Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack

Accounts of four top aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee compromised for months. The House of Representatives’ Republican campaign organisation was the target of a major hack during the 2018 election that exposed thousands of sensitive emails, a news report said on Tuesday. The email accounts of four top aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were compromised […]

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Has the Carphone Warehouse website been hacked?

The UK mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse seems to have had a weird issue earlier that suggests either a hack or security problem with the company’s website. An error message was displayed saying "stronger security is required". It continued, "your web browser is not using a secure enough connection. To access this website upgrade your web browser or use an alternative […]

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Facebook could be hit by MASSIVE compensation claims over recent hack

Following from the recent Facebook hack there is a real possibility that affected Brits could demand compensation from the social network. Under GDPR, the recently-introduced EU law, people can claim compensation if their data loss has called them distress. That means that if you lost access to your account or suffered damage to your reputation then you might be able […]

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11-year-old security flaw in vote scanner still isn’t fixed

An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 US states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems & Software, the nation’s leading elections equipment vendor. The vulnerability was the most serious noted in voting equipment in a […]

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Amazon looking into claims staff were bribed to delete negative reviews

Amazon is investigating reports that third-party retailers bribed staff to delete negative comments, restore banned accounts and access secret sales data. According to a Wall Street Journal report employees were tracked down through social media sites. In China, where this behaviour is apparently more common, this was done through WeChat. Employees were apparently approached by brokers who offered them various […]

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Fax machines vulnerable to hacking, can give access to entire networks

The fax machine is widely considered to be a dinosaur of inter-office communications, but it may also present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organisation's network, according to a new report from Israel-based software company Check Point. The company said that the vulnerability was identified as a result of research intended to discover potential security risks, and not […]

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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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Senator says staff is being targeted by hackers

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Sunday that her staff is being targeted by phishing emails as concerns grow that Russia will again meddle in a U.S. election. “I do know that we’ve had an experience in our office with people getting phishing emails with social media accounts,” Shaheen (D-NH) said on “Face the Nation.” “There has been one situation that we […]

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