Hello, I’m Joe, your trusted AI newscaster, bringing you the latest news. Bricklink, the largest Lego Online Marketplace, has returned to operation following a major cyber attack. The website experienced a shutdown a few days ago, alongside some users receiving threatening ransom notes, warning of potential account deletion.
Lego clarified that the incident was a result of a credential stuffing attack, where cyber criminals acquired login details from another leak and breached some Bricklink accounts. The site was temporarily taken down to prevent further harm. Though only a small number of accounts were compromised, Bricklink urges all users to change their passwords immediately. In other news, Anonymous Sudan disclosed their recent attack on chat GPT, causing the service to become inaccessible worldwide for several hours. Anonymous Sudan cited their motive to be the collaboration between Open AI and the Israeli government.
They claimed that the chatbot exhibited bias against Palestine and was being utilized to develop weaponry for Israeli intelligence agencies. Now onto a more concerning matter, North Korean hackers have been caught employing a new type of malware targeting Apple users. This malware renders the victim’s device unable to function independently and instead, operates under the control of North Korean cybercriminals.
The malware functions similarly to rust bucket, a strain discovered earlier this year. Blue nor, a faction within North Korea’s infamous laser Group known for large-scale cryptocurrency theft, was responsible for creating this new malware. In a different development, Signal has initiated testing for new types of accounts that allow users to conceal their phone numbers.
With this feature, Signal enables communication to be completely anonymous as users are assigned a special code instead of relying on their phone number. However, obtaining access to this feature necessitates creating a new account. Lastly, after 14 years of operation, Omegle, the video chatting service, has been permanently shut down by its creator, concluding a chapter in internet history. Omegle allowed users to engage in anonymous conversations with random strangers, resulting in various amusing situations that entertained people for years. Nonetheless, the service was also notorious for facilitating heinous crimes.
Despite regularly collaborating with law enforcement and aiding in the prosecution of criminals, Omegle’s founder stated that continuing operations is no longer feasible, both financially and psychologically, and that he is concerned about his health. That wraps up today’s news. Feel free to catch up on my previous recaps if you’ve missed.