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Lapsus$ attacks traced to a 16-year-old Oxford boy
Published in News


Teen mastermind, lives with his mum, probably in a bit of trouble

Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft and Nvidia, have traced the attacks to a 16-year-old living at his mother's house near Oxford, England.

Authentication service had a digital breach
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 10:52

Authentication service had a digital breach


If only there had been an effective way of identifying a person as a hacker

Red faced authentication services provider Okta is investigating a report of a digital breach, after hackers posted screenshots showing what they claimed was its internal company environment.

A fifth of SMBs hacked last year
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:38

A fifth of SMBs hacked last year


Most thought they were too small to be worried

A new study by Sectigo, the “State of Website Security and Threat Report”, reveals that 20 per cent of SMBs have experienced a breach in the past year alone, even though nearly three-fourths believe their companies are mitigating risks effectively.

Really dumb hack targets terminally stupid Mac owners
Published in PC Hardware


Soft targets

Someone impersonating administrators of cryptocurrency-related discussion channels on Slack, Discord, and other social messaging platforms has been attempting to lure others into installing macOS malware.

Airplane hack is only a matter of time
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:38

Airplane hack is only a matter of time


DHS has already hacked a 737

US government researchers believe it is only a matter of time before a cybersecurity breach on an airline occurs.

Hackers can wipe a hard drive using cheap speakers
Published in News


Our experiment in sound is nearly ready to begin

Attackers can cause potentially fatal hard drive and operating system crashes by playing sounds over low-cost speakers embedded in computers or sold in stores.

Chinese spooks behind a decade of important hacks
Published in News


Under the Winnti umbrella, ella, hey

Security experts claim that Chinese spooks were behind almost a decade's worth of network intrusions that use advanced malware to penetrate software and gaming companies in the US, Europe, Russia, and elsewhere,.

Trump and Brexit campaigners exploited Facebook hack
Published in News


Gaming the elections using 21st tech

Two of the great election surprises of the 21st century, the election of Donald Trump and the successful Brexit campaign might have been the result of a rather good Facebook hack.

Uber hid a hack
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:48

Uber hid a hack


Paid off the hackers

Controversial taxi outfit Uber sat on news that it had been hacked and 57 million customers and drivers had their details released.

Dodgy server at heart of the Trump inquiry was wiped
Published in News


So stop asking questions about it

The server computer at the centre of a lawsuit digging into dodgy cyber-security practices during the US presidential election has been wiped to stop people asking questions about it.