Top US intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking

Senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win. The Armed Services Committee’s cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed by the CIA and FBI directors — along with the […]

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Dailymotion hack exposes millions of accounts

Millions of accounts associated with video sharing site Dailymotion, one of the biggest video platforms in the world, have been stolen. A hacker extracted 85.2 million unique email addresses and usernames from the company’s systems, but about one-in-five accounts — roughly 18.3 million– had associated passwords, which were scrambled with the bcrypt hashing function, making the passwords difficult to crack. […]

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Asking you to change passwords makes it easier to hack the system

Reset your password. Update your anti-virus program. If such demands irritate you, you may have computer “security fatigue.” It’s been studied by behavioral scientists and computer security experts. It happens when users are bombarded with security warnings and demands for compliance. As a result, the studies show, three-quarters of computer users know how to make strong passwords but don’t practice […]

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Hacked emails appear to reveal excerpts of speech transcripts Clinton refused to release

Hillary Clinton’s paid closed-door speeches to Wall Street banks apparently included her dreams of “open trade and open borders” and a suggestion that bankers are best positioned to know how the industry should be regulated, according to hacked emails made public Friday by WikiLeaks. The comments are drawn from an email describing speech transcripts that Clinton has refused to release […]

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Hundreds of Spotify Accounts Leaked in Apparent Hack

Over one thousand email addresses and passwords from the music streaming app Spotify were leaked following a hack attack last week, according to multiple victims who confirmed with Newsweek. Newsweek verified the details of the hack with nine individuals whose email addresses were posted publicly on November 2. One victim claimed he was locked out of his account for three days. Another victim says he […]

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Arrests Made in Connection With JPMorgan Hack, Report Says

Law enforcement officials have apprehended four out of five suspects tied to the bank’s massive hack last summer Law enforcement authorities have arrested four people in connection with last summer’s hacking of JPMorgan Chase, Bloomberg reports. Law enforcement officials have apprehended four people—including two college friends who are graduates of Florida State University—involved in “a complex securities fraud scheme” that […]

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Hillary Clinton Says China Is ‘Trying to Hack Into Everything That Doesn’t Move’

The remarks come three months after the U.S. government learned of a “massive breach” of federal databases At a campaign function in New Hampshire over the weekend, Hillary Clinton called China’s rise to global eminence “the story of the 21st century” — a backhanded compliment of sorts, given that she went onto accuse the country of cyberwarfare against the U.S. […]

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Premera health insurance hack hits 11 million people

A large American insurer said Tuesday that hackers broke into its computer systems last year, exposing the data of 11 million people. Premera Blue Cross, based in the Pacific Northwest, said hackers “may have” accessed millions of health profiles that included Social Security numbers, birthdays, emails, physical addresses, bank account information, clinical information and detailed insurance claims. The data breach […]

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