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WikiLeaks website hacked by OurMine

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Credits: Theverge

WikiLeaks’ website appears to have been hacked by a group called OurMine, whose previous hacks have targeted tech CEOs, companies, and news sites.

As of early Thursday morning, the WikiLeaks.org homepage displayed a message that read: “Hi, it’s OurMine (Security Group), don’t worry […]

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Instagram admits bug in system was to blame for Selena Gomez account hack

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Credits: The METRO

Selena’s Instagram account was deleted on Monday after it was hacked and posted naked pictures of her former boyfriend Justin Bieber.

Several pictures of Bieber were posted on the account, which appeared to have been taken in 2015 during his trip […]

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Cyber products to get further scrutiny under new DHS plan

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Credits: Federalnews

The Homeland Security Department is trying to alleviate some of the growing concerns about where in the world commercial cybersecurity products are developed.

DHS is adding more rigor to vendor supply chains for a governmentwide cybersecurity initiative.

Kevin Cox, the program manager […]

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Two million CEX customers’ details stolen in cyber attack

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Credits: Telegraph

Hackers have broken into the systems of gaming store CEX and stolen the details of two million customers, including personal information and some financial data.

CEX, which sells second hand electronics and video games, said it was contacting two million customers of […]

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Alleged mastermind behind bank cyber-attacks extradited to UK

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Credits: Telegraph

The alleged mastermind behind a series of cyber-attacks on Lloyds and Barclays banks that disrupted up to 20 million accounts has been extradited from Germany to face charges in the UK.

The British man, Daniel Kaye, 29, is accused of attempting […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Cyber News|

711 million email addresses ensnared in “largest” spambot

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Credits: zdnet

A huge spambot ensnaring 711 million email accounts has been uncovered.

A Paris-based security researcher, who goes by the pseudonymous handle Benkow, discovered an open and accessible web server hosted in the Netherlands, which stores dozens of text files containing a huge batch […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Cyber News|

How emerging cyber threats are transforming the HIPAA landscape

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Credits: NYT

The health data security landscape today is very different from the one 21 years ago when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed into law. And despite the omnibus HIPAA Final Rule on Privacy & Security that HHS […]

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India and Pakistan hit by spy malware

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Credits: Indiatimes

Symantec Corp, a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues.

In a threat intelligence report that was sent to clients in July, Symantec said […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Cyber News|

Beijing Seeks to Tighten Reins on Websites in China

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Credits: Nytimes

China’s government said on Monday that it would take steps to more strictly manage websites in the country, its latest push to set boundaries in the wider Internet.

A draft law posted by one of China’s technology regulators said that websites […]

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Sarahah has been uploading your address book without permission

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Credits: Insight

The anonymous feedback app, Sarahah, which has been going viral for the past few weeks, may not be as private as it may sound. According to a report from The Intercept, the app uploads users’ phone contacts to the company’s servers, for no […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Cyber News|