Hackers claim to have hijacked NASA's Global Hawk drone; NASA says not true

Hackers claim to have hijacked NASA's Global Hawk drone; NASA says not true

AnonSec claims it hacked NASA and took control of a Global Hawk drone to crash it in the Pacific; NASA says it's not true.

02/03/16

Going dark debunked: Boundless surveillance opportunities via the Internet of Things

Going dark debunked: Boundless surveillance opportunities via the Internet of Things

Harvard report blows FBI’s ‘going dark’ argument against encryption out of the water as overall surveillance opportunities are brighter than ever and will even grow. In part, that’s thanks to the Internet of Things.

02/01/16

No, Israel's power grid wasn't hacked, but ransomware hit Israel's Electric Authority

No, Israel's power grid wasn't hacked, but ransomware hit Israel's Electric Authority

Ransomware via a phishing attack hit Israel Electric Authority, not the power grid, but it still freaks out the world as the incident is misreported as a 'severe cyber attack' that morphed into an attack that took out the Israeli...

01/27/16

US invokes 'national security' to stop sale of Philips LED unit to Chinese

US invokes 'national security' to stop sale of Philips LED unit to Chinese

Since when is the sale of an LED company a matter of national security?

01/25/16

Worst, most common passwords for the last 5 years

Worst, most common passwords for the last 5 years

The worst, most common passwords for the last 5 years.

01/20/16

Silencing dissent? IAB blocks Adblock Plus from internet advertising conference

Silencing dissent? IAB blocks Adblock Plus from internet advertising conference

The Interactive Advertising Bureau un-invited Adblock Plus from its annual advertising conference, a move Adblock Plus said is to keep dissenting voices from being heard.

01/18/16

Hackers took over Director of National Intelligence's phone and personal email

Hackers took over Director of National Intelligence's phone and personal email

Hackers flying under the banner of Crackas With Attitude took over Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's Verizon My FiOS account and forwarded all his calls to the Free Palestine Movement.

01/13/16

Tesla can self-park now, but can be summoned to self-drive coast-to-coast in 2 years

Tesla can self-park now, but can be summoned to self-drive coast-to-coast in 2 years

The newest OTA updates allow a Tesla owner to tell their car to park itself via a 'Summon' feature on a smartphone, meaning it can automatically open and close the garage, and self-drive to meet the owner at the curb; yet Elon Musk...

01/11/16

Bug in Silent Circle's Blackphone let attackers remotely control device

Bug in Silent Circle's Blackphone let attackers remotely control device

A vulnerability in Silent Circle's privacy-focused Blackphone let attackers remotely take over the device's modem to send and receive texts, dial or connect calls, change call IDs, set call forwarding, force conference calls and more. ...

01/06/16

Ransom32: First-of-its-kind JavaScript-based ransomware spotted in the wild

Ransom32: First-of-its-kind JavaScript-based ransomware spotted in the wild

A new JavaScript-based ransomware spotted in the wild uses Node.js to infect victims, meaning Windows, Linux and Mac users could be affected; Ransom32 is being sold on dark web as ransomware-as-a-service.

01/04/16

Hello Kitty hack exposes 3.3 million users, joins Hello Barbie in putting kids at risk

Hello Kitty hack exposes 3.3 million users, joins Hello Barbie in putting kids at risk

The Hello Kitty database has leaked online, exposing 3.3 million user accounts and placing an unknown number of kids at risk.

12/22/15

The Hateful Eight, Joy, The Revenant leak online before Dec 25 theater debut

The Hateful Eight, Joy, The Revenant leak online before Dec 25 theater debut

High-quality DVD screeners of movies not yet in theaters have leaked online; pirate group Hive-CM8 promised to leak 40 of the hottest titles this year one right after another.

12/21/15

13 million MacKeeper users exposed by Shodan search, no password or hacking required

13 million MacKeeper users exposed by Shodan search, no password or hacking required

No hacking and no passwords were required to access 13 million MacKeeper users' account details, but the company behind MacKeeper and a misconfigured MongoDB -- that anyone with Internet could have found -- says your privacy and...

12/16/15

Attackers hack European Space Agency, leak thousands of credentials 'for the lulz'

Attackers hack European Space Agency, leak thousands of credentials 'for the lulz'

Hackers under the banner of Anonymous claimed responsibility for breaching ESA subdomains and dumping the stolen records in three separate leaks which contain over 8,000 user names, passwords and email addresses of ESA subscribers,...

12/14/15

Old database dump from Nexus Mods circulating in criminal circles: Change password

Old database dump from Nexus Mods circulating in criminal circles: Change password

If you use mods for Fallout 4, Skyrim or over 200 other games, then you might want to change your password as an 'old' Nexus Mods' database dump from 2013 is circulating in 'criminal circles;' some gamers who reused passwords reported...

12/09/15

Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba bloatware bugs put millions of users at risk of being hacked

Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba bloatware bugs put millions of users at risk of being hacked

Proof-of-concept code capable of exploiting bloatware bugs in Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba PCs put millions of users at risk of being hacked.

12/07/15

LA's plan to scan license plates and send Dear prostitute-seeking John letters

LA's plan to scan license plates and send Dear prostitute-seeking John letters

The Los Angeles City Council proposed a plan to automatically scan license plates in areas known for prostitution, identify the owners, and then shame them by sending Dear John letters.

12/02/15

Massive VTech hack exposes data of nearly 5 million parents and over 200,000 kids

Massive VTech hack exposes data of nearly 5 million parents and over 200,000 kids

Hong Kong-based electronic toy maker VTech shuttered its Learning Lodge app store after a hacker made off with over 4.8 million records of parents and over 200,000 records for kids. When the two sets are linked, it exposes kids'...

11/30/15

Ways $460 million military contract for cyber bombs could attack targets

Ways $460 million military contract for cyber bombs could attack targets

Defense contractors will compete for a $460 million contract to develop critical infrastructure cyber bombs which also have been called 'computer code capable of killing adversaries' and cyber weapons capable of forcing 'an enemy’s...

11/25/15

United Airlines waits 6 months to patch critical flaw submitted to bug bounty program

United Airlines waits 6 months to patch critical flaw submitted to bug bounty program

It took six months after submitting a critical flaw to United Airlines bug bounty program, and a threat of public disclosure, before the serious vulnerability was patched.

11/23/15

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