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.

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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.

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Yahoo to confirm hackers stole passwords for 200M accounts all the way back in 2012, report says

Yahoo will confirm later this week that hackers did breach its systems in 2012, stealing personal data for about 200 million accounts, including easily decrypted passwords, a report says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/22/yahoo-to-confirm-hackers-stole-passwords-for-200m-accounts-all-way-back-in-2012-report-says.html

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Jeep hackers show how to take control of vehicle moving at high speed

A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee — this time while it’s moving at high speed.

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Hackers discover more than 100 vulnerabilities in Pentagon websites

High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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Russian government-affiliated hackers breach DNC, take research on Donald Trump

Hackers affiliated with the Russian government have breached the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, gaining access to opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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Hackers may have used malware to grab 33 million Twitter account credentials

Hackers are trading tens of millions of Twitter credentials on the darknet, according to LeakedSource, a search engine that trawls leaked records, warning that malware was used to grab the data from users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/09/hackers-may-have-used-malware-to-grab-33-million-twitter-account-credentials.html

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Hackers hijack Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts

Hackers have targeted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts, briefly compromising his LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

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Hackers attack KKK and briefly bring down main website

Hackers associated with Ghost Squad and the Anonymous collective succeeded in launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the official Ku Klux Klan website, the latest move from within the hacking community to bring down the Klan’s glorification of “blunt racism.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/25/hackers-attack-kkk-and-briefly-bring-down-main-website.html

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FBI Paid Hackers to Defeat Security of Shooter's iPhone


The FBI paid hackers to break onto the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, according to a Tuesday news report. The bureau obtained the services of gray hats, insiders said, and apparently did not get help from Cellebrite, as earlier reports had suggested. Gray hats are hackers who sell flaws to governments or companies that make surveillance tools. “The use of bad guys by the United States government, and in fact all governments, has been going on since the beginning of time,” remarked Philip Lieberman, CEO of Lieberman Software.

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FBI reportedly paid hackers for tool that cracked San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

The FBI reportedly paid professional hackers for a piece of hardware that enabled investigators to access an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/13/fbi-reportedly-paid-hackers-for-tool-that-cracked-san-bernardino-gunmans-iphone.html

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