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Hackers Stealing Money Through Starbucks Accounts

Hackers have been accessing Starbucks accounts, through the coffee seller’s mobile apps, to steal thousands of pounds from unsuspecting customers. The rouse was uncovered by US journalist Bob Sullivan, who wrote on his blog: Criminals are…

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FBI Claims Security Researcher Was Able to Issue Commands to Engines

Security on planes has always been an issue, be it from people leaving their electronic devices on during flights or people making threats via social media. So when the FBI received a message from a security…

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Modding Your GTA? It May be Time To Change Your Passwords!

Grand Theft Auto 5 was one of the biggest games of 2014. With both a storyline covering three different people, an online world (eventually) and even the ability to load in custom mods to change your…

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UK Government Exempt From Laws Making Hacking Illegal

The UK government has adapted existing anti-hacking laws to allow British intelligence and security agencies to legally hack and launch cyber attacks, according to campaigners. Human rights watchdog organisation Privacy International was in the process of…

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Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Email

According to the New York Times, Russian hackers may have gotten access to Obama’s White House email. While the White House itself has been silent on the issue, the emails were likely accessed during a hack…

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Tesla Twitter has Been Hacked

Update at the end of the article. Tesla, electric motoring giant; like many companies have taken to social media to boost the brand and also get into direct contact with consumers and just about anyone that…

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US Police Forced to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

It’s strange to think that the police force could become a victim of hackers. The strict network security implementation would make you think that they’re safe from any hacking scheme. Clearly not. Maine police departments have…

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US Navy Launches Cyberwarfare Platform

The US Navy will soon be operating a cyberwarfare unit, targeting enemies of the United States with online attacks when directed to by the White House. Though US intelligence services have already engaged in limited cyberwarfare,…

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Sony Announced That PSN Europe Is Going to Get Its Service Status Indicator Soon

Up until now, Sony had no feature that would allow users to check if the PSN network is up and running in Europe. Whether you had trouble connecting to the store or accessing online functions, you…

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Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Open Source Car Hacking Kit

Ever since cars added on-board computers, there has been a market for hacking them, but the service was too often prohibitively expensive and relied on the few who knew what they were doing. In recent years,…

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US Law Enforcement Offer $3M Reward for Gameover ZeuS Botnet Suspect

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering a $3 million reward for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, the man…

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Sony Pictures Boss Keeps His Job After Hacking Reshuffle

Michael Lynton, the Chief Executive of Sony Pictures, has managed to survive a recent reshuffle and keep the top job. Sony decided to make some changes to their motion picture arm following the massive hack they…

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Thanks to Recent Hacks, US Lauching New Cyber Warfare Agency

Meet the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, or CTIIC for short, the US’ newest department on the cyber warfare front. Being announced later today by the president’s counter terrorism chief. This new department is a direct…

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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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Ross Ulbricht Says He Did Create Silk Road, But He’s Not Dread Pirate Roberts

Ross Ulbricht, the man being tried for masterminding darknet black market Silk Road, has admitted to creating the site, but, according to his defence attorney Joshua Dratel, has denied that he is the site’s shadowy manager…

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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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Mobile Network Vulnerability Means Hackers Could Listen in to Calls

A vulnerability in mobile networks has been discovered that allows hackers to monitor phone calls and track user locations. The weakness, part of the SS7 global mobile network, has been around for a long time, built in…

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Sony Pulls ‘The Interview’ From Cinemas After Hacker Threats

The Interview, the film that supposedly motivated the massive hack of Sony Pictures, has been pulled from its Christmas Day release after terrorist threats by the hackers. At the end of November, a hacker collective known…

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Norton Develops Wireless-Blocking Jeans

Anti-virus service provider Norton has helped develop a pair of jeans capable of blocking wireless signals, designed to protect credit cards and passports from being remotely hacked via radio frequency identification (RFID) signals. The jeans were…

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Anonymous Attacks Ugandan Government Websites to Protest ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

Uganda is pushing through an Anti-Homosexuality law. It has become nicknamed the ‘kill the gays’ bill. The name is not a misrepresentation: any person in Uganda found guilty of ‘Aggravated homosexuality’- a ‘gay act’ committed by…

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Craigslist Knocked Offline

Craigslist was knocked offline yesterday (Sunday) and at the time of writing, it still hasn’t come back. The suspected DNS hijack was previously redirecting visitors to a website called Digital Gangster. The Next Web points out that…

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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,…

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Up to 4.5 million Americans Hit by Android Malware

The New York Times has an interesting article concerning the spread of Android malware. They say that mobile security company, Lookout, has reported that Android malware has “hit between four million and 4.5 million Americans since January of…

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Anonymous Hacks KKK Twitter Due to Ferguson Threats

As part of their new #OpKKK campaign, the well known internet group ‘Anonymous’ has taken control of the Klu Klux Klans public twitter account in a bid to fight back against some recent actions. The KKK’s…

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The Personal Data of 600,000+ USPS Employees Leaked in a New Hack

The hacking continues, with the United States Postal Service (USPS) the latest to be hit, with its employees’ private, personal data being leaked. This includes names, addresses, social security numbers and more of its 600,000+ staff…

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Earn $300,000 for Cracking Telegram Messenger

Think you got skills? Think you can break an encryption? Then you can earn a nice little $300.000 bonus to sweeten your next couple years of expenses. The messenger service Telegram prides themselves on high security and…

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Retailers Must Invest in New Security Procedures, or Major Breaches Could Accelerate

Companies struggle greatly to try to keep their networks safe, including ensuring employee and customer data remains secure.  Major retailers are suffering data breaches that often lead to stolen customer debit and credit card data taken…