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Equifax Is Finally Getting Kicked in the Money Bags Due to Its Disastrous 2017 Hack

Two years ago exactly, someone began hacking Equifax. Today, it’s starting to feel some pain.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Equifax, Equifax Today

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore's Government Computers Hostage, and It's Not Even Close to Over

On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government’s computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers claimed the price would go up every day after four days, and after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Hacking, Baltimore

ProtonMail Adds New Anti-Phishing Defenses to Email

Last year, Amnesty International spotted a long-running campaign against journalists and human rights activists in the Middle East. Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Amnesty International, Phishing, Protonmail, Middle East Read

Russians Hacked Two Florida Counties in 2016, But We Don't Know Which

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he learned from the FBI that two counties were breached by Russian hackers in the 2016 election, according to CNN. This confirms information included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that suggested “at least one” county had been successfully attacked.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Elections, Science, Fbi, Hacking, 2016 Presidential Election, Ron DeSantis, Robert Mueller, Russian Interference, Russia Probe

What To Do About the Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw

An entire class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips allows attackers to steal data directly from the processor, according to new reports from a group of cybersecurity researchers from around the world. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft among other tech giants have released patches to address the flaws.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Intel, Hacking, Meltdown, Spectre, Spectre And Meltdown, Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw, Intel Apple Google

Why You Should Update WhatsApp but Not Freak Out

Everyone with WhatsApp on their phone should update to the latest version of the app as soon as possible, the company said on Tuesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Privacy And Security, NSO Group

Ransomware Is Putting a Damper on Our Smart City Future

Last month, we found out that hackers took down a county government in California. Around the same time, a city in Maine lost control of all its data. These followed New York state’s capital, Albany, admitting that hackers had crippled the city’s technology operations, which means just about everything important in…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, California, Malware, Ransomware, Hacking, Maine, Albany, Extortionware

Two Charged in Anthem Breach That Exposed the Personal Data of 78 Million Americans

Federal prosecutors have charged two individuals in connection to the 2014 data breach of a major health insurance provider that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of Americans.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, Hacking, Anthem, Privacy And Security, Anthem hack

Two Charged in Anthem Breach That Exposed the Personal Data of Nearly 80 Million Americans

Federal prosecutors have charged two individuals in connection to the 2014 data breach of a major health insurance provider that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of Americans.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, Hacking, Anthem, Privacy And Security, Anthem hack

Amazon Says 'Extensive' Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts

UK legal documents obtained by Bloomberg show that e-commerce titan Amazon fell prey to “extensive” fraud that allowed cybercriminals to obtain access to around 100 seller accounts and transfer cash into their bank accounts, with the company confirming to the news agency that it had completed an investigation into…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Cybercrime, Hacking, Courts, Hackers, Phishing, Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Says Extensive Fraud

Thanos, CBD, and Disembodied Pig Brains: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

An awful lot happened this week—some of it good, much of it bad, and a bit of it just plain weird. In the good news category, the Hubble Space Telescope , New York City passed a world-first law requiring owners of large buildings to reduce their climate impact, scientists used a modified 747 to find evidence…Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, TV, Science, Technology, Youtube, Environment, Samsung, Cybersecurity, Physics, Hacking, Nuclear Weapons, Oil And Gas, Game Of Thrones, Hackers, Exercise

CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hacking, Wireless, Hackers, Espionage, Cia, Huawei, Central Intelligence Agency, 5g, Times of London, Peoples Liberation Army, Chinese State Security Army

Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges

Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher best known for helping to stop the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to charges related to malware unconnected to the 2017 attack.Read more...
Tags: Science, Malware, Hacking, Kronos, Wannacry, Marcus Hutchins

Ecuador Claims It's Been Hit With 40 Million Cyberattacks Since Giving Up Julian Assange

Ecuadorian officials claim the country has suffered some 40 million cyber attacks since it allowed UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their embassy in London, according to Agence France-Presse.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, London, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, Agence France Presse Read

Report: Hackers Steal, Publish Data on Thousands of Federal Agents, Police Officers Across US

Hackers have stolen data from “several FBI-affiliated websites” and are distributing it across the web, TechCrunch reported on Friday, with details on “thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers” now floating around on the web.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Hackers

