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Hacking Team and other breaches as security lessons learned

Recent aggressive hacks on companies underline the need for good risk analysis, situational awareness, and incident response. Just ask AshleyMadison, Hacking Team, and Sony Pictures.

Polish airline LOT grounded by ‘first attack of its kind’

Hackers are being blamed for an attack which grounded 1,400 passengers set to fly on Polish airline LOT.

Top US baseball team accused of hacking rival

The St. Louis Cardinals, one the United States’s top major league baseball teams, is being investigated for allegedly hacking into the computer systems of sporting rivals.

Uber site flaw allows hacker to display rival ad

A flaw in taxi cab network Uber’s site allowed a security researcher to manipulate the firms home page and display a rival advert, it has been claimed.

4 million government employees’ personal data stolen in OPM hack

Four million federal employees have had their personal data stolen from the Office of Personnel Management, according to a statement on its website.

IRS hacker attack puts US tax payers at risk

The IRS has admitted that for more than two months malicious hackers targeted its systems, and managed to gain access to information about more than 100,000 tax payers.

Adult dating site hacked, leaking private information

Casual dating website ‘Adult FriendFinder’ has been hacked, leaking data from as many as 3.9 million accounts, according to an investigation by Channel 4 News.

Whistleblower claims cybersecurity firm extorted clients

A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.

5 signs you’re in hackers’ sights

“It won’t happen to me” is often uttered by citizens and businesses who are adamant that they won’t become a victim of cybercrime. But this confidence is often misplaced, with even the most basic security errors exploited by hackers.

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.

Hack on the track: Signaling flaw leaves UK trains vulnerable

UK train services could be vulnerable to being hacked, hijacked and crashed, due to the trial of new digital signaling system designed to make lines safer.

The dirty secrets of webcam-hacking peeping toms and sextortionists

Virtually every computer sold today comes with a dirty little secret. It can spy on you. Learn more, and how to protect yourself.

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.

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