Cybersecurity
A US City to Pay $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at... more
City pays $600K ransom to save computer records  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses more
For pen testing firm IOActive, security is cultural not transactional  TechCrunch · 1 day
IOActive may not be a household name but you almost certainly know its work. The Seattle-headquartered company has been behind some of the most breathtaking hacks in the... more
Protect your PC against malware with this AI-powered software, now just $40  Windows Central · 2 days
Multi-layered, AI-powered protection keeps viruses and malware away from your sensitive data. The Internet is a dangerous place. With just a few lines of... more
US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'  BBC · 2 days
Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman. more
iPhones to get 5G in 2020? Instagram combatting hacked accounts video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Today's major tech stories include predictions about Apple's 2020 iPhones, Huawei's revenue forecasting taking a hit and Instagram rolling out new security... more
Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador  ABC NEWS · 3 days
U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on... more
Hacker conference speaker axed over abortion views  BBC · 3 days
Protests and a threatened boycott lead the Black Hat hacker conference to axe its keynote speaker. more
Instagram Testing an Easier Way of Recovering Hacked Accounts  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. To control cases where the hackers alter username and contact data linked to the accounts, Instagram would prevent any username from... more
Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers - CNET  CNET · 3 days
You can now recover your hacked Instagram accounts even if the attackers changed the email address and phone numbers needed... more
Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.  BBC · 4 days
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom. more
US Cyber Command powers up attacks against Russia's electrical grid - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Aggressive moves to implant malware are both a warning and an effort to enable crippling attacks if necessary, says The New York Times. more
Election hacking has never been cheaper, easier or more profitable - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Cybercrime could be a $6 trillion business by 2022. Emerging tech like AI might be the only way to one step ahead. more
Sega does the retro console right with the fantastic Genesis Mini  THE VERGE · 6 days
Retro consoles are bittersweet little gadgets. They pack a ton of nostalgia, must-have-it miniature... more
Apply to the TechCrunch Hackathon at Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 6 days
The TechCrunch Hackathon is shaping up to be a huge battle royale, but we still have room for a few more creative coders, hackers and outright webmonsters to join us... more
Thanks to Equifax breach, 4 US agencies don't properly verify your data, GAO finds - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The agencies rely on an outdated verification method with an increased risk of identity theft, the... more
Moulton signs fellow 2020 hopeful Gillibrand's cyber pledge  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain more
4 US agencies don't properly verify your data following Equifax breach, GAO finds - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The agencies are relying on an outdated verification method with an increased risk of identity theft, the Government... more
Gaming Industry Rising Target of Cyber-Attacks, Says Akamai  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
The gaming industry has become a rising target with 12 billion credential stuffing attacks in 17 months, Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies said on Thursday. more
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov Links DDoS Cyber-Attack to Hong Kong Unrest, China  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in... more
Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China  BBC · 7 days
The messaging service suffered a massive cyber attack during violent protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday. more
Telegram CEO says app suffered 'state-actor sized' attack  CBC · 7 days
The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on Wednesday the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized"... more
Telegram cyber attack timed to coincide with Hong Kong protests  Sky News · 1 week
Messaging platform Telegram has said it was hit by a powerful cyberattack that coincided with protests in Hong Kong. more
CBSA launches investigation after licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack  CBC · 1 week
The Canada Border Services Agency launched an investigation after the licence plate reader system... more
Telegram Hit by DDoS Cyber-Attack, Users May Experience Connection Issues  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues. more
Radiohead Defies Hackers, Releases Trove of Stolen Music From 'Ok Computer' Studio Recordings  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Radiohead on Tuesday released an 18-hour trove of private recordings from their 1997 album "OK Computer" after getting hacked by someone seeking... more
Amitabh Bachchan Twittter Hack: Hackers Could Be Using DMs to Hijack Accounts  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
With the Twitter accounts of Amitabh Bachchan and Adnan Sami getting hacked, security researchers have warned that users should think twice before clicking on... more
Radiohead releases 18 hours of unheard music after hackers demand ransom - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The hackers wanted $150,000 to return the unreleased tracks from 1995 to 1998. Radiohead just published them for free. more
Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures  TechCrunch · 1 week
A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and... more
Protect your PC with this $20 three-year subscription to Zemana AntiMalware  Windows Central · 1 week
Detect and remove malware, adware, and ransomware in real time with Zemana AntiMalware. If you own or use a PC, you're faced with the constant threat... more
Some sage security advice after Radiohead’s unreleased music hack  TechCrunch · 1 week
Bad news: Radiohead was hacked. Last week, a hacker stole the band’s lead singer Thom Yorke’s private minidisk archive from the band’s third album and subsequent major worldwide hit, OK... more
Adnan Sami's Twitter Account Hacked, Defaced in a Similar Fashion to Amitabh Bachchan's  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Singer Adnan Sami's Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Tuesday by Ayyildiz Tim, the same Turkish hacker group that attacked megastar Amitabh... more
Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack  BBC · 1 week
Images of tens of thousands of travellers crossing the US border were taken, officials say. more
Photos of travellers taken at US border point stolen by hackers  Sky News · 1 week
Photos of travellers and licence plates gathered at a US border point have been exposed by hackers. more
Huawei Denies Being Bound by Chinese Spy Laws  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Huawei's cyber-security chief told the UK parliament Monday that the Chinese telecoms giant has been advised it was under no obligation to spy for Beijing if so asked by the Communist state. more
Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter Account Hacked, Profile Picture Changed to Pakistan Prime Minister's  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Monday night by Ayyildiz Tim, which claimed to be a Turkish hacker group. more
Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images  ABC NEWS · 1 week
U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers and license plates have been exposed in a cyberattack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network more
License plate photos compromised after Customs contractor breach  THE VERGE · 1 week
A contractor for US Customs and Border Protection has been breached, leaking photos and other sensitive data, the agency announced... more
US Customs and Border Protection says traveler images were taken in cyberattack - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Photos of travelers and license plates were taken in a data breach at a federal subcontractor in May. more
Huawei: We don't have to cooperate with Chinese state  Sky News · 1 week
The head of cyber security at Chinese tech giant Huawei has told MPs that his firm is not obliged to work with the Chinese government "on anything whatsoever", despite a... more
CBP says traveler photos and license plate images stolen in data breach  TechCrunch · 1 week
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach has exposed the photos of travelers and vehicles traveling in and out of the... more
Watch Dogs Legion launches on March 6th, 2020  THE VERGE · 1 week
Watch Dogs Legion, the third installment in the Watch Dogs open-world action-hacking series, will be released on March 6th, 2020.... more
Huawei: 'We stand naked in front of the world'  BBC · 1 week
Huawei's cyber-security chief told MPs it has never been asked by China to do anything "untoward". more
TalkTalk hacker Daniel Kelley sentenced to four years  BBC · 1 week
He was involved in an attack where the personal data of more than 150,000 people was stolen. more
How to watch Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference  THE VERGE · 1 week
Ubisoft will once again take the stage at E3 for its annual press conference where the company is expected to... more
Baltimore IT head apologizes for ransomware attack response  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Baltimore's chief information technology official has apologized to city leaders for the response to a cyberattack that has crippled the city for a month more
Join the ranks of ethical hackers with this $39 training bundle  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Make top dollar neutralizing cyber threats with more than 180 hours of professional ethical hacking instruction. It seems like not a day goes by without another... more
Cyber-thieves turn to 'invisible net' to set up attacks  BBC · 2 weeks
Hackers offering services via dark net markets are adopting secure apps to conceal their activity. more
Google reportedly calls Huawei ban a US national security risk - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It told the Trump administration Huawei's OS would be more likely to get hacked, according to the Financial Times. more
Google reportedly says Huawei ban is a US national security risk - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It told the Trump administration Huawei's OS would be more likely to get hacked, according to the Financial Times. more
Crypto Startup Hacks Itself to Save $13 Million in Users’ Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
A cryptocurrency startup claims to have hacked its own customers to save their funds from a malicious third-party. more
Huawei Needs to Raise Its 'Shoddy' Security Standards, UK Cyber Official Says  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Huawei needs to raise its "shoddy" security standards which fall below rivals, a senior British cyber-security official said on Thursday. more
Hackers May Glean Your Password by Listening to How You Type on Your Phone  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Researchers were able to glean passwords by deciphering the sound waves generated by fingers tapping on smartphone touch screens. more
