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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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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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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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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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British Whizz Kid Hacks Pokemon Go; Catches Monsters Without Breaking a Sweat

Posted on August 18th, 2016.

A 25-year-old British former computer science student has discovered a loophole in the popular Pokemon Go allowing him to catch Pokemon without leaving the comfort of his home. According to reports, players of the game have resorted to donating thousands of pounds to keep Mark Gore’s ‘bot’ running. Five lawyers are...

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Shadow Brokers Hacking Group Claim to Have NSA Hacking Tools for Sale

Posted on August 16th, 2016.

A hacking group by the name of Shadow Brokers is claiming that it has National Security Agency hacking tools for sale. In an Internet posting, the group said that they have a ‘full sponsor state tool set’ of cyberweapons, which the group claim belongs to the Equation Group, which is believed to be an NSA affiliate, according...

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Sources Say Congressional Leaders Knew of Democratic Hacking a Year Ago

Posted on August 13th, 2016.

A year ago U.S. intelligence officials are reported to have informed congressional leaders that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, reports CNBC. According to reports, lawmakers weren’t able to inform the targets about the hacking due to the secrecy of the information. The unveiling of the information would have...

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The Great Cyber Bank Robbery

Posted on February 9th, 2016.

The great cyber bank robbery of 2015 reached into twenty-nine top Russian banks and is now infamously known as the “Carbanak” criminal gang. The use of long standing APT tools, and the sophisticated computer entry with spear phishing emails into bank browsers allowed invasion of malicious malware. Once the victims made a request,...

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UK National Crime Agency Tells Parents How To Know If Children Are Programmers or Hackers

Posted on January 26th, 2016.

The UK National Crime Agency has released a new informational video about how parents can tell whether or not their kids are computer programmers or hackers. As the National Crime Agency describes on their YouTube: More and more teenagers and young people are getting involved in cybercrime. Many do it for fun without realising the...

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The FBI Hacked More Than One Thousand Computers

Posted on January 8th, 2016.

Motherboard reports that two New York men arrested on charges of online child pornography, allegedly on the Tor hidden service, were brought down by a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacking tool used to identify the “true IP addresses” of the accused. The FBI argues that, in order to bring down a major pornography site, it had...