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China grabbed NSA hacking tools from NSA attack on China — Symantec

Chinese spies got a hold of NSA hacking tools, and “repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia,” reports the NYT. How'd they get those cyberweapons? Symantec researchers “believe the Chinese did not steal the code but captured it from an N.S.A. attack on their own computers — ...

‘Malicious software attack’ knocked the Weather Channel off-air for more than an hour

04.19.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The FBI is currently investigating a "malicious software attack" that interrupted the Weather Channel’s non-stop 24-hour-a-day coverage. The Weather Channel suddenly went dark for more than an hour on Thursday during its live morning broadcast.... ...

Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents

A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned. The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association, a coalition of different chapters across the U.S. ...

Flawed visitor check-in systems let anyone steal guest logs and sneak into buildings

Security researchers at IBM have found, reported and disclosed 19 vulnerabilities in five popular visitor management systems, which they say can be used to steal data on visitors — or even sneak into sensitive and off-limit areas of office buildings. You’ve probably seen one of these visitor check-in systems before: they’re often found in lobbies ...

First hacker convicted for SIM swapping gets 10 years in prison for stealing millions

02.03.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A college student is facing 10 years in prison for stealing millions in cryptocurrency using a method called “SIM swapping.” According to Motherboard, 20-year-old Joel Ortiz of Boston accepted a plea deal for stealing more than $5 million... ...