Feds to finally examine 2016 NC poll books for hacking  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
More than two years after 2016 Election Day trouble, federal computer sleuths will do forensic analysis of electronic poll book software from a company targeted by Russian military... more
Huawei Warns US Hurting Itself With Tough Tech Policy  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Mika Lauhde, Huawei's vice-president for cyber-security and privacy, told The Associated Press that he hopes for a "positive resolution" of the standoff with the US government. more
Feds to test North Carolina election computers for hacking  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
More than two years after a 2016 Election Day glitch, federal computer experts will inspect North Carolina polling equipment that used software by a company targeted by Russian military hackers more
Apple’s Mac Pro Product Manager talks design, performance, more in podcast interview  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
After the unveiling of the new Mac Pro on Monday at WWDC, Doug Brooks, the Apple Product Manager for the new machine, joined the... more
7.7 million LabCorp records stolen in same hack affecting Quest  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
LabCorp is the latest laboratory testing giant this week to confirm it’s affected by the same third-party data breach. The Burlington, North Carolina-based medical giant said 7.7 million... more
Ubisoft teases Watch Dogs Legion ahead of E3  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Yet another big game has been revealed ahead of E3 next week. Following a series of leaks, Ubisoft officially unveiled... more
Officials probe Baltimore cyberattack, claim of leaked files  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that hobbled the city's computer network more
SentinelOne raises $120M for its fully-autonomous, AI-based endpoint security solution  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Endpoint security — the branch of cybersecurity that focuses on data coming in from laptops, phones, and other devices connected to a network — is an $8 billion... more
Collections firm breach exposes data on 7.7M LabCorp customers - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Data exposed could include names, credit card information and medical providers, among other things. more
Australian National University Hacked, 19 Years of Students' Data Accessed  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Australia's top-ranked university said on Tuesday hackers breached its cyber defences late last year to obtain sensitive data of students. more
Is the new Diablo-like 'Warhammer: Chaosbane' game worth $60? Read this.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It'll help you forget about Diablo Immortal. Warhammer: Chaosbane is a hack-and-slash role-playing adventure, taking place in the regular Warhammer Universe. The title plunges the player... more
Quest Diagnostics says 11.9 million patients affected by data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Medical testing giant Quest Diagnostics has confirmed a third-party billing company has been hit by a data breach affecting 11.9 million patients. The laboratory testing company revealed the... more
Quest Diagnostics says 11.9 million credit cards and medical records skimmed by hackers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Medical testing giant Quest Diagnostics has confirmed a third-party billing company has been hit by a data breach affecting 11.9 million patients.... more
Save big on a one-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN!  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Safeguard your data and online privacy with this super-fast VPN. If you're still surfing the web without the protection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you're... more
Diablo-like 'Warhammer: Chaosbane' smashes onto Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Give this game a go. What you need to know Warhammer: Chaosbane is now available on Xbox One and other platforms. You have to purchase the "Magnus" and Deluxe editions to play... more
North Face apologises over Wikipedia 'hack'  BBC · 3 weeks
Images on the encyclopaedia were swapped to feature North Face clothing as an advertising stunt. more
How to block ad tracking on your iPhone  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
A recent article in The Washington Post by Geoffrey Fowler described the author’s shock when he discovered just how many... more
Enterprise cybersecurity startup BlueVoyant raises $82.5M at a $430M+ valuation  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The pace of malicious hacks and security breaches is showing no signs of slowing down, and spend among enterprises to guard against that is set to reach $124 billion... more
Cyber defense for nanoelectronics  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Today's societies critically depend on electronic systems. Past spectacular cyber-attacks have clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of existing systems and the need to prevent such attacks in the future. more
Uber will kick low-rated riders off the platform, Death Stranding release date revealed video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Today's major tech stories include Uber removing low-rated riders off the service, a Flipboard hack revealing... more
Flipboard Hack Exposed Usernames, Email Addresses and Hashed Passwords  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Flipboard today emailed Flipboard users to let them know about a security breach that saw usernames, email addresses,... more
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