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The Worm That Nearly Ate the Internet

The Worm That Nearly Ate the Internet

Just over 10 years ago, a unique strain of malware blitzed the internet so rapidly that it shocked cybersecurity experts worldwide. Known as Conficker, it was and remains the most persistent computer worm ever seen,…

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Chinese hackers targeted big tech companies to steal trade secrets from enterprise customers

Chinese hackers targeted big tech companies to steal trade secrets from enterprise customers

A cybersecurity firm has recently revealed information about Chinese hackers who have been hacking big telco companies intending to extract personal and corporate information that could potentially benefit the Chinese government. Cybersecurity company Cybereason released…

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A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata

A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata

Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images For anyone who’s worried that their phone might be hacked to track their location, who they call and when, and On Monday night, researchers at Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason revealed the results…

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Oregon may have a new problem: cybersecurity

Oregon may have a new problem: cybersecurity

Officials say they are working to address the problem, in particular with a new agency that provides data tracking and training, among other cybersecurity initiatives. Yet despite that work — and procedures in place within…

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Confirmed: NASA Has Been Hacked

Confirmed: NASA Has Been Hacked

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) this week confirmed that it’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been hacked. The extent of the breach, which happened in April 2018, was such that the Johnson…

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People’s Instagram accounts are being mysteriously taken over by Russians, and they can’t get them back

People’s Instagram accounts are being mysteriously taken over by Russians, and they can’t get them back

Instagram has been hit by a mysterious spate of hacks stemming from Russia, leaving users permanently locked out of their accounts. After being locked out of their accounts, users report having their profile picture, username and…

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iCloud leak hacker who stole Jennifer Lawrence nude photos sentenced to prison

iCloud leak hacker who stole Jennifer Lawrence nude photos sentenced to prison

The man who hacked into hundreds of iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and others before leaking their nude photos across the internet has been sentenced. Connecticut man George Garafano became infamous when he stole private photos from…

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Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

As Cointelegraph has reported, in January 2018, Coincheck suffered an industry record-breaking hack when $534 million worth of NEM was stolenfrom its wallets. Cointelegraph Japan cites a report from Japanese media agency Asahi Shimbun, which claims that fresh research has cast…

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Exposed database reveals personal information of 1.6 million job seekers

Exposed database reveals personal information of 1.6 million job seekers

An unsecured database of personal information, including phone numbers, salary expectations and openness to new job opportunities, of about 1.6 million job seekers from around the world has been discovered online, according to research published Monday.…

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What price do companies really pay when they breach consumer trust

What price do companies really pay when they breach consumer trust

It’s the law of unintended consequence and it always hurts. Data-driven marketing has ushered in the era surveillance capitalism, where brands compete on who can provide the very best experiences, but need to pursuit increasingly…