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A hacker is claiming to have stolen around 655,000 healthcare records from three US-based companies. The records were stored in plaintext and are now up for sale for other cyber criminals.
Despite claims that the Democratic National Committee's servers were hacked by a lone individual called Guccifer 2, researchers have confirmed that the attack originated from Russian intelligence.
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Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
A new report details an organized deep web-based Russian ransomware campaign which has targeted thousands of corporations, from hospitals to hotels, and netted ringleaders exorbitant salaries.
Microsoft and Adobe are warning users against two zero-day vulnerabilities that are being used in the wild. Microsoft already patched its software with yesterday's Patch Tuesday.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of changes to some of the rules governing how the government can hack into devices. The new rules allow judges to give warrants outside of their jurisdictions.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous is warning the terrorist group, ISIS, to be afraid, after attacks in Brussels earlier this week. Anonymous says it's continuing its campaign against the terrorists.
Google has updated its Chrome Rewards program with a $100K prize, up from $50K for hackers who can compromise a Chromebook or Chromebox remotely in Guest Mode.
Hacking collective Anonymous has launched its #OpTrump operation, in which it declares a 'total war' against US presidential candidate Donald Trump. They call for the shutdown of his campaign.
In a BBC Radio interview, Gates gives a 42 minute overview of his accomplishments in life. Interestingly while at school, he and Paul Allen 'hacked' the computer so Gates could be in all-girl classes.
On New Year's Eve, the website of the BBC was taken down via a DDoS attack. And recently, a group called 'New World Hacking' has claimed responsibility over the infiltration.
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Online gaming service Steam went down earlier today, following threats from a hacking collective known as SkidNP. Gamers fear a DDoS attack is behind the outage as more people begin to report issues.
The website of hacking collective Phantom Squad has been defaced by a rival hacking group, known as 'SKidNP' - although it initially appeared that the defacement was carried out by Lizard Squad.
The ISIS-affiliated Islamic Cyber Army has hit back in force against the "ISIS day of trolling" declared by Anonymous members, releasing personal info on numerous U.S. and French military officials.
An ex-executive of global finance and investment company Western Asset has been charged with illegally accessing his previous employer's email 100 times after leaving the company.
Following the recent hack involving VTech, it has been uncovered that the hacker was also able to obtain the headshots and chat logs of parents and children involved.
As part of Anonymous' promise of war against terrorist group ISIS, the hacktivist group defaced a website promoting jihadist propaganda, replacing it instead with an ad for Viagra.
ISIS has hit back in response to a declaration of war by hacking group Anonymous, calling them "idiots." The terror group, however, posted guidelines and urged its members to exercise caution online.
As part of hacktivist group Anonymous' promise towards ISIS who claimed responsibility over the Paris attacks, the iconic organization has taken down the terrorists' main communication forums.
Following the doxing of CIA director John Brennan by a teenager belonging to a hacking group, the FBI has sent out an advisory to law enforcement officials warning them of a similar risk.
In a recent video, Anonymous have declared their intent to renew their campaign against websites and Twitter users who support ISIS, the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. and China are secretly negotiating what may be the world's first arms deal for cyberspace, establishing a formal ceasefire so that neither country can cripple the other during peacetime.
A public release, as well as internal emails, show that Vodafone Australia knew it had breached a reporter's privacy while conducting an investigation into the identity of a whistleblower.
iOS users beware! A new kind of malware called KeyRaider that targets only jailbroken devices is out in the wild and has already claimed over 250,000 Apple accounts.
The largest federal employee union has claimed in an internal letter that Chinese hackers in last week's attack stole the Social Security numbers and info of every single federal employee.
Chinese hackers have been blamed for an attack at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management which may have compromised the data of up to 4 million people in every federal agency.
In an effort to patch any possible vulnerabilities, United Airlines has launched a program which will reward up to 1 million free miles to anyone who finds a bug or security flaw in their website.
An unclassified US military network was breached earlier this year by Russian hackers who gained access to the network via an old unpatched vulnerability before being discovered hours later.
Netflix wants to prevent eavesdropping on its members by deploying HTTPS across its service over the next year, but the change will not be cheap with the costs said to be 'significant'.
The US State Department, the NSA, and the FBI have had no luck in removing or blocking hackers from the State Department's network in the three months since the breach was first reported.
The US National Security Agency has been caught eavesdropping again using the firmware of hard drives to host its own spyware, according to the Russian computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab.
A group of international cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from 100 banks around the world over a two year period, according to the Russian computer security company, Kaspersky Lab.
Facebook has paid $12,500 to Laxman Muthiya, an Indian Security researcher for reporting a major vulnerability which could allow hackers to delete all the public photos on the social platform.
An early investigation into the recent Anthem breach, that might have exposed 80 million accounts, is starting to point to the usual suspects: the Chinese government and the DEEP PANDA hacking group
After hitting Xbox Live and PSN last year, Lizard Squad has struck again - this time targeting Malaysia Airlines, replacing its homepage with an image of a plane and the title '404 - Plane Not Found'.
Topface, a Russian dating site, has apparently had its servers hacked and the perpetrators are now auctioning off over twenty million usernames and e-mail addresses which can be used for future scams.
In the US trial against Mr. Ulbricht, prosecutors have stated that the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market operated like a traditional drug lord.
After the tragic events on 7 January, Anonymous has launched 'Operation Charlie Hebdo', an operation which seeks to shut down all websites related to terrorism and extremism.
A report from Germany confirmed that a cyberattack on the control systems of a steel plant has led to 'massive' damages. This is the second time a digital attack leads to physical damages.
In the lead up to the anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death, hackers have defaced MIT websites, which is seen as revenge for Swartz's arrest by MIT police for hacking that lead to his suicide.
The US government has sanctioned North Korea over the Sony hacks, saying the country tried to intimidate US businesses and artists from exercising their right of freedom of speech.
The fast-food chain has publicly admitted it may have been the target of hackers and credit card info may have been stolen from their systems, though they are still investigating the supposed breach.
US officials have admitted that North Korea lacks the capability to conduct the Sony hack itself as the attack was too sophisticated, but officials still thinks the country was involved.
Lizard Squad has claimed they gave the internal employee logins to the Sony hackers, which allowed them to break into Sony's systems, but it denied any role in the breach itself.
The Chaos Computer Club, a security research organization formed in 1981, has figured out a way to forge fingerprints by using only pictures of the fingers. What does this mean for biometric security?
Anonymous has leaked the personal details of one of the members of Lizard Squad, in response to the groups' attacks on Tor, which Lizard Squad said was only used by miscreants and pedophiles.
Amid a confrontation with the US over the Sony hacks, North Korea has experienced Internet outages, the cause is not yet known.