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Ecuador Claims It’s Been Hit With 40 Million Cyberattacks Since Giving Up Julian Assange

Ecuadorian officials claim the country has suffered some 40 million cyber attacks since it allowed UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their embassy in London, according to Agence France-Presse. Read More >>

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GCHQ Crackers Decode Frank Sidebottom’s Mysterious Glyphs

The deskbound security police at GCHQ have solved one of the comedy world's smallest and strangest mysteries, after a clue gave them a leg up in decoding messages drawn on the merchandise of big head mode comedian Chris Sievey. Read More >>

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Report: Hackers Steal, Publish Data on Thousands of Federal Agents, Police Officers Across US

Hackers have stolen data from “several FBI-affiliated websites” and are distributing it across the web, TechCrunch reported on Friday, with details on “thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers” now floating around on the web. Read More >>

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Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for ‘Collaborating’ with WikiLeaks

Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilise the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks. Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan. Read More >>

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Report: Jeff Bezos Is Meeting With Prosecutors Over Allegations Saudis Hacked His Nudes

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week” regarding allegations that the National Enquirer tabloid and its parent company, American Media Inc., engaged in extortion and blackmail with a stolen nude and other sexts from an adulterous relationship. Read More >>

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Hacker Gets Six Years in Jail for Blackmailing Porn Site Visitors

A former computer science student who used the moniker K!NG and made more than £700,000 scamming visitors to legal porn sites using ransomware has been sentenced to six years in jail, the BBC reports. Read More >>

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Researchers Demonstrate Malware That Can Trick Doctors Into Misdiagnosing Cancer

Hospitals, like the rest of us, are extremely online. The equipment we use, the data it discovers and the critical medical information it deciphers can all be connected to the internet — and if it’s connected, it needs to be carefully secured. Read More >>

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Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos’s Phone

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage – which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole lot more interesting, however, when Bezos alleged that the Enquirer and its parent company American Media Inc. (AMI) had attempted to blackmail and extort him with sexts including a 'dick pic' they had kept in reserve. Read More >>

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Hacking Lawyers or Journalists Is A-OK, Says Notorious Cyber Weapons Firm

The founder and CEO of NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacking company with customers around the world, appeared on the US current affairs programme 60 Minutes on Sunday night to defend the use of his company’s tools in hacking and spying on lawyers, journalists, and minors when the country’s customers determine the ends justify the means. Read More >>

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Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that some Medtronic implanted defibrillators, which are used around the world, contain vulnerabilities that would allow them to be exploited by attackers who had the right knowledge of the devices and close proximity to an individual possessing one. Read More >>

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Australia Shares Secrets of Its Offensive Cyberwar Against ISIS to Entice New Hacker Troops

Australia has revealed for the first time that the country conducted a remote cyberattack against ISIS commanders in the Middle East to disrupt communications, all coordinated with Coalition fighters on the ground. Read More >>

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Says It Made a Mistake Buying Italian Firm Linked to Notorious Hacking Team

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acknowledged it made a major mistake when it bought Italian blockchain analytics firm Neutrino, whose senior management staff included several members of infamous Italian firm Hacking Team—which has reportedly sold powerful hacking and surveillance tools to oppressive governments. Read More >>

technology
How to Make Sense of U.S. Cyber Command’s Latest Spat With Russian Trolls

The Americans hack the Russians, the Russians hack the Americans, this is the song that never ends. But what comes next on our merry-go-round? Read More >>

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The Lucrative Government Spyware Industry Has a New ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for Hacking Everything

How do you build the next billion-dollar unicorn start-up in the hacking industry? One group of spy technology entrepreneurs says it’s found the answer. Read More >>

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Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords

After Nest contacted its customers earlier this month urging them to better secure their accounts, it appears the company is now taking the reins. Read More >>