Hacker #stole £10k from #jazz #charity

A jazz centre, headed up by Westcliff musician Digby Fairweather, was targeted by an online fraudster, it has been revealed. Hackers accessed an account belonging to the Southend-based Jazz Centre UK and stole £10,000. Fortunately, the charity had its money refunded by the bank, but Mr Fairweather said people must…


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Cisco #Cybersecurity #Team Cracks $50 Million #Ukrainian #Hacker #Ring

For years Ukrainian hackers have preyed on bitcoin investors, emptying wallets and then hiding behind the inherent anonymity of the encrypted blockchain. $50 million in stolen cryptocurrency Now Cisco has exposed a notorious Ukranian hacker ring known as Coinhoarder (very subtle) possibly responsible for thefts equaling more than $50 million from…


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Lazarus #hacking group now #attacks #crypto currency and #global #banks

Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking group responsible for WannaCry ransomware attack last year, is back again with a new campaign targeting crypto currency and financial organizations. The new campaign, dubbed HaoBao, has been discovered by cybersecurity researchers at McAfee. From April to October 2017, the Lazarus Group posed as Hong-Kong based…


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HACKERS #HIJACK #MILLIONS OF #SMARTPHONES TO #MINE #CRYPTOCURRENCY

Hackers have been secretly hijacking millions of smartphones in order to mine the cryptocurrency monero, new research reveals. Analysts at security firm Malwarebytes first spotted the illicit cryptocurrency mining, known as cryptojacking, in late January but only published details of the campaign this week. The research explains how a phone’s…


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Hackers #Stole $50 Million in #Cryptocurrency Using #Poison #Google #Ads

For years, hackers have robbed Bitcoin investors, emptying their cryptocurrency wallets without fear of being caught thanks to the relative anonymity of the blockchain. Now, Cisco (CSCO, +8.78%) has exposed the thieves behind a string of particularly flagrant attacks. A Ukrainian hacker group dubbed Coinhoarder has stolen more than $50…


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Hackers #can easily #steal your #keyless entry #car

USING a tool that costs less than RM150 (US$38), car thieves can easily drive away with cars that use the keyless entry and push-button ignition systems with the help of a frequency-hacking device that can be bought off the shelves. Some electronic stores and online shopping sites stock the device…


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How Did #Hackers Get To #Newtek #Domains?

We often wonder: just how does cyber crime affect day-to-day business? Here’s a clue: Newtek Technology Solutions, a web-hosting company, had several domains stolen last weekend, resulting in email outages and stranded website, according to the blogger Krebs on Security. That was potentially devastating for the small- to medium-sized firms…


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Protecting your #smart TVs from #hackers

Between the Super Bowl and the Eagles parade, our TVs have been in overdrive, and now a new investigation by Consumer Reports reveals troubling information about smart TVs. This new investigation by Consumer Reports finds millions of smart TVs don’t do enough to protect your security. In fact, your TV…


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New #Report #Highlights the #State of #Beneficial #Hacking

HackerOne’s 2018 report demonstrates the positive impact of hacking The term “hacker” often conjures up negative images among the public, but those in tech circles understand the art of hacking as an important part of software development. HackerOne recently released their report on the positive impact of hacking and some statistics about the…


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While #Western Union #wired customers’ money, #hackers #transferred their #personal #deets

Western Union has confirmed one of its IT suppliers was hacked, and that customer information was exposed to miscreants. A Register reader, who wished to remain anonymous, showed us a copy of a letter dated January 31 that he received from the money-transfer outfit. The missive admitted that a supposedly…


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Telegram zero-day #let #hackers spread #backdoor and #cryptocurrency-mining #malware

A zero-day vulnerability in Telegram Messenger allowed attackers to spread a new form of malware with abilities ranging from creating a backdoor trojan to mining cryptocurrency. The attacks take advantage of a previously unknown vulnerability in the Telegram Desktop app for Windows and were spotted being used in the wild…


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Rural #Tennessee hospital #hacked by #cryptocurrency mining #software

Decatur County General Hospital has notified patients of a breach in which a hacker remotely installed unauthorized software on the hospital’s EHR system. The software was installed to generate digital currency, or cryptocurrency. The incident impacted 24,000 patient records, according to the OCR breach portal. The affected server included patients’…


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