Linkedin: user data records still available, api abuse denied

An offer for sale with data of more than 700 million – and thus almost all – users of the platform LinkedIn, which has been in a hacker forum since the beginning of last week, is still active. This was revealed by a contact made by heise Security with the seller "Tom Liner" on today’s Wednesday: For 5000 US dollars as a basis for negotiation he still offers information about LinkedIn users, not all of which is publicly available on the user profiles.

In an official statement LinkedIn has denied a leak in the classical sense as well as possible vulnerabilities in a LinkedIn API. The data had been obtained only through so-called "Scraping" collected from public user profiles. All non-publicly viewable data in the offer is said to come from other sources.

A detailed report on the incident was already published by heise Security yesterday (Tuesday). Among other things, we had also published a sample by Tom Liner in this context "sample" with over 400 user records under the microscope, which included full names, email and postal addresses, location data, phone numbers, as well as LinkedIn usernames and profile URLs, as well as information on the gender, personal and professional history and other social media accounts of the respective users.

Garmin connect: outage apparently after ransomware attack

Anyone who currently wants to synchronize a fitness band, sports watch or cycling computer from Garmin with the company’s own data cloud will have to be patient. Since Wednesday, the provider is affected by a – as it says on the company’s website – "Failure" affected and Garmin Connect. This also extends to the telephone exchanges, so that even calls do not reach the group. Even email retrieval is disrupted and online chats don’t work. A login on the Connect home page is also not possible.

In addition to Connect apps, the outage also affects services such as Garmin Express and FlyGarmin, for example. In an internal memo to Garmin Taiwan leaked to the Taiwanese news portal Ithome, it says that not only various IT departments and the company’s databases are paralyzed, but also the production lines of the devices.

Ransomware attack crippled everything?

Garmin connect: outage apparently after ransomware attack

The English-language version of the Connect app reported the outage, while the German-language version called the outage "a ransomware attack" "Maintenance".

Lower saxony: new central office to combat hate crime online

Incitement against minorities, threats against committed citizens and calls to assassinate politicians: many people give free rein to their hatred in Internet forums and social media. To ensure that these perpetrators do not go unpunished, a new central office for combating hate crime on the Internet will be launched in Lower Saxony on July 1. July, a new central office for combating hate crime on the Internet will be launched in Lower Saxony. It is located at the public prosecutor’s office in Gottingen. Hate crime includes politically motivated crimes based on the perpetrator’s prejudices, such as anti-Semitic or Islamophobic threats and insults.

"We have a problem"

"We must not talk it down: We have a problem with hate, threats and violence on the Internet", said Lower Saxony’s Justice Minister Barbara Havliza (CDU) in Gottingen on Friday. Language prage thoughts. "And hateful words can turn into deeds, as the past few months have shown us in the most despicable way." Those who cared about our democracy and togetherness were not allowed to become a target. According to its own information, the central office is particularly focusing on proceedings in which official and mandate holders are affected by hate crime.

Gottingen prosecutor’s office expects significant increase in hate crime-related investigations. The background to this is the law against hate and incitement on the Internet that was recently passed in Berlin, said senior public prosecutor Andreas Buick. According to the law, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter must in future not only delete certain posts, but immediately report them to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). In order to quickly identify the perpetrators, they also have to pass on IP addresses. Lower Saxony will have about ten percent of these procedures forwarded by the BKA, according to Buick. It remains to be seen whether the two additional prosecutors hired were able to beat this trap, he said.