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Bounty for Chromebook Hack Doubled to $100,000

Many companies seek to outsource the finding of vulnerabilities in their products to external hackers, offering monetary rewards in exchange for details on successful hacks that they can fix. In a show that should both display…

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GCHQ Admits £1b Investment in Cyber Security “Hasn’t Worked”

Over the last five years, UK intelligence service GCHQ has spent nearly £1 billion on its cyber security initiative, but the civil servant in charge of the program has admitted, “the bottom line is it hasn’t…

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Hacker Releases 17.8GB of Data From Turkish Police Server

A hacker going by the online alias ROR[RG] has released a large amount of data that belonged to a Turkish National Police database and is thought to contain large amounts of sensitive private information. ROR[RG] is aligned with…

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Hackers Hit Hollywood Hospital With Ransomware

It seems that no system is beyond the reach of hackers out to line their own pockets. For almost an entire week, the Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center has been without its computer systems, due to the…

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eBay Vulnerability Exposes Users to Data Theft and Phishing Attacks

The eBay site is used by millions of people and as a result, has a level of trust with its users buying and selling countless items each day. Imagine then, how lucrative a target this massive…

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D-Link Wi-Fi Webcam Turned into a Network Backdoor

Vectra Networks researchers today released an article demonstrating how they turned a $30 D-Link Wi-Fi webcam into a backdoor onto its owner’s network. Installing a device like a networked webcam may seem like a riskless action,…

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Hacking Group Threatens to Attack Gaming Networks During Christmas

The hacking group, Lizard Squad targeted the poor security on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network last year and caused major disruption during the holiday period. This meant many new console owners couldn’t play games online with…

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Vuvuzela Messaging System Hides Metadata With Spam

There are lots of ways people try to protect their privacy in the modern world, where techniques like encryption are under fire. While hiding message content can be effective, the ability to collect a mass of…

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One Java With An Added PUP Please

Critical security updates to applications are essential to maintain a patched system from the many exploits which attempt to infiltrate ones PC. Certain software companies need patching more than others and this is no less evident…

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TalkTalk Website Struck by Cyber-Attack

The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime unit has launched an investigation after the major UK internet and phone provider was hit by a “significant and sustained cyberattack” on Wednesday. At the current time, it is unclear as…

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Cooler Master US Site Hacked and Defaced

As companies are bombarded everyday by malicious attacks, more and more data breaches have been popping up in the news. Cooler Master is no exception and looks to be learning a lesson about security as their…

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Hacking Team Release Ludicrous Statement

This story is so preposterous that I am going to play a little game called; “who are the hypocrites here.” Hacking Team, who recently fell to a cyber attack have released a statement claiming to be…

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A New Kind Of ProxyHam Coming to DefCon

Ok you now think I have been lying in 35 degree heat all day and have crossed a privacy tool with a local butcher. I can assure you I am not hallucinating and that purple leprechaun…

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Toshiba Developing New Encryption?

Encryption is an essential and fundamental way to keep people safe online, Hear that world governments! ESSENTIAL! From keeping information away from hackers in the banking sector to assisting journalists in their exceptional work exposing corruption…

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North Korea’s State Operating System Looks Like OS X

We’ve all been captivated recently by the massive hack upon Sony Pictures that was supposedly carried out by North Korea. However, not many of us know what using a computer is like in the ‘self-reliant’ hermit kingdom.…

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Defector to Send USB Copies of ‘The Interview’ into North Korea Via Balloons

A defector of North Korea has announced that he intends to send 100,000 USB drive and DVD copies of ‘The Interview’ into North Korea via balloons. With the support of the US Human Rights Foundation, the…

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The Interview is Sony’s Most Downloaded Movie – Making $15m

The Interview is doing alright online, raking back a third of its crazy $44 million budget. It’s also Sony’s most downloaded movie ever. “Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all…

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iTunes to Offer The Interview Too

Just a few days after it was reported that Apple declined streaming ‘The Interview’, Apple has just confirmed that it will indeed be offering the movie. According to Re/code, an Apple representative informed them that the…

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Apple Reportedly Declined to Show ‘The Interview’ on iTunes

In Sony Pictures’ hunt to find a place to show ‘The Interview’, they reportedly asked Apple, who supposedly declined the offer. According to The New York Times, Sony apparently asked the White House to help them get it…

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Sony Threatens Legal Action Against Twitter Over Hack Leaks

In an interesting turn of events, Sony has delivered one of those threatening letters to Twitter. Sony Pictures has asked the social network to delete accounts that have been sharing leaked material, that’s if they don’t…

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The Interview To Be Released in Select Cinemas on Christmas Day

Well after everything Sony has authorised a select number of US cinemas to release ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day. Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League has offered his cinemas to show the movie, a request which Sony has…

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The Interview Becomes One of The Highest Rated Movies on The Web

Despite nobody having seen ‘The Interview’ yet, it has already become one of the highest rated films on the web. The Verge reports that the unreleased film has achieved a perfect 10/10 rating on IMDB, after…

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North Korea Threatens The White House, Acknowledges Cyber Warfare

North Korea has delivered a threat to the United States over its accusations that it was behind the Sony Pictures hack. They’ve warned that they will attack the White House and “the whole US mainland, that…

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BitTorrent has Offered to Stream ‘The Interview’

Popular torrent service BitTorrent has said that they’ll gladly stream ‘The interview’ – the movie said to be behind the massive North Korea hack attack on Sony Pictures. Sony has said that they intend to deliver…

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Kim Jong Un Game Still Going Ahead, Gets Sony Pictures Level

‘Glorious Leader!’ a game about Kim Jong Un, is still going ahead despite the potential threat from North Korea following the Sony cyber attack. It’s creator, Jeff Miller, is reportedly even more motivated than ever. He’s since…

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North Korea Wants Joint US Investigation on Sony Hack

The BBC reports that North Korea has demanded a joint investigation with US authorities over the Sony hack. The secretive state denied US allegations that the country was behind the massive hack upon Sony Pictures.  The…

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FBI Releases Statement Linking Sony Hack to North Korea

Seen as an end to all speculation, the FBI has released an official statement linking North Korea to the Sony hack.  They said ”we are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a…