Hackers

Git Money, Git Paid: Github Waves Larger Wads Of Dollar Bills To Tempt Bug Hunters

Bounty bonanza balloons and beguiles Social code storage biz GitHub, now a ward of Microsoft, on Tuesday divulged plans to make itself more attractive to hackers by flashing larger sums of cash and offering better indemnity.…
Related topics: Github, Microsoft (MSFT)

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Uk Judge Refuses To Give Computers Back To 'evasive' Hacker Wanted In Us

Lauri Love, a British national, has been accused of hacking into the US Missile Defense Agency, Federal Reserve and NASA. His supporters have always said he should be prosecuted in the UK, not the US.
Related topics: Computer Security, NASA

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Russian Hackers Go From Foothold To Full-on Breach In 19 Minutes

A new ranking of nation-state hacker speed puts Russia on top by a span of hours.
Related topics: Russia

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Mozilla Firefox Will Warn Users When They Visit Hacked Websites

Mozilla is working on adding improved functionality to Firefox Monitor, a feature that the company rolled out in 2018 in order to let users determine if their accounts were exposed following a breach. Using the popular service Have I Been Pwned,...
Related topics: Firefox

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What A Way To Go? Hackers Can Turn Sex Robots Into Killing Machines, Security Expert Warns

Authored by John Vibes via The Mind Unleashed, According to Nicholas Patterson, a cybersecurity lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, humanoid sex robots that have recently hit the market could potentially be hacked and turned...
Related topics: Australia

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With Elections Weeks Away, Someone “sophisticated” Hacked Australia’s Politicians

Enlarge / Just over a week after the announcement of a cyber-attack on Australia's Parliament House, the government now says three Australian political parties weer also attacked by a "sophisticated state actor." (credit: Getty Images) With...
Related topics: Australia

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Iranian, Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks On U.s Agencies, Businesses

Iranian and Chinese hackers appear to have resumed attacks on U.S. businesses and government agencies, The New York Times reported Monday. The recent targets of Chinese spies included Boeing, General Electric Aviation, and T-Mobile, according to an...
Related topics: Boeing, General Electric

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Pirates Reportedly Use Apple Certs To Release Hacked Apps On Iphone - Cnet

They've put out hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go and Minecraft, Reuters reported.
Related topics: Apple, Iphone, Mobile Technology, Spotify, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Reuters

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The Rise Of Iot Botnets (and How To Protect Your Smart Devices)

Connecting all of your gadgets to the internet isn’t always a great idea. While the Internet of Things allows you to perform tasks remotely and monitor your devices from anywhere in the world, it also provides a way in for malicious hackers...
Related topics: Botnet, Gadget, Computer Security

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Australia's Major Political Parties Have Been Hacked Months Out From A Federal Election, Prime...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said IT networks of the major political parties were compromised by a "sophisticated state actor."
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Tens Of Millions More Web Accounts For Sale After More Sites Hacked, Mac Malware Spreads Via...

Standby for a 'we woz haxx0ed' email from one of these sites this week... Roundup  Let's kickstart your Monday with some lovely juicy computer security and screwups news, beyond what we reported last week.…
Related topics: Malware, Computer Security

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Did China Steal Iron Dome From Israel?

War Is Boring Security, Chinese hackers allegedly grabbed missile defense plans. A cybersecurity firm reports that Chinese hackers have stolen technical data for the Iron Dome rocket-defense system from Israeli computers. Maryland-based Cyber...
Related topics: China, Israel

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Take An Extra 15% Off Select Vpns This Weekend

It's no secret that there are a number of threats you could encounter when you go online — and no, we're not talking about that one weird Reddit thread you wish you could unsee. Malware, viruses, hackers, and other innovative forms of attack...
Related topics: Reddit, Malware, Computer Security

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Classpass, Gfycat, Streeteasy Hit In Latest Round Of Mass Site Hacks

In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user data from several major websites —...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Updating Privacy Policy – Old School

It seems like every day there’s some new story about credit card data being stolen or identities hacked or people watching you on your web cam. Normally I try to ignore these, but there’s been such a glut recently that I couldn’t...
Related topics: Credit Cards

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Trump Pal Roger Stone, Wikileaks, Russian Hackers All Tied Together In New Robert Mueller Court...

A new court filing made on Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller suggests there may be a conspiracy involving Robert Stone, a longtime friend of Donald Trump and associate of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and two entities who took...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Wikileaks

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How The U.s. Can Play Cyber-offense

The United States has been the victim of repeated cyberattacks by foreign powers, and it seems to have little power to stop them. During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Russian hackers broke into the Democratic National Committee’s e-mail...

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Nest Resetting Compromised Passwords Instead Of Just Recommending Users Do So

Following stories of Nest devices getting “hacked” due to bad password management, Google reiterated that there was no actual breach of the company’s smart home devices and encouraged users to enable 2FA. The Google owned-company...
Related topics: Google

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Updating Privacy Party – Old School

It seems like every day there’s some new story about credit card data being stolen or identities hacked or people watching you on your web cam. Normally I try to ignore these, but there’s been such a glut recently that I couldn’t...
Related topics: Credit Cards

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Juicing Up The Chevy Volt With Raspberry Pi

While Chevrolet’s innovative electric hybrid might officially be headed to that great big junkyard in the sky, the Volt will still live on in the hearts and minds of hackers who’d rather compare amp hour than horsepower. For a relatively...
Related topics: Computer Security

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