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Another hack attack, this time via your mouse

Another hack attack, this time via your mouse

Written by on March 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

San Francisco, CA (Reuters) – Marc Newlin and Balint Seeber are checking how far apart they can be while still being able to hack into each other’s computers. It turns out its pretty far – 180 meters – the length of a city block in San Francisco. The pair work for Bastille, a startup cyber […]

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Biometrics alone will not win the fight against fraud

Biometrics alone will not win the fight against fraud

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Our eye was recently caught by a story that said biometrics is not enough in the fight against fraud and we accepted an invitation to talk to Ryan Wilk (RW), VP of Customer Success at NuData Security. DisruptiveViews (DV): Ryan, thank you for talking to us today, perhaps you could start with a little background about […]

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Russian Internet Provider involved in Ukraine power outage?

Russian Internet Provider involved in Ukraine power outage?

Written by on February 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyber attack, and has prompted fears […]

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Was Juniper Networks back door at NSA request?

Was Juniper Networks back door at NSA request?

Written by on January 29, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency (NSA), a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this month […]

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Ukraine power grid hack more widespread than we thought

Ukraine power grid hack more widespread than we thought

Written by on January 27, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers were able to attack four sections of Ukraine’s power grid with malware late last year because of basic security lapses and they could take down other industrial facilities at any time, a consultant to government investigators said. Three power cuts reported in separate areas of western and central Ukraine in late […]

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Ukraine utility hacked, customers lose power

Ukraine utility hacked, customers lose power

Written by on January 7, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

BOSTON (Reuters) – A quasi-governmental U.S. electric industry group last week advised members to review network defenses following reports that 80,000 customers of a Western Ukraine utility lost power for six hours following a cyber attack. The Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or E-ISAC, urged members to “do a better job” at implementing multiple […]

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Arrest of second teenager for TalkTalk hack, security stocks rise

Arrest of second teenager for TalkTalk hack, security stocks rise

Written by on October 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Friday they had arrested a second teenager in connection with a cyber attack on broadband provider TalkTalk. London’s Metropolitan Police said the 16-year old boy had been arrested at an address in west London on Thursday and was later released on bail. On Monday, police arrested a 15-year-old […]

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Accessing data on iPhone now ‘impossible’ says Apple

Accessing data on iPhone now ‘impossible’ says Apple

Written by on October 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be “impossible” with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the “technical ability” to help law enforcement unlock older phones. Apple’s position was laid out in a brief filed late Monday, after a […]

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China was hacking away after agreement – Crowdstrike

China was hacking away after agreement – Crowdstrike

Written by on October 19, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks since Washington and Beijing agreed not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent U.S. security firm. CrowdStrike Inc said software it placed at five U.S. technology and two pharmaceutical […]

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Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data for IS

Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data for IS

Written by on October 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking into the personal information of more than a thousand U.S. security officials and handing the database to the Islamic State militant group in Syria so it could target the individuals. The 20-year-old from Kosovo, who entered Malaysia in August 2014 to study […]

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