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NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   NSA surveillance tool, XKeyscore, is a tool that provides intelligence analysts with real-time surveillance of your email, chat and browsing history.  Tagged keyword terms and phrases may unknowingly put you under government scrutiny. Yep, the government knows exactly what keywords you search for on Google. Just ask Michele Catalano and her husband about their …

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Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

#OpLastResort : Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

Jeb Boone Global Post   Anonymous hackers released user and personal information belonging to 4,000 US community bank executives, in an escalation in their online battle against the US Department of Justice. Anonymous released the security credentials for over 4,000 US bank executives on Monday, posting their user account information, passwords and personal information online as part of OpLastResort. OpLastResort …

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Al-Qaeda Linked to New York Phone Hacking Scams

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hackers with ties to Al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Somalia and the Philippines are targeting New York small businesses using international phone hacking scams.  The scams are costing the companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in phone charges each month. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said that the hacker group has a connection to Syracuse and it …

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Hacked Phones Could Be Listening To Everything You Say

Hacked Phones Could Be Listening To Everything You Say

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Most people believe their phone conversations are private.  Well, they may not be as private as you think if your office or home is filled with hacked phones. Researchers at Columbia University have discovered a flaw in  telephones that allows a hacker to turn a phone’s microphone into a sophisticated recording device.  Using …

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What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

Elise Ackerman Forbes   What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked … My friend Mike’s Android phone had been acting strangely for awhile. In the middle of the night, the phone would come alive. It would meander down various menu paths, send texts that were gibberish and start playing poker. Was it bug in the operating system? Or had …

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Millionaire Manhunt: John McAfee Person of Interest in Belize Homicide

Millionaire Manhunt: John McAfee Person of Interest in Belize Homicide

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Caribbean officials in Belize have questioned 3 people with regard to the murder of Gregory Viant Faull, an American citizen living in a town north of San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye.  Belize authorities say John McAfee, the 67 year old founder of the antivirus software giant McAfee, is a “person of interest” …

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NICT Daedalus Gives Startling Function and Beauty to Cyber Security

NICT Daedalus Gives Startling Function and Beauty to Cyber Security

Meg Jones VirtualThreat Guest Writer   NICT Daedalus.  It’s an unfortunate fact that many people fail to realize, but advancements in technology also lead to advancements in criminal activity. Yes, even the technologies that are intended for our safekeeping, security, and protection. In short, the bad guys can nearly always find a way to break in—whether it’s into the locks …

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Hacked Pacemaker Used For Anonymous Assassination

Hacked Pacemaker Used For Anonymous Assassination

Jeremy Kirk ComputerWorld   IDG News Service –  A hacked pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator could be manipulated for an anonymous assassination.  Pacemakers from several manufacturers can be commanded to deliver a deadly, 830-volt shock from someone on a laptop up to 50 feet away, the result of poor software programming by medical device companies. The new research comes from Barnaby …

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Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Computers Play AC/DC Thunderstruck

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC. It seems the Iranian government has been busy retaliating after a barrage of recent cyber attacks targeting the computers within the country’s nuclear program.  First there was Stuxnet, a malicious piece of malware that targeted the actual control systems for Iran’s nuclear equipment.  Next …

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Estonian Government Threatened With Anonymous Cyber Attack

Anonymous Threatened Estonian Government With Possible Cyber Attack

Mohit Kumar The Hacker News   Anonymous Hackers AnonSwedenOp posted a video on YouTube on October 8 where it threatened the Estonian government with a possible Anonymous cyber attack. “Estonian government had sacrificed its own people instead of helping its own people, Estonian government has channelled money to helping Greece that is much better off.” “Estonia says that it doesn’t have money …

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