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Apple Hacked by Biggest Teen Fan: Report

A teenager in Melbourne, Australia, is facing criminal charges after he reportedly hacked Apple’s secure computer network multiple times. Read More >>

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John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Cryptocurrency Wallet Just Got Hacked. Again

John McAfee has done many things with his life, including trying to capitalise on the new-found cryptocurrency fad that's proving to be very lucrative for criminals and other nefarious scamming-types. He recently released Bitfi, an 'unhackable' cryptocurrency wallet, which was promptly hacked multiple times. But while you can port Doom onto it, McAfee's bounty terms were reliant on the coins themselves being accessed - which might have just happened. Read More >>

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Teenager Hacked John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Crypto-Wallet, Used it to Play Doom

John McAfee hasn't had a good time of it recently. Not only was he hospitalised after allegedly being poisoned, a breach exposed the data of people who bought into his cryptocurrency - despite him labelling it "simple and secure". The McAfee founder also has a crypto-wallet which he had described as "unhackable", offering $250,000 to anyone who could break in and steal the coins. Well someone has broken into it, and now it's running the original Doom. Read More >>

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Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted £4.5 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by British cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million (£4.5 million) in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer. Read More >>

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Dixons Carphone Admits Last Year’s Hack Was Bigger Than it Realised

Last year high street retailer Dixons Carphone, owner of Currys and Carphone Warehouse, was hacked - something it discovered and announced back in June. Now it's revealed things were a lot more serious than it initially realised, and that 10 million customers could be affected. That's significantly more than the 1.2 million it told us about a month and a half ago. Read More >>

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There’s a Brute Force Hack That Can Bypass the iPhone’s Passcode Limit

Apple is in a perpetual battle to stay ahead of hackers and secure its devices, but a new bug discovered by a security researcher and reported by ZDNet shows the passcode that protects iOS devices can be bypassed through a brute force attack, leaving iPhones and iPads vulnerable to being exploited. Read More >>

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What to Do When You Get Locked Out of Your Social Media Accounts

There you are just wanting to get on with some casual Facebooking but all of a sudden you can’t get into your account—and what you thought were your username and password aren’t working any longer. If you find yourself locked out of one of your social media accounts, take a deep breath, and follow these steps. Read More >>

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Dixons Carphone Confirms it Was Hacked, and Credit Card Details May Have Been Exposed

Things haven't been looking too great for Dixons Carphone. Not only has the company had to shut down 92 Carphone Warhouse stores, a move blamed on changing consumer phone-buying habits, the company has now confirmed it has been hacked. What's more some 5.8 million credit card details may have been exposed in the process, alongside 1.2 million instances of non-financial personal data. Read More >>

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China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data

Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details about a planned supersonic anti-ship missile, American officials said Friday. Read More >>

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Canadian Banks: Cyber Thieves Claim They Have Stolen 40,000 Clients’ Data

Two of Canada’s biggest banks fear that they’ve been the victim of a data breach and are urging customers to take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Both banks claim that they were contacted by “fraudsters” on Sunday who claimed to have stolen personal and financial information, and both banks appear to think the claim is legitimate. Read More >>

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French Teens Arrested for Hacking Vevo, Defacing Despacito Music Video

Last month, a handful of extremely popular music videos on YouTube were defaced. Now two 18-year-old French citizens are in police custody and have been charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo YouTube accounts. Read More >>

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Nation-State Hackers Could ‘Self-Destruct’ Half a Million Routers, Researchers Warn

Security researchers said Wednesday that at least 500,000 home and small business routers in up to 54 countries are infected with a new breed of malware called VPNFilter, a prior version of which wreaked havoc across Ukraine. Read More >>

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Prosecutors Claim ‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Admitted He Wrote Banking Malware

Here's an update in a story we haven't heard from since last August, regarding the accusations levelled at Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who shot to fame after discovering a way to halt the spread of the WannaCry ransomware that affected systems all over the world last year. Hutchins himself was later arrested by the FBI while visiting the US, accused of writing the code for banking trojan Kronos, and later pleaded not-guilty after being released on bail. Read More >>