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Hackers publish school district’s student data after threatening to ‘kill some kids’

Hackers published the student directory of an Iowa school district online after they threatened to “kill some kids” at local schools.

David Bisson reports.


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Chinese Bitcoin exchange denies hacking rumors after theft of $2.5M

OKex, a Chinese Bitcoin trading exchange, has denied rumors that it suffered a hacking attack after its users mysteriously lost a total of $2.5 million in Bitcoins.

David Bisson reports.


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Woman says hacker spied on her through the baby monitor

A woman claims that she and her family were spied upon after an unknown party hacked their way into a “smart” baby monitor.

David Bisson reports.


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SEC reveals hackers might have used stolen data for insider trading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that attackers might have used data they stole in a security breach for illicit insider trading.

David Bisson reports.


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More than three dozen schools call off classes after ‘cyber terrorist’ threat

More than three dozen public schools and other educational institutions canceled classes after receiving threats from a “cyber terrorist.”

David Bisson reports.


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Instagram confirms hack against high-profile users’ account info

Instagram has confirmed a hacking attack that targeted several high-profile users of the photo sharing application.

Make sure you have a strong, unique password and two-step verification in place to better protect your accounts.

David Bisson reports.


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No razzle-dazzle here! Hackers target Zazzle with run-of-the-mill brute-force attack

Digital attackers have pulled off a tried-and-true password brute-force attack against American online marketplace Zazzle.

David Bisson reports.


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Anonymous hacker says they stole 1.2 million NHS patients’ data

A member of the Anonymous hacking collective claims to have stolen data belonging to 1.2 million patients of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).

David Bisson reports.


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Vendor-neutral smart car bug has ‘dangerous’ and ‘even fatal’ consequences

“You could disable the air bags, the anti-lock brakes, or the door locks, and steal the car,” says researcher.

David Bisson reports.


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Supply chain attack inserted backdoor into popular server management software

A supply chain attack is believed to have been responsible for surreptitiously inserting a backdoor into widely used server management software.

David Bisson reports.


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Friendly neighborhood hacker helps family regain access to locked car

A benevolent hacker has helped a family regain access to their car after they misplaced its corresponding one-of-a-kind key.

David Bisson reports.


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DEF CON attendees make short work of electronic voting machines

Attendees to the DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas discovered weak spots in electronic voting machines that attackers could abuse in future compromises.

David Bisson reports.


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Car wash security flaws let hackers ‘physically attack’ people

Hackers can exploit security flaws affecting popular car wash rigs to damage customers’ vehicles and “physically attack” people.

David Bisson reports.


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Hacker steals $30M worth of Ethereum by abusing Parity wallet flaw

Crikey – this isn’t the first Ethereum heist we’ve seen…THIS WEEK!

David Bisson reports.


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UK government threatens to launch drone strikes against hackers

For all its bombastic bravado, the UK government would be wise to remember that it is incredibly difficult to accurately attribute an attack.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Anthem to stump up record $115 million in data breach lawsuit settlement

Healthcare insurer Anthem looks set to pay a record settlement after hackers stole the personal information of nearly 80 million people.

David Bisson reports.


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