Suspended #state troopers #face trial over #hacking of #former lover’s #Facebook #account

Two suspended state troopers, previously from Catasauqua, have been ordered to face trial on charges they hacked the Facebook account of the former lover of one of the troopers, the state attorney general’s office announced. Anthony Kingsley, 32, is charged with unlawful use of a computer, computer trespassing, harassment and…


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Man who #hacked #nude photos of #Jennifer Lawrence, #Kate Upton, pleads #guilty

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to hacking into the iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and others so he could steal personal information, including private photographs and videos. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old George Garofano, of North Branford, pleaded guilty Wednesday to unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information….


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Uber #agrees to #expanded #FTC #settlement over 2016 #hack

After admitting to covering up a widespread hack that compromised the personal data of 57 million customers in 2016, Uber agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. The revised complaint could subject the ride-hailing giant to civil penalties if it does not promptly disclose similar…


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State #Department #warns #staff of #surge in #hacking #attempts

The State Department on Thursday warned employees about a tidal wave of malicious messages attempting to trick staffers into opening a door for hackers. “Personnel are advised to be alert for suspicious activity related to ongoing cyber operations targeting the Department,” the agency’s Cyber and Technology Security Directorate said in…


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Report #finds more #computers #being #seized by #hackers

Atlanta continues to recover from an attack that crippled the city’s computer network. “The city of Atlanta has experienced a ransomware cyber attack.” Last month, officials revealed that hackers encrypted the city’s data and demanded $51,000 in Bitcoin to give it back. City agencies, from law enforcement to the courts,…


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North Korean #Destructive #Malware Is #Back, Says #DHS #Report

Malware not seen since the 2014 attack on Sony has returned, raising the possibility of future destructive attacks. American intelligence analysts have discovered a destructive strain of North Korean malware not seen since the 2014 attack on Sony that crippled the company’s computer systems, according to Department of Homeland Security…


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Aviation #Industry May Be #Vulnerable To #Cyberattack Through Its #Global #Supply #Chain

In March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a troubling alert: Since the same month two years before, Russian state-sponsored hackers had been infiltrating the nation’s electricity grid and various infrastructure industries, including aviation, collecting information on how the networks were organized and…


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Thousands of #hacked #websites are #infecting #visitors with #malware

Unusually advanced campaign infects people visiting a variety of poorly secured sites. Thousands of hacked websites have become unwitting participants in an advanced scheme that uses fake update notifications to install banking malware and remote access trojans on visitors’ computers, a computer researcher said Tuesday. The campaign, which has been…


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Hackers #Say Accessing #Critical #Data is #Easy

Most professional hackers say they can easily bypass business data security systems, locate critical data, and exfiltrate that data within 15 hours. That’s according to a new survey by Nuix (www.nuix.com), a cybersecurity, risk, and compliance software company. Its second annual Black Report, a survey of professional hackers, provides a…


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