UK to prosecute online hate crime as seriously as offline hate crime

UK to prosecute online hate crime as seriously as offline hate crime

The UK is cracking down on hate crime which is committed online, telling prosecutors to treat online hate crime the same as hate crime committed offline.

08/21/17

HBO hackers threaten to leak final episode of Game of Thrones Season 7

HBO hackers threaten to leak final episode of Game of Thrones Season 7

The attackers responsible for hacking HBO say they are about to leak this year’s final episode of Game of Thrones.

08/20/17

Skilled bad actors use new pulse wave DDoS attacks to hit multiple targets

Skilled bad actors use new pulse wave DDoS attacks to hit multiple targets

In a new type of DDoS attack, skilled bad actors use pulse wave DDoS assaults to exploit weaknesses in appliance-first hybrid mitigation solutions and pin down multiple targets.

08/16/17

DOJ demands 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to Trump protest site

DOJ demands 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to Trump protest site

DreamHost is fighting the government's search warrant to identify who visited an anti-Trump site, saying the warrant violates privacy laws and the Fourth Amendment.

08/15/17

GoDaddy kicks Daily Stormer, which then claimed Anonymous hacked it

GoDaddy kicks Daily Stormer, which then claimed Anonymous hacked it

Anonymous called BS on Daily Stormer's claim they hacked it, suggesting the hate-spewing site may be having problems finding a new host.

08/14/17

Russian hackers used leaked NSA hacking tool to spy on hotel guests

Russian hackers used leaked NSA hacking tool to spy on hotel guests

Fancy Bear, a Russian government-sponsored cyber-espionage group, has been accused of using a leaked NSA hacking tool in attacks against hotels in order to spy on guests.

08/13/17

FBI used booby-trapped video to unmask suspected Tor-using sextortionist

FBI used booby-trapped video to unmask suspected Tor-using sextortionist

The FBI tainted a video with code that revealed the real IP of "Brian Kil," a sextortionist who used Tor to mask his identity while terrorizing girls in Indiana.

08/09/17

Social media exploitation key in Trump’s 'extreme vetting' program

Social media exploitation key in Trump’s 'extreme vetting' program

Trump administration seeks help from tech firms to create an "extreme vetting" program for immigrants to the U.S. Documents indicate IBM is interested.

08/08/17

NSA whistleblower discusses ‘How the NSA tracks you’

NSA whistleblower discusses ‘How the NSA tracks you’

William Binney, who quit the NSA because it engages in the "total invasion of the privacy rights of everybody on the planet," presented "How the NSA tracks you" at the hacker conference SHA2017.

08/07/17

WannaCry 'hero' to pay $30,000 for bail, plead not guilty to Kronos trojan charges

WannaCry 'hero' to pay $30,000 for bail, plead not guilty to Kronos trojan charges

Bail was set for $30,000 for Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTech, after he was arrested for allegedly creating the banking trojan Kronos.

08/06/17

Amazon Echo hacked to allow continuous remote eavesdropping

Amazon Echo hacked to allow continuous remote eavesdropping

Amazon Echo devices older than 2017 can be physically hacked and turned into a "wiretap." Researchers urge caution when buying second-hand devices.

08/02/17

HBO hacked: Games of Thrones spoilers and other episodes leaked

HBO hacked: Games of Thrones spoilers and other episodes leaked

HBO confirmed the attack but didn’t say what was stolen. However, the hackers say they have spoilers for the next Game of Thrones episode, plus unreleased episodes for other shows.

08/01/17

Hackers can hijack car washes, remotely trap and ‘physically attack’ people

Hackers can hijack car washes, remotely trap and ‘physically attack’ people

Vulnerabilities in Internet-connected car washes could be exploited to trap or damage vehicles, as well as "physically attack" people.

07/31/17

Def Con hackers showed how easily voting machines can be hacked

Def Con hackers showed how easily voting machines can be hacked

Hackers at Def Con's voting machine village made quick work of showing just how vulnerable "secure" voting machines really are.

07/30/17

Winners of the 2017 Pwnie Awards

Winners of the 2017 Pwnie Awards

The very best and the very worst in the security community were recognized at the annual Pwnie Awards at Black Hat USA.

07/27/17

Police, municipalities are using highly insecure Bright City app

Police, municipalities are using highly insecure Bright City app

Researcher claims the Bright City app, meant to be used by cops, local governments and citizens, lacks security controls and exposes data.

07/25/17

U.S. company will implant microchips in employees

U.S. company will implant microchips in employees

A Wisconsin company wants to implant RFID microchips in employee "volunteers," saying the microchipping of humans is "inevitable."

07/24/17

Hacker made off with over 5.5M Social Security numbers

Hacker made off with over 5.5M Social Security numbers

Personally identifiable information of 6,367,467 users from 10 states was exposed when America's JobLink Alliance Technical Support was breached.

07/23/17

Hackers can remotely control, hijack a Segway MiniPro hoverboard

Hackers can remotely control, hijack a Segway MiniPro hoverboard

Leading up to the Black Hat conference, IOActive shows how a Segway Ninebot MiniPro hoverboard can be hijacked.

07/19/17

Hacker allegedly stole $7.4 million worth of Ether in 3 minutes

Hacker allegedly stole $7.4 million worth of Ether in 3 minutes

A hacker allegedly stole $7.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether in three minutes during CoinDash's Token Sale.

07/18/17

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