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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VA #secretary says he won’t #resign, doubles down on #claim aide’s #email was #hacked

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Thursday he won’t resign after a scathing inspector general report released the day before said his chief of staff doctored an email to gain approval to use taxpayer dollars to pay travel expenses for Shulkin’s wife. “No,” Shulkin told reporters when asked if he…


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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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This #Super Stealth #Startup Has #Built An #Apple #Hacker’s #Paradise

Every benevolent hacker dreams of a space replete with software they can manipulate to make it do things it shouldn’t. But oftentimes it’s neither cheap nor easy to acquire and maintain all that tech, especially when you’re trying to break it, risking its very usefulness. And in the world of Apple products, it’s both a financial burden and…


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Hacking is a #Lucrative #Endeavor on Both Sides of the #Law

Cybercrime is big business for hackers and cybersecurity professionals alike. Black-hat hackers, a computer hacker who carries out illegal malicious hacking work, cashes in by way of gleaning company and individual bank account information, or by preventing someone from accessing his computer data and then charging a fee (ransom) to…


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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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How #AI will underpin #cyber security in the next few #years

Cyber security risks are growing in complexity and volume, but artificial intelligence techniques can help businesses track and fight them in real time Cyber criminals continue to launch increasingly sophisticated and devastating attacks on industrial, business and financial organisations around the world – and the damage from such crime could…


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State #employee #hacked into co-worker’s #computer

A state employee was charged Wednesday with illegally getting into his co-worker’s computer, changing her Facebook password and reading her messages. Eric Brian Thompson, 42, of Farmington, is charged in 3rd District Court with computer fraud, a third-degree felony. In May of 2016, Thompson was an employee of the state…


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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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