influence the election by damaging Democrats with voters?

“It appears to be the latest example of geopolitical ‘hacktivist’ harassment,” said Steve Grobman, chief of technology for Intel Security, a computer security company.

In 2013, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, stole information and then leaked it, saying he did it because the American public had the right to know the extent that the government was collecting information about ordinary Americans.

In recent weeks, a person or entity self-named Guccifer 2.0 has released stolen records from the Democratic National Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, claiming to have done this to expose corruption in the Democratic Party.

The hacker, who many Democrats and some cybersecurity companies accuse of having ties to the Russian government, has obtained sensitive information, records that foreign spies could use to intercept communications from lawmakers.

Russia has denied involvement in the hackings.

If Guccifer 2.0 really is a spy network for a foreign country, wouldn’t the information be more valuable if it was held in secret and not shared with anyone with internet access? Wouldn’t that make it easier to eavesdrop on phone calls or monitor email accounts?

Democratic lawmakers are now changing their phone numbers, passwords, and maybe ditching their Gmail accounts.

Much could change if and when Guccifer 2.0’s real identity and motives are revealed. Is it a true-believer hacking group or a foreign government trying to embarrass the Democratic Party? Perhaps Guccifer 2.0 is someone else.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking the lead in the probe of the stolen records, though the National Security Agency also is likely playing some role if a foreign country is involved. Many people have a theory as to who Guccifer 2.0 actually is, but the FBI and intelligence community are so far providing few details and the investigation remains at a sensitive stage.

It is unclear exactly how sensitive of a stage this is. Guccifer 2.0’s Twitter account, used to communicate about the hack, was suspended on Saturday. Then it was “unsuspended” several hours later.

This article was licensed through Dow Jones Direct. This article was previously published in the Wall Street Journal on August 14, 2016.

Homeland Security Is Investigating the Leslie Jones Website Hack — Fortune

The federal government is now looking into this week’s hack of comedian Leslie Jones’s personal website, in which hackers posted the Ghostbusters star’s personal information and nude photos stolen from her iCloud account. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the incident, which took place on Wednesday. In addition to explicit photos, hackers posted images…

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