Roaming Round-Up

October 3, 2017

We at Call.Me like to report on tech news with regards to cyber security leaks, breaches, hacks and other vulnerabilities. So here are a few lines detailing some recent activity for you to digest:

National Lottery

The National Lottery of the United Kingdom suffered a DDoS attack, leaving thousands unable to access its website. Camelot, the authority responsible for running the National Lottery, acknowledged “Unfortunately, as experienced by many companies, The National Lottery website was subject to a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) incident for around 90 minutes this evening.”

Daily Mirror (UK)

Danish Immigration, and Foreign Ministry

Another DDoS attack brought down the official government websites of two Danish ministries; the Ministry of Immigration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is believed that a Turkish hacking group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. However the claim has yet to be confirmed.

The Local DK

EFI Vulnerability In Apple Macintoshes

Despite continous software and system updates, something highly recommended by every computer firm, problems and issues can still arise. It has been discovered that EFI software, a protocol used in Macintoshes which boots up before the operating system, could potentially be manipulated to enable a snooper or hacker to take control of the machine. EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) actually controls the boot process and is therefore above the operating system in priority and has greater privileges.

Apple has neither addressed the problem for all users nor informed users about said issue.

The Hacker News