Hackers
Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers  Sky News · 1 day
The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed. more
US cyberattack reportedly hit Iranian targets  THE VERGE · 2 days
Yahoo News is reporting that a “retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group” was carried out this past Thursday. The Washington Post, The... more
US hits Iran with crippling cyberattacks, says a report - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The cyberattacks took down Iranian computer networks used to control missile launches, says The Washington Post. more
Aadhaar Is Very Well Protected, Cybersecurity Chief Rajesh Pant Says  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
National cybersecurity coordinator Lt Gen (retd) Rajesh Pant has said that Aadhaar is very well protected and that there was nothing to worry about. more
LTE flaws let hackers ‘easily’ spoof presidential alerts  TechCrunch · 3 days
Security vulnerabilities in LTE can allow hackers to “easily” spoof presidential alerts sent to mobile phones in the event of a national emergency. Using off-the-shelf equipment and open-source software, a working exploit... more
Dell Says Millions of PCs at Risk Due to Critical Flaw in SupportAssist Tool; Fix Issued  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
SafeBreach discovered the flaw and reported the vulnerability, and it allows hackers to take over the... more
A US City to Pay $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at... more
City pays $600K ransom to save computer records  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses more
For pen testing firm IOActive, security is cultural not transactional  TechCrunch · 6 days
IOActive may not be a household name but you almost certainly know its work. The Seattle-headquartered company has been behind some of the most breathtaking hacks in the... more
Protect your PC against malware with this AI-powered software, now just $40  Windows Central · 6 days
Multi-layered, AI-powered protection keeps viruses and malware away from your sensitive data. The Internet is a dangerous place. With just a few lines of... more
US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'  BBC · 6 days
Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman. more
iPhones to get 5G in 2020? Instagram combatting hacked accounts video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Today's major tech stories include predictions about Apple's 2020 iPhones, Huawei's revenue forecasting taking a hit and Instagram rolling out new security... more
Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador  ABC NEWS · 7 days
U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on... more
Hacker conference speaker axed over abortion views  BBC · 1 week
Protests and a threatened boycott lead the Black Hat hacker conference to axe its keynote speaker. more
Instagram Testing an Easier Way of Recovering Hacked Accounts  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. To control cases where the hackers alter username and contact data linked to the accounts, Instagram would prevent any username from... more
Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers - CNET  CNET · 1 week
You can now recover your hacked Instagram accounts even if the attackers changed the email address and phone numbers needed... more
Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.  BBC · 1 week
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom. more
US Cyber Command powers up attacks against Russia's electrical grid - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Aggressive moves to implant malware are both a warning and an effort to enable crippling attacks if necessary, says The New York Times. more
Election hacking has never been cheaper, easier or more profitable - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Cybercrime could be a $6 trillion business by 2022. Emerging tech like AI might be the only way to one step ahead. more
Sega does the retro console right with the fantastic Genesis Mini  THE VERGE · 1 week
Retro consoles are bittersweet little gadgets. They pack a ton of nostalgia, must-have-it miniature... more
Apply to the TechCrunch Hackathon at Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 1 week
The TechCrunch Hackathon is shaping up to be a huge battle royale, but we still have room for a few more creative coders, hackers and outright webmonsters to join us... more
Thanks to Equifax breach, 4 US agencies don't properly verify your data, GAO finds - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The agencies rely on an outdated verification method with an increased risk of identity theft, the... more
Moulton signs fellow 2020 hopeful Gillibrand's cyber pledge  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain more
4 US agencies don't properly verify your data following Equifax breach, GAO finds - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The agencies are relying on an outdated verification method with an increased risk of identity theft, the Government... more
Gaming Industry Rising Target of Cyber-Attacks, Says Akamai  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The gaming industry has become a rising target with 12 billion credential stuffing attacks in 17 months, Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies said on Thursday. more
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov Links DDoS Cyber-Attack to Hong Kong Unrest, China  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in... more
Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China  BBC · 2 weeks
The messaging service suffered a massive cyber attack during violent protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday. more
Telegram CEO says app suffered 'state-actor sized' attack  CBC · 2 weeks
The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on Wednesday the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized"... more
Telegram cyber attack timed to coincide with Hong Kong protests  Sky News · 2 weeks
Messaging platform Telegram has said it was hit by a powerful cyberattack that coincided with protests in Hong Kong. more
CBSA launches investigation after licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack  CBC · 2 weeks
The Canada Border Services Agency launched an investigation after the licence plate reader system... more
Homeland Security’s Jeanette Manfra is coming to Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
We can’t talk cybersecurity without hearing from the government. We’re thrilled to announce Homeland Security Assistant Director Jeanette Manfra, a senior executive at the department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency... more
Telegram Hit by DDoS Cyber-Attack, Users May Experience Connection Issues  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues. more
Radiohead Defies Hackers, Releases Trove of Stolen Music From 'Ok Computer' Studio Recordings  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Radiohead on Tuesday released an 18-hour trove of private recordings from their 1997 album "OK Computer" after getting hacked by someone seeking... more
Amitabh Bachchan Twittter Hack: Hackers Could Be Using DMs to Hijack Accounts  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
With the Twitter accounts of Amitabh Bachchan and Adnan Sami getting hacked, security researchers have warned that users should think twice before clicking on... more
Radiohead releases 18 hours of unheard music after hackers demand ransom - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The hackers wanted $150,000 to return the unreleased tracks from 1995 to 1998. Radiohead just published them for free. more
Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and... more
Protect your PC with this $20 three-year subscription to Zemana AntiMalware  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Detect and remove malware, adware, and ransomware in real time with Zemana AntiMalware. If you own or use a PC, you're faced with the constant threat... more
