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The surprising fees hackers charge for their services

Hackers advertise their nefarious services to potential customers for as little as $90 for Gmail and $350 to access a target’s Facebook account, reports The Daily Mail.

Hand implant chip lets hacker attack Android phones via NFC

A security expert has had a computer chip designed for tracking cows implanted into his hand by an ‘unlicensed amateur’ to hack phones from underneath the skin, reports Gizmodo.

The hacker games that made beating security feel like a thrill

Real-world hacking has long since spawned legions of more glamorous portrayals in videogames. Here are five of the best that take hacking and elevate it to thrilling levels.

British Airways suffers frequent flyer account hacking

Thousands of British Airways frequent flyer accounts have been breached by hackers, reports ZDNet.

Tinder hack sets heterosexual men up with each other

A hacker has discovered that the openness of Tinder’s API allowed him to set up unknowing men via a fake female profile they both believed that they were talking to.

Five hacker movies that got things badly wrong

5 hacker movies that got computer security well off the mark.

Advantage Dental hacked – over 150,000 personal records breached

Advantage Dental has sent out notices to 151,626 customers after a hacking which may have led to the leaking of valuable patient data, according to the Portland Tribune.

Hacker holds South Korean nuclear plant to ransom

A hacker who claims to have stolen sensitive data belonging to South Korea’s nuclear power plants is demanding money to keep the information private.

Operating System Vulnerabilities, Exploits and Insecurity

iOS and OS X the most vulnerable operating systems? Don’t confuse vulnerabilities with exploits, or patch frequency with insecurity.

FBI investigating apparent ISIS attacks on Western websites

A number of seemingly unconnected Western websites were hacked over the weekend, with messages claiming Islamic State as the perpetrator.

Lenovo website hacked, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has been victim to a website hack, with Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.

British hacker due for sentencing over public service DDoS attacks

A 51 year old man is facing a lengthy prison sentence in the United Kingdom after admitting to a series of distributed denial of service attacks against social housing, social services and crime prevention websites.

Burning Man queue jumping hackers caught out

The online queuing system for the 40,000 tickets to the Burning Man festival was hacked by 200 people accessing a ‘technical backdoor’ to virtually queue jump, according to Computer World.

Anthem hack could affect 80 million health insurance customers

Anthem Inc. has suffered an attack on its database which is likely to be the biggest data breach ever disclosed by a health insurance company.

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.

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