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DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent intimately involved in the Silk Road investigation admitted that he secretly accepted bitcoins from the underground website's operator and illegally took other funds.

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Hacktivist group may have compromised hundreds of websites

A hacker group known as Team GhostShell is publishing snippets of sensitive data allegedly stolen from the databases of hundreds of compromised websites.

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Team GhostShell hacktivists dump data from US universities and hundreds of sites

The hacker group GhostShell is back, claiming to have access to billions of accounts, trillions of records, hacking sites and dumping data to show that governments, educational institutions and other sites still have shoddy...

Extreme Hacks to Be Paranoid About

10 terrifying extreme hacks

Truly innovative or thought-provoking hacks are few and far between, but these extreme hacks have earned the grudging respect of security experts.

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US personnel agency takes system offline after security flaw detected

Problems for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management aren't letting up. The government agency said Monday it had suspended a system used for background checks after a security flaw was discovered in the Web-based app.


6 reasons why there will be another OPM-style hack

Congress might fume about the security failures, but the truth is that it’s part of the problem.

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OPM: The worst hack of all time

The federal government personnel security breach is bigger and worse than you can imagine.

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Malwarebytes offers pirates amnesty, free license keys for premium MBAM product

If you used a keygen or crack to activate a license for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware premium product protection, then hurry up and jump on Malwarebytes Amnesty program to get a legit key for MBAM premium as it's only being offered for a...

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Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri


Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

A Florida-based computer tech support call center has suffered a data breach, with customer records being abused by fraudsters trying to get access to online bank accounts.

The Internet of Things raises the specter of a security nightmare...

Is your thermostat spying on you? Cyberthreats and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things opens up a whole new world of interactions, but raises the specter of a security nightmare. Classic security solutions fail when faced with multitudes of devices running embedded software.


Man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware

The creator of a tool that was used to steal data from a half-million computers will go to prison for close to five years, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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SEC said to be investigating corporate hacks by FIN4 group

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is concerned that data stolen from companies in cyberattacks is being used to conduct what effectively is insider trading, Reuters reported.

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Federal investigator to plead guilty to Silk Road robbery

The U.S. Department of Justice's conviction of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht may have been compromised by two corrupt investigators.


Cyberattack grounds planes in Poland

The ground computer systems of LOT Polish Airlines went down because of an IT attack.

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Hackers allegedly attack Polish LOT airline, 10 flights and over 1,400 people grounded

After Polish airline LOT suffered an IT attack on ground operation systems, 10 flights were canceled, another dozen were delayed and over 1,400 passengers were grounded at Warsaw Chopin Airport. LOT said the attack on its...


Hackers had access to security clearance data for a year

Hackers who breached a database holding highly personal information on government workers with security clearances had access to the system for about a year before they were discovered.

Lawmakers fear recent U.S. gov't breaches endanger national security

Two recently disclosed data breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management could endanger national security and the lives of federal workers in intelligence or other sensitive jobs.

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FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking

Federal law enforcement officers are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team sought to gain advantage over the rival Houston Astros by hacking into the team's computer network and accessing a key...

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