Hacker targets Sacramento Regional Transit, deletes 30 million files in ransomware attack

A hacker hit Sacramento Regional Transit over the weekend, deleting about 30 million files in a ransomware attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/hacker-targets-sacramento-regional-transit-deletes-30-million-files-in-ransomware-attack.html

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Gary Kasparov is not worried about a robot takeover

LAS VEGAS — At the DEF CON 25 hacker conference here today (July 28), chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov offered a surprisingly optimistic vision of human interaction with intelligent machines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/gary-kasparov-is-not-worried-about-robot-takeover.html

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NASA debunks Anonymous claim of imminent alien life discovery

Last week a YouTube video purportedly posted by hacker collective Anonymous said that NASA was set to announce the discovery of intelligent alien life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/26/nasa-debunks-anonymous-claim-imminent-alien-life-discovery.html

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Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/apple-denied-massive-icloud-hack-but-should-still-change-your-password.html

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Back from the dead — hackers manage to resuscitate suspended Twitter accounts

“What is dead may never die” has now become a catchphrase for Twitter, too. Or rather, for a hacker group known as “Spain Squad” that has discovered a method for resuscitating suspended and inactive accounts on Twitter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/06/back-from-dead-hackers-manage-to-resuscitate-suspended-twitter-accounts.html

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Hacker Guccifer 2.0 back on Twitter after leaking Democrats' contact info

A shadowy hacker who uses the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ was briefly suspended from Twitter this weekend following the latest dump of information stolen in cyberattacks on Democratic organizations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/15/hacker-guccifer-2-0-back-on-twitter-after-leaking-democrats-contact-info.html

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Hacker looks to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker is attempting to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, according to security experts, just days after 665,000 records reportedly went on sale.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/28/hacker-looks-to-sell-9-3-million-alleged-patient-healthcare-records-on-dark-web.html

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Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/27/hacker-looks-to-sell-655000-alleged-patient-healthcare-records-on-dark-web.html

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After DNC attack, hacker Guccifer 2.0 claims Hillary Clinton 'dossier' leak

A hacker who goes by the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ claims to have published a dossier of Hillary Clinton-related documents accessed during the recent attack on the Democratic National Committee’s computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/21/after-dnc-attack-hacker-guccifer-2-0-releases-hillary-clinton-dossier.html

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Oculus Riles Users Over Piracy Block That Fails Anyway

It took a hacker just a day to come up with a workaround for the platform update Oculus released last week, which blocked users from running the company’s games on rival virtual reality systems. Version 1.4 of the Oculus App blocked a hack from LibreVR called “Revive” that allowed users to play Oculus games on rival systems, including the HTC Vive and Valve. A day later, the Revive developer found a way to work around the digital rights management included in the Oculus patch. “I still do not support piracy,” said the developer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83544.html?rss=1

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Russian 'Collector' Sells Stolen Email Credentials for a Song

A hacker dubbed “The Collector” turned over 272 million stolen email credentials in his possession, Hold Security announced Wednesday. The hacker bragged online about the stash, which included usernames and passwords, the firm said. It got a copy of the data — which the hacker was peddling for 50 rubles, or less than US$1 — after giving him a shout-out in the forum. “We found a post on one of the Russian dark Web forums from a hacker alleging collecting hundreds of millions of credentials,” said Hold Security CISO Alex Holden.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83466.html?rss=1

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Data breach affects 80,000 UC Berkeley faculty, students and alumni

A hacker broke into the University of California, Berkeley computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and former employees, school officials said Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/28/data-breach-affects-80000-uc-berkeley-faculty-students-and-alumni.html

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US official says '16-year-old computer nerd' behind high-profile hacks

Remember the hacker who broke into CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email as well as the accounts of other high-ranking US security officials?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/us-official-says-16-year-old-computer-nerd-behind-high-profile-hacks.html

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Anonymous wants you to troll ISIS on December 11

Hacker collective Anonymous has declared December 11 an ISIS trolling day, saying it’ll be “a day they will never forget,” and it wants you to join in.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/08/anonymous-wants-to-troll-isis-on-december-11.html

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How the Dark Web's favorite anonymity tool got hacked

Ask any hacker about the best ways to stay anonymous online and they’re very likely to mention something called Tor. Tor (a.k.a., The Onion Router) is free software that keeps your online activity anonymous by routing your traffic through several different servers before sending it through to your computer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/02/how-dark-webs-favorite-anonymity-tool-got-hacked.html

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ISIS parks its cash in Bitcoin, experts say

Just days after the hacker group Anonymous pledged to hunt down Islamic State members and launch cyberattacks against their accounts, a separate group of techies claims it has identified a key funding avenue for the terror network – bitcoin accounts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/25/isis-parks-its-cash-in-bitcoin-experts-say.html

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