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Today on In Case You Missed It: An MIT group built a 3D printer that extrudes glass rather than plastic; they believe the technology could be used to make cheaper fiber optic cables. Chatroulette users were treated to a surprise live first-person shooter game that pitted them against creepy zombie...

August 22nd 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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If you just returned from an isolated island vacation (or perhaps you live under a particularly sweet and naïve rock structure), you may not have heard that notorious "dating service" Ashley Madison was hacked. The controversial site is billed as a social network and dating service for marrie...

August 19th 2015 at 6:26pm 0 Comments
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When you call your enterprise "Hacking Team" you'd like to think you're pretty on top of that whole, well, hacking thing. Yet here we are, telling you about how the aforementioned organization has just seen 400GB of data pilfered from its servers, and put onto BitTorrent for all to see. Hacking Te...

July 6th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Over the last few years Facebook has made a number of tweaks to make it easier to protect your account from hackers, but that doesn't mean individual users are keeping up. Since there's no point to security features if people don't use them, and hacked accounts are annoying for everyone (why are t...

May 27th 2015 at 2:16pm 0 Comments
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A hacked account can happen to the best of us, but it's a bit embarrassing when you're an executive of the service in question. Enter Anthony Noto, Chief Financial Officer of Twitter. He's already suffered a "DM fail" -- accidentally tweeting a message instead of sending it privately -- that revea...

February 10th 2015 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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Hackers have accessed millions of customer and employee details from US-based health insurance firm Anthem, including name addresses and social security numbers. The database that was accessed included details for roughly 80 million people, but Anthem, the second biggest insurer in the country, be...

February 5th 2015 at 3:36am 0 Comments
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The Massively tip line frequently receives notes from MMO gamers who are upset about being hacked in one MMO or another. Sometimes it's the result of a serious security flaw in the game, but sometimes it's just a lapse in a player's personal security. One way or another, it sucks. I've never had a...

December 30th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Get ready to call your credit card provider again -- another major US retailer has reported that its payment system has been compromised. Kmart's IT team quietly announced that malware has been found in its stores' register systems, noting that both debit and credit card numbers have been stolen....

October 10th 2014 at 6:51pm 0 Comments
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In April and June, one of the largest hospital networks in the US was hacked. Community Health Systems says that cyber attacks originating in China stole the personal details of 4.5 million patients including names, addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates and Social Security numbers. In a regula...

August 18th 2014 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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Recent hacking of Aura Kingdom apparently resulted in stolen email addresses that are being used to pester users players are reporting that they're getting invitations sent to their Aeria Games email address from an individual asking them to join an Aura Kingdom private server. Fortunately Aeria Ga...

February 21st 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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If you've logged in to use Kickstarter, perhaps to support an up-and-coming MMO, then pay attention: earlier today, the site reported to users that it was hacked this past week and customer data was accessed. In a security notice posted on the site, Kickstarter said that it was notified by authori...

February 15th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments