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Feds Issue Warning About Mass-Shooting-Related Scams, Malware

Feds Issue Warning About Mass-Shooting-Related Scams, Malware

A federal security agency is warning people to be wary of criminals using the recent mass-shootings in El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio as an opportunity to launch malware attacks and scams. The Cybersecurity and…

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Capital One breach the latest example of the growing risk of data hacks

Capital One breach the latest example of the growing risk of data hacks

TORONTO — This week’s massive Capital One data breach is the latest in a string of cyberattacks that experts say are becoming larger and more frequent, as corporations hold more personal data in online repositories…

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Heads Up: Cybercrime Is a Business

Heads Up: Cybercrime Is a Business

When the hacker behind the Capital One data breach was presented in the media, she very much fit the eccentric cybercriminal stereotype. However, the truth is that she’s quite an outlier. Most cybercriminals operate in…

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

On June 19, 2019, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that was set up to investigate this incident issued warrants for four individuals that they hold responsible: They are three Ukrainian nationals and one Russian national.…

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“Wizard” Hacker, 20, Who Broke Into Bulgaria’s Entire Population Released

“Wizard” Hacker, 20, Who Broke Into Bulgaria’s Entire Population Released

Call it mother of cybercrimes but a hacker has more or less broken into the entire population of Bulgaria — hacking personal data of more than five million of the total seven million residents. Prime…

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Hackers steal millions of Bulgarians’ data; Russian tie seen

Hackers steal millions of Bulgarians’ data; Russian tie seen

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an emergency meeting of all law enforcement services to consider the potential harm to the country’s national security. Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov told reporters after the meeting that the hackers…

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No more social media for you, an irked judge tells Roger Stone

No more social media for you, an irked judge tells Roger Stone

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign (right) and his wife Nydia Stone arrive at federal court in Washington, D.C., July 16, 2019. Roger Sto A federal judge who has warned Roger Stone…

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Delhi Police Cyber Crime Cell arrests person trying to scam ministries by creating fake ID

Delhi Police Cyber Crime Cell arrests person trying to scam ministries by creating fake ID

The accused sent a mail to Ministry of Labour and Employment saying he’s newly appointed Pay and Accounts Officer After that he asked the ministry to approve his ID on PFMS as a Pay and…

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Bitfinex Hack New Twist: Two Arrested in Israel After $1.5M Moved

Bitfinex Hack New Twist: Two Arrested in Israel After $1.5M Moved

One of the most prominent crypto cybercrimes in recent years took a dramatic turn on June 23, when two Israeli brothers were arrested in connection with the 2016 Bitfinex hack and other crypto-related phishing attacks. Just shy of 120,000 Bitcoin (BTC) were stolen…

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Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid

Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid

Early Sunday morning, all of mainland Argentina lost power in an “unprecedented” blackout event that left most of the country’s 44 million citizens in the dark until the evening. The blackout also extended to Uruguay…