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Team GhostShell Hacks Pentagon, NASA, Federal Reserve

Team GhostShell Hacks Pentagon, NASA, Federal Reserve

Ben Weitzenkorn Space.com   Members of the Anonymous-affiliated Team GhostShell hacking collective have published what they claim is stolen information for 1.6 million accounts linked to government agencies, including the Pentagon, NASA and the Federal Reserve. The hackers appear to have breached the database with a malicious SQL code injection, …

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Russian Hackers Demand Ransom For Medical Records

Russian Hackers Demand Ransom For Medical Records

Sara Hicks Yahoo News   Russian hackers are holding a Gold Coast medical centre to ransom after encrypting thousands of patient health records. The hackers are demanding a ransom of $4,000 to decrypt the sensitive information held on a server at the Miami Family Medical Centre. IT security expert Nigel …

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Google’s Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won’t Stop

Google's Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won't Stop

Yasmin Tadjdeh National Defense Magazine   Charleston, S.C. — The military, the government, the private sector and private citizens are underprepared for growing cyberthreats from Chinese hackers, said a top Google executive. “Security needs to be everybody’s concern, and it needs to be much more pervasive not only in the Defense …

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Sony Alerts Public About Hacked PlayStation 3 Units

Sony Alerts Public About Hacked PlayStation 3 Units

Tim G. Villasor GMA News   Hacked PlayStation 3 units have been prevalent and a big concern for Sony Computer Entertainment. Hackers who have tried to crack the machine have met many difficulties in getting through the block that allows users to sign in the PlayStation Network with a “jailbroken” console in the years following the …

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FreeBSD Hackers Compromise Project Development Servers

FreeBSD Hackers Compromise Project Development Servers

Lucian Constantin PCWorld   FreeBSD Hackers have compromised two servers used by the FreeBSD Project to build third-party software packages. Anyone who has installed such packages since September 19 should completely reinstall their machines, the project’s security team warned.     Intrusions on two machines within the FreeBSD.org cluster were detected …

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Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

Darlene Storm Computerworld   Hacking Smart TVs? Can you imagine your “smart” TV being targeted by a zero-day exploit, becoming part of a botnet, or being used to conduct espionage? How about if the TV manufacturer, an attacker, or even the CIA were to hijack the video camera in the TV? Suddenly, …

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US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

Liat Clark Wired Magazine – UK     The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks. It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the …

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CIA Mistress’ Email May Have Been Hacked By Anonymous

CIA Mistress' Email May Have Been Hacked By Anonymous

Zeke Miller Buzzfeed   Paula Broadwell’s personal email appears on a list of compromised accounts, hacked by Anonymous, stolen from the commercial intelligence firm Stratfor. A Yahoo email account belonging to former CIA Director David Petraeus’ mistress may have been compromised by the group Anonymous. The personal email account, which other …

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