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Hackers and Hacking

Hack knocks out a fifth of the Dark Web

DragonImages via Getty Images The Dark Web is having a rough time right now… although the victims in this case won’t earn too much sympathy. An Anonymous-linked hacker speaking to Motherboard brought down about a fifth of the Tor network’s ‘secret’ websites (over 10,000 of them) in a claimed vigilante move. The intruder decided to attack a Dark Web hosting ...

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Here’s how to become an ethical hacker

Cybersecurity should be top of mind for most people, especially given the slew of high-profile cyber-attacks that have been dominating the news. While it’s often unclear who the perpetrators of these attacks are, the core concepts and techniques they use are well known, and can help you protect yourself or build a lucrative career protecting others from cyber threats. The ...

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High-ranking Russian cybercrimes officer arrested for treason

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov A top Russian cyberintelligence officer who US officials say lead last year’s election hacking was arrested this week. Sergei Mikhailov, a senior member of the Federal Security Service (FSB), is charged with treason. For now, one Russian newspaper reports indicate that the arrest isn’t related to election hacking. According to an article in Kommersant, the arrest stems from ...

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Connected Cars Pose a Cybersecurity Challenge

This year, CES 2017 featured a variety of technologies that support the future of autonomous or automated driving, including parking assist, collision avoidance, emergency braking and much more. This is according to David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, who explains technology has transformed the driving experience through delivering safer, more efficient and comfortable journeys. However, Emm warns the ...

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KPK Right to Information website hacked by Indians

The website of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) has been allegedly hacked by Indian hackers. The cyber-attack came right after a couple of days when Pakistani hacker group “Alone Injector” defaced Indian National Security Guard website. KPK RTI Commission ensures transparency and access to information. The hacked website displayed Indian flag and a message in the Hindi language. Only ...

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Lynda.com is the latest website to fall victim to hacking

Another day, another digital breach. The latest victim of a cyberattack is online learning company Lynda.com, a LinkedIn subsidiary, which sent out an email this weekend to certain users to inform them of a database hack that may have compromised their information. Around 9.5 million users received such an email, as the database in question included contact information and courses ...

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Saudi Central Bank Systems Said to Be Struck by Iran Malware

State-sponsored hackers who unleashed a digital bomb in key parts of Saudi Arabia’s computer networks over the last two weeks damaged systems at the country’s central bank, known as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, according to two people briefed on an ongoing investigation of the breach. The central bank said in a statement late Friday that its systems hadn’t been ...

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YAHOO SAYS MORE THAN 1 BILLION ACCOUNTS WERE COMPROMISED IN A 2013 HACK

Yahoo is already dealing with some customer distrust issues thanks to a hack that took place in September, and now new information about another hack has emerged and could really be the final nail in the long overdue Yahoo coffin. The company has disclosed a hack that took place way back in August 2013, in which hackers obtained data from a stunning 1 billion accounts. Yahoo ...

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