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Twitter Says More Than 100 Accounts Were Compromised During Bitcoin Hack Attack

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Twitter said Friday that hackers compromised around 130 user accounts in order to post malicious messages in a bitcoin scam Wednesday. “Based on what we know, right now, we believe approximately 130 accounts were targeted by the hackers in some way as part of the incident,” Twitter Support posted Friday. “For a small subset of these accounts, the attackers were ...

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FBI Opens An Investigation Into Twitter Hack Amid National Security Concerns: Report

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The FBI is leading an investigation into a hacking campaign that targeted several high-profile Twitter accounts, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported Thursday, citing sources who are familiar with the probe. Cyber services company Unit 221b chief researcher Allison Nixon told TheWSJ that the FBI contacted her about the plot, which compromised the platform Wednesday. Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis also said ...

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Josh Hawley Urges Twitter To Call In FBI To Help Stop Massive Cyberattack

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to call in the Department of Justice and the FBI to take “any necessary measures” to secure the social media site after some of its most prominent users were compromised by suspected bitcoin scammers Wednesday afternoon. The twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ...

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Massive Plot Stole Data From Google Users Who Downloaded Free Add-Ons To Chrome Web Browsers: Report

A massive spyware effort targeted users of Google’s Chrome web browser extensions downloaded tens of millions of times, Reuters reported Thursday. The people responsible for the spyware attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s web browser, and collected browsing history and other user data, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters. Google removed more than 70 malicious extensions ...

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Iranian Hackers Tried To Infiltrate A Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says

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Iranian hackers have been trying to get into the email accounts of at least one presidential campaign, multiple American journalists and current and former U.S. government officials according to Microsoft. The hackers have support from Iran’s government and made over 2,700 attempts to identify email accounts of various individuals, a Friday Microsoft report says. Microsoft did not name the targeted ...

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Hackers Using Snowden’s Book to Steal Financial Data, Install Viruses: Report

Hackers are using former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s latest book to steal financial data and install viruses on victims’ computers, according to a malware company’s analysis. A spam email that includes what looks like an attachment of Snowden’s “Permanent Record” claims the book has been banned and encourages recipients to download, read and share it, according to Bloomberg, ...

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Report Highlights The Crazy Lengths Hackers Took To Hack US Utilities

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Russian hackers went to shocking and elaborate lengths to wriggle their way into the United States’ electrical grid, according to a Wall Street Journal report Friday that detailed a slew of new hacking techniques. Hackers targeted government contractors connected to a public utility company in Oregon to access the country’s electric grid, the report notes. Some of the contractors were ...

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Two Iranians Indicted in SamSam Ransomware Attacks that Caused $30 million in Damages

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Two Iranian nationals indicted for SamSam Ransomware attacks Hospitals, Municipalities, Public Institutions were hit More than $30 million in losses attributed to attacks A federal grand jury returned an indictment unsealed today in Newark, New Jersey charging Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, both of Iran, in a 34-month-long international computer hacking and extortion scheme involving ...

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FBI Issues Warning: Reboot Your Internet Router

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  by Kyle Perisic The FBI issued a warning Friday to Americans with internet routers in their homes or offices to reboot their routers immediately after the agency discover hundreds of thousands of routers had been compromised by foreign actors. “The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices,” the warning said. “Foreign ...

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Russian Foreign Ministry: “To request the services of Russian hackers, Press 2”

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In a light-hearted jab and democrats and the liberal media, the Russian foreign ministry posted ‘pilot’ recording of the voice message that would be heard at foreign agencies worldwide. The April Fool’s Day joke contains a voice menu prompt in Russian first, then English that offers the very services that congressional democrats and U.S. media have been blaming for Hillary ...

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North Korea social media hacked

If you were keeping track of some official North Korean social media accounts and saw some odd posts from them, that wasn’t a mistake. Apparently they were hacked. Notably, the North’s Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts were hit, and ceased sending out typical posts depicting Kim Jong Un with the military. Instead, a picture posted Thursday on the North’s Flickr ...

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Even Michelle Obama Vulnerable to Hacking

This week my mother was talking about ID theft. Several of her friends had their credit card information stolen and used. Fortunately, the credit card companies caught the fraud and helped each cancel the accounts. Mom is worried about her own credit and the safety of her accounts. And well she should be. Yesterday it was reported that even the ...

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Anonymous takes credit for attack on DOJ website

As a show of support for recently deceased Reddit founder Aaron Swartz, hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for hacking into the Department of Justice’s Sentencing Commission website. The DOJ Sentencing Commission website, www.ussc.gov went dark Saturday morning after a hacking attack by a group of hackers identifying themselves as Anonymous. The group has taken credit for several online attacks ...

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Hacktivist group Anonymous changes mind

In recent videos by the hacker group “Anonymous”, threats were leveled at web sites owned by the likes of Facebook, the U.N. and several banks if the file sharing site MegaUpload.com was not restored. Now the group says that the announcements were only to raise awareness and that no attacks will occur, but that #opglobalblackout (operation global blackout) is still ...

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Another Government Site Down – Onguardonline.gov

Anonymous Hackers are at it again.  This time they have taken down www.OnGuardOnline.gov – The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) guardian website.  The group left a message to all US lawmakers: “If SOPA/PIPA/ACTA passes we will wage a relentless war against the corporate internet, destroying dozens upon dozens of government and company websites. As you are reading this we are amassing ...

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