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Disqus has reported a data breach involving 17.5 mn accounts from 2012; damage expected to be minimal
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Disqus has reported a data breach involving 17.5 mn accounts from 2012; damage expected to be minimal

According to Disqus, the leaked information is a db snapshot from 2012. This snapshot includes email addresses, user names and more for 17.5 million users.

EFI upgrade issues have left millions of Apple Macs vulnerable to targeted attacks, PCs are likely to be worse off: Study
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EFI upgrade issues have left millions of Apple Macs vulnerable to targeted attacks, PCs are likely to be worse off: Study

Security firm Duo has published a report stating that Apple Macs are not getting critical firmware updates essential for system security.

New IoT attack vector BlueBorne exposes Bluetooth vulnerabilities to take control of your device
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New IoT attack vector BlueBorne exposes Bluetooth vulnerabilities to take control of your device

The hackers using BlueBorne Attack Vector can leverage Bluetooth connectivity by masquerading as a bluetooth device and then take over control.

A new research has revealed that cyber criminals and hackers are not as anonymous as we think
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A new research has revealed that cyber criminals and hackers are not as anonymous as we think

These faceless hackers who rummage through your computer data exist within certain locations.

UIDAI statement in wake of hacker's arrest seeks to reassure citizens that all is well with Aadhaar
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UIDAI statement in wake of hacker's arrest seeks to reassure citizens that all is well with Aadhaar

UIDAI, the government agency responsible for Aadhaar, has issued a statement assuring citizens that the Aadhaar database was never breached.

Chinese researchers demonstrate
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Chinese researchers demonstrate "Ghost Telephonist" attack for hijacking a user's communication

The demonstration was made on Sunday by the UnicornTeam researchers from 360 Technology, at the ongoing hacker summit Black Hat USA 2017.

Government websites in US state hacked to broadcast anti-government and pro-Islamic State messages
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Government websites in US state hacked to broadcast anti-government and pro-Islamic State messages

Several government websites in the US state of Ohio were apparently hacked to broadcast an anti-government and pro-Islamic State (IS) message.

Ukrainian hacker involved in insider trading gets prison sentence
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Ukrainian hacker involved in insider trading gets prison sentence

A Ukrainian computer hacker who was involved in a global scheme of insider trading which led to $100 million of legal profit has been sentenced to prison.

Zomato data theft: Company to reach out to 6.6 mn users for security update
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Zomato data theft: Company to reach out to 6.6 mn users for security update

17 million user records have been stolen from Zomato's database

Digital financial fraud is here to stay; it’s important to be aware of the dangers to stay protected
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Digital financial fraud is here to stay; it’s important to be aware of the dangers to stay protected

The landscape of financial transactions has undergone a sea change over the last couple of years and digital fraud is adapting as well.

Chinese authorities warn of cyber attack similar to WannaCry ransomware
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Chinese authorities warn of cyber attack similar to WannaCry ransomware

Chinese authorities warned computer users of the risk of a new cyber attack by a virus similar to WannaCry ransomware that has affected over 150 countries since it was detected last week, causing widespread panic.

The full extent of the damage caused by the global ransomware attack may not be known yet
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The full extent of the damage caused by the global ransomware attack may not be known yet

The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.

Orange is the new black: A hacker claims to have leaked upcoming season for the hit Netflix show
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Orange is the new black: A hacker claims to have leaked upcoming season for the hit Netflix show

Pirated copies of the series' episodes could dent Netflix's subscriber growth and the company's stock price.

One of the largest botnets in the world is being shut down after US authorities nab alleged owner
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One of the largest botnets in the world is being shut down after US authorities nab alleged owner

The Kelihos botnet enslaved between 25,000 to 100,000 PCs and was among the most prolific botnets in existence. It's owner has finally been arrested.

Chinese hacker group APT10 to target Indian firms says cyber security group FireEye
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Chinese hacker group APT10 to target Indian firms says cyber security group FireEye

FireEye has claimed that a new set of tools is being used by China-based cyber espionage group APT10 to steal confidential business data from domestic firms to support Chinese corporations.

Indian Police have allegedly been hacking the accounts of journalists and activists for Scotland Yard
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Indian Police have allegedly been hacking the accounts of journalists and activists for Scotland Yard

It’s hard to believe, but Scotland Yard has allegedly been outsourcing illegal hacking duties to the Indian Police.

CERT-In website was down for 3 hours says report; Director General denies the claim
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CERT-In website was down for 3 hours says report; Director General denies the claim

According to experts, the CERT-In website was down due to a distributed denial of service or DDoS attack.

Wikileaks' CIA data dump: Don't panic, your phone is as secure as it will ever be, if you've updated it
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Wikileaks' CIA data dump: Don't panic, your phone is as secure as it will ever be, if you've updated it

The recent Wikileaks dump allegedly revealed a database of CIA hacking tools that were developed to hack into mobile devices of every type.

Over 140 banks in 40 countries infected by advanced, virtually undetectable malware: Report
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Over 140 banks in 40 countries infected by advanced, virtually undetectable malware: Report

A new wave of fileless malware is going mainstream and targeting banks directly. This malware resides entirely in RAM and is virtually undetectable.