Hackers

E-Ticketing Flaw Exposes Airline Passenger Data to Hackers
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The e-ticketing systems of eight airlines, including Southwest Airlines and Dutch carrier KLM, have a vulnerability that can expose passengers’ personally identifiable information, mobile security vendor Wandera has reported. They use unencrypted links that hackers can intercept easily. The hackers then can view and, in some cases, even change the victim’s flight booking details, or […]

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Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet
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If you leave something on the internet long enough, someone will hack it. The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, allowing anyone to log in as “admin” and snoop around. Often, there’s no password at all. Enter “Shodan Safari,” a popular part-game, […]

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Hackers Are Taking Over Chromecasts To Promote a YouTube Channel
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In what is being referred to as CastHack, hackers j3ws3r and HackerGiraffe are promoting Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg by forcing TVs to display a message encouraging people to subscribe to his YouTube channel. “The hack takes advantage of a router setting that makes smart devices, like Chromecasts and Google Homes, publicly viewable on the internet,” reports […]

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Hackers claim to have insurance data linked to 9/11 attacks
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The hackers who stole Orange is the New Black are back, and they've hit a new low. The group known as TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 18,000 documents from Hiscox Syndicates, Lloyds of London and Silverstein Properties, and threatened to relea…

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Hackers steal personal data from 997 North Korean defectors
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Hackers just caused grief for North Korean defectors. South Korea's Unification Ministry has revealed that attackers stole the personal data of 997 defectors, including their names and addresses. The breach came after a staff member at the Hana Fou…

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US charges Chinese hackers with 'massive theft' from NASA, Navy and tech sector     – CNET
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The hacking campaign is illegal, unethical and unfair, says US officials.

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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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