Colonial Pipeline Hackers: Millions of Ransomware Payments Paid by Oil Company, Seized by U.S.

Colonial Pipeline Hackers: Millions of Ransomware Payments Paid by Oil Company, Seized by U.S.

U.S. authorities sized mostly of Colonial Pipeline's ransomware payments to the hackers behind the cyberattack.
Colonial Pipeline Attack Hackers Got Nearly $5 Million in Ransom

Colonial Pipeline Attack Hackers Got Nearly $5 Million in Ransom

The hackers responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack had received nearly $5 million in ransom, according to a U.S. official with knowledge on the matter.
US Probes Network Hacks of Government Agencies

US Probes Network Hacks of Government Agencies

Some U.S. federal agencies, including the Treasury and Commerce departments, have fallen victim to a cyber attack.
Hackers use ‘ransomware’ for the invasion of computer systems, as well as encryption of files in an initiative to extract payments and have them unlocked.

TxDOT’s Network Hacked: The Second to be attacked on Texas Government Systems

The transportation agency of Texas has turned out to be the second part of the state administration reportedly, to be hit by the so-called "ransomware attack" in the past days
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Hacker Told FBI He Could Control Flights From His Seat

A computer expert could be facing prosecution as recent court documents reveal that the alleged hacker was able to tap into in-flight systems aboard an airplane and control its movements.
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Valentine's Day Dating App Dangers: IBM Finds Most Android Dating Apps Vulnerable to Hacking Attacks

Don't get your heart broken this Valentine's Day, but also make sure you don't get your personal life cracked as well. According to a recent report, the majority of dating apps are quite hackable. And for every extra feature offered, more details of your personal life are vulnerable to violation and possible theft.
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White House Announces New Agency to Combat Hacking: The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

The Obama administration has announced the formation of a new national security agency focused on combatting cyberattacks by facilitating intelligence sharing between government agencies called the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC).
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Most Experts Expect a "Major Cyber Attack" in the Next Decade - Pew

Cybersecurity is an issue that's not going away, and according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, it's likely to only become more critical in the future. Surveying a number of Internet experts, Pew found a consensus that the next decade will be filled with more cyber attacks, with bigger consequences.
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Tap That App: LastPass and Password Management Apps To Secure Your Online Life

This week's Tap That App is all about your life online, and how quickly to protect it from all crashing down at once. It's Tap That App's password manager special!

A Year Since Edward Snowden: The Five Most Important Things to Know — Part 1

A year ago, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian published the first of what would become an avalanche of leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the U.S. National Security Agency and the modern world of digital surveillance and spying. Here are the five most important takeaways from a year that changed our perspective on our privacy in the digital age.
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Threat Level Thursday: Google's Encryption Obsession and a W for the Feds

This week's edition has some good news: Google is pushing email and data encryption services and the Feds ramp up their cybersecuirty efforts...sort of.
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Threat Level Thursday: Cybercriminals Are Gaining the Upper Hand

This week's Threat Level Thursday brings pretty much nothing but bad news for anyone connected to the web.
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eBay Hacked: 145 Million Customers Affected by Data Breach; Company Urges Users to Change Passwords

Could be the biggest data breach in history.

Evad3rs Member Says We Should 'Expect' iOS 8 Jailbreak; iOS 7.1 Update Doubtful

Despite Apple's announcement this week about the release of iOS 7.1.1, the chances of an iOS 7.1 Jailbreak update are starting to slip away.
Microsoft

Microsoft Admits, Defends Practice Of Reading User Email

Computer tech giant Microsoft recently admitted in federal court documents that it has the ability to break into its customers' email accounts and has done so in the past.
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Windows XP Update Scheduled for Government Computer Systems Over Cyber Attack Concerns

April 8 marks the deadline for the U.S. government to complete secure operating systems installations to federal computers. However as the date fast approaches, roughly 10 percent of the several million federally used computers will still be running with the outdated system.
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