back to article Hacktivist skids nip at Mounties' ankles, Emotet ransomware rides again, and more

Summer is winding down, although there are plenty of computer security news bits and bytes to go around. Eco-warriors pick a cyber-fight with Canadian Mounties The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was targeted last week by hacktivists angry over Canada's issuing of permits to hunt polar bears. The so-called National Frog …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hunting Polar Bears

    This hacks seems to be pointing at the wrong target.

    The Fur Institute of Canada or the politicians who agreed to this would be sensible options

    1. Carpet Deal 'em
      Boffin

      Re: Hunting Polar Bears

      "Hunting endangered animals bad" is easy to say from far away, but the reality of the situation on the ground is a bit more complex. Not only do the yearly quotas include the bears taken by the natives, the sport hunters also bring a fair amount of revenue to otherwise impoverished areas. But, then again, the perpetrator is probably the sort that can't be bothered with such subtleties.

  2. Tromos
    Joke

    Russian blockchain voting system

    Anyone voting for the wrong party will be chained to a block.

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  4. Frank Bitterlich
    FAIL

    I don't think so...

    "MoviePass leaked tens of thousands of customer account details, including payment cards numbers and mistyped passwords, via a poorly secured public-facing database [...]. The system has since been secured."

    I don't think they have secured their systems. They may have closed the public-access hole, but if they indeed store mistyped passwords, that's just one step less horrible than storing unhashed actual passwords. Unless they hire someone with actual security skills, "securing" their system is a hopeless endeavour.

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