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Boing Boing was hacked

Dear Boing Boing readers --

Around 11:30 EST on January 10th, An unknown party logged into Boing Boing's CMS using the credentials of a member of the Boing Boing team.

They proceeded to install a widget into our theme that allowed them to redirect users to a malware page hosted at a third party.

Because of the ...

After hack, Canadian LifeLabs paid ransom for 15M+ customers’ health data

After LifeLabs was hit by a a cyber attack in November, the Canada-based medical lab paid a ransom to recover stolen data belonging to more than 15 million of its customers. That stolen data included usernames, password, and some 80,000 or more test results.

"We did this [paying off the hackers] in collaboration with experts ...

Malware hackers using steganography in WAV audio files to hide malicious code

Beware the rogue .wav file. Two reports published in the last few months indicate that authors of malware programs are using an interesting technique in their attacks.

Researchers report the bad guys are applying steganography techniques to hide malicious code inside .WAV audio files.

“The novelty in the two recently-published reports is the use of WAV ...

WhatsApp fixes security bug that let hackers take over with a GIF

A spokesperson for the Facebook-owned WhatsApp says the company has fixed a security vulnerability that let hackers take control of the messaging app by way of a malicious GIF.

"We have no reason to believe this affected any users, though of course we are always working to provide the latest security features to our users," ...