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PSN Network Hit By DDOS Attack, Back Online But Sony Postpones Maintenance

Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this weekend which affected service. As of today the service has resumed normal operation but Sony have had to cancel their planned…

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Jailbroken iOS Devices Being Targeted by New Malware

Now, here’s one more reason not to get an iPhone, even more so a jail-broken one at that. The malware is known as AdTheif or Spad and has successfully hijacked more than 75,000 iPhone devices and…

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Edward Snowden Reveals NSAs MonsterMind Program

Edward Snowden is back once again with another chilling tale from the NSA, this time blowing the covers from their MonsterMind project, an automated cyber weapon located in the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah. This tremendously…

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‘WarKitteh’ Smart Collar Turns Your Cat Into Hacking Tool

Security Researcher Gene Bransfield and his accomplice, his wife’s grand motherer’s cat, sound like an unlikely duo for network hacking, but that’s exactly what they’ve been doing together! Equipped with a Spark chip, a Wi-Fi module,…

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Security Experts Call for Government Action against Cyber Threats

Alarmed by the ever rising amount of cyber attacks around the world and industry, more and more security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avoid a disaster. A lot of the experts…

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Canada Blames Chinese Army Unit for Cyberattack

Canada announced on Tuesday that A highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor had hacked into the National Research Council, a leading body that works close with major companies such as aircraft and train maker Bombardier Inc. The Chinese…

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21 Year Old Earned $1000 A Day By Hacking League of Legends

Being a professional gamer is the desire of many young players, especially when they hear that the money involved can be serious, with league jackpots easily peaking at $5m USD as is the case with the…

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Edward Snowden Wants Hackers to Design Anti Surveillance Equipment

Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor now world known for whistleblowing about NSA snooping, has pleaded to hackers to start developing programs that can block out government access so they can’t spy or snoop without detection. In…

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Famous PlayStation Hacker ‘GeoHot’ Offered Top Security Job at Google

George Hotz is something of a hacking celebrity, not only is he famous for unlocking the Apple iPhone, but he’s also the guy who landed himself in big trouble when he jailbroke the PlayStation 3. Yet…

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Security Firm Offering up $10,000 If You Can Hack A Tesla

Think you’ve got what it takes to break the security on the Tesla Model S? Then why not give it a go, because if you can do it, there is a $10,000 prize up for grabs…

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Uncovered Hacking Plot Points to China Buying Stolen US Military Data

The recent news reveals that the US authorities have charged a Chinese business man with hacking into the Boeing computer systems and other firms with large defense contacts, stealing their data and then selling it to…

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UK National Crime Agency Disrupts ‘Shylock’ Malware

Distribution of the “Shylock” malware has been disrupted by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), in an effort to prevent a growing number of users from being compromised. The Shylock malware reportedly infected more than 30,000…

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Watch Dogs Browser App Brings the Hacking Experience into Your Browser

Everyone who has played Ubisoft’s latest hacking game title, Watch Dogs, knows about what Aiden Pearce, the main character in the game, has in his smartphone. For those who do not know, his smartphone is basically…

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Luis Suárez World Cup ‘Petition’ Phishing Scam Making The Rounds

A clever phishing website is using the popularity of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, compromising users with a website that mimics FIFA’s official website. Asking football fans to sign a petition in defense of Luis Suarez,…

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Israeli Defense Force Recently Hacked By The Syrian Electronic Army

The official Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Twitter account was recently hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), saying there was a possible nuclear leak. It’s a clever tactic to try to embarrass the IDF, but this…

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Cybersecurity Insider Threats Dangerous and Difficult to Defend Against

Cybersecurity experts are finding it difficult to keep hackers out of their networks, but the risk of insider threats continues to cause headaches.  It’s a troubling epidemic because most system and network security systems are designed…

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Bizarrely Popular ‘Yo’ App Hires Hackers

If it wasn’t for the popular messaging app “Yo” being hacked, I doubt I would even know what it was, yet despite the fact that this viral app can only send the word “Yo” to your…

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Insider Threats Major Concern For Companies, Infosecurity Europe Survey Finds

Insider threats and advanced persistent threats (APTs) were listed as the top threats facing companies, despite increasing cyberattacks from outside criminals, according to a survey taken during Infosecurity Europe. Companies are being more open about malware…

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Andy Coulson Found Guilty of Hacking Phones; Rebekah Brooks Acquitted

Former News of the World tabloid editor Andy Coulson was found guilty on one charge of conspiring to hack phones, accused of simply entering in passwords on mobile phones to listen to voice messages  The charge…

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McAfee Says Mobile Malware Threats on the Rise in 2014

Cybercriminals are finding great success using mobile malware to compromise features and vulnerabilities of legitimate apps and services, according to the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2014. Much of the attention focuses on the Google Android…

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Avast Releases Free Tool to Remove Simplocker Ransomware From Hijacked Phones

Security company Avast has announced the release of the avast! Ransomware Removal, a new tool designed to help compromised Google Android users decrypt files on devices hijacked by Simplocker. If you’re not familiar, Simplocker is a nasty…

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‘Human Error’ to Blame For 95 Percent of Data Breaches in 2013

Organizations can implement next-generation cybersecurity technologies, but 95 percent of security issues in 2013 were caused by “human error,” according to the IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index. Companies are struggling to keep employee…

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Domino’s Pizza Europe Hacked, Criminals Demand Ransom Payment

Domino’s Pizza customers in Belgium and France have been compromised, with more than 600,000 customers affected, and a cash ransom demand issued to the company.  The Rex Mundi hacker group wants £23,890 payment or the stolen…

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Irish Netflix Users Warned of Growing Phishing Security Issues

Netflix users in Ireland have been warned of a phishing scam that asks users to update their payment information or their accounts will be suspended.  There are around 175,000 Irish Netflix users, and it’s unknown how…

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Heartbleed is Back, This Time Affecting WiFi Routers And Jelly Bean Android Devices

The heartbleed bug is back and this time it’s a different for of monster. The new variant of heartbleed is being dubbed “Cupid” by the security researcher who discovered it, Luis Grangeia. The “Cupid” bug can…

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Hacking Victim Offers $20,000 Bounty To Catch His Assailant

Getting hacked sucks, especially when your hackers then demand a ransom from you to not sell the information they obtained by hacking you. That’s exactly what happened to Roger Ver, a millionaire trader with a significant…

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User Data Has Been Stolen As Kickstarter Gets Hacked

Yesterday was a bad day for the people at Kickstarter, both within the company and the sites user base which relies on the site to raise funds for various projects. In a statement, Kickstarter have said…