bitcoin
Hackers Have Stolen From Bitcoin's Biggest Wallet Service

If you're looking to dive into the exciting world of Bitcoin, chances are you're going to get your start with Coinbase, one of the more reputable wallet services that boasts about $15 million (£9.2 million) in Bitcoin transactions per month. But even the best Bitcoin services can be prone to theft, and as The Verge found out, that susceptibility has lost users upwards of $40,000 (£24,450). Read More >>

privacy
The FBI Seized all of TorMail's Data and is Using it to Catch Hackers

If you had any faith left in anonymous email services, now would be the time to let that go. New court documents show that in chasing down associates of Freedom Hosting, the FBI managed to download the entire email database of TorMail. And now it's using that information to take on the Darknet. Read More >>

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How to Hack Snapchat's Anti-Robot Security in Less Than 30 Minutes

Snapchat has a new verification system designed to help cut back the snap spam that seems to be slowly infiltrating the service.They basically have you choose from a number of images, identifying the ones that have the Snapchat ghost to prove you are a person. It is kind of like a less annoying CAPTCHA. Read More >>

hackers
Oh Great, Even Refrigerators are Hackers Now

Ever have that nightmare where your refrigerator comes alive and attacks you? Probably not, but in the era of smart fridges, this is actually a thing that can happen—that is, if we're talking about cyberattacks. Read More >>

bitcoin
Crazy Hacker Wants to Save Bitcoin by Blasting a CubeSat into Space

Jeff Garzik is a dreamer. You know, the kind of guy who probably thought that he could fly with his red cape when he was younger. (Note: As a toddler, I unsuccessfully tried to fly several times.) But now Jeff Garzik is looking higher. He's looking to space, and he wants Bitcoin to live there. Read More >>

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Participating in Anonymous DDoS Attack for One Minute = £112,000 Fine

Eric Rosol is not a big-time hacker. However, the Wisconsin man did participate in the 2011 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that Anonymous unleashed on Koch Industries—for one whole minute. And for that one minute of his life, a judge just decided, Rosol must pay a $183,000 fine. That's about  £112,000. Ouch. Read More >>

security
Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Internet Security Hole

Sometimes, something is so big that you don't notice it for a long time. You suddenly realise you're in a massive crater, say, or that a building is towering overhead. Or, in this case, a gaping security void in the internet. And someone's been siphoning massive amounts of data out of it. Read More >>

security
Don't Freak Out About Ultrasonic Malware (Yet)

The Internet's been abuzz lately with news that computer scientists have found a way to transmit malware using ultrasonic audio signals. If true, this means that you'd never be safe from the hackers, as long as your computer has a microphone and speakers. But don't freak out just yet. Read More >>

drones
SkyJack Lets You Hunt Down and Hack Other Drones From the Air

It was only a matter of time before someone started hacking drones, and now Samy Kamkar has released all the hardware and software required to build a drone that can hunt and hack others as it flies—creating an army of zombies along the way. Read More >>

security
Somehow, Everyone's Password is Still "123456"

A team of security researchers just stumbled across a massive cache of two million login credentials for sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, and ADP payroll. Shockingly, a large number of the passwords were overwhelmingly dumb. Like "123456" dumb. Read More >>

bitcoin
£620,000 Heist Reminds Us That Bitcoin is Neither Safe Nor Secure

A bunch of cybercriminals just broke into BIPS and stole 1,295 Bitcoin. At the present exchange rate that's about £620,000. These Bitcoin didn't belong to BIPS, either, but rather to many of its 20,000 customers. According to postings in a Bitcoin forum, one customer lost about £45,000 worth of the cryptocurrency in the series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that took place between November 15 and 17. Read More >>

hackers
China Can't Stop Hacking the World's Only Superpower

It's been almost a year since The New York Times, working with cybersecurity firm Mandiant, outed the Chinese military for being behind an ongoing series of hacking attacks aimed at the United States. Articles were written. Meetings were held. Defense budgets was boosted. Did it stop the hackers? Not a chance. Read More >>

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Hackers Have Seized 38 Million Adobe Customer Records

At the start of October, Adobe quietly spilled the beans that hackers had acquired data from three million of its customers' accounts. Now, it's admitted that the number is actually in excess of 38 million. Read More >>

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Russian Authorities Seize Goods from China Implanted with "Spy" Chips

A weird thing happened in St. Petersburg last week. The Russian press reports that local officials intercepted a shipment from China that contained home appliances with "spy" microchips capable of spreading malware to Wi-Fi enabled devices within 200 metres. Tea kettles were apparently the chief culprit. Read More >>

internet
The NSA Says an 'Internal Error' Caused Its Outage, Not a DDoS Attack

The completely competent folks of the NSA are saying that its nuked website is a result of an internal error, a glitch, a mistake and not because hackers launched a DDoS attack on it. That's cool, the NSA didn't go down because of hackers but because it screwed itself up. Read More >>

transport
What's Keeping Self-Driving Cars Off the Road?

It's easy to see how self-driving cars would benefit society. Traffic jams gone. Accidents reduced. Leisure time increased! Read More >>

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