Hackers

Trove Of Docs Leaked By Anonymous Shows How Western Intel, Pr Firms Crafted False Syria Narrative

According to the hacktivist collective, the files provide, for the first time, “a detailed map” on the British intelligence services’ clandestine operations in Syria to fund, arm and provide a sanitized, publicly acceptable media voice to an...
Related topics: Intel, Syria, Hactivism

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Hackers Targeted Russia's Gamaleya Center During Covid-19 Vaccine Development, Director Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Gamaleya Research Center head Alexander Gintsburg said that the centre was subjected to hacker attacks some months back when it was developing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, but refrained from judging their purpose.

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Microsoft Warns That Hackers Are Exploiting A Severe Windows Security Flaw

Homeland Security issued a rare warning about a Windows Server vulnerability that would give attackers complete control of every computer on a network. The CISA warning said at the time that it assumes active exploitation is occurring in the wild,...
Related topics: Microsoft, Computer Security, Servers

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Microsoft Boots Apps Used By China-sponsored Hackers Out Of Azure

Enlarge / Computer chip with Chinese flag, 3d conceptual illustration. (credit: Steve McDowell / Agefotostock) Fortune 500 companies aren’t the only ones flocking to cloud services like Microsoft Azure. Increasingly, hackers working on behalf of...
Related topics: Microsoft, Computer Security

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Wondering How To Tell The World You've Been Hacked? Here's A Handy Guide From Infosec Academics

Unis of Kent and Warwick figure out better way of admitting terrible thing Infosec boffins at the University of Kent have developed a "comprehensive playbook" for companies who, having suffered a data breach, want to know how to shrug off the public...

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Apollo Dsky Replica Looks The Part

It’s hard to say what exactly it is about the Apollo DSKY that captures so many hackers’ imaginations. Whatever it is, the “Display and Keyboard” unit from the Apollo Guidance Computer has inspired dozens of teardowns,...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Nyt Admits Facebook Wrestling With Chinese Election Hackers

After years of blaming President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory on Russia, even liberal media outlets are starting to admit that China is attempting to meddle in our elections. Facebook is now at war with Chinese influence on the U.S. election on...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Donald Trump, Russia, China

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Shopify Reports 'rogue' Employees Stole Some Customer Data

We’ve seen all kinds of data breaches from outside hackers, and occasionally, as happened with Twitter, breaches that occurred as outsiders phished employeee credentials for access, but for Shopify, the threat came from inside. The company’s...
Related topics: Computer Security, Twitter, Social Media

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Job Diary: I'm A 'white Hat' Hacker. Here's What My Job Is Like, And 5 Things I Think Everyone...

Many companies hire white hat hackers to safeguard their online systems. Gorodenkoff/Getty Images Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who's worked in information technology for 24 years and IT...
Related topics: Computer Security

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It's Been A Vintage Year For Bug Bounty Hunters, Says Hackerone As It Boasts Of $40m+ Passing...

Big money, says CEO, but what would it cost not to find and fix these vulns? Bounty-hunting hackers are uncovering new vulnerabilities every two minutes on average, according to bug bounty platform HackerOne.…
Related topics: Computer Security

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A Digital Guestbook Is A Perfect Hacker Wedding Gift

With his brother’s wedding coming up, [Sebastian] needed a wedding gift. Rather than purchasing something, he elected to build a digital guestbook so guests could share their well-wishes with the happy couple.  The guestbook has a simple...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Why U.s. Air Force's Bombers And Stealth Fighters Need Hardened Gps

Kris Osborn Security, What if Air Force fighters and bombers were successfully attacking an enemy absolute precision and exact targeting data when all of the sudden their GPS signals disappeared or got hacked? What if that threw off the guided...

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Jailed Hacker Insists He Doesn’t Want To See A Computer Ever Again

A British hacker who was part of The Dark Overlord group has been handed a prison term for his offenses.
Related topics: Computer Security

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Iranian Hackers' Android Malware Spies On Dissidents By Stealing 2fa Codes

It’s no secret that some countries have spied on their citizens through innocuous-looking apps, but one effort is more extensive than usual. Check Point Research has discovered (via ZDNet) that Rampant Kitten, an Iranian hacker group that has...
Related topics: Computer Security, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology, Malware

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Lego's Mario Figurine Is The Only Nes Controller That I Care About

LEGO’s Super Mario building sets let you craft your own real-world levels, with complex terrain, coins, enemies, and an intelligent Mario figurine. Now, a hacker named Rick (@r1ckp) is using the LEGO Mario figurine as a Super Mario Bros...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Code For Hackers

Mike and I were talking about two very similar clock projects we’d both built recently: they both use ESP8266 modules to get the time over WiFi and NTP, and they both failed. Mike’s failed because he was visiting relatives in a different...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Lilbits: A New Mobile, Open Hardware Device

The hardware hacker who brought us the Novena open laptop, the NeTV2 open video development board, and the Chumby, is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a new open hardware device called Precursor. The goal is to provide a handheld...
Related topics: Computer Security, Laptops, Tech Videos, Crowdfunding

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A Bluetooth Flaw Leaves Billions Of Devices Vulnerable

Indictments against Iranian hackers, a Veterans Affairs data breach, and more of the week's top security news.

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Experts: Latest Us Indictments May Discourage Hackers From Joining Anti-american Campaigns

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against three Iranian men for their alleged participation in state-sponsored identity theft and hacking by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign...
Related topics: Iran, Terrorism

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Hammer Drops On Hackers Accused Of Targeting Game And Software Makers

Enlarge / The Department of Justice seal as seen during a press conference in December 2019. (credit: Samuel Corum | Getty Images) For more than a decade, hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government have brazenly pursued advanced cyber...

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