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  1. When Scott Erven was given free reign to roam through all of the medical equipment used at a large chain of Midwest health care facilities, he knew he would find security problems–but he wasn’t prepared for just how bad it would be. In a study spanning two years, Erven and his team found drug infusion pumps–for delivering morphine drips, chemotherapy and antibiotics–that can be remotely manipulated to change the dosage doled out to patients; Bluetooth-enabled defibrillators that can be manipulated to deliver random shocks to a patient’s heart or prevent a medically needed shock from occurring;
  2. The California Department of Motor Vehicles is the next in line to fall prey to an extensive credit card security breach. A private alert sent out by MasterCard to different banks, states that online transactions for DMV-related services have been the source of the breach and has affected thousands of citizens and their data. The news comes close to heels of the Target incident, where data involving over 110 million of its customer’s credit cards was breached. Security researcher Brian Krebs notes that the alerts sent out to banks and financial institutions puts the date-range for the compromi
  3. Criminals will not let any way to cheat an ATM machine out of its cash, as it’s one of the easiest way for them to get the hands on cash. ATM skimmers have now discovered a new and high-tech approach to target cash machines directly by inserting a physical notorious device into it instead. According to the Chinese press, two Ukrainian men arrested in Macau for reportedly planting the malicious software program in the seven Macau bank ATMs. This could came out as the quickest method to hack the cash machines. HACKING ATM MACHINES The two accused were arrested this week by the authorities in Mac
  4. Posted by: HNBulletin in Anonymous, Anonymous Headlines January 10, 2014 LinkedIn has filled one lawsuit in order to identify the unidentified hackers who created several thousand fake accounts with the aim of scraping the profile data. As per the court documents, those defendants operated automated bots on the virtual computers which were rented from Amazon in order to harvest the details on social networking site for the professionals. The lawyers for LinkedIn claimed that it cost $5000 to deal with those hackers-they filed one complaint with the Northern District of California Court after
  5. By Kevin Poulsen 01.27.14 6:30 AM While investigating a hosting company known for sheltering child porn last year the FBI incidentally seized the entire e-mail database of a popular anonymous webmail service called TorMail. Now the FBI is tapping that vast trove of e-mail in unrelated investigations. The bureau’s data windfall, seized from a company called Freedom Hosting, surfaced in court papers last week when prosecutors indicted a Florida man for allegedly selling counterfeit credit cards online. The filings show the FBI built its case in part by executing a search warrant on a Gmail ac
  6. By Jason Del Rey February 15, 2014, 1:50 PM PST Crowdfunding website Kickstarter said in an email to its members on Saturday afternoon that hackers had broken into its platform and accessed the personal information of its users. “On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data,” CEO Yancey Strickler said in the message, which was also posted to the company blog. “Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures througho
  7. 15 February 2014 Last updated at 19:22 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing building up a European communications network to help improve data protection. It would avoid emails and other data automatically passing through the United States. In her weekly podcast, she said she would raise the issue on Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande. Revelations of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have prompted huge concern in Europe. Disclosures by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested even the mobile phones of US allies, such as Mrs Merkel, had
  8. By Dan Bloom 10:12 GMT, 14 February 2014 Clubcards hacked after Tesco details leak: More than 2,200 accounts dumped on text sharing website Details of 2,240 accounts appeared on popular text-sharing website Hackers are thought to have taken leaked details from other sites' breaches Same passwords would have been run through Tesco with some matches Security experts: People should use a different password on every account Tesco has shut down more than 2,000 user accounts for its online shopping site after a cache of e-mail addresses, passwords and voucher balances were dumped online. Many
