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Hackers could control planes over in-flight Wi-Fi, warns US government

Planes offering in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to being hacked and controlled by onboard passengers, a US government watchdog has warned.

Linux Australia conference database hit by hackers

Organizers of the Linux Australia conference have revealed that personal data of delegates may have been exposed after a hacker was able to gain access to a server, reports Security Affairs.

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.

US teen pleads guilty to $100 million gaming hack

An Indiana teen has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a hacking ring that is said to have stolen data worth more than $100 million from major gaming developers.

British Airways suffers frequent flyer account hacking

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

Irish government’s Freedom of Information website hacked

The Irish government’s Freedom of Information (FOI) website has been targeted by hackers claiming to be connected to the ISIS terror group.

Canada’s “secret hacking tactics” exposed in new report

Canada has been using an array of cyberweapons to gather intelligence, spy on other governments and damage adversary infrastructure, says a new report.

Five hacker movies that got things badly wrong

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

Millions of computers left vulnerable to BIOS chip hack

A vulnerability has been detected in the BIOS chips found in millions of computers which could leave users open to hacking.

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.

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.

Air traffic control vulnerability could allow criminals to hack the skies

The Federal Aviation Administration must tighten the security around air traffic control in the United States, according to a new report filed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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.

Kris Jenner reveals naked video could be leaked in iCloud hack

Kris Jenner is reportedly being blackmailed over a naked video that was stolen from her iCloud and could be released in the public sphere.

Hacker puts words into wrestler’s mouth in WWE Twitter hack

WWE superstar Antonio Cesaro was the victim of a Twitter hack this week, as a wrestling fanatic hacked his account to vent against company chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

Watch how car hackers can disable brakes and steal your personal data

Modern cars are more and more dependent on computer systems. And guess what? They can be hacked.

Anthem hack victims hit with phishing scams

Victims of the Anthem Inc health insurance hack are being bombarded with phishing scams including fraudulent emails and cold calls, reports Slashgear.

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.

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