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Quora reports a data breach of up to 100 million users

Another day, another data breach but this time it isn’t the ever-infamous social network. No, this time it’s the community-run question-and-answer website Quora, which has revealed that a hacker has managed to thieve data from up to 100 million users. Following a weekend of investigation, Quora began notifying affected users …

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UK teen arrested on suspicion of hacking the FBI

A 16 year old from the UK has been arrested by British police on suspicion of being behind the hack of confidential FBI files in late 2015. The young man was said to be the leader of a small collective of hackers who were responsible for the attack which stole information …

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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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Daybreak CEO to go after hacker who downed his flight

Daybreak CEO John Smedley is the man who’s flight was downed last  year when hackers called in a bomb threat and leaked his personal information. So you can understand that now one of those responsible from Lizard Squad have been convicted, he’s rather pleased. What he isn’t happy about though is that …

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FBI investigating claims made by plane hacker

Digital security expert, Chris Roberts, was previously banned from a United Airlines flight after he tweeted that he could potentially release the air-masks after hacking into the plane’s onboard network. Now however, he may be in even hotter water, as the FBI is said to be investigating his claims, though whether …

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Patriot hacker The Jester to retire persona

Even though the ’80s and ’90s taught us to fear the power of hackers with their cereal box whistles and surprisingly visual interfaces, the ’00s and beyond have really brought them to the fore. Not only have we heard about the covert underground of state sponsored hacking on a much …

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League of Legends hacker made $1000 a day

Last year, Shane “Jason” Duffy had his house raided by the Australian cybercrime unit for repeatedly hacking Riot’s popular MOBA, League of Legends. Duffy managed to stay out of jail on bail but it turns out that during this time, his hacks were earning him $1000 a day. How did he pull …

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The first Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

The Heartbleed bug has been around for a couple of years but it caused quite a stir when it was publicly revealed last week. However, there had been no reports of people abusing the bug until now, a Canadian hacker has become the first person to get arrested for abusing …

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Australian accused of LoL hacking, selling player data

After six months of investigation, in a joint effort between local police forces, the FBI and Riot games, a 21 year old Australian man has been charged with hacking into online MOBA League of Legends and selling player data to other nefarious individuals. Shane Duffy purportedly stole player IP addresses …

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Heroes of Newerth accounts hacked

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S2 Games has announced that its MOBA title, Heroes of Newerth, has been hacked and the passwords of user’s accounts have been breached. To counter it the developer has reset everyone’s passwords and is recommending that any players change any login information elsewhere that shares details with HoN. Showing a …

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Theresa May website hacker is arrested

Theresa May

A 41 year old man has been arrested for hacking the website of current British home secretary, Theresa May, as well as orchestrating a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. He was arrested as part of a joint operation between Scotland Yard and local police officers on Tuesday and was …

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Hacker pleads guilty to $36M credit card theft

Credit card hacker Rogelio Hackett Jr has pleaded guilty to a nine year long computer hacking operation that has generated tens of millions in fraudulent credit card charges. Hackett, a 26 year old who lives in Georgia, USA pleaded guilty in a Virginia federal court on Thursday, and according to …

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Hacker selling government websites

Security group Imperva accidentally came across a hacker’s offer in an underground forum in the black market of a US Army’s Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) website. Imperva said the hacker claims websites control that includes military, universities and government websites. The hacker is charging between $33 and $499 depending on …

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Hacker breaks Kinect from Xbox – PC control

An amateur hacker has apparently already broken the ties between the Kinetic and the Xbox, allowing the device to be controlled from his Windows based PC. The information was released by a member of the Natural User Interface Group and it shows the motorized tilt being controlled with the moveup …

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