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Full extent of Yahoo attack revealed

Yahoo has finally revealed the extent of a "state-sponsored" hack. Back in 2014, hackers stole data relating to 500 million. This was probably the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

Putin denies Democrat email hack but praises leak

Vladivostok - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Moscow was behind an email hack that embarrassed White House hopeful Hillary Clinton but said it was important the information got into the public domain.

Dropbox admits hacker stole details of 70 million users

It has been revealed that a hack of cloud storage provider Dropbox reported in 2012 actually affected nearly 70 million users. The hackers responsible for the theft have now dumped the data onto the Internet, revealing the true scale of the attack.

'Russian hackers' attack two US voter databases

Washington - Russian-based hackers may have been responsible for two recent attempts to breach US voter registration databases in two states, raising fears Moscow is trying to undermine November's presidential election, US media said Monday.

Snowden documents 'show NSA leak is real'

Washington - Previously unpublished documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden confirm that some of the spy agency's top-secret code has been leaked or hacked, The Intercept reported Friday.

Hackers steal $65 million in Bitcoins in huge exchange heist

Hackers have stolen over $65 million in Bitcoins from a major cryptocurrency exchange. BitFenix, one of the largest operating Bitcoin exchanges, has had to suspend its marketplace in the wake of the major cyberattack and Bitcoin's value has fallen.

Wendy's hit by credit card hack

U.S. fast food burger chain Wendy's has been hit in a major credit card hack. It is estimated that one in five outlets nationwide have been affected.

33 million Twitter accounts appear online but site wasn't hacked

A hacker has released a database containing around 33 million Twitter user credentials on the dark web. The nature of the data suggests Twitter itself has not been hacked. Instead, it has been assembled using malware to steal passwords.

Facebook Messenger flaw lets hackers hijack your conversations

A serious flaw in Facebook Messenger, a service used by over 900 million people worldwide, could have allowed hackers to hijack your conversations and pose as your contacts. The vulnerability could have been used to host other malware.

Mark Zuckerberg used 'dadada' as a password, gets accounts hacked

A number of online accounts owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have been compromised by hackers. The attackers are believed to have gained access by finding Zuckerberg's password in a data breach, unbelievably "dadada," a very weak phrase.

China-based cyber spies 'hack Taiwan ruling party'

Taipei - Mainland hackers were likely to be behind an attack on the website of Taiwan's ruling party, a US-based security firm said Thursday, as the island warns of growing cyber threats.

Four 'mega dumps' in a month spark fears of hidden data hacks

The user credentials of hundreds of millions of hacked Myspace and Tumblr accounts have turned up online in separate databases. The hack appears to have occurred several years ago and could be related to the recent release of LinkedIn user details.

117 million LinkedIn accounts stolen in 2012 now for sale online

Nearly four years after LinkedIn was hacked, the site has now confirmed that over 117 million accounts were affected. The number is vastly more than was previously indicated. The findings came to light after the data was found for sale on the dark web.

1 billion email accounts offered for sale on the dark web for $1

A lone hacker is selling over a billion email usernames and passwords for only a dollar on the Russian dark web, according to a report. The majority of the accounts are for Mail.ru, Russia's most popular provider, but some cover Google and Microsoft.

Serious security vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung Smart Home

Serious security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samsung's Smart Home system for connecting household items to the Internet. The system allows you to automate things such as locks and thermostats but several critical areas are exposed to hackers.

Passwords of seven million Minecraft players being sold online

The passwords to over seven million user accounts owned by members of a popular Minecraft community have been hacked and are now being offered for sale on the dark net. The community, Lifeboat, didn't notify users until three months after the breach.

New Android malware silently installs ransomware from website

A new form of malware using online advertisements to sneak ransomware onto Android devices has been discovered in the wild. The malware loads "Dogspectus" onto phones and doesn’t require any user interaction, operating completely silently.

Spotify denies it was hacked as lists of passwords appear online

A list that contains hundreds of Spotify usernames, email addresses and passwords has appeared online. Spotify says it wasn't hacked but users have confirmed many of the details are valid and have reported problems with their account.

Emergency Android update fixes critical exploit bug

Google has rushed out a critical Android security update that fixes a bug that could allow attackers to compromise a phone using a malicious app in the Google Play Store. The fix will not be available on the majority of Android handsets though.

BBC, MSN and New York Times infected with ransomware

A number of major news sites have inadvertently hosted ransomware that could infect visitors' computers and permanently encrypt files. Publishers including the BBC, MSN and The New York Times are amongst those affected in the widespread campaign.

Can you hack a Chromebook? Google offers $100k for your time

Google has set a challenge to security research and friendly hacking communities. It will pay $100,000 to anyone who details a working exploit that gives them remote and persistent access to a Chromebook computer, an attractive new reward.

Adobe: Patch Flash now to prevent hackers accessing your PC

Adobe has released a critical security update for its Flash media player across all supported platforms. It includes a patch for a gaping security hole being actively exploited by hackers, the latest in a long line of problems with the aging plugin.

Triada Trojan 'almost impossible' to detect, very sophisticated

A new Trojan malware has been discovered that is capable of making in-app purchases and gaining root access to phones. It could affect as many as 60 percent of all Android devices, is very sophisticated and almost impossible to remove.

'Over half' of all wireless mice vulnerable to 'Mousejack' attack

A warning has been issued after security researchers discovered many wireless mice are vulnerable to attacks that could give hackers control of a computer. Wireless mice usually work over unencrypted connections, putting them at risk of attack.

Seven-year old Linux bug potentially devastating to devices

A potentially devastating vulnerability in one of the core components of the Linux operating system threatens to leave billions of computers, servers, routers and other embedded hardware open to remote attack. It has been left unpatched for years.

Google offering 2GB free storage as reward for updating security

Google is giving users 2GB of free Google Drive cloud storage in return for spending two minutes of their time to complete a Security Checkup. The offer is part of Safer Internet Day, designed to raise awareness of security issues online.

66% of Android devices at risk as zero-day flaw found in Linux

A zero-day flaw found in the Linux kernel has put as many as 66 percent of Android devices at risk of exploit by hackers and malware creators. The bug also affects millions of desktop computers and Linux servers around the world.

Twitter goes down affecting millions of users around the world

Shock and disappointment to millions: Twitter went down this morning and people across the globe are up in arms. The site is not accessible through desktop or mobile services.

LastPass users warned of sophisticated phishing attack

A flaw in the popular password manager software LastPass has been discovered by a security researcher. It allows a hacker to design an exceptionally convincing phishing attack and persuade the user to give up the root password protecting their details.

34k Steam users saw each other's details in 'Winter Fail' outage

Over five days after users of the Steam PC gaming service were shown private account details of other members, Valve has responded with a statement explaining what went wrong. A configuration error caused the security issue, affecting 34,000 users.
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