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'Hack the Pentagon' program reveals 138 security flaws: U.S.

Washington - Hackers invited by the US government as part of a pilot program to find flaws with five Pentagon websites discovered 138 security vulnerabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

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.

Instagram hacked by ten year-old boy

Helsinki - A ten year-old boy from Finland has hacked into Instagram, exposing a flaw in the Facebook-owned software. He has been rewarded by the company for his efforts.

Sweden military servers hacked, used in 2013 attack on U.S. banks

Stockholm - Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major US banks in 2013, the armed forces said on Monday.The attack knocked out the web pages of as many as 20 major US banks and financial institutions, sometimes for several days.

Turkey election authority denies being source of data leak

Istanbul - Turkey's election authority has denied that a massive data leak which saw the personal information of 50 million citizens posted online came from its system, local media reported Saturday.

'Panama Papers' law firm says 'hacked by servers abroad'

Panama - One of the founders of the law firm at the center of the explosive "Panama Papers" revelations on off-shore holdings told AFP on Tuesday his company was hacked by servers abroad.

South Korea says North hacked phones of key officials

Seoul - South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials, part of a series of cyber-attacks launched after its fourth nuclear test.

Top Chinese university hacked by IS infiltrator: Reports

Bejing - A hacker proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group infiltrated the internal network of one of China's top universities to display images of masked and mounted militants, reports said Monday.

IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack

Kiev - A power failure that plunged parts of western Ukraine into the dark last month was caused by a cyberattack, IT experts said Tuesday, and one source called it a world first.

Hacker allegedly stole unaired scripts and more from celebrities

A 23-year-old man from the Bahamas is accused of targeting more than 100 celebrities with hacking attacks and stealing unaired TV scripts, sexually explicit material and more.

Twitter issues warnings of 'state-sponsored hacking'

Washington - Twitter has warned some of its users that their accounts on the messaging platform may be the target of "state-sponsored hackers.

German police stage raids against malware users

Berlin - German police have searched the homes of 13 people as part of an international swoop on users of the mobile phone malware DroidJack, authorities said Thursday.

Russia 'tried to hack MH17 inquiry system'

Den Haag - Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board's computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, experts said Friday.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails

Washington - The CIA accused WikiLeaks of "malicious intent" after the anti-secrecy campaign group published an initial tranche of documents Wednesday it said were from the personal email account of director John Brennan.

Teen easily hacks CIA director's personal email account

On Sunday, The New York Post reported that a teen hacker claimed to have gained access to CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account.

'IS hacker' accused of stealing U.S. data arrested in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested a "terrorist hacker" wanted by Washington for allegedly stealing data related to more than a thousand US military and government personnel and providing the information to the Islamic State group.

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.

Hacking sends shivers through brave new world of digital cars

Frankfurt - The connected car may be catching everyone's imagination at this year's IAA auto show. But the new technology also brings with it new dangers, such as hacking.

Ashley Madison says site growing, insists women are using

Ottawa - Embattled dating-for-cheaters website Ashley Madison insisted Monday that a massive hack and release of user data had not affected the site's prospects, with hundreds of thousands of new members -- including real women.

Ashley Madison boss steps down after data breach

Ottawa - The chief executive of dating-for-adulterers website Ashley Madison stepped down on Friday after hackers leaked its membership list online.

Bitcoin CEO's arrest leaves trail of unanswered questions

Toukyo - The arrest of MtGox boss Mark Karpeles has begun to shed light on the defunct Bitcoin exchange after hundreds of millions of dollars in virtual currency vanished from its digital vaults last year.

Heists go Hollywood with DefCon hacks

Las Vegas - Hollywood-style heists took on real-world potential as hackers at a Def Con gathering showed how to crack safes in full view of security cameras without ever being seen.

Uneasy detente between Def Con hackers, 'feds'

Las Vegas - There was some bridge-building, but a real rift remained on Saturday between US spy agencies and the world's most infamous hacker gathering.

Greek police find no sign of Varoufakis tax hacking

Atenas - Police in Greece have found no sign of electronic hacking into the tax files of millions of Greeks, which ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed to have ordered as part of an emergency plan to deal with an exit from the euro, state agency ANA rep...

Android security flaw allows hackers to copy fingerprints

Researchers recently announced a major security flaw affecting Android devices and users' fingerprint data. As we all know, passwords can be changed if your credentials are compromised, but you can't change your fingerprints.

Car hack reveals peril on the road to Internet of Things

Las Vegas - A software glitch that allows hackers commandeer a Jeep Cherokee while on the move is just a glimpse of dangers on the road ahead for the Internet of Things.

Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested by Japanese police

Toukyo - Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation.

Hacking duo proves it can disable snipers, change targets

With the proliferation of "smart devices" in full swing, a security team is showing how easy it is to disable and even change the targets of smart sniper rifles.

Adultery website Ashley Madison hacked in shutdown bid

Washington - Hackers breached the online adultery website Ashley Madison and threatened to expose data on users in an effort to shut down the service which claims millions of members worldwide.

S. Korea intelligence official dead in hacking scandal

Seoul - A South Korean intelligence official has been found dead in an apparent suicide amid a growing political scandal over a covert hacking programme used by the country's spy agency, police said Sunday.
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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