Cybersecurity
Apply to participate in the Hackathon at Disrupt San Francisco 2019  TechCrunch · 4 hours
Great news for all you coders, hackers, developers and creative tech makers — our onsite Hackathon returns to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4. Applications... more
Ford will build an electric pickup truck using EV startup Rivian’s tech  THE VERGE · 14 hours
The Ford Motor Company has announced a $500 million investment in EV startup Rivian, and it will build an electric pickup truck using Rivian’s... more
Hackers hit Atlanta Hawks shop with malware that steals credit card information - CNET  CNET · 1 day
There's a technical foul on the Hawks fan shop, says a security analyst. The team says it's investigating. more
Hackers hit Atlanta Hawks with malware that steals credit card information - CNET  CNET · 1 day
There's a technical foul on the Hawks' website, says a security analyst. The team says it's investigating. more
Score a lifetime of VPN protection for only $25 today  Windows Central · 1 day
If you still surf the Web without the protection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you may as well be leaving your laptop open and unattended in a... more
New hack challenge from Eramet for the TC Hackathon at VivaTech  TechCrunch · 2 days
There’s no question that springtime in Paris is the stuff of legend. TechCrunch is returning to the City of Lights to continue building another legendary experience.... more
Russian hackers are targeting US embassies, according to new report  THE VERGE · 3 days
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments... more
What you missed in cybersecurity this week  TechCrunch · 3 days
It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to... more
The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think  TechCrunch · 3 days
Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the... more
These are the easiest passwords to hack - is yours one of them?  Sky News · 4 days
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to... more
Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Physician-services company EmCare says a breach exposed personal information about some patients more
Making the Grade: A look back at the LAUSD iPad hacking scandal  9to5Mac · 5 days
Back in 2014, the headlines around Apple and K–12 education revolved around the cancellation of a major contract with the Los Angeles United School... more
NHS hack hero pleads guilty to cyber crime charges in US  Sky News · 5 days
The British hacker who helped stop the ransomware attack on the NHS has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the US, according to court documents. more
Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges  BBC · 5 days
Marcus Hutchins said he regrets his actions and accepts "full responsibility for my mistakes". more
WannaCry hero pleads guilty to developing banking malware  THE VERGE · 5 days
Marcus Hutchins, best known for his role in stopping the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to two charges... more
Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online  TechCrunch · 5 days
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data... more
Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations  TechCrunch · 6 days
The French government just launched its own messaging app called Tchap in order to protect conversations from hackers, private companies and foreign entities. But Elliot Alderson, also known... more
Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election  TechCrunch · 6 days
Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings... more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference and Trump campaign - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report sheds new light on how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Mueller report contains new information about how the Russian government hacked documents and emails from... more
Mueller report dives deep into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report offers glimpse into Russian election meddling, no collusion with Trump - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential... more
AG Barr: Trump campaign did not work with Russia to hack 2016 elections - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The Justice Department held a press conference as it prepares to deliver the Mueller report on Thursday. more
What a scholar learned from studying the world of life-hackers  THE VERGE · 7 days
Joseph Reagle’s new book about life-hacking has the word “discontents” right in the subtitle, but he... more
Chipotle customers are saying their accounts have been hacked  TechCrunch · 1 week
A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. Customers have... more
A new state-backed hacker group is hijacking government domains at a phenomenal pace  TechCrunch · 1 week
A few months ago, researchers at Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity unit sounded the alarm after discovering a previously undiscovered hacker group targeting a... more
Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation  TechCrunch · 1 week
French startup Alsid has raised a $14.7 million funding round (€13 million). The company is working on a security solution to protect your Microsoft Active Directory installation and... more
Ninja Gaiden II Xbox listing hints at backward compatibility revival  Windows Central · 1 week
A new Ninja Gaiden II Xbox marketplace listing indicates an Xbox One backward compatibility debut is near. Ninja Gaiden II may be on its way to Xbox One,... more
Hacker Dumps Nearly 1 Billion User Records From 44 Companies: Report  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Since mid-February, Gnosticplayers has reportedly been putting batches of hacked data on Dream Market, which is a dark Web marketplace. more
Security flaw in EA’s Origin client exposed gamers to hackers  TechCrunch · 1 week
