Ex-GCHQ expert warns UK has lost edge on hackers

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The five-year advantage that Britain once enjoyed over organised criminals and hostile state hackers has been wiped out by the disclosure of a powerful armoury of hacking tools developed by America’s spies, a former GCHQ officer has told Johnston Press Investigations. The so-called “Vault 7” theft saw at least 16…


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45,000 Facebook Users Leave One-Star Ratings After Hacker’s Unjust Arrest

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Over 45,000 users have left one-star reviews on a company’s Facebook page after the business reported a security researcher to police and had him arrested in the middle of the night instead of fixing a reported bug. The arrest took place this week in Hungary after an 18-year-old found a…


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Changing motivations have made profit-minded hackers a clear and present danger

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Common images of black-hat hackers generally involve basements, pizza, and poor hygiene. Yet as the volume and breadth of attacks continue to soar and ransomware’s continuing success drives cybercrime’s financial rewards to dizzying heights, today’s cybercriminals have more in common with suited corporate raiders than the closeted miscreants of yesteryear….


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Hacker made off with over 5.5 million Social Security Numbers across 10 states

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The PII of 6,367,467 users from 10 states was exposed when America’s JobLink Alliance Technical Support was breached, according to records obtained via an open records request. When a Kansas Department of Commerce data system was breached back in March, a hacker accessed more than 5,561,803 Social Security Numbers from…


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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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Hackers Steal Staggering $32 Million In Ethereum

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-In a massive security breach on Wednesday, hackers got their hands on 153,000 units of cryptocurrency ethereum, worth around $32.6 million. This was the biggest theft of the cryptocurrency so far and comes just a couple day after $7 million worth ethereum was stolen. The ether tokens, illegally depleted Wednesday,…


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Smart fish tank helped hackers infiltrate a casino

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Internet-connected gadgets can be great, but they’re not without their risks. We’ve seen warnings over poor IoT security from watchdogs and the government alike, and we’ve seen multiple instances where poor security has resulted in various data breaches. The latest example of this risk comes from a North American casino…


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Remotely Controllable Hoverboards Latest Target of Hackers

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Without a doubt, hoverboards are the latest fad. Hoverboards are indeed very useful as these aren’t only easy to use but make traveling so much fun. The recent trend of trying to make every device internet connected has not spared hoverboards; they even come with rider applications. The app allows…


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Hackers Of Kansas System Accessed Social Security Numbers Of Millions In 10 States

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Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system used by multiple states gained access to more than 5.5 million Social Security Numbers and put the agency on the hook to pay for credit monitoring services for all victims. The number of SSNs exposed across the 10 states whose…


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Hackers could take over your computer if they fragged you on some CS:GO servers

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An exploit in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Source (SDK) engine was removed in a June update, according a report from software security company One Up Security yesterday. The vulnerability allowed users in CS:GO community browser and third-party servers to hack into another player’s computer merely through killing them on a…


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Ransomware, hacking and espionage: five global cyber attacks

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With valuable content and well-known brands, the media, entertainment and technology industry has been the target of some high-profile cyber breaches from a range of attackers. Netflix 1 May 2017 Netflix found itself embroiled in an extortion attempt by The Dark Overlord, a hacking group that attacked post-production company Larson…


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The FBI Is Warning Parents About the Risks of Internet-Connected Toys Spying on Kids

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The FBI sent a warning to parents earlier this week: Your children’s new internet-connected toy could be secretly spying on them. “These toys typically contain sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities — including speech recognition and GPS options,” the agency wrote in its advisory on Monday,…


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Your Old MySpace Account Was An Easy Target For Hackers

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Ten years ago, MySpace was one of the hottest sites on the Internet. In the U.S., MySpace was pulling in more than 72 million unique visitors every month. Facebook lagged way behind at just 23 million. Just four years later things had taken a dramatic turn. Facebook more than doubled,…


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How To Hack Someone Off A Segway Scooter In 20 Seconds

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Any hoverboard rider should be concerned about their physical wellbeing. Thanks to digital weaknesses in Segway’s hands-free Ninebot miniPRO scooter, they’ve got more reason to worry. The flaws made it possible to take almost complete control of the self-balancing vehicle and, potentially, knock off anyone aboard with some fairly basic…


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Senior US general: Hacker tried to breach my bank account

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A senior U.S. military leader says his bank account was targeted as part of a massive government data breach and dealing with the hack was a distraction from his job. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva is testifying before a Senate panel considering his nomination for a second term as vice…


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Accused Yahoo hacker extradition hearing set for September

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Accused Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov is going ahead with a hearing to fight his extradition to the United States, but only if his legal team can’t reach a resolution with U.S. officials in the interim. Wednesday marked the deadline for when the 22-year-old’s lawyer had to tell a Hamilton court…


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UA grads battle medical hacking

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Two University of Arizona grads are working to educate healthcare providers to stop hackers from taking control of medical devices in peoples’ bodies. Dr. Christian Dameff and Dr. Jeff Tully recently participated in the first CyberMed Summit, which simulated what would happen if a hospital or a…


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A Simple Trick Makes a Hacker $7.4 Million Richer in an Ethereum Hack

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A hacker has managed to make over $7 million in virtual currency during the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of CoinDash by tricking people into sending their cryptocurrency to the wrong address. CoinDash, a trading platform for cryptocurrencies, has claimed that its investors were sending their funds to a hacker, and…


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Hacking into a bank by lunchtime: 24 Hours With Decoded’s Chris Monk

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Early start today as Decoded is running a Cyber Security Bootcamp in Sydney, so I need to be in an Uber by 07:15am with a peli-case of laptops, a load of lock-picking equipment and a TV. Fortunately I’m not trying to take the lock-picking kit through an airport this time,…


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