Hacking

Tesco Bank allegedly ignored warnings of hack from Visa

Tesco Bank allegedly ignored warnings of hack from Visa

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Tesco Bank was allegedly warned of fraudsters using "Glitch 91" to steal money, and failed to protect its customers.

ATM machines under attack, spitting out cash on demand

ATM machines under attack, spitting out cash on demand

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Cyber-security firm Group IB has released a report on a group currently ransacking ATMs throughout Europe using malware which causes ATMs to spit out cash.

This is PoisonTap, Kamkar tool can hack locked PCs

This is PoisonTap, Kamkar tool can hack locked PCs

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Security researcher Samy Kamkar rolled out a hacking tool dubbed PoisonTap that can crack into a locked computer fully exposing the device to a myriad of potential hacking problems.

Group on trial for cyber-theft of $15M in FIFA Coins

Group on trial for cyber-theft of $15M in FIFA Coins

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A hacking group went to trial Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged hacking scheme against the EA Sports video game FIFA.

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

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A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities

Website owners warned over Joomla flaws

Website owners warned over Joomla flaws

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Joomla flaws - unpatched websites may already be infected

Second Shadow Brokers dump released

Second Shadow Brokers dump released

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The hacking group named The Shadow Brokers has released more NSA-related files, these are said to show IP addresses linked to the Equation Group, a hacking group believed to be an NSA contractor.

Lack of encryption leaves diabetic pump open to hacking

Lack of encryption leaves diabetic pump open to hacking

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Security researchers have warned that a number of vulnerabilities in an insulin pump could enable a hacker to put a diabetic patient's life at risk.

Yahoo! data breach likely exceeds 500 million records

Yahoo! data breach likely exceeds 500 million records

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The security firm InfoArmor believes the Yahoo! data breach far exceeds the 500 million number, that the hack was accomplished by a cyber-gang, not a nation-state, and that overall about 3.5 billion user records have been stolen over the years.

Video: Lauri Love to be extradited to the US for alleged hacking charges

Video: Lauri Love to be extradited to the US for alleged hacking charges

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A judge at London's Westminster Crown Court has ruled that alleged hacker Lauri Love is to be extradited to the US where he is accused of hacking into various government departments.

50% of UK consumers won't work with a company that has been hacked

50% of UK consumers won't work with a company that has been hacked

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New research from F5 Networks reveals that Brits have a conflicting view on cyber-crime.

VoIPtalk informs customers of possible data breach

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The UK voice over IP provider VoIPtalk has emailed a notification to customers warning of the potential compromise of user login credentials.

Two arrested in connection to 'Crackas With Attitude' gov't attacks

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At least three other suspects in the UK are also being investigated by the Crown Prosecution Service, the release said.

Minimising the damage caused by a breach

Minimising the damage caused by a breach

Protecting data is a significant task faced by security managers every day. Paul German discusses creating cyber-security strategies for government agencies.

POS-terminals become target of cyber-attacks in Russia this year

POS-terminals become target of cyber-attacks in Russia this year

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POS-terminals have increasingly become a target for cyber-attackers in Russia, posing a threat to ordinary buyers and shoppers, according to analysts of FinCERT

IHS Markit says video doorbell use  is on the rise, but are they safe?

IHS Markit says video doorbell use is on the rise, but are they safe?

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Information and data experts at IHS Markit are reporting exponential growth of video doorbells which are outpacing conventional video door phones. But are they safe?

New smartphone case tells users when their phone is being hacked

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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have co-designed a smartphone case that tells its owner when their phone is being hacked.

White paper: 100 new ransomware families ID'd in 2015, as campaigns adopt APT tactics

White paper: 100 new ransomware families ID'd in 2015, as campaigns adopt APT tactics

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In its new special report Ransomware and Businesses 2016, Symantec declares that within the last year, ransomware has rapidly advanced in maturity and severity, while also exploding in terms of overall numbers.

Polish telecom suffers major data breach following hack

Polish telecom suffers major data breach following hack

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Customer data including bank details entered on web forms lost in major data breach at Polish telecom operator.

Critical infrastructure in Europe exposed to hackers

Critical infrastructure in Europe exposed to hackers

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Power stations in Germany, Italy and Israeli smart building could be accessed by criminal hackers

Top 10 cyber-weapons; weaponised IT the preferred attack vehicle once inside

Top 10 cyber-weapons; weaponised IT the preferred attack vehicle once inside

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Top ten hacker tools identified - misuse of legitimate tools dominates inside the network.

'Hidden' data found in 92% of interactions with UK companies

'Hidden' data found in 92% of interactions with UK companies

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Ground Labs have identified tonnes of data left lying around, and many UK organisations unaware of what that means for the incoming GDPR

TalkTalk TeamViewer users in remote-control hijack 'PC seizure'

TalkTalk TeamViewer users in remote-control hijack 'PC seizure'

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TalkTalk confirms that firm does not use TeamViewer, while TeamViewer confirms position of innocence -- problem still exists, move your mouse if you're in a panic.

Hackers turn to brand-spoofing to trick users into giving up data

Hackers turn to brand-spoofing to trick users into giving up data

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Study finds that four in five FTSE 100 companies has potentially malicious domain registrations against them due to brand-spoofing by hackers.

Hacking: The case for prevention rather than cure

Hacking: The case for prevention rather than cure

Amit Ashbel explains how source code is the one advantage vendors have over hackers and how testing code earlier in the development process can prevent many of the vulnerabilities that hackers exploit today

Wekby cyber-criminals use DNS tunnelling for command and control of malware

Wekby cyber-criminals use DNS tunnelling for command and control of malware

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"Pisloader" DNS tunnelling malware signals shift in tactic by hacking group

US indicts seven Iranians for hacking banks and a NY dam

US indicts seven Iranians for hacking banks and a NY dam

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Seven Iranians connected to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard were indicted today for conducting a hacking campaign that included DDoS attacks on banks and accessing the control system of a New York dam.

US DoD announces bug bounty programme

US DoD announces bug bounty programme

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Opening in April 2016, the US DoD will open a bug bounty programme to try and crowdsource the security of their public facing websites and internal networks.

Apple vs FBI: high-risk hardware hack could unlock shooter's iPhone

Apple vs FBI: high-risk hardware hack could unlock shooter's iPhone

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IOActive researcher says he could crack the iPhone belonging to a deceased terrorist who killed 14 in San Bernardino, California late last year in a bid to resolve a dispute between Apple and the FBI.

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