Cyber-Attackers Are Making Phony Epic Games Accounts With Other People's Emails

For months, an unspecified number of users trying to register an account with Epic Games have found that their e-mail addresses were somehow already linked to accounts. Today, Epic Games told Kotaku that the culprit is an ongoing cyber attack and that the company is working to delete those accounts, though they would…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Kotakucore, Epic Games, Kotaku

Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for 'Collaborating' with WikiLeaks

Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilize the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks. Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan.Read more...
Tags: Security, Japan, Science, London, Privacy, Hacking, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning, Ruby on Rails, President Trump, Lenín Moreno, Quito Airport, Ola Bini

Report: Jeff Bezos Is Meeting With Prosecutors Over Allegations Saudis Hacked His Nudes

CNN reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week” regarding allegations that the National Enquirer tabloid and its parent company, American Media Inc., engaged in extortion and blackmail with a stolen nude and other sexts from an adulterous…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Technology, Crime, Saudi Arabia, Cnn, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, D D D D Double Complexifier

Hacker Gets Six Years in Jail for Blackmailing Porn Site Visitors

A former computer science student who used the moniker K!NG and made more than $900,000 scamming visitors to legal porn sites using ransomware has been sentenced to six years in jail, the BBC reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Scams, Ransomware, Hacking

Researchers Demonstrate Malware That Can Trick Doctors Into Misdiagnosing Cancer

Hospitals, like the rest of us, are extremely online. The equipment we use, the data it discovers and the critical medical information it deciphers can all be connected to the internet — and if it’s connected, it needs to be carefully secured.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Hacking, Medical Devices, Privacy And Security

2 Million Credit Cards Exposed After Hack of Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood and Others

Over 2 million credit cards have been compromised after hackers installed malware on point-of-sale systems for Earl Enterprises, a restaurant company that owns national chains like Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood, and Earl of Sandwich. The hacking occurred between May 23, 2018 and March 18, 2019, according to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Hacks, Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Earl Enterprises, Buca di Beppo Planet Hollywood

Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos's Phone

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage—which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole…Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, AMI, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Lauren Sánchez

Barr's Summary of Russian Cyber Interference in the 2016 Election Is Comically Light on Details

On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference to boost Donald Trump in the 2016 elections—a report that states it took “19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Internet Research Agency, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr

Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that some Medtronic implanted defibrillators contain vulnerabilities that would allow them exploited by attackers who had the right knowledge of the devices and close proximity to an individual possessing one.…Read more...
Tags: Hacking, Defibrillator, Health, Security

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Says It Made a Mistake Buying Italian Firm Linked to Notorious Hacking Team

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acknowledged it made a major mistake when it bought Italian blockchain analytics firm Neutrino, whose senior management staff included several members of infamous Italian firm Hacking Team—which has reportedly sold powerful hacking and surveillance tools to oppressive governments.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Human Rights, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Hacking, Crypto, Hackers, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hacking Team

How to Make Sense of U.S. Cyber Command's Latest Spat With Russian Trolls

The Americans hack the Russians, the Russians hack the Americans, this is the song that never ends. But what comes next on our merry-go-round?Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Internet Research Agency, US Cyber Command, Election Security, Information Warfare, Shouting Matches

Report: Stolen Equifax Data Hasn't Been Sold Online, Raising More Questions Than Answers

In 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, exposing extensive personal information on nearly 150 million Americans (and in countless thousands of additional cases, credit-card numbers and scans of driver’s licenses, social security cards, and other identity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Equifax, Credit Card Hacks, Equifax Data Hasn

Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish

Report: Just Two Groups May Be Behind $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Hacks

Just two groups of “highly sophisticated cyber criminals” may be behind an estimated $1 billion in cryptocurrency thefts, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Hacking, Crypto, Hackers, Wall Street Journal, Cryptocurrency

Roger Stone Arrested by FBI For Obstruction and Lying About WikiLeaks Contacts

Roger Stone, a longtime Republican political operative in Washington and ally of President Trump, was arrested by the FBI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida shortly after 6:00am ET this morning. Stone has been indicted by Robert Mueller’s special counsel which is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, Dnc, Whatsapp, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Hacking, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Fort Lauderdale Florida, John Podesta, Robert Mueller

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