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Hacker confesses to shutting down North Korea’s internet
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Disappointed that the US did not seem interested in protecting its security experts

Hacked off that the US authorities were not doing enough to stop North Korean hackers attacking security experts, a solitary hacker switched off North Korea’s internet to show them who was boss.

Hackers have a new sextortion method
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Friday, 03 January 2020 10:59

Hackers have a new sextortion method


Claim to have recorded you watching porn

Hackers have launched a new ‘sextortion’ scam in which they terrify victims by claiming to have recorded them watching porn.

Cross-Site Scripting was a huge chunk of  2019 cyber attacks
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Hit nearly 75 per cent of large companies

Cyber attacks have targeted nearly 75 percent of large companies across Europe and North America over the last 12 months.

Unconventional form of ransomware seen in the wild
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For wealthy cybercriminals who want a special service

Researchers at Intezer and IBM X-Force have detected an unconventional form of ransomware that's being deployed in targeted attacks against enterprise servers.

Republican senators fight to keep hackers in the US elections
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Putin is helping us to win why should we stop him?

The Republican-controlled Senate has defeated a push by Democrats to set aside an additional $250 million for states to upgrade their voting systems to protect against hacking and other cyberattacks.

There's no Love for the US
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Monday, 26 March 2018 12:01

There's no Love for the US


High Court will not extradite hacker

The UK's High Court will not send Lauri Love to face trial in the US for hacking government computer systems. Instead it has issued a final refusal to overturn Love's successful appeal of his extradition which kills the US attempt to sentence the hacker for a hundred years in one of its private prisons down the loo.

North Korea widens its hacking net
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:21

North Korea widens its hacking net


Feel the wrath of the Apple fanboy

A North Korean cyber espionage group which has customarily only been interested in South Korea’s government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said.

Hackers nicked $6 million from a Russian bank
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It appears they got away with it

Unknown hackers stole $6 million from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said.

Church elder charged with hacking
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Monday, 22 January 2018 10:53

Church elder charged with hacking


She was also a seven-time double Jeopardy winner

Stephanie Jass, a record-setting, seven-time winner on Jeopardy, has been charged with two felonies for accessing the email accounts of two executives at the college where she worked as an assistant professor.

Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme
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Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:13

Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme


20 year old geezer scored personal data of 57 million users

A 20 year old Florida man who was responsible for the large data breach at Uber last year was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” programme.