Israel hacked Kaspersky Lab, tipped off US about Russian hackers, report says

Israeli intelligence officers watched Russian hackers use software from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab to search for U.S. secrets, the New York Times reports.

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Hackers breach public school databases, send out threatening texts

Hackers sent out threatening text messages to the parents of students claiming plans for violence at their schools. Although the threats were empty, authorities closed a number of schools just to be safe.

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Russian government hackers stole the NSA cyber defense plan, report claims

Hackers working for the Russian government stole NSA plans and documents on cyber defense off a contractor’s personal computer, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Hackers use security utility to lock Macs in blackmail scheme

The “Find My X” service for Apple’s various devices is being co-opted by hackers to lock various systems and handsets in order to demand a Bitcoin ransom payment for their unlocking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/hackers-use-security-utility-to-lock-macs-in-blackmail-scheme.html

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Tech Q&A: Trick to detect skimmers, hide Amazon.com orders, buying used phones and more

ATM and gas pump skimmers are so devious. Is there a telltale clue we should be on the lookout for so hackers don’t get our money?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/02/tech-q-trick-to-detect-skimmers-hide-amazon-com-orders-buying-used-phones-and-more.html

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Hackers could start a nuclear war by taking control of Trident submarines and launching 'catastrophic' attacks, experts warn

Hackers could take control of Britain’s atomic weapons and use them to start a “catastrophic” global nuclear war, tech experts have warned.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/hackers-could-start-nuclear-war-by-taking-control-trident-submarines-and-launching-catastrophic-attacks-experts-warn.html

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Microsoft Word bug let hackers have access files for months

An error in Microsoft Word let hackers have access to files for month before the tech giant eventually fixed the problem — six months later.

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Hackers can now take over the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

With root access on MacOS thanks to a bug in Safari, two independent hackers have managed to take control of a MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, adding a custom message as a bit of hacker flair.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/hackers-can-now-take-over-macbook-pro-touch-bar.html

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The scent of cybersecurity: Kaspersky Lab launches perfume

Can hackers smell fear? Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab is raising awareness of the digital threats facing users … by launching a perfume.

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

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The FBI is now probing FDIC hacks allegedly carried out by the Chinese military

The FBI is investigating how hackers managed to make their way into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Unfortunately, this isn’t a new case — it’s been going on since at least 2010.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/27/fbi-is-now-probing-fdic-hacks-allegedly-carried-out-by-chinese-military.html

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Quest Diagnostics data breach puts health care security in the spotlight

Quest Diagnostics joined the list of health care companies targeted by hackers this week when it announced a data breach that exposed the health information of about 34,000 people.

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Election Day Cybershenanigans Highlight Need to Shore Up Security


Hackers last week launched DDoS attacks against both presidential candidates’ campaign websites. The attacks were routed through HTTP Layer 7 of the OSI protocol. There were at least four 30-second attacks reported. “The websites were not penetrated by a cyberintrusion,” said John Costello, a senior analyst at Flashpoint. “They were attacked using their publicly available Web addresses and associated IPs,” he said. The attackers were unsophisticated hackers and not a nation-state.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84077.html?rss=1

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Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm


The hackers who stole the data of hundreds of millions of Yahoo users two years ago were two cybercriminal gangs, InfoArmor reported Wednesday. That finding contradicts the notion that state-sponsored actors were behind the attack, which Yahoo suggested earlier this month when it disclosed the breach. Further, the number of users’ records stolen is closer to 1 billion than to the 500 million Yahoo acknowledged, according to InfoArmor. However, much of the data is useless, the firm said.

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Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts compromised in huge data breach

Yahoo has confirmed that hackers stole information from at least 500 million user accounts in what it describes as a “state-sponsored” attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/22/yahoo-confirms-500-million-accounts-compromised-in-huge-data-breach.html

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