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Hacking

Ebola email viruses go viral with 'healthtips' from hackers
Hackers are trying to capitalize on Ebola hysteria by sending out emails - purportedly from the WHO, among others - urging users to open attachments ridden with malware, promising information and prevention tips on Ebola.

23.10.2014 12:06

Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers.

22.10.2014 19:19

Google fails to remove hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence
Google has tried but failed to remove two internet links showing Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence in all her beauty weeks after her legal team threatened to sue.

22.10.2014 00:10

Mobile cyber-attacks surge as hackers chase banking info
Android users faced six times as many cyber-attacks this year than last, according to a new study. Hackers targeted 588,000 mobile users worldwide between August 2013 and July 2014.

22.10.2014 12:15

National security prosecutors to shift towards pursuing cybercriminals
The part of the Justice Department that prosecutes suspected cybercriminals on behalf of the United States government will soon see some changes as feds find a new way to counter the mounting attacks against American computer networks.

21.10.2014 18:29

Five Eyes ‘spy fee’: New Zealand forks out over $100mn annually for intel funding
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.

21.10.2014 17:07

‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”

21.10.2014 16:18

Mass internet surveillance is ‘corrosive of online privacy’ – UN report
Mass surveillance carried by intelligence agencies is “indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy” and poses a “direct and ongoing challenge” to international law, says a new report from the UN Special Rapporteur.

15.10.2014 06:26

US investigating Chinese purchase of Waldorf Astoria hotel
The president of the United States is a frequent guest of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, and it also happens to be the residence of choice for US envoys to the UN – and now its sale to a Chinese firm is raising security concerns in Washington.

15.10.2014 01:26

FBI informant accused of organizing attack on Murdoch’s British newspaper
The FBI is in hot water once against upon release of a new report that raises questions about how federal authorities handled an investigation into the hacktivist group Anonymous.

14.10.2014 14:33

Kiev secretly received data from MH17 crash investigators – Ukrainian hacktivists
Ukrainian CyberBerkut hacktivists claim that they have penetrated the internal network of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and found proof that Kiev is getting secret data from MH17 crash investigators, including information which implies its involvement.

11.10.2014 10:35

Unpublished hacked celebrity nude photos going for one bitcoin online
As a new set of hacked celebrity nude photos are about to be leaked, those interested in seeing them have flocked to a new, real-time file-sharing site. On Volafile, people can buy the pics for about $350 ‒ payable in bitcoin.

09.10.2014 19:48

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