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Oedipal Heartbleed Hackers Attack Mumsnet

Mumsnet, the parenting blog with 1.5 million registered users, has been hit by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug, with the site becoming the first confirmed victim of the security flaw. Read More >>

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Cybersecurity as a War Against Haunted Objects

We've already covered the insane case of a Chinese restaurant menu that served as a successful point of infiltration for hackers to access the private computers of an unnamed oil company, so I won't go into much more detail. However, there was a brief moment in the original New York Times story that deserves a quick shout-out here. Read More >>

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Intrepid Hackers Use Chinese Takeaway Menu to Access a Major Oil Company

With big companies taking every precaution against malware they can possibly think of, it's getting increasingly difficult for hackers to wedge their way in. So instead of going after the highly secure company employee accounts themselves, hackers are going after what those employees hold most dear—Chinese takeaways. Read More >>

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ATM Hackers Have Figured Out How to Withdraw Unlimited Amounts of Cash

Federal regulators just alerted banks across the USA of a very dangerous new skill ATM hackers have picked up. They can trick ATMs into spitting out unlimited amounts of cash, regardless of the customer's balance. Not only that, but also schedule the illicit withdrawals for holidays and weekends, when the ATMs are extra flush. Read More >>

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Hackers Can Force ATMs to Spit Out Money With a Text Message

It's getting remarkably easy to hack ATMs these days, and security researchers say that Microsoft's aging Windows XP is making the problem worse. This week, security analysts at Symantec blogged about a new technique popping up in Mexico that uses text messages to give hackers access. It's as wild as it sounds. Read More >>

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Blackmail DDOS Attack Takes Out Major Online Chat Service Campfire

The popular group chat system Campfire is currently being nailed with a DDoS attack. It turns out some blackmailing hackers are trying to extort money from the provider. They're refusing to negotiate. Read More >>

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Scary New Drone Can Hack Your Phone From the Air

Imagine you're walking around, enjoying the early spring sunshine, and looking for a Wi-Fi network. You hear a whirring sound above you, look up, and there's a drone, just chilling. Did that drone just take your picture? Nah. It just stole all the precious passwords from your smartphone. Read More >>

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Beware This Dangerously Convincing Apple ID Phishing Scam

Just 24 hours after the world learned about the dangerously convincing Google Docs phishing scam, a security company revealed a very similar exploit involving the Apple ID log-in screen. And, weirdly enough, it's hosted on EA's website. Read More >>

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Beware of This Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam

A very tricky phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making its way around the web. And since it uses a google.com URL and even makes use of Google's SSL encryption, it's almost impossible to tell that it's a hack. Your best safeguard, as always, is a little bit of common sense. Read More >>

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Tor is Developing an Anonymous Instant Messaging Service

Now that we know the NSA is even spying on instant messaging services, the denizens of the deep web need a new way to chat anonymously. Of course, Tor comes to the rescue. Read More >>

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The Six Biggest Bitcoin Heists in History

Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who've stolen a few hundred pounds worth of Bitcoin here and there. But there have also been heists. Massive, highly orchestrated attacks that lead to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency changing hands. And they just keep happening. Read More >>

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A Contagious Computer Virus That Spreads Through Wi-Fi

It's nearly your worst nightmare: a computer virus as contagious as the common cold that avoids detection and infects every computer on a given Wi-Fi network. You just pop into your local cafe for a latte and a little internet surfing, and you leave with a virus. This is scary! Read More >>

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Why Hollywood Hacking is So Hilariously Horrible

The hacking scenes in House of Cards are wildly unrealistic. They're everything from infuriating to hilarious, but they are definitely not surprising. It turns out, though, that this long tradition of portraying hacking horribly, horribly wrong in TV and film is often intentional. Read More >>

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The House of Cards Hacker is the Best Worst Thing About Season 2

Season two of House of Cards has been available to stream on Netflix since Friday, meaning you've probably gorged on all thirteen episodes already. (WARNING: Some [non-critical] spoilers lie ahead.) The best worst part? An Anonymous-style hacker and his faithful sidekick, Cashew the guinea pig—every single second of which was absolutely, phenomenally over-the-top ridiculous. Read More >>

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This Crazy-Advanced Malware Has Been Infecting Governments Since 2007

Kaspersky security researchers just revealed their discovery of a cyberespionage threat they say could be the most advanced in the world. Immensely powerful and hard to detect, it's been active since at least 2007, targeting governments, embassies, and energy companies. And nobody knows where it came from. Read More >>

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Great, Hackers Can Use Snapchat to DoS Attack Your Phone

When it comes to security, this hasn't been Snapchat's year. First hackers leaked a massive amount of private user data; then it was discovered how dumb easy it is to circumvent Snapchat's anti-robot feature. Now, cyber security researchers have shown that Snapchat can be used to launch a denial-of-service attack that freezes your smartphone, according to the L.A. Times. Read More >>

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