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LA hospital pays Bitcoin ransom to hackers

Recently, a hospital in LA was hacked, with the attackers locking up work systems and likely getting away with private information regarding patients. Now in an effort to try and protect their privacy, the hospital has given in to a $17,000 Bitcoin demand in hopes that the attackers won’t do anything …

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Day Z forums hacked, emails, passwords exposed

The official forums for Day Z have been hacked, with email addresses, usernames and passwords for all accounts made vulnerable. As a security measure the forums have now been closed while the flaw is fixed, and all users are being encouraged to change their security information anywhere else where it was …

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U.S. national intelligence director had his phone hacked

In yet another instance of top intelligence officials in U.S. agencies having their personal details revealed to the world, director of national intelligence, James Clapper has had his phone hacked, with calls redirected to the Free Palestine Movement. Those involved also purportedly accessed his wife’s personal email account too. “We …

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Ukraine power outages confirmed as result of hacking

The recent power outages in Ukraine which saw upwards of 80,000 people left without electricity, are now said to have been caused by hackers. The BlackEnergy malware is thought to have been used in the attack, with a coordinated effort made to shut down the power, hinder its repair and …

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Microsoft to warn users if government might be hacking them

If Microsoft thinks that intelligence agencies or governments from around the world are attempting to gain access to one of their user’s email accounts, it has promised to issue a warning to that person to let them know it’s happening. This move follows similar announcements by other major tech firms like …

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Valve finally explains Steam’s Christmas day accident

It has taken a few days but Valve has finally explained exactly what went wrong with Steam on Christmas day, when a caching error allowed users to see someone else’s account while visiting the Steam store. This meant that information like a user’s address, phone number, and email address were …

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Nexus Mods suffers security breach, password changes advised

Yet another site has suffered a security breach, putting user information at risk. This time, the popular modding site, Nexus Mods, has been affected, with the site admins now advising users to change their passwords. Several popular mods were altered during the breach, with a new a new file called …

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VTech admits to toy hack that affected 6.4 million children

Hong Kong based toy-company, VTech, has admitted that the details of more than six million children and their parents were revealed in a recent hack of its Innotab child-friendly tablet. The hack revealed not only names and addresses, but often photos that the children had taken, as well as messages …

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Another arrest made in connection to TalkTalk hack

Arrests are still being made as the police continue to investigate exactly what went down in the TalkTalk hack, which saw customer details accessed, presumably to then be used as part of a mass phishing scam or sold on to others. The fifth arrest was made this week in connection …

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The TalkTalk hack will cost it around £35 million

TalkTalk has been in the news a lot these past couple of weeks, after a major hack saw the details of thousands of customers stolen. So far four people have been arrested in connection to the hack and the ISP has been working on contacting every customer that had their …

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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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F-Secure director accused of revealing consumer details

Finnish digital security firm, F-Secure, finds itself embroiled in an odd scandal right now. Following the dumping of some 400 names, addresses, places of work and other details of individuals by a Twitter user called MetalGodTokyo, some investigations turned up what appeared to be the identity of the person: Naomi …

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Fourth arrest made in TalkTalk hacking case

The police have been really cracking down on the people behind the TalkTalk hack a couple of weeks back, with four people now arrested in total. Yesterday, police made their way to Norwich to arrest and search the home of a 16 year old connected to the crime, which saw …

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Second person arrested in TalkTalk hack investigation

The UK police have managed to track down and arrest a second suspect in the TalkTalk hacking case, which saw the personal information of the ISP’s customers stolen. The second suspect was arrested in London on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences after detectives searched his home. The first arrest …

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UK Police make arrest in high-profile TalkTalk hacking case

The UK police have managed to track down and arrest a suspect in the TalkTalk hacking case, which saw the financial information of customers stolen. The suspect is just 15 years old and was arrested in Northern Ireland, the police’s own report also says that the boy’s premises will be searched …

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BAE Systems hired by TalkTalk for hack investigation

Following the hack of its website and theft of its customer data last week that may have affected as many as four million people, Talk Talk has hired on defence contractor BAE Systems to investigate how exactly those responsible were able to infiltrate TalkTalk’s systems. It will also be making …

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TalkTalk website hit with major data breach, receives ransom note

Telecoms operator TalkTalk has been hit by what has been described by police as a “significant”, attack on its website, resulting in the potential leaking of banking and personal data for some or all of the company’s four million customers around the UK. While police and online-crime divisions are investigating the …

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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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