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Microsoft says attackers are hacking energy grids by exploiting decades-old software

Microsoft has warned that malicious hackers are exploiting a discontinued web server found in common Internet of Things (IoT) devices to target organizations in the energy sector. In an analysis publi

Ransomware is a global problem that needs a global solution

This time last year, we were optimistic. It seemed like the tide was turning on ransomware after the U.S. government scored a handful of wins against the cybercriminals carrying out these increasingly

Australia tells Medibank hackers: ‘We know who you are’

The Australian Federal Police claims to have identified the cybercriminals behind the Medibank ransomware attack, which compromised the personal data of 9.7 million customers. AFP Commissioner Reece K

Crime group hijacks hundreds of US news websites to push malware

A cybercriminal group has compromised a media content provider to deploy malware on the websites of hundreds of news outlets in the U.S., according to cybersecurity company Proofpoint. The threat acto

Binance hit by $100 million blockchain bridge hack

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, confirmed Thursday that hackers made off with at least $100 million, but that the figure could have been significantly more. The Binance blockch

NetWalker ransomware affiliate sentenced to 20 years in prison

A former Canadian government employee has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a ransomware scheme that netted him more than $21 million. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, a 34-year-old fro

Hackers leak 500GB trove of data stolen during LAUSD ransomware attack

Hackers have released a cache of data stolen during a cyberattack against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in what appears to be the biggest education breach in recent years. Vice Socie

Hacker breaches Fast Company systems to send offensive Apple News notifications

U.S. business publication Fast Company has confirmed that a hacker breached its internal systems to send offensive push notifications to Apple News users.  In a statement, Fast Company said that a th

UK police arrest teenager suspected of Uber, GTA 6 hacks

Police in London have confirmed a 17-year-old teenager, who is suspected of involvement in high-profile breaches at ride-hailing giant Uber and Rockstar Games, has been charged with multiple counts of

That message from ‘Twitter Support’ is almost certainly fake

Users on Twitter have been receiving messages purporting to be from “Twitter Support” urging them to act quickly to avoid suspension, often even from users with a blue check. But these are

Hackers stole passwords for accessing 140,000 payment terminals

Hackers had access to dashboards used to remotely manage and control thousands of credit card payment terminals manufactured by digital payments giant Wiseasy, a cybersecurity startup told TechCrunch.

China’s next generation of hackers won’t be criminals. That’s a problem.

A spate of policies beginning in 2015 put China in a position to replace contracted criminals with new blood from universities.

Inside the shutdown of the ‘world’s largest’ child sex abuse website

This morning, the Justice Department announced that it had brought charges against the administrator and hundreds of users of the “world’s largest” child sexual exploitation marketpl

Why ICS security startup Dragos’ CEO puts a premium on people not profits

Written in its company’s handbook, there’s one rule for working at Dragos. “Don’t be an asshole.” “The first key to our success is our people and that we hire good

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of pers

Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info a

Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers

Twitter has announced more changes to its rules to try to make it harder for people to use its platform to spread politically charged disinformation and thereby erode democratic processes. In an upda

Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11-year-old did it

It’s time to talk about election security. Over the weekend at Def Con, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas to discuss some of the latest and greatest (or scariest) trends in the wild worl

Roblox responds to the hack that allowed a child’s avatar to be raped in its game

There’s a special place in Hell for people who think it’s funny to rape a 7-year-old girl’s avatar in an online virtual world designed for children. Yes, that happened. Roblox, a hug

Netflix launches bug bounty program to pay researchers to track down bugs

Netflix announced in a Medium post today that it is opening a public bug bounty program on the Bugcrowd bug bounty platform. The roots of the company’s bug hunting concept go back to 2013 when N
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