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Computing

It’s time to change your password again as Dell reveals attempted hack

Dell said on Wednesday, November 28 that it recently spotted an attempt by hackers to steal customer data. The cybercriminals are believed to have gone after personal data, though credit card information is thought to be safe.
Computing

Nearly 700,000 websites are hacked in bid to steal cryptocurrency

In the latest cryptocurrency hack, up to 700,000 websites were targetted in a breach which primarily aimed to steal virtual currencies through a malicious script on websites running Statcounter code. 
Computing

Hackers target major airline in data breach affecting nearly 10M customers

A major international airline has been targeted by hackers, with personal data belonging to nearly 10 million of its customers stolen. Cathay Pacific, which operates out of Hong Kong, says it's now contacting those affected.
Computing

Apple CEO demands Bloomberg retract its Chinese surveillance story

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg to retract a story alleging that Apple had purchased compromised servers that allowed the Chinese government to spy on Apple. Apple's investigation found no truth to the story.
Computing

Personal info of 30,000-plus Pentagon employees compromised in contractor breach

The Pentagon is facing another security problem after it was discovered that a contractor was responsible for a leak of data that affected more than 30,000 Pentagon employees, both civilian and military.
Computing

Apple, government contractors were hacked using tiny Chinese chips, report says

Though no consumer data is thought to have been stolen, China leveraged tiny microchips as part of a hack of Apple, Amazon, and government contractors. The hack targeted trade secrets and other intellectual property. 
Computing

Facebook’s latest security breach leaves 50 million accounts compromised

The latest security breach may have left 50 million Facebook accounts compromised. Facebook revealed that it is only beginning to investigate the breach and that 90 million users were logged off of the network as a precaution.
Business

Uber agrees to pay $148 million for 2016 hack and cover-up

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million for failing to immediately come clean about a 2016 hack that resulted in the theft of personal data belonging to 57 million of its riders and drivers.
Computing

British Airways data hack hits 380,000 recent customers

Another day, another hack. This latest one affects 380,000 British Airways customers who recently used its website or app to make a reservation. Customers' personal and financial details are believed to have been stolen.
Computing

U.S. set to charge North Korean spy with Sony hack and WannaCry cyberattack

The US government wants to bring the hacker behind WannaCry to justice. The Justice Department is set to announce charges against the North Korean spy responsible for the malware and an earlier hack that crippled Sony.
Mobile

Hack affects 2 million T-Mobile customers, unclear if passwords included

T-Mobile announced that around 2 million of its customers may have had personal details stolen in an attack by hackers. While financial details were not compromised, other personal details may have been.
Computing

Australian student hacks into Apple, steals 90GB of data because he’s a ‘fan’

A 16-year-old student in Australia broke into Apple’s network multiple times for an entire year to download 90GB of “secure” data and access customer accounts. He did this because he was a "fan."
Social Media

Instagram hackers are changing account info into Russian email addresses

Have you logged in to your Instagram lately? A hack circulating this month has Instagram users locked out of their accounts because a hacker changed all the profile data, according to a report.
Mobile

Dixons Carphone underestimated data hack, now says 10 million affected

Mobile retailer Dixons Carphone has admitted a massive data breach which has exposed payment details of 5.9 million people, and the accounts of 10 million. Dixons says no fraudulent activity has been recorded.
Computing

FBI lands a big catch, busts 74 and shuts down $16 million phishing ring

The FBI has coordinated the arrest of more than 70 people in six different countries in a crackdown on phishing scams. The raids targeted corporate fraudsters and managed to recover more than $16 million.
Computing

Hackers prove how powerful computers can cheat Bitcoin and blockchain

The cryptocurrency ZenCash became the latest victim in a trend of 51 percent attacks which have lead to the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency, raising questions about the security of certain blockchains.
Smart Home

Amazon has fixed a bug that allowed hackers to listen in on Alexa devices

Amazon fixed a bug with Amazon Alexa that would have allowed hackers to create a skill to listen in on users. Researchers found they could manipulate a specific Alexa feature, allowing hackers to listen in on users.
Computing

Researchers claim hackers can create havoc in the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

A recent paper published by researchers from the University of New Haven in Connecticut shows that a vulnerability in OpenGL enables the team to alter the playing space and virtual environment on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.