hacks

Flaw in global energy facility software shows critical infrastructure risks

Critical infrastructure worries in the U.S. and abroad are far from over. This week, security firm Tenable published research demonstrating a vulnerability affecting two software programs used by glob

This robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in .38 seconds

When future generations look back on 2018 what will they remember? Not much, I suspect, except for this amazing robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube in .38 seconds. The video, above, shows the cu

Coincheck users are suing to get their money off the hacked cryptocurrency exchange

The fallout from the year’s biggest cryptocurrency hack to date continues. On Monday, Reuters reported that 10 traders who used the Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck are preparing to file a lawsuit

Cryptocurrency-mining malware put UK and US government machines to work

Over the weekend, a little piece of malware was hard at work mining cryptocurrency on government computers. Security researcher Scott Helme first noticed the malware, which he believes was running on

Italian cryptocurrency exchange gets hacked for $170 million in Nano

The obscure Italian coin exchange BitGrail looks to be the latest cryptocurrency cautionary tale. On Friday, the site posted a notice to users informing them that hackers had made off with 17 million

Forever 21 tells customers that some credit card numbers may have been stolen

This week, the clothing retailer Forever 21 disclosed to customers that it was hacked earlier in 2017. While the company has not yet offered many details about the intrusion, we know that it is lookin

Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked

In a security hearing that called both Equifax and Yahoo's past and present executives to Washington, D.C., we're learning a bit more about what Yahoo didn't know about the biggest hack in history. Wh

A new ransomware attack called Bad Rabbit looks related to NotPetya

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that a new kind of malware was spreading around Europe. The apparent ransomware which researchers are calling Bad Rabbit bubbled up in Russia and Ukraine and appears to al

Coinbase vulnerability is a good reminder that SMS-based 2FA can wreak havoc

Two days ago, a friend who invested in Bitcoin asked me how secure her Coinbase investment was. She had plans to put her coins in cold storage, but as a security stopgap was relying on two-factor auth

Equifax says that it will waive credit freeze fees for 30 days

In response to public outrage over its ongoing bungled response, Equifax stated on Twitter that it will waive credit freeze fees for 30 days. With so much personal data running around out there in the

Industrial hack can turn powerful machines into killer robots

When we imagine the existential threat to humanity posed by automation, we usually think of the negative impact on the workforce, not robots literally bludgeoning us to death. In a post titled "Exploi

More pseudo-ransomware attacks are probably on the way

The last few months saw some major malware moments, most notably the WannaCry and NotPetya (a.k.a. ExPetr/Nyetya/Petya) attacks. Kaspersky Labs' quarterly report suggests that the trend is likely here

FBI arrests WannaCry hero for alleged role in Kronos banking malware

A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwarete

DMCA filing says hackers stole ‘thousands’ of internal HBO docs — but company denies emails taken

The hack of HBO isn't limited to a handful of Game of Thrones episodes; a DMCA takedown notice issued on behalf of the company says hackers stole "thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company d

HBO got hacked and some Game of Thrones materials are bubbling up online

HBO confirms it was the target of a hack, though the company doesn't appear to be quite sure what the damage is yet. So far, episodes of the HBO series Room 104 and Ballers have trickled out online. T

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

According to a new report from The Washington Post, Trump Hotels has been hacked again. The 14 affected properties include Trump Central Park, Trump Chicago, Trump Las Vegas and Trump DC, with most of

OneLogin admits recent breach is pretty dang serious

OneLogin, a major access management service (think corporate-level password manager) alerted its users yesterday of "unauthorized access" to the data of its US-based users. That kind of thing isn't al

‘Elderly Alexa’ helps families care for their remote loved ones via voice

Last night on Saturday Night Live, a spoof advertisement for an “Alexa Silver” poked gentle fun at how an Alexa speaker could be used with the elderly to do things like listen to their lon

French presidential frontrunner Macron’s emails leaked after alleged hack

Private emails from the campaign of the leading candidate in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, have been posted online by an unknown source. The politician confirmed the leak in a state

Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack

DOJ accuses four people of a 2014 Yahoo hack, Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft's board of directors, a new process for visualizing chips and solving Uber's navigation problem. All this on Crunch Report.
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