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Stuck in your 'smart' chastity device? Use a screwdriver, manufacturer says

Fpo - The maker of a 'smart' male chastity device has recommended using a screwdriver to break them open after warnings they can be locked remotely by hackers.

Nevada school caught out in new data hack Special

A school in Nevada is the latest educational institution to be hit by a cybersecurity incident. Hackers have managed to capture some key personal data from the school systems.

APT41, the China-based hacking operation spanning the world

Bejing - A global hacking collective known as APT41 has been accused by US authorities of targeting company servers for ransom, compromising government networks and spying on Hong Kong activists.

Q&A: Years of IoT hacking, but what have we actually learned? Special

Why are IoT devices seemingly so easy to hack? There are countless examples of device manufacturers and tech companies that have fallen victim to attacks. A leading expert probes the issues and offers solutions.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto faces 90 charges as trial opens

Lisbon - The trial of Rui Pinto, the man behind the "Football Leaks" that exposed shady dealings by leading clubs, players and agents, begins on Friday in Lisbon, with the hacker facing 90 charges.

Hacker extracts thousands of databases from cybersecurity firm Special

A cybersecurity firm is where businesses go to protect their data, so it comes as a surprise that a hacker is claiming to have breached the backend servers belonging to DataViper. If proven, what does this mean for the sector?

Porn video interrupts US court hearing for accused Twitter hacker

Miami - A court hearing held via Zoom for a US teenager accused of masterminding a stunning hack of Twitter was interrupted Wednesday with rap music and porn, a newspaper reported.

Digital banking app Dave suffers from hacking incident Special

Hacker group ShinyHunters has claimed another victim in digital banking app Dave, this time compromising the personal information of 7.5 million users.

Is it time for passwords to become a thing of the past? Special

According to analyst Be Goodman, while passwords have been around many years, they are the ultimate lose-lose. They simultaneously provide a poor user experience and represent a tremendous security risk for all users and their employers.

Blackbaud hack results in university data being compromised Special

News has come in that Blackbaud, a cloud software provider to education and fundraising organisations, had been hacked. At least several universities and charitable organizations have been compromised.

Chinese cybercriminals targeted COVID research, hacked hundreds of companies: US

Washington - Two Chinese nationals have been indicted for seeking to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies in the United States and abroad, including defense contractors, the US Justice Department said Tuesday.

Twitter’s hack causes a stir in the cybersecurity community Special

The extent of the Twitter hack has caused consternation within the cybersecurity community over its extent and ease of operation. Naturally, those impacted are also feeling vulnerable. This means it is important to boost security.

UK 'confident' Moscow helped hackers target virus vaccine

London - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was "absolutely confident" in allegations by the UK and its allies that Russia targeted labs conducting coronavirus research, branding the behaviour "outrageous and reprehensible".

Russian hackers target COVID-19 vaccine research Special

It has been announced by the NCSC that Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine. This attempt at global disruption raises a number of concerns.

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Washington - Twitter says hackers "manipulated" some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Twitter hack raises security questions as US elections near

San Francisco - Twitter is probing a massive hack of high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden that has raised questions about the platform's security as it serves as a megaphone for politicians ahead of November's election.

Twitter hit by major hack targeting high-profile users

San Francisco - Twitter is investigating a massive hack in which high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden had their accounts hijacked by scammers who the social network believes targeted its employees to gain access to internal systems.

Hacker breaches DataViper security firm Special

It was announced that a hacker has breached the backend servers belonging to DataViper, a data leak monitoring service managed by Vinny Troia, a security researcher. It appears the hacker spent three months inside DataViper servers.

FT: Hackers for hire ‘targeted hundreds of institutions’ Special

It has been revealed that a hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world.

FIN7 hacking group member arrested by the U.S. Special

U.S. officials have arrested an alleged member of the FIN7 hacking group (also known as the Carbanak Group) who have been involved in several high-profile cybersecurity incidences.

Biden, Trump campaigns targeted by foreign hackers: Google

Washington - Campaign staffs for both President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden have been targeted recently by foreign hackers, Google researchers said Thursday, highlighting persistent data security concerns ahead of the November US election.

Germany calls in Russian envoy, seeks sanctions over hacking

Berlin - Germany's foreign ministry on Thursday called in the Russian ambassador to discuss possible sanctions over a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament, in an escalating diplomatic row.

China rejects US claim of attempted vaccine theft as 'smearing'

Bejing - Beijing accused the United States on Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus.

Women hack the crisis: A global virtual all-women hackathon

“Women Hack the Crisis,” is a global all-female hackathon to create solutions for the problems women face now and post-COVID 19. The was organized by The Expat Woman, a global community of women on a mission to engage, educate and empower.

Merkel cites 'hard evidence' Russian hackers targeted her

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced frustration Wednesday that Russia was targeting her in hacking attacks, saying she had concrete proof of the "outrageous" spying attempts."I can honestly say that it pains me.

Insight into ShinyHunter hacking activities, as data goes on sale Special

Hacker group ShinyHunter is selling over 73 million user records on the dark web for just $18K, which they claim to have stolen from ten companies around the world.

US says Chinese hacking vaccine research: reports

Washington - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and cybersecurity experts believe Chinese hackers are trying to steal research on developing a vaccine against coronavirus, two newspapers reported Monday.

UK and US warn of cyber threat to health sector fighting virus

London - Britain and the United States warned Tuesday of a rise in cyber attacks against health professionals involved in the coronavirus response by organised criminals "often linked with other state actors".

Q&A: How hackers are seeking to 'supply' online backorders Special

As more people resort to online shopping and panic buying, e-commerce scams will become more common. While the rest of the world is standing by waiting for things to return to normal, hackers are not taking a break, says Neill Feather, of SiteLock.

Health Traffic Light crowned winner of Hack from Home event

Following on from the innovative Hack from Home event, designed to find solutions for COVID-19 around the world, the startup ‘Health Traffic Light’ has been crowned the winner.
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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A screen shot of the Twitter account for the US Military Central Command, which was apparently hacked.
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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Screen capture of hacked website
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Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information.
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