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Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

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The most interesting and important hacks of 2018

The hacks, exploits and data breaches security researcher need to most pay attention to are those that do something new or suddenly increase in volume.

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Facebook let Netflix, Spotify read your private messages

Facebook offered user data to more than 150 companies, ranging from tech and entertainment companies to online retailers, automakers, and even banks.

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Attacking from inside, cyber crooks rake in millions from banks

Crooks stole tens of millions of dollars from banks with hacks involving hidden devices and direct connections to local networks.

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Hackers get into National Republican Congressional Committee's email system

The National Republican Congressional Committee's email system was hacked leading up to midterm elections.

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US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

Following the Marriott breach, a U.S. senator proposes jailing senior company executives and levying multi-billion-dollar fines for data breaches.

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Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

An NPM package with 2 million weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. Plus, more problems arise from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Why hacking leads to less security respect

If security and risk management continue to be marketed as tools that aren't necessarily complementary to an organization’s strategy, they will continue to be seen as outsiders.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

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Republican Kemp accuses Georgia Democrats of hacking but provides no proof

Georgia’s Secretary of State Office is investigating the Democratic Party of Georgia for hacking the state’s voter registration system but failed to cite any evidence.

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Thousands of critical energy and water systems exposed online for anyone to exploit

Critical functions such as starting or stopping a system can be accessed online by anyone, be it nation-state attackers or script kiddies.

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Flaws in brain stimulation tech could let hackers erase or hold memories for ransom

If security flaws in brain stimulation tech are not fixed, researchers warn that hackers will be able to target your memories, erase them or hold them for ransom in the future.

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FBI: Call of Duty gamers helped steal $3.3 million in cryptocurrency hacking scheme

The FBI suspects Call of Duty players of participating in a cryptocurrency hacking ring that allegedly managed to steal over $3 million in cryptocurrency.

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Burned malware returns, says Cylance report: Is Hacking Team responsible?

Burning malware forces attackers to evolve, not go away. Network defenders take note.

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High-tech thieves used a relay attack to steal a Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S owner did not enable the PIN to Drive security feature, so hackers were able to use a tablet and phone to capture the signal from the fob and steal the car.

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3 ways politicians could prevent voting machines from being hacked (if they wanted to)

The current state of voting security is laughably bad, but we know how to secure voting machines. The problem isn't technical, but a lack of political will.

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35 million voter records from 19 states for sale on hacking forum

Researchers found more than 35 million U.S. voter records for sale on a hacking forum. The records are from 2018 voter registrations in 19 states, including Wisconsin, Texas and Georgia.

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Pentagon's new weapon systems are easy to hack, GAO report finds

A recent GAO report revealed that some US Department of Defense weapon systems use default passwords and that a port scan can cause weapon systems to fail.

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Gwinnett Medical Center investigating possible data breach

After being contacted by Salted Hash about a possible data breach, Gwinnett Medical Center, a not-for-profit network of healthcare providers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has confirmed they're investigating what the healthcare provider...

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