• Hackers take advantage of internet address flaw

    Hackers take advantage of internet address flaw

    A serious flaw in the basic systems of the internet has been uncovered. This means that the process used to convert URLs into IP addresses can be manipulated with malicious intent, causing websites to crash.

  • Hackers steal 4.5 million patients’ data

    Hackers steal 4.5 million patients’ data

    Community Health Systems Inc, one of the largest hospital groups in the US, has announced that it was the victim in a cyber attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million patients’ records.

  • The Internet of Things has a dark side

    The Internet of Things has a dark side

    The Internet of Things (IoT) could leave your home more vulnerable to hackers than ever before, according to Cisco’s renowned computer engineer Eric Vyncke. For example, it was discovered that a smart refrigerator was sending malicious emails in February.

  • Hackers circulate FTP credentials for NYT and other big sites

    Hackers circulate FTP credentials for NYT and other big sites

    Hackers are circulating credentials for FTP sites that include the New York Times and other organizations. These credentials are being offered for sale and some posted freely on forums and “hacker groups” around the Internet. More than 7,000 FTP (file transfer protocol) sites are circulating, an analyst at Hold Security in Wisconsin says. The company
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  • Your iPhone, Browser, and More Can All Be Pwn’d

    Your iPhone, Browser, and More Can All Be Pwn’d

    This year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacking contest proved one thing: nothing is safe from concerted hack attempts in today’s digital society.  No iPhone, Web browser, or much of anything else is safe, it turns out.  Hackers turned out in droves to the CanSecWest event in Vancouver for the annual Olympic Games of Hacking (as it were).
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