Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11 year-old did it

Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11 year-old did it

It’s time to talk about election security. Over the weekend at Def Con, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas to discuss some of the latest and greatest (or scariest) trends in the wild world…

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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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US charges 10 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

US charges 10 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

The United States unveiled charges on Friday against nine Iranians for their alleged involvement in a massive state-sponsored hacking scheme which targeted hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and stole “valuable intellectual property…

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New York Times reported: Hackers tried to cause Saudi Aramco refinery blast

New York Times reported: Hackers tried to cause Saudi Aramco refinery blast

Cyber-attackers tried to trigger a deadly explosion at a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia in August and failed only because of a code glitch, The New York Times reported. Investigators declined to identify the suspected…

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DHS Warns: Russian Hackers Are Attacking the Power Grid, and Aviation Networks

DHS Warns: Russian Hackers Are Attacking the Power Grid, and Aviation Networks

Looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend? You probably don’t want to read this Bloomberg News report. The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued an alert yesterday that “extremely sophisticated” Russian hackers are…

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United States government officials: Russian Hackers Attacked Key Infrastructure

United States government officials on Thursday accused Russian hackers of attacking key U.S. infrastructure across a wide range of industries, including aviation, nuclear and its electric grid. Related: Who Is ‘Putin’s Chef’? Yevgeny Prigozhin Sanctioned…

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Hacked Japan crypto exchange refunds customers

Hacked Japan crypto exchange refunds customers

Japan-based virtual currency exchange Coincheck said Tuesday it had refunded more than $440 million to customers following the hack of its systems, which was one of the largest thefts of its kind. The company said…

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Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Thousands of websites infected by ‘crypto mining’ malware

Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites’ computing power to “mine” cryptocurrencies, security researchers said. The attack is the first major incident made…

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Hacked Sex Robots Could Murder People

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Forever 21: Hackers Stole Credit Card Information Throughout All Of 2017

Forever 21: Hackers Stole Credit Card Information Throughout All Of 2017

Sealing a year plagued by cybersecurity incidents, Forever 21 confirmed Thursday that hackers stole credit card information from its stores throughout most of 2017. The retailer initially reported the breach on Nov. 14. The company…

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Anonymous Threatens Cyberattack On US Govt. Again

The hacker group Anonymous issued a threat against quite a few U.S. government targets including state.gov, whitehouse.gov, data.gov, ssa.gov, federal reserve.gov, and usa.gov. Needless to say, those include websites of some of the most prominent…

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Uber paid hackers $100k to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet

Uber paid hackers $100k to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet

Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to remove the data of 57 million customers they stole in a massive 2016 data breach, according to Bloomberg. RELATED: 13 Dos and Don’ts for protecting your identity during the…

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Hackers Shut Down ProPublica’s Email. Here’s How to Stop Attacks Like That.

In August, my email was attacked. Hate groups overwhelmed my inbox and the inboxes of two of my colleagues, and shut down ProPublica’s email much of the day. (I wrote about this incident in a…

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HUGE! Bermuda-based offshore law firm hacked, braces for media leaks

HUGE! Bermuda-based offshore law firm hacked, braces for media leaks

Financial details of some of the world’s richest people are set to be published after a Bermuda-based offshore firm suffered a data breach, a British newspaper reported Wednesday. The legal firm, Appleby, said it was…

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Unfortunantly, The Market For Ransomware Up 2,500% On Dark Web

The demand for ransomware attacks on dark web skyrocketed in the last year, with the marketplace showing a growth of more than 2,500 percent, according to a new report. United States-based cybersecurity company Carbon Black…

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How to stop hackers from spying on you through a laptop webcam

How to stop hackers from spying on you through a laptop webcam

What do Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and former FBI director James Comey have in common? They both cover up their laptop webcams for security reasons. It’s not something most people think about, but hackers can…

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2013 Hack Affected ALL 3 BILLION Yahoo User Accounts $YHOO

2013 Hack Affected ALL 3 BILLION Yahoo User Accounts $YHOO

A 2013 hack affected all three billion accounts at Yahoo, the online giant’s parent company said Tuesday following a new analysis of the incident. The disclosure from Verizon, which acquired Yahoo’s online assets earlier this…

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N. Korean's are attempting to steal #bitcoin among other cryptocurrencies

N. Korean’s are attempting to steal #bitcoin among other cryptocurrencies

It’s no secret that in recent years, North Korea has stepped up efforts to expand its nuclear weapons stockpile. More quietly, though, it’s been stashing another commodity: bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. According to a report…

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