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UK mobile operator Three hacked, employee logins used for access

UK mobile operator Three hacked, employee logins used for access

Written by on November 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Three, one of Britain’s biggest mobile phone companies, said late on Thursday hackers had accessed its customer upgrade database after using employee logins. The cyber security breach could put the private information of two-thirds of Three’s 9 million customers at risk, the Telegraph said, citing sources familiar with the incident. “This upgrade system […]

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Tesco Bank hacked – 20,000 customers lose money

Tesco Bank hacked – 20,000 customers lose money

Written by on November 7, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The banking arm of Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco was scrambling on Monday to deal with an online attack over the weekend on 40,000 customers’ accounts, 20,000 of which had money removed. The hack is the first on a British bank known to have resulted in customers losing money, adding to growing concerns […]

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No sign that US voting systems have been hacked – yet

No sign that US voting systems have been hacked – yet

Written by on October 2, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers have probed the voting systems of many U.S. states but there is no sign that they have manipulated any voting data, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Saturday. National security officials are investigating a number of possible leads suggesting that cyber-criminals are trying to influence the Nov. 8 presidential election, including […]

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When everything can be hacked, where do we turn?

When everything can be hacked, where do we turn?

Written by on September 30, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Everything can be hacked. Some things more than others. As we have said before people who make kettles, for instance, make kettles. They don’t think about kettle security issues, even when their product team says the kettle needs to be ‘connected’. So they do whatever is needed to make the kettle connectable. What this means […]

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NSA hacking tools found by Russian hackers – careless

NSA hacking tools found by Russian hackers – careless

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

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency (NSA) is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the probe told Reuters. The tools, […]

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Australia’s controversial online census crashes after cyber attack

Australia’s controversial online census crashes after cyber attack

Written by on August 10, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s first online national census was in chaos on Wednesday after the survey website crashed overnight due to a possible cyber attack, raising concerns over the country’s cyber security and criticism of its slow internet services. “It was an attack and we believe from overseas,” Australia’s chief statistician, David Kalisch told Australian […]

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Major email services hacked – user details being traded in Russia

Major email services hacked – user details being traded in Russia

Written by on May 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru, Russia’s most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo […]

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Apple could turn table and ask how shooter’s iPhone was hacked

Apple could turn table and ask how shooter’s iPhone was hacked

Written by on March 30, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – If the U.S. Department of Justice asks a New York court to force Apple Inc to unlock an iPhone, the technology company could push the government to reveal how it accessed the phone which belonged to a shooter in San Bernardino, a source familiar with the situation said. The Justice Department […]

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Shkreli Twitter account hacked as he pleads innocence

Shkreli Twitter account hacked as he pleads innocence

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

(Reuters) – Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive facing U.S. charges of securities fraud, lost control of his Twitter account to hackers on Sunday, hours after he took to Twitter to plead his innocence, his spokesman said. “It was hacked,” Craig Stevens, a spokesman for the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, said in an email. […]

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Welcome to the dark side of connected cars

Welcome to the dark side of connected cars

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Opinion with 4 Comments

Are you getting just a little bored hearing about the benefits of connected cars? It wasn’t that long ago all we worried about was the size of the engine, how fast it went, how good it looked and how many gizmos it had on the dashboard. The most popular technological advance of the recent past […]

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