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  • Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Hopes to Mobilize Former Users Against Joe Biden's Presidential Campaign

    08/12/2019 2:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 12, 2019 | Tatiana Cirisano
    "Watch me in 2020." Seven years since U.S. authorities shut down the file-sharing platform, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is hoping to use a database of former users' emails to influence the 2020 presidential election. In a series of tweets this morning (Aug. 12), Dotcom suggested that he plans to encourage former users of the long-defunct site to oppose the presidential ambitions of former U.S. vice president Joe Biden, whom Dotcom has long blamed for instigating the site's downfall. "Still waiting to get access to your Megaupload files? I will email 30 million former US Megaupload users a video link in...
  • Seattle engineer arrested for 'Capital One' hack that affected 100M people.....

    07/29/2019 10:03:53 PM PDT · by caww · 76 replies
    GeekWire ^ | 7/29/2019 | BY TAYLOR SOPER
    Paige Thompson was arrested Monday for allegedly hacking into Capital One’s databases and gaining access to approximately 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers. Capital One disclosed the massive breach in a press release Monday afternoon, noting that about 100 million people in the U.S. and 6 million people in Canada were affected in total. It’s one of the largest breaches of a major financial service. A majority of the comprised information came from credit card application data submitted between 2005 and 2019 that included names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and...
  • Hackers Hacked!: Russian Intelligence Agency Suffers 'Largest Data Breach in Its History'

    07/21/2019 7:49:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    Don't you just love it when the hackers get hacked?According to BBC Russia, the Russian intelligence agency's computer systems have been penetrated by an outfit calling itself "0v1ru$" and 7.5 terabytes of data has been stolen. 0v1ru$ then passed the data along to the larger, well known group Digital Revolution who then disseminated the information to various media outlets.BBC Russia also says no state secrets were exposed by the hack.The hackers were able gain entry to FSB systems through a contractor, SyTech.Forbes: BBC Russia  broke the news that 0v1ru$ had breached SyTech's servers and shared details of contentious cyber projects, projects that included...
  • Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with U.S.

    06/22/2019 12:43:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    cbs ^ | June 22, 2019 /
    Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity. It was not known if any of the hackers managed to gain access to the targeted networks with the emails, which typically mimic legitimate emails but contain malicious software....
  • NASA hacked because of unauthorized Raspberry Pi connected to its network

    06/21/2019 11:54:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 -- | Catalin Cimpanufor Zero Day|
    A report published this week by the NASA Office of Inspector General reveals that in April 2018 hackers breached the agency's network and stole approximately 500 MB of data related to Mars missions. The point of entry was a Raspberry Pi device that was connected to the IT network of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without authorization or going through the proper security review. According to a 49-page OIG report, the hackers used this point of entry to move deeper inside the JPL network by hacking a shared network gateway. The hackers used this network gateway to pivot inside...
  • Florida city pays hackers $600K in bitcoin to get computer systems back

    06/21/2019 1:56:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/20/19 | Lia Eustachewich
    A small city in Florida has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 in bitcoin ransom to hackers who took control of its computer systems in a ransomware attack, according to reports. The Riviera Beach City Council on Monday unanimously approved its insurance carrier to pay 65 bitcoin — valued at about $592,000 — in hopes of regaining full access to its network, the Palm Beach Post reported. The attack two weeks ago wiped out the city’s entire computer system. The city council was left without email and phone service, direct-deposit paychecks had to be hand-delivered instead and the police department had...
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow ..
  • Can hackers tell what you’re texting or searching just by listening?

    06/06/2019 7:05:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies
    New York Post, via ^ | June 6, 2019 | Marisa Dellatto | New York Post
    Hackers may soon be able to discern information from the sounds of typing. A 2019 study of the budding phenomenon, obtained by Cornell University and not yet published in a peer-reviewed journal, found that Android phones and tablets are able to pick up sound waves of typing through their microphones. In theory, these sound waves can dictate where on a screen a person was tapping, meaning hackers could have access to pins, logins, text messages and other sensitive and private content, the Wall Street Journal reports. So, if hackers were able to access a device’s microphone — they could be privy to messages sent...
  • Attempt to hack email server stunned Clinton aide, FBI files show

    05/07/2019 11:04:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2019 | Gregg Re
    "omg." That was the three-letter response from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin -- familiar Internet shorthand for "Oh my God!" -- when Justin Cooper, the technology pro overseeing Clinton's private home-based email servers, told her shortly after midnight on Jan. 9, 2011, that "someone was trying to hack us." The revelation was contained in a trove of newly released, partially redacted FBI documents from the agency's investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information -- a probe known as the "Midyear Exam." The document release reveals numerous episodes in which the Clinton team either suspected it had been hacked or...
  • Activists Are Trying To Force Mastercard To Cut Off Payments To The Far Right

