US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs, cybersecurity firm says

PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.

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Did you accidentally friend a North Korean hacker on Facebook?

North Korean hackers have been preying on potential targets using Facebook, but the company has thwarted at least some of their activities.

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Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack

Hackers managed to invade the safety system of an infrastructure facility in what analysts are calling a “watershed” cyberattack that stopped plant operations, according to investigators.

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Hackers putting porn on ISIS propaganda sites, report says

A group of Iraqi computer hackers have launched a cyberoperation against the ISIS terror group by slipping pornographic images into its official communication channels, according to a report published this week.

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Hackers stole photos from top plastic surgery clinic in London, threaten to distribute them

Hackers have broken into a London-based celebrity plastic surgery clinic, stealing pictures and other sensitive information of top celebrities and even royals that include photos of in-progress genitalia and breast enhancement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/24/hackers-stole-photos-from-top-plastic-surgery-clinic-in-london-threaten-to-distribute-them.html

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Tech Q&A: Recovering from Equifax, improving passwords, throwing Google off your scent and more

With the Equifax breach, I am worried that hackers can steal money from my bank account. What can I do?

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/13/scent-cybersecurity-kaspersky-lab-launches-perfume.html

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