  9. By Arik Hesseldahl February 14, 2014, 2:46 PM PST The Syrian Electronic Army has broken into the website of business magazine Forbes and claims to have made off with a million user account names and passwords, according statements and screen shots posted on the group’s Twitter feed. The group, which claims to to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said on Twitter that it had downloaded a database containing the user names and passwords of more than a million Forbes.com users. It initially offered to sell the database, but now says it will publish it on the Web. The Forbes
  10. By Jett Goldsmith 30 minutes ago The SEA is still going strong and Twitter accounts are still being compromised in droves, as today marks the fourth attack this month against popular Twitter accounts by the Syrian Electronic Army. As of around 6:00 PM eastern time today, CNN's blog was unauthorizedly accessed by the group of 'hacktivists', who are aligned with Syria's Assad regime. The tweets were quickly deleted, but not before they could be seen and screen shots taken. The hackers left a series of semi-cryptic messages on CNN's account, noting their displeasure with the news agency's rep
  11. Let me start this out by saying I didnt hack something in the black hat Hackers way, but by finding a market inefficiency and leveraging it to my advantage. It must be the day trader in me. No harm was done to any computers or systems in the making of this post. TL;DR: I booked a flight through Kayak using a VPN and saved ~$100. Long version: I was looking for flights to New Orleans when I realized that the flight price I checked yesterday was ~$100 cheaper. I started to think why the price went up so much in one day and tried checking the flight again using only Google Incognito but there w
  12. By Eduard Kovacs February 4th, 2014, 16:19 GMT · On Monday, RedHack hacktivists claimed to have breached the systems of three major telecoms companies, namely TTNET, Turkcell, and Vodafone. Now, they’ve leaked the details of around 5,000 Vodafone customers. The leaked data includes names, dates of birth, phone numbers, and voicemail delivery details. The information has been posted on the website JustPaste.It. “Vodafone has shown great interest in controlling the global internet and lobbies USA and EU to give them the biggest piece from the cake,” the hackers wrote on Twitter just before lea
  13. By Steven Musil February 4, 2014 10:30 PM PST Unit of the U.K.'s communications intelligence agency used the cyberattack method against hacktivist groups, according to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden. A British spy unit turned a cyber attack method favored by Anonymous against it and other hacktivist groups, according to an NBC report based on documents removed from the NSA by Edward Snowden. A division of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the U.K.'s communications intelligence agency, used distributed-denial-of-service attacks to disrupt communications among
  14. 20 January 2014 Last updated at 10:46 GMT The bosses of the three credit card companies that lost data made a public apology Credit card details from almost half of all South Koreans have been stolen and sold to marketing firms. The data was stolen by a computer contractor working for a company called the Korea Credit Bureau that produces credit scores. The names, social security numbers and credit card details of 20 million South Koreans were copied by the IT worker. The scale of the theft became apparent after the contractor at the centre of the breach was arrested. Unprotected data Ma
  15. Published: 21 Jan 2014 12:38 GMT+01:00 Updated: 21 Jan 2014 12:38 GMT+01:00 Millions of Germans have had their passwords and usernames for websites stolen, the country’s Federal Office for Online Security (BSI) revealed on Tuesday. The BSI said 16 million accounts containing passwords and email addresses had been compromised, according to information passed to it by law enforcement agencies and research institutions. Authorities have set up a website where internet users can check if they have been affected, but the site crashed soon after it went up on Tuesday. If the site does match the u
  16. By Kevin Poulsen 01.21.14 6:30AM Mathematician Chris McKinlay hacked OKCupid to find the girl of his dreams. Photo:Emily Shur Chris McKinlay was folded into a cramped fifth-floor cubicle in UCLA’s math sciences building, lit by a single bulb and the glow from his monitor. It was 3 in the morn­ing, the optimal time to squeeze cycles out of the supercomputer in Colorado that he was using for his PhD dissertation. (The subject: large-scale data processing and parallel numerical methods.) While the computer chugged, he clicked open a second window to check his OkCupid inbox. McKinlay, a lanky 35
  17. by Megan Geuss - Jan 26 2014, 11:00am AUSEST US Secret Service is looking into a potential credit card grab at the chain. On Saturday, security journalist Brian Krebs reported on what looks to be yet another security breach at a big-name national retailer. This time, the craft store Michaels is in the crosshairs. It seems that after being used at Michaels-owned locations, fraudulent purchases were made on at least “hundreds” of customer cards. While Michaels has not yet confirmed a data breach, it published a press release (PDF) on Saturday saying “The Company is working closely with federal
