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Over 5,000 US gas stations vulnerable to remote hacks

Around 5,300 gas stations in the United States could be vulnerable to a remote cyberattack on the automated tank gauges, causing the pumps to flag alerts or even shut down

Taylor Swift hacked, but denies naked pictures will be leaked

Singer Taylor Swift has had her Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, but laughed off claims that the hackers will release nude photographs of her.

Lizard Squad hits Malaysia Airlines website

The website for Malaysia Airlines was taken offline, in an attack claimed to be by the Lizard Squad hacking group, according to the BBC.

Public Wi-Fi hacked by seven year old in 10 minutes

The danger of public Wi-Fi spots has been exposed by a seven year old girl following a short video tutorial, reports ITV.

Anonymous hackers ‘declare war’ on al Qaeda and Islamic State

The Anonymous hacking collective has “declared war” against the terrorists said to be responsible for the shootings of staff at France’s satyrical Charlie Hebdo magazine, reports The Telegraph.

Hackers ‘mistakenly’ take down local bus schedule website

A hacking group has ‘mistakenly taken down’ a local bus website under the impression that it is a far more significant target, The Guardian reports.

Playstation Network and Xbox Live offline for Xmas

Malicious DDoS attack blamed for taking major gaming networks Xbox Live and Playstation Network offline for Christmas…

Even skateboards can be hacked

It seems even the humble skateboard isn’t immune to hacking, as The Register reports that the ‘Boosted’ brand of electric skateboards has been hacked by a pair of hackers.

ICANN computers compromised by hackers

The nonprofit organization that looks after name and internet domains has been hit by a spear phishing hack that has compromised company data, reports The Register.

Charge Anywhere warns of payment data leak

Mobile payment platform Charge Anywhere has revealed an exploit in its software that means that five year’s worth of credit card data could be at risk.

Sony Pictures hacking traced to Thai hotel as North Korea denies involvement

The identity of the Sony Pictures hackers who attacked last week remains a mystery, but we have an alleged location where the attack was masterminded from, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Sony Pictures hacking exposed Hollywood stars’ personal data

The fallout from Sony Pictures’ hacking continued today, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that 47,000 sets of personal details have been posted online.

PayPal bug bounty catches account-hijacking vulnerability

Popular internet payment provider PayPal has fixed an exploit that would have allowed hackers to take over an account with a single click, reports The Register.

Iranian hackers targeted transport, energy and infrastructure firms

An Iranian hacker group has been breaching computer networks of 50 of the world’s biggest energy, transport and infrastructure groups for the last two years, reports Tech Spot.

Sony Pictures hacking: Five films leak online

The recently released Brad Pitt film ‘Fury’ was amongst the titles leaked, but others were yet to be released formally be the studio, including ‘Annie’, ‘Still Alice’, ‘Mr. Turner’, and ‘To Write Love On Her Arms.”

League of Legends Bug Bounty Scheme has awarded over $100k

Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends, has paid out over $100,000 to security researchers poring over the game looking for exploits, hacks and bugs, Security Week reports.

News websites hacked with ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ pop-up

A Thanksgiving attack across many Western news and information websites left visitors facing javascript pop-ups telling them they had been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, according to CNET.

Bitcoin hack can reveal IP addresses of anonymous transactions

The infamous anonymity of Bitcoin as a currency has a weakness built into it, according to a paper published by the University of Luxembourg.

Craigslist redirected to prank site via DNS hijack

Craigslist visitors were left surprised earlier this week, when browsing the popular classifieds website led them to some unexpected places, reports The Register.

Study shows how subjects respond to security warnings… and being ‘hacked’

Security warnings are routinely ignored, according to a new study by Brigham Young University, which also cast interesting insight in what people’s reactions are when they realize their computer has been compromised, according to News Room America.

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