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3rd August, 2017

MOL Bubi system easily hacked



A hacker has penetrated the IT system behind the Budapest city bike rental system MOL Bubi and sent a database of personal data about 5,604 users to news website 24, including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

The hacker explored the vulnerability of the system after it emerged that the BKV’s electronic ticket system, also operated by T-Systems, was an easy target for hackers.

The privacy authority NAIH has launched an investigation into data protection failures of the electronic ticket system and of the MOL Bubi system. (24.hu; portfolio.hu; hvg.hu; 444.hu; mno.hu; nepszava.hu)
3rd August, 2017

Robbers ransack rock star’s house



A gang of robbers broke into the house of Omega lead singer Janos Kobor in Torokbalint, Pest county last weekend, the tabloid Blikk reports.

The gang apparently robbed six to eight other houses that same night.

“We returned from our holidays at 3 a.m., tired and we had not even unpacked our luggage, so we practically provided our valuables to the robbers on a platter,” Kobor told the tabloid.

The house is protected by an alarm system, but Kobor did not activate it before going to sleep.

Kobor said the robbers stole only some cash and a few trifles.

Blikk writes that the thieves took a large amount of cash, adding that the insurance company does not pay compensation for cash kept at home.

”The main thing is that nobody was hurt,” Kobor said. (blikk.hu; origo.hu)
3rd August, 2017

Ft 5mn in cigarettes found in car



Romanian border guards discovered more than 7,000 packs of cigarettes originating from customs-free warehouses in a car driven by a 20-year-old Hungarian-Ukrainian dual citizen in Halmeu, Szatmar county.

The border police said on Wednesday that the driver sped away as they told him to stop the car the previous night at the village near the Ukrainian-Romanian-Hungarian border.

The border police found the car following a short chase and found that smuggled goods had been crammed into all of its cavities from the spare wheel to the bumper.

They estimated the value of the cigarettes at nearly Ft 5 million.

Not much later the driver, who had fled on foot, was found in the Halmeu cemetery. (atv.hu; atv.hu; hvg.hu)
3rd August, 2017

Jewish cultural festivals ahead



The 20th annual Jewish Cultural Festival is scheduled for seven venues in Budapest during September 3-14, with pop and classical music concerts as well as theatre performances and literary readings.

Tamas Acs, president of the Budapest Jewish Religious Community, stressed on Wednesday that the festival is meant for all who are interested in Hungarian culture, as Jewish culture is part of Hungarian culture.

In addition, the first Pecs Jewish Cultural festival is set for September 3-17, while the 13th annual Szeged Jewish Cultural Festival will run from September 3 to November 4. (magyarhirlap.hu; hirado.hu; propeller.hu)


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