Some sage security advice after Radiohead’s unreleased music hack  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Bad news: Radiohead was hacked. Last week, a hacker stole the band’s lead singer Thom Yorke’s private minidisk archive from the band’s third album and subsequent major worldwide hit, OK... more
Adnan Sami's Twitter Account Hacked, Defaced in a Similar Fashion to Amitabh Bachchan's  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Singer Adnan Sami's Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Tuesday by Ayyildiz Tim, the same Turkish hacker group that attacked megastar Amitabh... more
Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack  BBC · 2 weeks
Images of tens of thousands of travellers crossing the US border were taken, officials say. more
Photos of travellers taken at US border point stolen by hackers  Sky News · 2 weeks
Photos of travellers and licence plates gathered at a US border point have been exposed by hackers. more
Huawei Denies Being Bound by Chinese Spy Laws  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Huawei's cyber-security chief told the UK parliament Monday that the Chinese telecoms giant has been advised it was under no obligation to spy for Beijing if so asked by the Communist state. more
Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter Account Hacked, Profile Picture Changed to Pakistan Prime Minister's  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Monday night by Ayyildiz Tim, which claimed to be a Turkish hacker group. more
Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers and license plates have been exposed in a cyberattack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network more
License plate photos compromised after Customs contractor breach  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A contractor for US Customs and Border Protection has been breached, leaking photos and other sensitive data, the agency announced... more
Huawei: We don't have to cooperate with Chinese state  Sky News · 2 weeks
The head of cyber security at Chinese tech giant Huawei has told MPs that his firm is not obliged to work with the Chinese government "on anything whatsoever", despite a... more
CBP says traveler photos and license plate images stolen in data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach has exposed the photos of travelers and vehicles traveling in and out of the... more
Watch Dogs Legion launches on March 6th, 2020  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Watch Dogs Legion, the third installment in the Watch Dogs open-world action-hacking series, will be released on March 6th, 2020.... more
Huawei: 'We stand naked in front of the world'  BBC · 2 weeks
Huawei's cyber-security chief told MPs it has never been asked by China to do anything "untoward". more
TalkTalk hacker Daniel Kelley sentenced to four years  BBC · 2 weeks
He was involved in an attack where the personal data of more than 150,000 people was stolen. more
How to watch Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Ubisoft will once again take the stage at E3 for its annual press conference where the company is expected to... more
Baltimore IT head apologizes for ransomware attack response  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Baltimore's chief information technology official has apologized to city leaders for the response to a cyberattack that has crippled the city for a month more
Join the ranks of ethical hackers with this $39 training bundle  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Make top dollar neutralizing cyber threats with more than 180 hours of professional ethical hacking instruction. It seems like not a day goes by without another... more
Cyber-thieves turn to 'invisible net' to set up attacks  BBC · 2 weeks
Hackers offering services via dark net markets are adopting secure apps to conceal their activity. more
Google reportedly calls Huawei ban a US national security risk - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It told the Trump administration Huawei's OS would be more likely to get hacked, according to the Financial Times. more
Google reportedly says Huawei ban is a US national security risk - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It told the Trump administration Huawei's OS would be more likely to get hacked, according to the Financial Times. more
Crypto Startup Hacks Itself to Save $13 Million in Users’ Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
A cryptocurrency startup claims to have hacked its own customers to save their funds from a malicious third-party. more
Huawei Needs to Raise Its 'Shoddy' Security Standards, UK Cyber Official Says  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Huawei needs to raise its "shoddy" security standards which fall below rivals, a senior British cyber-security official said on Thursday. more
Hackers May Glean Your Password by Listening to How You Type on Your Phone  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Researchers were able to glean passwords by deciphering the sound waves generated by fingers tapping on smartphone touch screens. more
Feds to finally examine 2016 NC poll books for hacking  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
More than two years after 2016 Election Day trouble, federal computer sleuths will do forensic analysis of electronic poll book software from a company targeted by Russian military... more
Huawei Warns US Hurting Itself With Tough Tech Policy  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Mika Lauhde, Huawei's vice-president for cyber-security and privacy, told The Associated Press that he hopes for a "positive resolution" of the standoff with the US government. more
Feds to test North Carolina election computers for hacking  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
More than two years after a 2016 Election Day glitch, federal computer experts will inspect North Carolina polling equipment that used software by a company targeted by Russian military hackers more
Peloton IPO, VC alternatives, privacy at Apple, and cybersecurity returns  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
ICYMI: As Peloton files for IPO, can its live fitness gamification model extend to other verticals? Peloton confidentially filed for its IPO today, and the juggernaut fitness company... more
Apple’s Mac Pro Product Manager talks design, performance, more in podcast interview  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
After the unveiling of the new Mac Pro on Monday at WWDC, Doug Brooks, the Apple Product Manager for the new machine, joined the... more
7.7 million LabCorp records stolen in same hack affecting Quest  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
LabCorp is the latest laboratory testing giant this week to confirm it’s affected by the same third-party data breach. The Burlington, North Carolina-based medical giant said 7.7 million... more
Ubisoft teases Watch Dogs Legion ahead of E3  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Yet another big game has been revealed ahead of E3 next week. Following a series of leaks, Ubisoft officially unveiled... more
Officials probe Baltimore cyberattack, claim of leaked files  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that hobbled the city's computer network more
SentinelOne raises $120M for its fully-autonomous, AI-based endpoint security solution  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Endpoint security — the branch of cybersecurity that focuses on data coming in from laptops, phones, and other devices connected to a network — is an $8 billion... more
Collections firm breach exposes data on 7.7M LabCorp customers - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Data exposed could include names, credit card information and medical providers, among other things. more
Why four security companies just sold for $1.5B  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
If you’re thinking about starting a technology company, you may want to consider focusing on cybersecurity. Last week was an incredible M&A whirlwind with four security companies getting acquired over just a three-day... more
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