Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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Galaxy S7 phones vulnerable to hacking, researchers say

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy S7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics were previously thought to be immune to a security vulnerability known as Meltdown, which researchers said affected […]

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What’s the best way to get back at Russian hackers? Lawsuits

The recent indictments of 12 Russian-intelligence officers raise two questions that ought to be asked of special counsel Robert Mueller: Why now? And what can we do about it? While new to the public, it is old news inside intelligence circles: The general facts, and likely the very specific details listed in the indictment, about Russian intrusion were well known […]

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Hackers humiliate ISIS with hilarious hoax magazine featuring Baghdadi

Hackers humiliate ISIS with hilarious hoax copy of terror magazine which shows leader being groped.. just months after flooding propaganda arm with porn EXCLUSIVE: Hackers in Iraq have humiliated ISIS with their latest cyber attack  Terror magazine Al-Naba was broken into and edited, ending in disaster for ISIS  Enraged jihadis took to Twitter to warn other supporters but confusion spread […]

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Tesla sues ex-employee charging theft of trade secrets

Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory, alleging that he hacked into the manufacturing computers and disclosed trade secrets. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that Martin Tripp of Sparks, Nev., also made false claims to the media about information he stole, including claims that the company used punctured battery cells in the Model 3 electric […]

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Hackers stole data from 27M Ticketfly customers

Online ticketing service Ticketfly restored its website and updated its customers on the severity of its recent data breach Thursday. The gist of it: The hackers weren’t able to get their hands on any credit card numbers, but accessed personal information from 27 million customers. The data the hackers had access to included names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, […]

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How to figure out if hackers leaked your password

Passwords are regularly leaked onto the dark web, putting your online accounts at risk. But there are several tools that can help warn you if your own details have been compromised by hackers. The first is a very popular website called HaveIBeenPwned.com. This website compiles leaked emails and passwords from major data breaches — like the LinkedIn and MySpace hacks. […]

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Russian malware reportedly infected hundreds of thousands of devices worldwide

TORONTO/KIEV — The US government said late Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers who security researchers warned were planning to use the “botnet” to attack Ukraine. A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave the FBI permission to seize an internet domain that authorities charge a Russian […]

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For two years, nobody noticed a hacker was changing high school’s grades

A high school in Alabama is in a tough spot after grades were hacked, leaving the academic standing of students in question. In what appears to be a computer hack, grades were changed, forcing the school to investigate and leaving the status of the top ten students and valedictorian up in the air. “My son called … and basically told […]

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Vladimir Putin's Russian bots did 'influence the General Election by promoting Jeremy Corbyn', investigation reveals

A study by Swansea University and The Sunday Times suggests that 6,500 Russian Twitter accounts rallied behind Labour in the weeks before last year’s election which helped supportive messages reach millions of voters. It was also revealed that nine out of ten tweets were hostile against the Conservatives by the bots, but for Labour nine out of ten were promoting […]

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