Hackers

Hackers target Dell customer information     – CNET
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Computer giant says hackers targeted only user names, email addresses and hashed passwords.

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Hackers reportedly target election officials, voter data ahead of midterms     – CNET
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And they’ve apparently had “limited success.”

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Uber hackers also reportedly breached LinkedIn's training site
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The hackers who were responsible for the Uber data breach that affected 57 million users around the world have been indicted… for another hack altogether, according to TechCrunch. Canadian citizen Vasile Mereacre and Florida resident Brandon Glover…

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Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
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Enlarge / A Supermicro motherboard. (credit: Supermicro) By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week: spies from China got multiple factories to sneak data-stealing hardware into Supermicro motherboards before the servers that used them were shipped to Apple, Amazon, an unnamed major US […]

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Seven Russian Hackers Charged With Hacking Anti-Doping Organizations
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Seven Russian intelligence officers have been indicted by the Justice Department for computing hacking, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft — all as part of an effort to distract from Russia’s state-sponsored doping program. The defendants reportedly stole and disseminated the personal information of several prominent anti-doping officials and 250 athletes following the 2014 […]

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Facebook finds 'no evidence' hackers accessed outside apps     – CNET
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Apps such as Instagram, Tinder and Spotify were unaffected by the theft of access tokens, Facebook says.

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Decade-old Bluetooth flaw lets hackers steal data passing between devices
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Enlarge (credit: Takashi Yamamiya) A large number of device makers are patching a serious vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows attackers to intercept and tamper with data exchanged wirelessly. People who use Bluetooth to connect smartphones, computers, or other security-sensitive devices should make sure they install a fix as soon as possible. The attack, […]

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After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives “changed forever,” ex-ambassador says
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Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other organizations. (credit: Chip […]

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Can Hackers Crack the Ivory Towers?
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Just like leaders in every other field you can imagine, academics have been hard at work studying information security. Most fields aren’t as replete with hackers as information security, though, and their contributions are felt much more strongly in the private sector than in academia. The differing motives and professional cultures of the two groups […]

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