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Uber Accused of Skipping Out of Paying Bug Bounties

With all the apps and systems that are used, created and updated every day it is often impossible for you to be absolutely certain about their security. This resulted in the creation of external help through schemes like…

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Hackers Leave Advice for Breached Security Company

Security firm Staminus servers have been taken offline today, following a supposedly successful cyber-attack on their network. The Newport Beach, California-based hosting and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection company went down at 8 am EST on…

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Pirates Identify Booty by Hacking Shipping Company

When people talk about “pirates” and “hacking” together, it usually refers to those who release versions of software with the digital rights management systems removed or disabled. In this case, it was different. Revealed as part…

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‘Anti-IS’ Hackers Tested Abilities On BBC Website

Three days ago we reported on the BBC’s web services being down, from their website to iPlayer, their on-demand streaming service. It has now00000000000000000000 come to light at that a group has claimed responsibility, stating that the…

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New Firefox Testing Feature Warns Of Insecure Website Password Submission

Consumers are exposed to a myriad of cyber threats which are intent upon harvesting as much information as possible, from bogus emails offering state cash refunds to spoofed pages which purport to be from a genuine…

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Hackers Can Control Siri and Google Now Silently and Remotely

Even though Apple and Google’s operating systems and apps are usually relatively safe from hackers, at least compared to other similar software, it looks like hackers have found a way to control Siri and Google Now…

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NCA Warning After Hackers Steal £20 Million from UK Bank Accounts

The UKs National Crime Agency have urged the people of Britain to ensure they take adequate measures of online security after a significant strain of malicious software allowed criminal hackers to steal an estimated £20 million…

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Ashley Madison Ex-CTO Hacked Competing Website

Adultery website, Ashley Madison is at the forefront of a hacking scandal despite reassurances about the site’s confidentiality. The data released includes information on members, their activity and the CEO’s e-mail correspondence. In an ironic twist, leaked…

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Hackers Post 10GB Stolen Data as Ashley Madison Stays Online

It has been a while since hackers attacked the online cheating site Ashley Madison where the hackers claimed that they had downloaded pretty much all relevant information about the users from the site. For those who…

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Hosting Companies Could Be Hit With New DDoS Attack

Denial Of Service (Or DDoS) attacks have become more and more frequent in recent years with the expansion of the internet and the speeds it can deliver information. A denial of service attack is pretty simple,…

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Ukrainian Hackers Helped US Insider Trader Earn $100 Million in Illegal Profits

An unlikely union between a bunch of Ukrainian hackers and unscrupulous US stock traders yielded profits of up to $100 million through illegal insider trading. The hackers stole confidential press releases, which it then made available…

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Hacked to Death: How Hackers Can ‘Kill’ You

Hackers can steal your details, your money, and even your identity, but at least victims of such attacks still had their health, eh? Not anymore: industrious keyboard-tappers can actually kill you. As in, a malicious computer-user…

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Hack Targets Email System Of The Pentagon

NBC news is reporting information which has been supplied by US officials who have stated that Russia has launched a “sophisticated cyber attack” with the aim being the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system. The email…

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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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Hackers Took Up Residence Inside Government PC for a Year!

I recently wrote an article which looked at the Cyber attack and subsequent theft of 4.2 million American Federal data of employees which was transferred from the Office of Personnel Management to an external source. At…

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GTA Player Hires Cheater to Save Him From Another Cheater

Rev Drucifer loves Grand Theft Auto V Online. It’s the only game he plays, clocking up about 80 days, real time, of time on it. It is his life. But there is one obstacle tainting his…

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Data Breach: The Sure Fast Way to Become a Retail Pariah

“18.5M Californians lose data to hackers”   Shocking weekly headlines such as this illustrate the growing problem of major data breaches at multinational enterprises and have both consumers and operators crying foul. In fact, these large…

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Up to $900 Million Stolen Online in Biggest Bank Robbery Ever

In a 21st Century bank job, thieves don’t even need to step foot on the premises, let alone have a getaway car primed: all you need is a computer and the right software. According to a…

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Need A Hacker? Hire One on This New Website

A new website has been launched called ‘Hackers List‘, that allows you to post jobs available for actual hackers. Essentially, think of the site as a sort of oDesk or People Per Hour for computer hackers. This may…

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Crayola Facebook Page Hacked – Flooded With NSFW Content

When you think of Crayola, you think of youthfulness and innocence, a child scribbling with his or her favourite colour crayons perhaps. What you don’t think of is “The Worst Kind of Boobs”, “Reasons why girls don’t…

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Xbox One Software Development Kit Leaked

A Hacker group called H4LT has obtained and leaked the Xbox One software development kit (SDK), allowing home developers to create their own homebrew software for the Microsoft console. In a short interview with The TechGame,…

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Fingerprint of Politician Cloned Just From Public Photos

A member of the Chaos Computer Club has reportedly ‘cloned’ the fingerprint of a politician from Germany solely using publicly available images taken by press at a conference. Jan Krissler created a usable copy of German defence minister…

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Lizard Squad Attacks Tor

Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for the Christmas Day attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, has turned its sights upon anonymous internet server, Tor (The Onion Network). To clarify, we are no longer attacking…

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Lizard Squad Supposedly Unmasked by Rivals

Pesky hacker group Lizard Squad, who have launched a number of attacks upon Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network (among many others) have apparently been unmasked by a rival group. ‘The Finest Squad’ wrote that they had…

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eBay Looking to Place Interactive Mirrors in Changing Rooms

eBay is looking to move themselves into the brick-and-mortar retail world, expressing interest in implementing mirrors into dressing rooms that will offer the customer suggested accessories and product browsing – all available through a touch screen.…

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Sony Pictures Brought to a Halt – Hackers Have Taken Over

A (now deleted) member of the Reddit community has recently brought to light that all Sony Pictures staff have been locked out of their office systems, with the warning message above being displayed on every single…

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UK National Crime Agency Arrests Five in Cybercrime Sweep, While Threats Continue

As part of an international operation targeting cybercriminals using remote access tools (RATs) to hijack computers, five people were arrested in the UK. There is an international effort to promote cybersecurity for both consumers and businesses,…