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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.

Obama to call for longer hacking prison sentences with revised Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

President Barack Obama intends to persuade Congress to increase the sentence for hackers, as well as widen the definition of what hacking means, according to Ars Technica.

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.

5 reasons not to “hack back”

Are hacking victims “hacking back”? That question was recently posed in headlines like this one from Bloomberg: FBI Investigating Whether Companies Are Engaged in Revenge Hacking. The Marketplace reporter, Ben Johnson, speculated that 2015 might be the year of “hacking back” when he asked me about revenge hacking. As I told Ben, there are several good

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.

Spyware abuse – partner tracking reaching “epidemic proportions”

Realtime call-monitoring and GPS tracking of partners by domestic abusers is on the rise, both via dedicated electronic listening devices or using sophisticated spyware software.

Tor Network warns of potential attack

Is the Tor Network about to be knocked offline? Insiders certainly seem to think so as intelligence of a credible threat against the network’s relays has been received. Is this a genuine threat to the Tor Network’s ability to function?

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.

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.

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 hacking: were PlayStation servers used to spread stolen data?

Following the release of confidential documents and four unreleased films, as reported by We Live Security here, the bad news for Sony continued as it was reported that the company’s own PlayStation servers were used to distribute the stolen data, The Independent reports.

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.”

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.

White House hit by “sustained” cyber attack, hackers breach unclassified network

IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached. But can we tell who was behind the attack?

UK takes aim at serious hacking offenses with planned life sentences

Law makers in Britain are discussing a dramatic increase in sentencing for serious hacking offences, according to The Register. Currently in discussion in the country’s upper house, The House of Lords, the move looks to overhaul the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and includes a possible life sentence for serious hackers.

Google Images hacked? Searches fill with morbid image

An image of a Russian car crash has piled up in Google Images – leading to speculation that the service has been hacked. What’s less clear is why, or who might have done it.

Sony hacked: Victims to get $15m in ‘quality’ games – some day

Victims of the notorious attack against Sony’s online gaming service and associated websites in 2011, which exposed details for up to 77 million subscribers, are to be offered $15m in digital goods as compensation.

Tesla Model S hacked to open doors while in motion

Tesla’s Model S has been hacked to make the doors and sun roof open while the car is in motion – and the researchers behind the attack were able to control the systems remotely.

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