    05/01/2019 6:48:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/01/19 | Mark Di Stefano
    Activists have successfully forced Mastercard to hold a vote by shareholders on a proposal which, if passed, could see the company monitoring payments to global far-right political leaders and white supremacist groups. The proposal aims to see Mastercard establish an internal “human rights committee” that would stop designated white supremacist groups and anti-Islam activists, such as Tommy Robinson, from getting access to money sent from donors using the company’s card payment services. It’s been conceived by US-based political activists SumOfUs, who want to escalate the battle against white supremacists and far-right groups from tech platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Patreon,...
  • Assange ally Ola Bini charged in Ecuador following airport arrest

    04/13/2019 8:01:09 PM PDT · by palmer · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 13, 2019 | Andrew Blake
    Ecuador on Saturday revealed criminal hacking charges against Ola Bini, a computer programmer with ties to recently arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “The State Prosecutor General’s Office filed charges against a Swedish citizen, aged 36, for his alleged participation in the crime of assault on the integrity of computer systems,” the agency said in a statement. The announcement did not mention Mr. Bini by name, but it followed reports that he was ordered held for investigative purposes after being detained at a Quito airport Thursday within hours of Ecuador ejecting Mr. Assange from its London embassy. “It’s up to the...
  • Nolte: Reuters Reporter Covered Up Damaging Beto Info During Texas Senate Race

    03/17/2019 9:57:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/17/29 | John Nolte
    A Reuters reporter admits he offered to hide damaging information about Beto O’Rourke during the Democrat’s tight Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). On Friday morning, Reuters journalist Joseph Menn broke the news that, as a teen, O’Rourke, who is now a freshly-minted 2020 presidential candidate, was part of a secret hacking group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow.Since publication, Reuters has also been forced to admit their reporter, who was on leave at the time, knew all about O’Rourke’s hacker past during the 2018 Texas Senate race but offered not to reveal it until after the race:
  • Beto O'Rourke was a member of computer hacking group called Cult of the Dead Cow...

    03/15/2019 11:44:53 AM PDT · by amorphous · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 15 March 2019 | By Reuters and Reporter
    Beto O'Rourke was a teenage computer hacker who posted fiction about killing children, it was revealed Friday - a day after he threw himself into the Democratic president race. O'Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview with the author of a forthcoming book that he belonged to the Cult of the Dead Cow, the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. Members of the hugely influential CDC, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, have protected his secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability. But O'Rourke said in an interview conducted during his failed run for the Senate...
  • “5 minutes of sheer terror”: Hackers infiltrate East Bay family’s Nest surveillance camera (tr)

    01/22/2019 5:06:32 PM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/21/2019 | Matthia Gafni
    ORINDA — Laura Lyons was preparing food in her kitchen Sunday when the lazy afternoon took a turn for the absurd. A loud squawking — similar to the beginning of an emergency broadcast alert — blasted from the living room, the Orinda mother said, followed by a detailed warning of three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio. “It warned that the United States had retaliated against Pyongyang and that people in the affected areas had three hours to evacuate,” Lyons said Monday. “It sounded completely legit, and it was loud and got our attention...
  • Chinese hackers 'steal missile plans' from US Navy contractors

    12/14/2018 5:05:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/18 | James Cook
    Classified military information including missile plans have been stolen from contractors working for the US Navy by hackers linked to China, according to reports. Contractors working for the US Navy have reportedly suffered a series of breaches in the past 18 months. Richard Spencer, the secretary of the US Navy, has ordered a review of cybersecurity threats, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The review follows reports of the theft of classified plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile to be used by submarines. The plans for the missile were found to have been stolen in June during a hacking...
  • I Think Manafort Is Refusing to Make Things Up for Mueller’s Hit Job

    11/27/2018 5:34:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | November 27 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, well, well, if anybody doubts the political nature of the Mueller investigation, all you have to do is take a look at the news today. For crying out loud, they really want us to believe that Paul Manafort met with Julian Assange three times before WikiLeaks published the Podesta emails? Where’s this story been? If this were true, they would have known this all the way back when Obama and his buddies were spying on the Trump campaign. And we would have heard about this long before today. So what the heck is going on? Greetings, my friends,...
  • Russia hackers continuing to probe the U.S. power grid

    11/29/2018 12:56:36 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 11/29/18 | USA Features
    The U.S. power grid is continuing to be targeted and probed by Russian cyber actors, according to a notable cybersecurity firm, as well as other aspects of critical infrastructure (CI). Researched from the threat intelligence firm FireEye said at the CyberwarCon forum in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that even though the American power grid is relatively well-defended and tough to strike with a full-scale cyber attack, that hasn’t deterred Russian state actors from continuing to probe for weaknesses...
  • Hackers breach system, get data on 75,000

    10/19/2018 4:00:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 6:47 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    A government computer system that interacts with was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. About 10 million people currently have private coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. …
  • Threat of disconnection of Microsoft 10 license

    10/01/2018 5:03:10 AM PDT · by alloysteel · 56 replies
    October 1, 2018 | self
    I just got a phone call saying that my Microsoft 10 account has been compromised by any of several foreign sources, and that I should contact the phone number they have to set up a firewall against it being taken down or loss of all information they have on the cloud under this account. I small a rat.

    08/28/2018 6:46:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:22 PM 08/27/2018 | Richard Pollock | Reporter
    A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter. The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time. The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing. A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News...