Attempted DNC voter database hack was a false alarm, security chief says

Attempted DNC voter database hack was a false alarm, security chief says

An apparent hacking attempt on the Democratic National Committee’s voter database was a false alarm, the organization has said. CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed party official, that the political organization was…

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Hackers failed to hack into DNC voter database, says security firm

Hackers failed to hack into DNC voter database, says security firm

The Democratic National Committee has prevented an attempt to hack into its database of tens of millions of voters. CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed party official, that the political organization…

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Animoto hack exposes personal information, geolocation data

Animoto hack exposes personal information, geolocation data

Animoto, a cloud-based video maker service for social media sites, has revealed a data breach. The breach occurred on July 10 but was confirmed by the company in early August, and later reported to the…

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Australian Teen Hacks Apple Servers, Stole Secure Files, But FBI Got Him

Australian Teen Hacks Apple Servers, Stole Secure Files, But FBI Got Him

TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay Apple iPhones are known to be super secure, enough that it took even the FBI some effort to get in. But, the same can’t be said about it servers. An Australian high…

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Hack the planet: vulnerabilities unearthed in satellite systems used around the globe

Hack the planet: vulnerabilities unearthed in satellite systems used around the globe

So this is bad. Black Hat, the king of enterprise security conventions, kicked off today, and most noticeable amid the fusillade of security research was some impressive work from Ruben Santamarta of IOActive, whose team…

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FCC admits it was never actually hacked

FCC admits it was never actually hacked

The FCC has come clean on the fact that a purported hack of its comment system last year never actually took place, after a report from its Inspector General found a lack of evidence supporting…

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Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC

Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC

Apple touts the cybersecurity of its iPhone, but less can be said for the exclusive manufacturer who makes the processor for the iPhone. Semiconductor foundry TSMC, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, was hit by a…

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Crypto’s most popular wallet service is getting a mobile app for secure login

Crypto’s most popular wallet service is getting a mobile app for secure login

MyEtherWallet, the most popular crypto wallet service on the internet, is finally getting a mobile app as it bids to increase security for its users. Today the company introduced MEW Connect, an iOS app that…

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Department of Justice indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers for Clinton email hacks

Department of Justice indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers for Clinton email hacks

Just days before President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Department of Justice has leveled new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee and…

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The crypto world’s latest hack sees Israel’s Bancor lose $23.5M

The crypto world’s latest hack sees Israel’s Bancor lose $23.5M

Bancor, a crypto company that touts a decentralized exchange service, has lost some $23.5 million of cryptocurrency tokens belonging to its users following a hack. The Israel-based company raised over $150 million in an ICO…

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Timehop discloses July 4 data breach affecting 21 million

Timehop discloses July 4 data breach affecting 21 million

Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and emails) of 21 million users. Around a fifth of the affected users — or 4.7M — have also had a phone number…

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Hackers took over the Gentoo Linux GitHub repository

Hackers took over the Gentoo Linux GitHub repository

Popular Linux distribution Gentoo has been “totally pwned” according to researchers at Sophos, and none of the current code can be trusted. The team immediately posted an update and noted that none of the real…

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Bank says Ticketmaster knew of breach months before taking action

Bank says Ticketmaster knew of breach months before taking action

Ticketmaster UK announced on its site yesterday that it identified malicious malware on June 23rd that had affected nearly five percent of their customers, allowing an unknown third-party access to customers’ names, email addresses, telephone…

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ProtonMail suffers DDoS attack that takes its email service down for minutes

ProtonMail suffers DDoS attack that takes its email service down for minutes

It’s been an unexpectedly slack day for digital comms services. It’s not just workplace IM tool Slack suffering outages but end-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail too. In the latter case, the company has blamed several hours’…

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Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack

Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack

Just weeks after Korean crypto exchange Coinrail lost $40 million through an alleged hack, another in the crypto-mad country — Bithumb — has claimed hackers made off with over $30 million in cryptocurrency. Coinrail may…

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Canadian Yahoo hacker gets a five-year prison sentence

Canadian Yahoo hacker gets a five-year prison sentence

After pleading guilty in November, the Canadian hacker at least partially to blame for the massive Yahoo hack that exposed up to 3 billion accounts will face five years in prison. According to the Justice…

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CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool,…

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LocationSmart didn’t just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them

LocationSmart didn’t just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them

What’s worse than companies selling the real-time locations of cell phones wholesale? Failing to take security precautions that prevent people from abusing the service. LocationSmart did both, as numerous sources indicated this week. The company…

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