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Carphone Warehouse, the UK's biggest independent phone retailer, has confirmed it has been the target of hackers. The company has said that the personal details of up to 2.4 million customers have been stolen, as well as 90,000 encrypted credit card records. BBC News reports that the affected site...

August 8th 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems called "GasPots" -- honeypots that mimic the real ones -- in several countries to track hackers' move...

August 7th 2015 at 11:47pm 0 Comments
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The Food and Drug Administration "strongly encourages" hospitals to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System, because it's vulnerable to cyberattacks that would allow a third party to remotely control dosages delivered via the computerized pumps. Unauthorized users are able to access the Symbiq...

July 31st 2015 at 8:42pm 0 Comments
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Hacker Samy Kamkar unveiled his latest triumph this morning: OwnStar, a tiny box that acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot and intercepts commands sent from a driver's OnStar RemoteLink app, allowing an unauthorized user to locate, unlock or start the vehicle. Simply place the box somewhere in an OnStar-connec...

July 30th 2015 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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You'd be forgiven for being skeptical about Mr. Robot, USA's new hacker thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. In general, movies and TV shows haven't done a great job of portraying hackers, and really, technology of any sort. Even the king of cinematic cool, director Michael Mann, cou...

July 30th 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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United Airlines detected a breach in its computer systems in May or early June, potentially putting the movements of millions of Americans in the hands of a China-backed hacker group, Bloomberg reports. This is the same group suspected of hacking into the Office of Personnel Management in June and...

July 29th 2015 at 4:02pm 0 Comments
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The Department of Defense reportedly shut down an unclassified email system on Tuesday after detecting "suspicious activity" over the weekend, according to CNN. The network served General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as a number of civilian contractors. The Pentag...

July 28th 2015 at 7:41pm 0 Comments
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Without a doubt, storing highly sensitive data on an internet-disconnected, "air-gapped" computer network is one of the best security measures an organization can take -- but nothing is foolproof. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Isreal have figured out how to discreetly siphon data from a...

July 27th 2015 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will patch 1.4 million US vehicles following the reveal of a hacking method by Wired. The "voluntary safety recall" -- which it seems will come in the form of a USB dongle -- applies to vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreen in-car-entertainment systems. Affect...

July 24th 2015 at 11:22am 0 Comments
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After months of investigation, law enforcement has nabbed suspects believed to be behind hacks at JPMorgan Chase and other big banks... and they're not quite the master criminals you might expect. Both the FBI and Israeli police have arrested four people for what now appears to be a classic "pump...

July 21st 2015 at 8:23pm 0 Comments
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Ashley Madison, the dating website that purports to connect people looking for an affair, has been the victim of a hack that has exposed the personal data of its 37 million users. Krebs on Security is reporting that the perpetrators are a hacker or hackers going by the name of Impact Team. So far,...

July 20th 2015 at 5:15am 0 Comments
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The CEO of Hacking Team has come out to defend his firm's behavior after a hack exposed the company's dirty laundry for all to see. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, David Vincenzetti said that his software was used to "fight the criminals" that are "operating on the border between...

July 13th 2015 at 10:39am 0 Comments