Electronic Arts has fixed a vulnerability in its online gaming platform Origin after security researchers found they could trick an unsuspecting gamer into remotely running malicious code on... more
Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum  CBC · 1 week
Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's... more
Trading tuition for a slice of future income  CBC · 1 week
Toronto-based private college HackerYou is launching a new payment option that enables students to enrol for $1 up front in... more
Hackers compromised Microsoft support to access email accounts  Windows Central · 1 week
Hackers used a Microsoft support agent's credentials to gain access to email account data for months. Over the weekend, Microsoft confirmed that its email services suffered a breach, allowing hackers to view... more
Internet Explorer Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Files From Windows PCs: Report  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Internet Explorer (IE) browser now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher claims. more
Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Hackers stole login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent and were able to read emails from people using services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN. more
Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails  THE VERGE · 1 week
Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed. The software maker... more
Microsoft Says Hackers Had Access to Some Outlook.com Accounts for 3 Months  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Microsoft claims that apart from the content of the emails including attachments, the hackers could have possibly viewed account email addresses, folder names and... more
Ten steps to prepare for an exponential future  TechCrunch · 1 week
Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a futurist and the author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0?... more
PSA: Microsoft says hackers had access to some Outlook․com accounts for months  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Microsoft has revealed this morning that a hacker was able to access Outlook.com accounts for several months. As detailed by The Verge, Microsoft discovered... more
Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent’s credentials to access customer email accounts  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft... more
Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft has started notifying some Outlook.com users that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier... more
Hackers Publish Personal Data of FBI Agents, Police Officers  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The hacker claimed to have "over a million data" on employees across several federal agencies and public service organisations in the US. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police offers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy more
Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal... more
Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US federal agents  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents... more
How to use your Android phone as a two-factor authentication security key  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google added a new way to verify your logins this week: using your Android phone as a physical security key for two-factor authentication. You... more
Homeland Security warns of security flaws in enterprise VPN apps  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Several enterprise virtual private networking apps are vulnerable to a security bug that can allow an attacker to remotely break into a company’s internal network, according to a... more
Permanently disable Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Do you need to disable Windows Defender Antivirus on your PC? In this guide, we show you multiple ways to do it. Windows 10 comes with the Windows Defender Antivirus antimalware feature... more
Julian Assange's defense against hacking charges, and where it falls short - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
While WikiLeaks’ work can be considered journalism, offering to hack a password isn’t. more
Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. WikiLeaks founder charged with... more
WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces US extradition  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of the U.S.... more
Julian Assange arrested after U.S. extradition request, charged with hacking government computer  CBC · 2 weeks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy where he'd been holed up since 2012 after the... more
Julian Assange arrested after U.S. extradition request, charged for hacking government computer  CBC · 2 weeks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy where he'd been holed up since 2012 after the... more
WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces U.S. extradition  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of the U.S.... more
Yahoo to pay $117.5M in massive breach settlement  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Nearly 200 million people ensnared in Yahoo data breach eligible for up to $117.5 million in free services, other potential restitution more
A powerful hacker group behind the Triton malware strikes again  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A highly capable hacker group reportedly behind in a failed plot to blow up a Saudi petrochemical plant has now been found in a second facility. FireEye researchers... more
Yahoo Strikes $117.5 Million Data Breach Settlement After Earlier Accord Rejected  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Yahoo has struck a revised $117.5 million settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach... more
Czech court: rights of alleged Russian hacker violated  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Czech Republic's highest court has ruled that a former justice minister violated the rights of a Russian man by allowing his extradition to the United States to face charges of hacking... more
