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Ethereum Notches Two-Month High as Bitcoin Offspring Triggers Volatility

Posted on August 22nd, 2017.

Digital currency Ethereum climbed to a two-month high on Monday, taking some of the heat off Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, which have slumped since the weekend. Ethereum Forges Higher Path Concerns over Bitcoin created a favourable tailwind for Ethereum (ETH/USD), which is the world’s No. 2 digital currency by total assets....

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Ethereum Prices on Track for 35% Monthly Drop

Posted on July 30th, 2017.

It has been a difficult month for ethereum. The world’s No. 2 digital currency has lost a third of its value over the past 30 days following a series of cyber breaches targeting vulnerable wallets and ICOs. Ethereum Struggles to Regain Momentum Ethereum (ETH/USD) was trading near $197.00 Sunday at 6:30 BST, according to Bitfinex....

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Coders Safeguard Vulnerable Ethereum Wallets Following Security Breach

Posted on July 25th, 2017.

Ethereum suffered large-scale security breaches last week after anonymous hackers targeted vulnerable wallets in the network, resulting in the loss of tens of millions of dollars. However, it didn’t take long for a volunteer group of coders to “rescue” the funds in 500 at-risk wallets before the same attackers could get...

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1 Billion Users’ Data from Yahoo Breach up for Sale on the Dark Web

Posted on December 20th, 2016.

In September, Yahoo announced it had been hacked, and that data from 500 million users had been compromised. A few days ago, the company announced it was hacked a second time, this time with 1 billion users’ data being compromised. Both attacks occurred back in 2013, and hacked data has reportedly been for sale on the dark web....

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The Largest Breach of 2016: 412 Million FriendFinder Accounts Exposed

Posted on November 14th, 2016.

    FriendFinder Networks, the parent company behind the likes of AdultFriendFinder, Cams, Penthouse, iCams and Stripshow has been hacked, with six databases from the company compromised, according to breach notification website LeakedSource. A Local File Inclusion (LFI) exploit was all it took for server breaches that led to a...

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Hackers Steal Money from 20,000 Tesco Bank Customers

Posted on November 7th, 2016.

 Tesco Bank, the banking arm of the supermarket behemoth has suspended it online banking services while freezing all online transactions after cybercriminals siphoned money from customer accounts over the weekend.

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Is Russia Really Looking to Hack the U.S. Presidential Elections?

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

Hillary Clinton and her party believe it’s Russia’s fault that various scandals surrounding her and the Democratic National Committee have come to light in recent weeks. From the organization’s early unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders to the fact that the DNC knew Donald Trump was the candidate Hillary could most likely beat, and...

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Cybersecurity Spending Doubles Threat Growth Sees UK Businesses Spend More On Security

Posted on October 5th, 2016.

As the threat of cybersecurity grows in the U.K. companies are reported to be spending twice as much to prevent their businesses from being targeted, reports City A.M. In 2016 budgets spent on cybersecurity more than doubled compared to that spent in 2015. It’s reported that, on average, the budget rose to £6.2 million per business as...

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Medical Records of U.S. Citizens Vulnerable to Attacks

Posted on September 30th, 2016.

The exposé of the hacker group Fancy Bear about the medical records of famous American athletes is just a tip of the iceberg of the vulnerability of the medical records of American citizens.

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Breaking: Yahoo Admits to Data Breach of 500 Million(!) User Accounts

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Yahoo has revealed that information related to at least 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in a 2014 incident. The perpetrator, the company believes, was a state-sponsored hacker. In a significant announcement, Yahoo has revealed that the information of some 500 million user accounts have been impacted and stolen from...

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Report: Yahoo! Will Confirm “Massive” Data Breach

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Yahoo! is expected to confirm its unwelcome distinction of being the victim of the largest data breach on record. A report has the tech giant is expected to disclose details of a hack that has affected some 200 million Yahoo users.

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Chinese Hackers Steal Millions in Wall Street Tech Firm Breach

Posted on September 21st, 2016.

A former commodities investor client of SS&C Technologies has sued the Wall Street technology firm for allegedly falling for a phishing scam by China hackers, according to CNBC last week.

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The Biggest Bitcoin Hacks and Thefts of All Time

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

The story of bitcoin’s biggest hacks and thefts is the story of bitcoin itself. From its early days and its first hack, to the biggest theft of all time, bitcoin’s utopian promises often turned into a dystopian reality where scammers, thieves, unaccountable and often amateur exchanges, some, even fully anonymous, proliferated in a...

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How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit. SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of...

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Russian Hackers Leak Olympic Athletes’ Confidential Medical Data

Posted on September 13th, 2016.

A Russian cyberespionage group known as Fancy Bear has accessed and leaked data belonging to several high-profile Olympic athletes, by targeting a database belonging to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In a move that seemingly stems from WADA’s recommendation to ban all Russian athletes from this year’s Olympics, Russian...

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OPM Breach: How Officials Missed a Second Hacker

Posted on September 8th, 2016.

US officials were too focused on purging a hacker from government’s computers after closely monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months and were about to expel him that they failed to realize that there was another hacker entirely.

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Russian Mega-Breach: 100 Million Plaintext Passwords Leaked

Posted on September 6th, 2016.

This particular case will figure among the biggest breaches involving plain-text passwords, of all time.

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800,000 Accounts Compromised in Porn Site Brazzers Forum Hack

Posted on September 5th, 2016.

A breach of major porn provider Brazzers’ forum has resulted in the leaking of around 800,000 user accounts.

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Shadow Brokers’ NSA Hacking Raises Questions about Government Disclosure of Leaks

Posted on September 1st, 2016.

The hacking of the National Security Agency (NSA) security tools by the Shadow Brokers raises some serious questions about what information the NSA should be releasing, according to eweek.com. The balance between the NSA’s need to protect its hacking capabilities and the need to protect U.S. computers has to be addressed in light of the...

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68 Million Dropbox User Accounts Breached by Hackers

Posted on August 31st, 2016.

Hackers have stolen over 68 million account details from popular cloud storage platform Dropbox, a report has revealed. The latest entry to the roster of mega-breaches sees the revelation of a massive compromise of Dropbox user accounts. Altogether, over 68 million user account details were compromised, stemming from a 2012 breach. Late...

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