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Briton who stopped WannaCry attack arrested over separate malware claims | Technology |... - 0 views

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    "Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden "kill switch" for the malware, has been arrested by the FBI over his alleged involvement in another malicious software targeting bank accounts."
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For two years, criminals stole sensitive information using malware hidden in individual... - 0 views

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    "The criminals were able to send banner ads and javascript to their targets' computers by pushing both into ad networks. These networks aggressively scan advertisers' javascript for suspicious code, so the criminals needed to sneak their bad code past these checks."
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Hackers are selling powerful cyber weapons to anyone with the money to buy them - 0 views

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    "This person or group, who go by the names BestBuy and Popopret, recently spammed an ad to folks on Jabber, an instant messaging service. They offered to perform a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on whomever their client(s) wanted, and they backed up their offer by claiming to wield the ability to perform some of the strongest DDoS attacks ever seen. Recent events in the history of the internet show us that these kind of attacks - if these hackers indeed have the power they claim - can wreak internet havoc by blocking user access to a range of some of the web's most popular destinations."
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Turkey launches probe after hackers leak civilian data and taunt president - 0 views

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    "Turkey on Wednesday launched an investigation after a hacker or hackers posted a database online containing the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens - more than half of the country's population - and a message taunting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The population of Turkey is around 78 million. Experts say the leak could be one of the largest public leaks of its kind."
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Ransomware hackers steal a hospital. Again. / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "A month after a hospital in Hollywood was shut down by a ransomware infection that encrypted all the files on its computers and computer-controlled instruments and systems, another hospital, this one in Kentucky, has suffered a similar fate. "
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Hackers Home in on Health, Education, Government Sectors | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld - 0 views

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    New York healthcare provider, California's higher education system and the U.S. Department of Energy have become the latest targets of data bandits.
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Leaked employee passwords open up Fortune 500 companies to hackers - 0 views

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    "At 221 of the Fortune 500 companies, Fortune magazine's list of the the top 500 U.S. public corporations ranked by gross revenue, employees' credentials are posted publicly online for hackers to steal and reuse in cyberattacks, according to new research from the web intelligence firm Recorded Future. "
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Hackers Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records - 0 views

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    "The hackers who stole 4.5 million patient records from an American hospital network might have exploited the infamous Heartbleed bug to carry out the hack - the first time the bug has been reported to be at the center of a high-profile breach."
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Bitcoin Thefts Surge, DDoS Hackers Take Millions - InformationWeek - 0 views

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    "Bitcoin Internet Payment System (BIPS), a Denmark-based Bitcoin payment processor, suffered a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack."
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