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Symantec Concludes Just Eight Google Play ‘Minecraft’ Apps May Have Added Millions to Botnets

In a blog post on Wednesday, Symantec security researchers wrote they had discovered at least eight Google Play Store apps that functioned as fronts for a “new and highly prevalent type of Android malware” called Android.Sockbot. The apps in question presented themselves as skins for player characters in popular app Minecraft: Pocket Edition and boasted “an install base ranging from 600,000 to 2.6 million devices.” Read More >>

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Equifax’s Website Redirected People to Malware Thanks to a Compromised, Years-Old Plugin

Credit-reporting agency Equifax, which has been embroiled in a richly-deserved sea of anger after losing the sensitive personal and financial info of at least 145 million people  to hackers, found itself in yet another hole  this week after its website began redirecting users to malware . On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported the problems with the site began because Equifax was still using a defunct web analytics plugin called Fireclick which had since been taken over by scammers. Read More >>

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The Equifax Data Hack Affected Nearly 700,000 UK Customers

You might have heard of the ongoing dram surrounding Equifax, the US-based credit firm that was hit hard by hackers earlier this year. That kickstarted an absolute shitshow of events that impacted millions of people who had their personal data expose. Now it's been revealed that 694,000 of the customers hit are based in the UK. Read More >>

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Equifax, Which Said Executives Did Not Know of Hack Before Trades, Has Launched a ‘Thorough Review’

Equifax Inc. has insisted that three executives who sold off over a million dollars in shares just days after news of a massive hack of 143 million Americans’ financial data spread internally were not aware of the breach when they made the sales. Read More >>

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Instagram Got Hacked

Instagram, Facebook’s hotter, snootier subsidiary, may have a massive data breach on its hands. Read More >>

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Hackers Deface WikiLeaks Homepage (But That’s About it)

If you tried visiting WikiLeaks late Wednesday evening, you might’ve gotten the impression that the website was hacked. For now at least, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Read More >>

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New Email Malware Scam Tries to Lure in Users with Game of Thrones Season 7 Spoilers

Hackers reeeeeaaally dig Game of Thrones, don't they? The fantasy epic just can't catch a break this year. First hackers stole around 1.TB of data from HBO which outed several Thrones scripts, then entire episodes were leaked through a combination of naughty hacks and the general incompetence of HBO Spain. Following on from all of that Westeros-related unpleasantness, now there's a new email scam doing the rounds that looks to insert bad juju into your PC as it tries to lure you in with GoT spoilers. Read More >>

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HBO Hackers Promise to Leak Two New Episodes, Even Though There’s Only One Left to Leak

HBO got hacked, that we know, and the hackers demanded a lot of money to prevent stuff leaking. That includes alleged Game of Thrones scripts, GoT  stars' contact information, and episodes of other HBO series. Noticeably missing, of course, were episodes of HBO's flagship series. A couple have leaked online, but not because of the hack. Read More >>

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Helpless HBO Gets Wrecked by Hackers Yet Again

Cable giant HBO’s very embarrassing 2017 has continued to get more embarrassing. On Wednesday night, hacker squad OurMine Security Group compromised Game of Thrones’ Twitter account, posting a message to its 6 million plus followers saying “Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security.” Read More >>

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HBO is Sick of All This Hacking Crap

Bored hackers who aren’t getting paid tend to get restless. And so, on Sunday, the cyber thieves behind the recent HBO breach leaked several unreleased episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was scheduled to return in October after six years off the air. HBO, understandably, seems annoyed. Read More >>

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What the Heck Is Going on With the HBO Game of Thrones Hack?

Episode 5 of the penultimate season of Game of Thrones will air on Sunday at silly o'clock on Sky Atlantic in the UK. As with episode 4, an outline of the script has been circulating online in what seems to be the latest leak from the huge HBO hack. And suddenly, it seems like the “cyber incident” that some people — including this blogger — thought would be catastrophic is just a big, bad empty threat. Read More >>

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HBO Initially Offered Hackers a $250,000 Bug Bounty

The HBO hack is a pretty big deal, mainly because the hackers keep releasing what seem to be the scripts for upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones (among other things). While whoever is behind the breach has been demanding a hefty ransom, a newly leaked email reveals that the broadcaster originally tried to buy them off with a $250,000 bug bounty. Read More >>

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HBO Hackers Leak Senior Executive’s Emails, Demand Undisclosed Amount of Money as Ransom

The hackers behind a massive intrusion into HBO systems have released a month’s worth of a senior HBO executive’s emails, dumping a “publicly accessible link to a cache of internal documents” which also included the script to yet another upcoming episode of Game of Thrones, Hollywood Reporter wrote Monday. Read More >>

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Good Hackers Can Do Bad Things, Too

Famed white hat hacker Marcus Hutchins—better known as “MalwareTech”—was arrested by the FBI yesterday while trying to fly home to the United Kingdom from Las Vegas. The 22-year-old security researcher gained mainstream fame earlier this year as the guy who stopped the destructive WannaCry ransomware from spreading, and had been partying with friends near the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences before his arrest. Now, he faces serious federal charges for allegedly creating the Kronos banking trojan. But he’s supposed to be the good guy! Read More >>

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The Next Game of Thrones Episode Just Leaked Days After That Huge HBO Hack

Season seven, episode four of Game of Thrones is now in the wild. The leaked video comes less than a week after HBO admitted that its servers had been hacked and a large quantity of data had been stolen. We already knew that a script—or, more specifically, an outline of a script—of episode four was part of the hack. Now, it seems the Game of Thrones itself may have been included as well. Read More >>