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FBI, authorities admit they would use iPhone hack again

In the case of Apple vs the FBI over hacking the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone, the authorities have made the case that this is about one device. However countering that claim, the FBI and the Manhattan district attorney, have now both admitted that they would use an Apple back door …

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Forget nets, police train eagles to take down drones

In an effort to combat the problem of drones flying into airspace that they shouldn’t, Metropolitan police may be set to use a tactic from the Netherlands, where eagles have been trained to target the quad-copters. It’s thought that such birds could be used to help protect landmarks or major events …

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Anonymous knocks out thousands of ISIS Twitter accounts

In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, Hacktivist movement Anonymous recently announced its intention to go after so-called Islamist State militants and recruiters on Twitter. So far it seems to be having some real success, with claims of more than 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts taken down, and a …

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157,000 people had details stolen in TalkTalk hack

With four people now in custody for their connection to the TalkTalk hack, we are starting to learn more and more about what actually happened. After a couple of weeks of speculation as to how much data was stolen, we now know that 157,000 customers of the ISP had their …

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Close to 2000 Vodafone customer accounts illegally accessed

Straight on the back of the high-profile TalkTalk hack, it seems that Vodafone customers have also suffered an unwarranted intrusion, with around 2000 customer accounts illegally accessed. The attack took place over the weekend, though it was not a database breach, so this isn’t a widespread issue that all customers …

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Wikileaks releases trove of CIA director’s emails

Wikileaks has released a number of professional emails of current CIA director John Brennan, after they were hacked out of his AOL account by a hacker who in some cases is cited as being just 13 years old. Supposedly he gained access to the account through social engineering weaker accounts with …

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iOS App Store suffers first major attack

Apple is cleaning up the iOS App Store, following its first major malware attack. The attack embedded a program called XcodeGhost in to legitimate apps on the store, once several cyber security firms caught on, Apple let it be known that the company is working on clearing it all up …

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Github hit by multi-day DDOS attack

The collaborative programming site GitHub has been hit by a sustained denial of service attack over the weekend, with suggestions that China may be behind it. While not entirely clear, it’s thought that the reasoning may be to shut down projects designed to circumvent Chinese censorship tools. At last count …

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US feds claim JPMorgan hackers ‘gettable’

Last year, JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banking institutions, was made to look foolish when over 83 million email addresses, phone numbers and business addresses of its customers were stolen by hackers. However, while many other large firms experiencing big data breaches have come up empty when it …

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Kaspersky details billion dollar digital bank heist

According to anti-malware security firm Kapersky, many of the world’s major banks have been hit by digital thieves over the past year and a half, with the attackers making off with at least $300 million, but potentially as much as a billion (£648 million), after using malware and social engineering …

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DDOS attacks in movies should look like this

One of the problems with movies is that while they can show us breathtaking beauty, action and philosophy  when it comes to technology, it needs to keep things simple enough for everyone to understand. But beyond that, it needs to be entertaining. That’s why with every single hacking movie ever, we …

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Drug marketplace Silk Road hit by DDOS

The Tor accessible network that sells everything from fake IDs to heroin, Silk Road, has been hit with a DDOS attack according to admins. While some site service appears to have been restored in the past few hours, users are still reporting that it’s near impossible to login. The news …

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Kaspersky warns of targeted Cyberbomb MiniFlame threat

Most of KitGuru’s readers are probably not schooled in the whole art of nuclear warfare – which is a good thing. Those who grew up prior to the eighties would have been presented with many documentaries on the threat posed by the USSR and its advanced nuclear weapons programmes. Reading …

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Hacktivists infect 30,000 PCs at Saudi oil company

For as long as there have been computers, there have been hackers. Moving forward in the 21st century, there seems to be an ever increasing risk of activists, with a political agenda and computer skills, attacking major companies without putting themselves at risk in the streets. KitGuru considers this latest …

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