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Hackers Only Need Seconds to Figure Out Card Details

Posted on December 3rd, 2016.

Experts from Newcastle University in England has found that hackers only need six seconds to figure out the card number, expiry date, and security code for a Visa debit or credit card by simple guesswork, according to a report from The Telegraph. According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, in the U.K. the number of bank...

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A Familiar Tale as Bitcoin Extortionists Target German Bank’s Customers

Posted on November 29th, 2016.

Bitcoin extortionists have hacked a high-end European bank several days ago, and now blackmailing its customers. Valartis, a Chinese-owned bank in Lichtenstein, has reportedly been hacked by unknown extortionists, according to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. The hackers are demanding Valartis’ customers 10% of their life savings,...

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San Francisco Metro System Blackmailed for 100 Bitcoins by Ransomware Extortionists

Posted on November 28th, 2016.

On the 26th of November, the San Francisco Examiner reported the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was hacked. Infected computers at Muni stations were reportedly downed by HDDCryptor ransomware, whose masters attempted to extort the station for bitcoin. As a result, passengers got a free ride throughout the weekend...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest Account Reportedly Hacked

Posted on November 16th, 2016.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not had an easy year with the security on several of his accounts. Reports are coming in that he has been the target of hackers for the second time this year, according to ZDNet. A hacking group by the name of OurMine is claiming responsibility for hacking into Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account. After...

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Cyberespionage

Apple Watches Banned from UK Cabinet Meetings for Hacking Fears

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

Cabinet ministers have voiced concerns that Apple Watches could be hacked by Russian spies, prompting the devices to be barred from meetings, according to a report from The Telegraph. Under the new leadership of Theresa May, U.K cabinet ministers have been barred from wearing the watch during meetings after concerns were raised that the...

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Cybersecurity

Presidential Voting Machines Are Vulnerable to Hacking, Says Cybersecurity Company

Posted on November 7th, 2016.

The day of reckoning will soon be upon millions of American as they head to the polls to elect its 45th President between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but according to one cybersecurity company, the voting machines used are vulnerable to hacking, reports CNBC. According to Real Clear Politics, Clinton currently has 203 of the...

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The NHS is at Risk of Cyberattacks, Says UK Minister

Posted on November 1st, 2016.

A U.K. minister for Cabinet has said that cyberattacks present a real threat to the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K., according to a report from The Telegraph. In an article for the U.K. daily newspaper, Ben Gummer, minister for Cabinet, said that ‘large quantities of sensitive data’ accessed by the NHS and the U.K. government...

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Chinese White Hats Win $200,000 for Hacking iPhones, Google Devices

Posted on October 26th, 2016.

  The Pwn2Own contest, a hackathon run by security firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Japan sees this year’s winners in Keen Lab, a popular crew of Chinese hackers who hacked Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus device. Keen Lab compromised the iPhone 6s by targeting two iOS vulnerabilities to steal pictures from an...

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U.S. Officials Say Defenses Are up against Alleged Russian Hacking

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

The U.S. has put measures into place that is reported to stop Russia from hacking into emails that could influence the upcoming presidential election, reports NBC News. Back in July, it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network...

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Breaches

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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PC Users Will See Fingerprint Authentication Replace Passwords

Posted on October 1st, 2016.

Industry’s giants – Paypal, Intel, Lenovo and Synaptics – announced that they have joined forces to bring fingerprint authentication to PC consumers.

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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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Hacker Group TheDarkOverlord Targets LA Investment Bank

Posted on September 30th, 2016.

A Los Angeles-based investment bank appears to be the latest victim of the hacker group that goes by the name TheDarkOverlord.

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Video Jacking: Major Smartphones Vulnerable to Hacking Threat

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

Major smartphones – the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phones and Google’s Nexus phones – are vulnerable to the hacking threat called “video jacking”, when plugged into public charging stations, this according to cyber security company Aries Security.

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Report: Dark Web Marketplace Dealings Revealed

Posted on September 27th, 2016.

A new report has found that hidden dark web websites across numerous countries are being utilized to sell goods illegally online. The report: Mining the Dark Web: Drugs and Fake IDs by Dr. Andres Baravalle, Dr. Sin Lee Wee, and Mr. Mauro Sanchez Lopez, found that once users had access to the websites it was a simple process of obtaining...

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World’s Major Central Banks to Study Global Standards Following $81-Million Cyber Heist

Posted on September 27th, 2016.

Months after the $81-million cyber heist from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the world’s major central banks have assembled a task force to look into international standards to counter cyber attacks.

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4 Things To Do After the Yahoo Hack

Posted on September 27th, 2016.

Yahoo recently announced that over 500 million usernames and passwords have been hacked in 2014. While this incident purportedly happened years ago, this may still affect the security of your Yahoo account.

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How to Hack

Posted on September 26th, 2016.

Hacking used to be a tool that government intelligence agencies utilized as a way of spying on other government agencies. Now many men and women from different walks of life and ages are learning the fundamentals of how to hack. Learning How to Hack Before venturing down the path of learning how to hack, it’s important to remember that...

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India Ranks Fourth Globally in Ransomware Attacks

Posted on September 23rd, 2016.

India is facing a major issue as ransomware attacks continue to rise in the country as it ranks fourth in the country and the world.

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Breaches

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.