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Hackers can force your monitor to permanently display images

Security researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows hackers to manipulate the pixels of computer monitors to change the displayed image. It could allow a new breed of malware to emerge, fooling users by displaying messages that bypass their PC.

Apple finally has a bug bounty program, offers $200k rewards

Apple has announced it is forming a bug bounty program in September with rewards up to $200,000. Apple is the last major tech company to offer such a scheme. Despite its late entrance, it has been praised by security experts for accepting external help.

Decades-old Windows bug leaks your Microsoft account to the world

Hackers have uncovered a major flaw in Windows that has been present in every released version since Windows 95. It is still exploitable in Windows 10 and could reveal your username and password, including your email address, to the world.

Experts warn of hackers adopting ransomware at 'alarming' rates

The number of ransomware attacks faced by PC users is rising at an "alarming" rate, according to security experts who study the increasingly popular class of malware.

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.

Maryland hospital hacked with ransomware, FBI suspects inside job

Baltimore - A Samsam ransomware virus infected the MedStar Web server of the Baltimore's Union Memorial Hospital, in Maryland. The malware has been launched from within, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports.

Hackers post private data of America's largest police union

Personal online files from the largest police union in the U.S. were leaked online Thursday after a hacker breached the website of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

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.

Electronic Health Records: a gold rush for data thieves

The United States continues to present the largest market of “soft targets” for identity thieves. As security upgrades continue to roll out among America’s millions credit cards, identity thieves are taking the path of least resistance to stay busy

Time Warner Cable: Up to 320,000 email passwords possibly stolen

Time Warner Cable Inc. reported Wednesday that email passwords for up to 320,000 customers may have been stolen. The company also said it hasn't determined how the information was harvested, but there no indications of a breach at Time Warner Cable.

Hackers replace ISIS site with Viagra ad and message to calm down

A group associated with the famed hacker collective Anonymous has a message for ISIS, which it promptly displayed by taking down one of the terror organization's sites. A message, it appears, in the form of an advertisement for Viagra, and a suggestion.

Hackers say ISIS is planning attack at WWE 'Survivor Series'

Atlanta - Anonymous, an online activist/hacker group, said the terrorist group ISIS is planning an attack at WWE 'Survivor Series,' which is being held on Sunday evening.

French researchers find a way to hack Siri from 16 feet away

Google Now can take orders from hackers across the room. Not only can this be done with Google Now, but hackers can do the same thing with Siri.

Toronto police: Two unconfirmed suicides over Ashley Madison hack

Toronto - At least two people may have committed suicide, and a number of "hate crimes" have been reported because of the hacking of the Ashley Madison website, Toronto police said on Monday.

Review: Genius and curiosity go unrewarded in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include Disney’s version of instant gratification; a new TV series from an Oscar-winning director; a couple of clandestine, small screen operations that risk exposure; and an inventive horror picture.

Hackers steal data of 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers

Carphone Warehouse announced last Wednesday that hackers might have gained access to personal data of almost 2.4 million customers as one of the company's Information Technology (I.T.) systems in the U.K. came under attack.

Hacking forum Darkode dismantled in multi-nation operation

Washington - A hacking forum described as the world's most savvy English-speaking online watering hole for criminal computer gurus has been smashed, US and European officials said Wednesday.A total of 28 people were arrested and 12 were charged.

Hackers hit Donald Trump hotels with major credit card breach

While Donald Trump is making news for inflammatory political comments, there is a security breach in several of the real estate mogul's hotels. Hackers have pried access to credit card information and several hotels are potentially affected.

5 ways your company website can get hacked

"I’d love for someone to hack my website!” said no one, ever. Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”

'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

Russia hacked the White House, accessed the President's schedule

The same Russian hackers that recently damaged the State Department hacked into sensitive parts of the White House managed to access information including details of the president's schedule, according to a new report.

eZanga discovers a new botnet affecting advertisers and users

A new piece of malware that clandestinely hijacks web browsers and uses them to farm lucrative, but fraudulent, ad click-throughs has been discovered spreading across unsuspecting users’ computers.

The Bitcoin blockchain could be spreading malware across the web

A new report has suggested that the core of Bitcoin could be used by hackers to deliver harmful, dangerous malware to unsuspecting users of the cryptocurrency network if malicious files were uploaded instead of transactions to the Bitcoin blockchain.

CIA elevates hackers to a powerful new role inside the government

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the CIA's hackers have just been moved up to a new position, and one of more power. John Brennan, CIA director, called for a "massive reorganization" of the CIA hierarchy and priorities, focusing on its hackers and hacking.

2 'Lizard Squad' members identified, security researcher says

Security researcher and former cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs says he knows exactly who may be behind the massive attacks that took down both Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live platform for two straight days.

Apple gives Macs security update automatically to combat hackers

Apple updated users' Macs on Monday, December 22, automatically to combat a security issue that would have allowed hackers to take control of any of their computers from a remote location.

MPAA: 'It is a despicable, criminal act'; Obama weighs in, too

In his last press conference of the year, President Obama said he wished Sony had not pulled "The Interview." He and his family head to Hawaii for a holiday break.

James Franco, Seth Rogen cancel public appearances amid threats

New York - Stars of the upcoming comedy The Interview have canceled previously scheduled promotional appearances for the film amid threats of violence from cyber hackers.

Government workers unwittingly cause half of all data breaches

Turns out, the biggest risk to the U.S. government's data collection and storage apparatus isn't activist hackers like Edward Snowden, but rather incompetent bureaucrats unable to distinguish a phishing scam from authentic e-mail.

Classified information at risk after government website hacked

U.S. authorities fear hackers are attempting to gain highly classified information after thousands of user names and passwords were stolen from a government database.
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