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Raytheon Uses RC Truck in Anti-Hacking Tech Demo

Raytheon has used a 1:16th scale radio-controlled truck to demonstrate an anti-hacking technology during the 2015 Association of the U.S. Army meeting and exhibition. Engineers from Raytheon’s Cyber Operations and Development Evaluation hub wanted to show how hackers could tamper Internet-connected systems through the demonstration, the company said Oct. 7. …

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Novelist Claims NSA Hacked Wife's Laptop

Frederick Forsyth, author of The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, has accused the National Security Agency of hacking his wife’s computer in an effort to steal copy he was writing for the Daily Express in West Africa. Forsyth made the claim during a recent interview the BBC …

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Iran Hackers Hit Genetics Website

The website of the UK’s Human Genetics Commission was hit by a politically-motivated hack earlier this week. Iranian hackers struck the website in protest of the post-World War II plot by the United States and UK to overthrow the democratically-elected leader of Iran. Following the nationalization of the oil industry …

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Credit Card Clearing House Hacked Says Security Researchers

An underground credit card clearing house has been hacked, according to Trend Micro security researchers. Leaked data from the hack include employee emails and recorded phone calls. “A group of hackers recently published detailed information from an underground credit card company,” writes Feike Hacquebord, an advanced Threats Researcher with Trend …

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Judge Approves Baidu Lawsuit Following Hack

A U.S. federal judge has ruled in favor of China search engine giant Baidu, allowing the company to proceed with its lawsuit against Register.com for negligence. The ruling followed Register.com’s arguments in March, claiming the suit was not valid because the master services agreement barred claims relating to employee mistakes …

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Hack Exploits Google Street View to Find Victims

A security researcher has developed an attack which can be used for stalking, using JavaScript and geolocation information from Google to determine a victim’s location. During a presentation at the BlackHat conference last week, titled “How I Met Your Girlfriend,” Samy Kamkar discussed the new method in detail. It works …

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Political Website Hack Results in Arrests

Spanish police have arrested four individuals accused of defacing the websites of Spain’s two main political parties. The hackers are alleged to have added a red fist to the website of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español and the Partido Popular, the hackers also hit the website for the TV show …

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Taliban Hacked, DoD Starts Cyber Offensive?

The webmaster of a Taliban-endorsed website has claimed that the website was hacked. Abu al-Aina’a al-Khorasani, an administrator for a jihadi forum endorsed by the Taliban wrote in a  post that “group’s main site and the site of its online journal Al-Sumud, have been the subject of an ‘infiltration operation,’” according …

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Massive Hack Hits More Than 100,000 Sites

A massive hack has targeted more than 100,000 websites belonging to police, newspapers and other major organizations. When visitors attempt to access the compromised site, the user is redirected to a website that attempts to install malware. Intljobs.org, The Wall Street Journal‘s wsj.com, and tomtom.com.tw were all hacked, in addition …

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E-Commerce Site Hack Reveals Records

The data of around 200,000 individuals was exposed last week following the hacking of E-commerce company Digital River. The breach was revealed when a 19-year-old man allegedly attempted to sell the information for $500,000. The man, Eric Porat, repeatedly attempted to sell the information to Media Breakaway, whose officials instead …

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Journalists' Email Hacked in China

Earlier this year, search engine giant Google revealed that it had been targeted in a widespread cyber attack that appeared to emanate from China. It now appears that Yahoo has also been targeted, according to the BBC. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has confirmed that eight email accounts …

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Hacker Gets 20 Years, Twice

U.S. hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to two consecutive 20-year terms in prison Thursday. The two sentences were for a hacking spree conducted by Gonzalez that netted millions of credit card numbers when he lived in Miami. Prosecutors called Gonzalez’s theft of the credit card data from major U.S. retailers …

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