  18. By Ben Zigterman on Jan 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM Phil Schiller recently tweeted a link to a report that said 99% of all mobile malware is directed at Android. Usually the malware comes through the web in the form of phishing or other tactics but it usually doesnt come from PCs. However, thats not the case with a particular piece of malware uncovered by Symantec that installs malware onto Android devices when they are connected to Windows PCs. The malware, called Trojan.Droidpak, installs a fake version of the Google Play store when the Android device is connected to PCs in USB debugging mode. Th
  19. By Dan Goodin - Jan 25 2014, 10:15am AUSEST Crackers-for-hire in Romania, India, and China also charged in global operation. An international law-enforcement crackdown on paid password cracking services has resulted in at least 11 arrests, including the operators of an alleged cracker-for-hire site in the US that prosecutors said compromised almost 6,000 e-mail accounts. Mark Anthony Townsend, 45, of Cedarville, Arkansas, and Joshua Alan Tabor, 29, of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, ran a site called needapassword.com, according to court documents filed this week in federal court in Los Angeles. Th
  20. Russian Hackers Stole Personal Details of 54 Million Turkish Citizens The Publicized Hacks, Cyber attacks and Data breaches continue to increase, and the majority of attacks are from outsiders. Recently, Some unknown Russian hackers have reportedly stolen Personal details of nearly 54 million Turkish citizens, about 70% of the whole Turkish population. According to a report published by 'Hurriyet News', Researchers from KONDA Security firm revealed that the hackers have stolen data from a political party's vulnerable system that include Name, ID numbers and address of 54 million voters ac
  21. Los Angeles, California - January 17, 2014 The massive data breach at Target during the 2013 holiday shopping season which the retailer now admits affected 70 million customers used an inexpensive "off the shelf" malware known as BlackPOS. The same malware may have also been involved in the Neiman Marcus attack. Security researchers from IntelCrawler, a Los-Angeles based cyber intelligence company, announced that the age of BlackPOS malware author is close to 17 years old and the first sample of it was created in March 2013. The first report on this malware was done in the beginning of sprin
  22. By Cyrus Farivar - Jan 31 2014, 1:30pm AUSEST A hacking scandal involving keyloggers and electronic grade-changing at a high school in Newport Beach, a well-to-do area of Southern California, has resulted in the expulsion of 11 students. The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that six of those students had already left the district, but five had been transferred to another local school. “The Board’s action imposes discipline upon these students for the maximum allowed by the Education Code for what occurred at Corona del Mar High School,” Laura Boss, the Newport Mesa Unified School Dis
  23. Jan. 30, 2014 7:19 PM EST FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Yahoo said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn't saying how many accounts have been affected. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) NEW YORK (AP) Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo ma
  24. by Jordan Crook Posted 1 hour ago Clinkle is the hottest app around to have done mostly nothing. The stealth payments service, which has raised $25 million from big-name investors, has yet to publicly launch. But that doesnt mean it cant be hacked. Today, a guest user posted a list of 33 usernames, user IDs, profile photos, and phone numbers to PasteBin. Based on the data provided, it seems as though these users are Clinkle employees who are testing the app. Founder Lucas Duplan is on the list (yep, thats his Clinkle profile pic, shown above), as well as former Netflix CFO and Clinkle COO B
  25. By Megan Geuss Feb 10 2014, 7:25am AEST A Google search turned up public files that Olivier Laurelli is accused of publishing. In 2012, French blogger, activist, and businessman Olivier Laurelli sat down at his computer. It automatically connected to his VPN on boot (he owns a small security services company, called Toonux, which was providing a connection via a Panamanian IP address) and began surfing the Web. Laurelli, who goes by the alias Bluetouff in most circles (including on Ars Technica), is something of a presence among the French tech-savvy community. Besides managing Toonux, he
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