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Hackers using fake ‘Flash Player’ Google Chrome extension to steal credit card data

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Cybersecurity researchers are warning unsuspecting internet users about a year-old Chrome extension which steals credit card data from infected users via web forms on visited websites. The surreptitious extension is spread by means of JavaScript injection attacks i.e. “You don’t have Flash installed, use this Chrome extension instead,” or something to that effect. When unsuspecting Read More

Over 770 million email addresses shared online in largest data breach in history

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A security researcher has blown the lid off the largest data breach in history as over 770 million emails and 21 million unique passwords have been exposed, eclipsing the Equifax and Yahoo hacks by a significant margin. The breach is being dubbed ‘Collection #1’ and contains a raw data set of email addresses and passwords Read More

Two Ukrainian hackers indicted for targeting Wall Street regulator

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Hackers from Ukraine broke into the computer system of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and stole thousands of files including confidential corporate information, according to the US Department of Justice. The DOJ named Artem Radchenko (27) and Oleksandr Ieremenko (26) of Kiev, Ukraine, in the 16-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday in the District Read More

U.S. charges hackers, traders with stealing SEC filings

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(Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders with scheming to trade on market-moving corporate earnings news stolen from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission database. FILE PHOTO: Jay Clayton, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, listens during an interview with CNBC at the Sandler O’Neill + Read More

Russian cyber firm hounded in US helped NSA bust 50TB data breach – report

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Kaspersky Lab may be portrayed by the US media as an extension of the Russian government using its antivirus software to snoop on gullible Americans, but in 2016 it helped the NSA to bust a massive security breach. Harold T. Martin III is currently standing trial for abusing his job as an NSA contractor and Read More

U.S. initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday launched a drive to push U.S. firms to better protect their trade secrets from foreign hackers, following a slew of cases accusing individuals and companies of economic espionage for China. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters at Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, China June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Read More

‘Operation Iris’ & more: New documents tie Integrity Initiative to spin of Skripal affair

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Hackers who leaked documents from the Integrity Initiative, a shadowy outfit funded by the UK government, claim they show its connections to the March 2018 alleged poisoning attack in Salisbury and proposed actions against Russia. The Integrity Initiative (II) was set up in 2015 by the equally shadowy “Institute for Statecraft,” according to the documents Read More

PewDiePie hackers take over Google smart TV systems

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Hackers have taken control of smart TVs around the world in another stunt to support YouTuber PewDiePie. The super-fans claim they successfully took over more than 65,000 Google Chromecast devices. Google says its product is not to blame but, despite that, the company appears to have found a way to stop the attack. The hackers, Read More