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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.
Computing

Hackers stole digital coins while a YouTube broadcaster advised about ICOs

YouTube streamer Ian Balina was advising about initial coin offerings during a live-stream when hackers stole around $2 million in digital coins from his virtual wallet. He believes the hackers used an old college email address.
Computing

Privacy wonks won't shut up about 'GDPR,' and it's worth learning why

When the General Data Protection Regulation comes into play in May 2018, it will have a sweeping effect on how personal data is handled online. Though it's an EU law, it has some major implications for online companies like Facebook.
Social Media

Hackers place gun images in Vevo YouTube videos “just for fun”

Hackers managed to get into Vevo's YouTube account on Tuesday morning, causing some videos to temporarily leave the platform. Vevo fixed the breach after the videos were removed while the hacked information was corrected.
Computing

If you’re a Best Buy customer, you may want to check your accounts

Just a day after Sears, Kmart, and Delta admitted that they were affected by the breach of the data firm [24]7.ai, Best Buy has come forth with a statement of its own, noting that it too has been impacted.
Computing

Hackers could have credit card numbers of 880,000 Orbitz users

Did you book travel on Orbitz in 2016 or 2017? User data could have been accessed by hackers, Orbitz said on Tuesday. The company hasn't yet found if the data was compromised but says a breach makes it possible.
Computing

Equifax could make money from its own breach; 2.4 million more are exposed

A double-whammy for Equifax: Senator Elizabeth Warren claims the company could make money from the breach, the credit-rating agency revealed another 2.4 million people were exposed in the 2017 hack.
Computing

2018 Winter Olympic Games have been hacked, organizers confirm

It has now been confirmed that the 2018 Winter Olympics was the subject of a cyberattack. On Sunday, game organizers verified rumors that the Olympics were hacked during Friday's opening ceremony.
Smart Home

Add the Teksta Toucan to the list of toys that can spy on your kids

You may want to avoid buying a Teksta Toucan for the youngsters in your life this holiday season. Reportedly, the robotic bird can be used to spy on your kids (or on you), as its microphone and speaker can both be hacked.