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Experian hack exposes T-Mobile customers

Experian hack exposes T-Mobile customers

Written by on October 2, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Experian Plc, the world’s biggest consumer credit monitoring firm, on Thursday disclosed a massive data breach that exposed sensitive personal data of some 15 million people who applied for service with T-Mobile US Inc . Connecticut’s attorney general said he will launch an investigation into the breach. Experian said it discovered the theft […]

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Hackers make off with 5.6 million fingerprints

Hackers make off with 5.6 million fingerprints

Written by on September 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defence Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday. The additional stolen fingerprint records were identified as part of an ongoing analysis of the data […]

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Analysis: The Apple hack attack and remedy

Analysis: The Apple hack attack and remedy

Written by on September 23, 2015 in Features with 1 Comment

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s “Great Firewall” may have been partly to blame for the first major attack on Apple Inc’s App Store, but experts also point the finger at lax security procedures of some big-name Chinese tech firms and how Apple itself supports developers in its second biggest market. A malicious program, dubbed XcodeGhost, hit […]

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We can hijack any device, Black Hat news

We can hijack any device, Black Hat news

Written by on August 5, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through sound waves. The attack program takes control of the physical prongs on general-purpose input/output circuits and vibrates them at a […]

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US Treasury systems were vulnerable

US Treasury systems were vulnerable

Written by on July 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lax security left the U.S. Treasury’s computer system for tracking overseas threats to America’s financial system vulnerable to hackers, according to a government audit prepared in late 2014 and obtained by Reuters. The Treasury Foreign Intelligence Network is used by U.S. spy agencies to share top-secret information and to keep tabs on […]

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Did the CIA hack Apple?

Did the CIA hack Apple?

Written by on March 11, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – CIA researchers have worked for nearly a decade to break the security protecting Apple phones and tablets, investigative news site The Intercept reported on Tuesday, citing documents obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The report cites top-secret U.S. documents that suggest U.S. government researchers had created a version of XCode, Apple’s software […]

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