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Ramped-up security for Chicago Marathon, Bears game, Cubs …

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) – Chicago is in the midst of hosting several large sporting events, and city officials say that they have done everything possible to keep participants safe. The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, the Bears host the Vikings at Soldier Field on Monday night, and the Cubs-Nationals series heads to Wrigley Field on Monday as well. “We’re used to a lot of big events here in the City of Chicago,” said Rich Guidice of the Office of Emergency Management. Security plans include a thousand officers in place for the marathon as well as what Chicago police call “saturation teams” and special operations units at both Wrigley Field and Soldier Field . The city plans to use strategically placed salt trucks instead of barricades to secure the perimeter around the ballpark. “We took a lot of lessons learned from last year’s World Series and we’re going to apply them to this series and the playoffs,” Guidice said. Many bars are also tightening security and adding additional security staff . One bar owner said that city personnel have been scrutinizing security in Wrigleyville. Sports fans are trying not to worry.

“It is what it is,” said Nate Eisenberg. “I’m going to live the life the way I want .

I’m not going to let that prevent me from doing what makes me happy.”

Security breach exposes data from half a million vehicle tracking devices

Security Breach Exposes Data From Half A Million Vehicle Tracking Devices

Security breach exposes data from half a million vehicle tracking devices

SECURITY RESEARCHERS have uncovered a security breach exposing half a million vehicle tracking accounts and details.

Discovered by Kromtech security1, the breach reveals information about the customers of US vehicle recovery device and monitoring company SVR Tracking2, as well as the physical devices that are attached to the cars.

The exposed data, which includes customer credentials, was unearthed through a misconfigured Amazon AWS S3 bucket that was left publically available, and because it wasn’t protected by a password, could allow anyone to pinpoint locations visited by customers of the vehicle tracking firm.

“The repository contained over a half of a million records with logins, passwords, emails, VIN (vehicle identification number), IMEI numbers of GPS devices and other data that is collected on their devices, customers and auto dealerships,” said Bob Diachenko, Kromtech’s Chief Communication Officer3.

“Interestingly, exposed database also contained information where exactly in the car the tracking unit was hidden.

In a Backup Folder called “accounts”, the data contained 540,642 ID numbers, account information that included many plate & vin numbers, emails, hashed passwords, IMEI numbers and more.

Kromtech noted that the car tracking software monitors everywhere the car has been back as far as 120 days, including a somewhat terrifying feature that pinpoints on the map all of the places a driver has visited.

Diachenko added that the actual number of vehicles exposed by the incident may have been far more than half a million, since many of the accounts, which were used by SVR’s resellers and clients, include large numbers of tracking devices.

The tracking devices installed by SVR indicate the vehicle’s location around the clock, even if it hasn’t been reported as missing or stolen, according to the company.

“There is even an option that will show anyone with login credentials the top stops or locations where the vehicle has been,” added Diachenko. “There is a recovery mode’ that can pinpoint every 2min or create zone notifications .

They claim to have a 99% success rate on recovery but what about when the customer logins and passwords for thousands of unsuspecting drivers are leaked online?”

Shortly after sending responsible disclosure note, the bucket was secured, however, with no word from the company.

References

  1. ^ Kromtech security (mackeepersecurity.com)
  2. ^ SVR Tracking (www.svrtracking.com)
  3. ^ said Bob Diachenko, Kromtech’s Chief Communication Officer (mackeepersecurity.com)

Two security guards stabbed during fight outside Salt Lake City bar

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two security guards were stabbed outside a Salt Lake City bar during an altercation Sunday morning. Lt . Scott Smalley, Salt Lake City Police, said the incident started inside the Moose Lounge, 180 West 400 South, at about 1 a.m . when several patrons got into an altercation. Security guards removed the aggressors in the fight to the outside in an attempt to have them leave however the fight gained more momentum once outside . During the fight, two of the security guards were stabbed . One in the back and one in the abdomen. Both guards were taken to the hospital . One to University of Utah and the other to Intermountain Medical Center .

Both are expected to recover from their injuries. Police are now looking for the suspect . He is described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and bald . He was wearing a white shirt with either black or blue stripes . He fled the scene in a silver Honda Accord. Smalley said the incident is under investigation and they are anticipating video surveillance at the lounge may help identify the suspect . Witnesses on scene were not able to provide any further information.

Anyone with information about a possible suspect is asked to call Salt Lake City Police at 801-743-7000.