Man who made millions blackmailing porn users jailed  Sky News · 2 weeks
A computer hacker who made millions of pounds blackmailing people who visited pornography websites has been sent to jail. more
Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?  BBC · 2 weeks
Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers. more
AutoComplete: FCA life-hacked its way into EU emissions compliance video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Plus: Nissan is working on a (mostly) new Frontier, finally, and the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari concepts are seriously cool. more
Windrush: Home Office admits data breach in compensation scheme  BBC · 2 weeks
The immigration minister says email addresses of individuals and organisations were shared by mistake. more
5G cyber-attack: What would be the effect on the UK?  BBC · 2 weeks
Two cyber-security experts talk through the consequences of a major attack on a future 5G network. more
Finding our personal data on the dark web was far too easy video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
After big hacks, our personal details quickly turn up on the dark web. Professional hackers were able to... more
Cybercrime groups continue to flourish on Facebook  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
You might be surprised what you can buy on Facebook, if you know where to look. Researchers with Cisco’s Talos security research team have uncovered a wave of Facebook groups dedicated to making money... more
Facebook still has a big problem with cybercrime groups  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Forgers, identity thieves, spammers, and scammers have been using Facebook to hawk their services, even after a crackdown... more
AeroGarden maker says hackers stole months of credit card data  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Bad news for home gardeners: criminals might have your credit card data. AeroGrow, the maker of the at-home garden kit AeroGarden, said in a letter to customers that... more
TikTok’s next ambitious goal is to discover future music stars  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
TikTok needs a lot of music. A lot. The short-form video service began life as a lip-synching app in China, where it’s called Douyin, and although other categories... more
Cyber-attacks 'damage' national infrastructure  BBC · 3 weeks
Power plants, hospitals and other key installations are regularly being hit by hackers, finds a report. more
Computer virus alters cancer scan images  BBC · 3 weeks
The malicious software can trick experts into thinking patients are sick, say cyber-security researchers. more
The teenage hackers who've been given a second chance  BBC · 3 weeks
Meet the former hackers who spend their days stopping the criminals they used to see as their comrades. more
German chemicals giant Bayer confirms cyberattack  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
German chemicals company Bayer says it detected and averted a cyberattack last year by a hacking group that's been traced to China more
Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed  BBC · 3 weeks
The personal data was found as cyber-security researchers looked for insecure Amazon servers. more
Developers – sign up to hack at the TC Hackathon at VivaTech  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The search is on for the most creative, talented and inspired developers, coders, hackers and programmers. It’s time to put your mad skills to... more
Onfido, which verifies IDs using AI, nabs $50M from SoftBank, Salesforce, Microsoft and more  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Security breaches, where malicious hackers obtain snippets of information that then get used to impersonate individuals in order to gain... more
Elon Musk Calls Hackers' Findings of Tesla Autopilot Flaws 'Solid Work'  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Musk praised a security lab's findings of flaws in Tesla's Autopilot, including a hack the group said could lead the company's electric cars to enter into... more
Report: FBI doesn't warn hacking victims of their rights  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The U.S. Department of Justice's watchdog says that Americans caught up in international cyberespionage campaigns are routinely being left in the dark by the FBI more
Apple pulls AirPower charging mat, Zuckerberg calls for new standards video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
In today's big news, Apple officially cancels its charging mat, Mark Zuckerberg calls for industrywide standards for social media and a private... more
Apple pulls AirPower charging mat, Zuckerberg calls for greater regulation video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
In today's big news, Apple officially cancels its AirPower charging mat, Mark Zuckerberg calls for industry-wide standards for social media platforms and... more
Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Into Apple Accounts of Athletes, Rappers  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
A Georgia man has pleaded guilty of hacking into Apple accounts of several famous musicians and athletes and spending thousands of dollars from their accounts. more
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Phone Hacked by Saudi Arabia, Investigator Says  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The investigator hired to look into the release of intimate images of Bezos said he has concluded that Saudi Arabian authorities hacked the Amazon chief's phone... more
Sign up for the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech in Paris  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Calling all hackathon fans across Europe and beyond. It’s time once again to put your creative coding skills to the test at the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019,... more
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