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GPUs could become Trojan horses for future cyberattacks

Malicious code was allegedly shown to have the ability to run on a GPU's VRAM in the latest proof-of-concept hack sold on the black market to hackers.
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Protect your email now against the return of this nasty ransomware botnet

The infamous Trickbot ransomware botnet is on the rise again after being dismantled in 2020. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
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Update your Windows PC now to fix this critical PrintNightmare security flaw

A serious security flaw known as Print Nightmare is impacting Windows, and Microsoft has issued a fix for it. Here's how you can update to stay safe.
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5 lines of code allowed attackers to wipe tons of data from popular hard drive

After a series of attacks last week, Western Digital says there's another exploit impacting My Book Live and My Book Live Duo hard drives.
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The Navy wants you to hack into its systems. But of course, there’s a catch

Hacking into the U.S. Navy's computer systems is a surefire way to get yourself in trouble -- unless you do it during this upcoming hackathon.
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How to tell if your security camera has been hacked

Security cameras can keep us safe, but they can also do the opposite if they're hacked. Here's how to tell if your smart home security camera is compromised.
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Some ethical hackers are making huge amounts of cash

Some ethical hackers are using their skills to make huge amounts of cash as they help companies big and small to find vulnerabilities in their computer systems.
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Tesla factories’ security cameras caught up in wider hack

A Silicon Valley startup offering cloud-based security camera services has had its systems breached in a major hack that accessed numerous live feeds.
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Hacker tries to poison the water supply of a Florida city

A computer hacker tried to poison the water supply of a Florida city, local police revealed on Monday, February 8.
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iPod hack puts 50 million Spotify songs in your pocket

When Apple launched the iPod in 2001, it went with the slogan “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Now someone has rebuilt it to increase that number to 50 million.
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Are you using any of these browser extensions? Uninstall them now

Security firm Avast has identified 28 malicious Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions that have received 3 million downloads globally.
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Hackers target U.S. government agencies as FBI investigates

The FBI is investigating cyberattacks on at least two U.S. government departments in which some reports suggest internal emails may have been accessed.
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Coronavirus vaccine researchers are being targeted by cyberattacks

Pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers working on a coronavirus vaccine have been the target of hacking attacks, a new report from Microsoft says.
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Why posting photos of your boarding pass is a terrible idea

You may want to show off, but stop posting your boarding passes online. It's turning you into an easy target for hackers and indentity thieves.
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World’s largest cruise line operator hit by cyberattack

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise line operator, has been hit by a ransomware attack, with customer data also believed to have been accessed.
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One of the world’s most famous hotels is targeted by scammers

Hackers recently breached the reservation system of London's iconic Ritz hotel to launch a phone scam that nabbed customers' credit card details.
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Elon Musk promises Tesla app will soon get an important security feature

Elon Musk said Tesla is "embarrassingly late" adding two-factor authentication to the company's app, but promised that it's coming soon.
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Canon reportedly targeted by ransomware cyberattack

Customers who use Canon’s free 10GB storage feature could have been affected by this alleged ransomware attack.
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Interpol warns of ‘alarming’ rate of cyberattacks during pandemic

Interpol has warned that the pandemic has prompted cybercriminals to focus increasingly on larger organizations by targeting staff working from home.
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Twitter expecting FTC fine of up to $250M for alleged privacy violations

Twitter says it’s expecting the Federal Trade Commission to hit it with a fine of between $150 million and $250 million over alleged privacy violations.
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Garmin reportedly used decryption key, may have paid ransom after cyberattack

Garmin is recovering from a recent ransomware attack and has reportedly received a decryption key to recover its files, suggesting the company paid a ransom.
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Three charged in massive Twitter hack

A 17-year-old Tampa man was arrested for massive twitter hack for bitcoin and faces 30 felony charges. Three more conspirators have also been arrested.
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Garmin services down after reported ransomware attack

A reported ransomware attack took Garmin servers down on Thursday July 23.
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Twitter confirms DMs were accessed in last week’s major hack

Twitter has revealed more information about the Bitcoin scam that targeted dozens of high-profile accounts on its service on Wednesday, July 15.
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Some accounts had private messages stolen in Twitter hack

Twitter has shared more details about how dozens of high-profile accounts were accessed and used to promote a cryptocurrency scam this week.
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Twitter says 130 accounts were targeted in massive Bitcoin hack

Around 130 accounts were targeted in Wednesday's epic Twitter breach, though the company said hackers could only tweet from "a small subset" of the accounts.
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FBI moves in to investigate Twitter’s massive Bitcoin hack

The FBI is now examining the major hack that hit Twitter on Wednesday, July 17, in a bid to find out who was behind the incident.
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How to secure your Twitter account

Twitter accounts get hacked on a regular basis, but you can keep your account safer from hackers with just a few easy steps by adjusting specific settings.
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Twitter reveals details about massive Bitcoin hack

Twitter said it believes hackers gained access to internal systems and tools in a ‘coordinated social engineering attack' on its platform on Wednesday.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey calls it a ‘tough day’ after major hack

The boss of Twitter said it had been a "tough day" after numerous high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked in a Bitcoin scam on Wednesday, July 15.
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10 years after Stuxnet, the most powerful cyberweapon is now social media

Stuxnet was scary for its level of sophistication and targeting, but cost-prohibitive to develop. Bad actors can now lean on a more efficient tool: Facebook.
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Infosec community debates changing ‘Black Hat’ terminology

A Google security researcher has withdrawn from the Black Hat conference and asked the infosec community to stop using the terms black hat and white hat.
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Massive ‘Blueleaks’ trove of law enforcement documents leaked

Thousands of U.S. police documents were leaked to the public in what’s being called “BlueLeaks” on Juneteenth. The data could contain private information.
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Should you worry about hacked smart home appliances?

As smart appliances continue to evolve, the potential for them to be hacked becomes greater. We spoke with a cybersecurity expert who sheds light on the risks.