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Twitter Alerts Nearly 680,000 Users They May Have Been Duped by Russian Accounts Twitter Alerts Nearly 680,000 Users They May Have Been Duped by Russian Accounts

Twitter admitted on Friday evening that its investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections had turned up what it believes were over 50,000 automated accounts linked to the Kremlin—and that it had identified 677,775 other accounts that “followed one of these accounts or retweeted or…

US Senate Targeted by Russian Hackers, Experts Say US Senate Targeted by Russian Hackers, Experts Say

Members of the United States Senate are the latest American politicians to be targeted by Russian hackers, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

WhatsApp Security Design Could Let an Infiltrator Add Members to Group Chats [Updated] WhatsApp Security Design Could Let an Infiltrator Add Members to Group Chats [Updated]

A team of crytopgraphers from Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum say they have uncovered flaws in WhatsApp’s security that could limit the benefits of the messaging service’s vaunted end-to-end encryption in group chats.

Linus Torvalds Is Not Happy About Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Mess Linus Torvalds Is Not Happy About Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Mess

Famed Linux developer Linus Torvalds has some pretty harsh words for Intel on the fiasco over Meltdown and Spectre, the massive security flaws in modern processors that predominantly affect Intel products.

Intel Hit With Three Class Action Lawsuits Related to Security Vulnerability Intel Hit With Three Class Action Lawsuits Related to Security Vulnerability

It’s been just two days since The Register first reported that all Intel x86-64x processors were subject to a severe security vulnerability, and already Intel has been hit with at least three separate class action lawsuits related to the vulnerability.

That Bullshit Voter Fraud Commission Is Officially Dead That Bullshit Voter Fraud Commission Is Officially Dead

A commission established by President Donald Trump to root out the millions of voters he baselessly claimed voted fraudulently against him has been shut down, the White House announced today.

Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw [Updated] Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw [Updated]

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major security hole that could allow “normal user programs—from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers—to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected…

Hackers Broke Into Forever 21's Payment System For Over Half of 2017 Hackers Broke Into Forever 21's Payment System For Over Half of 2017

Hackers breached “various point of sales terminals” at retailer Forever 21's storefronts throughout the country, collecting “credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and sometimes cardholder names” from April 3rd to November 18th, 2017, CNET reported.

Kidnapped Crypto Exchange Executive Reportedly Paid $1 Million Ransom in Bitcoin Kidnapped Crypto Exchange Executive Reportedly Paid $1 Million Ransom in Bitcoin

Here’s one piece of evidence to suggest that cryptocurrency remains an extremely hot commodity despite recent crashes in the price of Bitcoin: Armed gang members kidnapped a top executive at U.K.-registered cryptocurrency exchange Exmo Finance this week and only released him after they were paid a $1 million…

Study: Hackers Could Disrupt or Crash HDDs Using Only Sound Waves Study: Hackers Could Disrupt or Crash HDDs Using Only Sound Waves

Want to destroy video evidence of a break-in, prevent ATMs from logging malware attacks, or simply shut down a critical computer system? One possible way to do that might be disrupting hard disk drives with sound waves, either with a specialized device or just by hijacking a nearby speaker.

After WannaCry Ransomware Attack, White House Calls On ‘All Companies’ for Aid After WannaCry Ransomware Attack, White House Calls On ‘All Companies’ for Aid

Addressing the nation this morning, Department of Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert restated—in some cases word-for-word—the assertions in an op-ed he penned for the Wall Street Journal last night squarely blaming North Korea for the widespread ransomware attack known as WannaCry. Today he revealed DHS’s plan to…

US Publicly Blames North Korea For the WannaCry Ransomware Attack US Publicly Blames North Korea For the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, claimed that North Korean hackers were behind this year’s massive, global WannaCry ransomware attack on Monday evening in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

Robert Mueller Got Trump Transition Emails Just By Asking the Federal Agency That Hosted Them Robert Mueller Got Trump Transition Emails Just By Asking the Federal Agency That Hosted Them

Special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director currently overseeing a sweeping investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections and any possible ties to President Donald Trump and his associates, secretly obtained tens of thousands of emails from the administration’s transition team.…

How to Remove a Keylogger From Your HP Laptop  How to Remove a Keylogger From Your HP Laptop 

If you’re using an HP laptop, there’s a chance someone else can see everything you type. The company recently confirmed that a keylogger was installed on hundreds of its laptops after the security vulnerability was uncovered by independent researcher Michael Myng.

Kaspersky Closes DC Office, Says It Is 'No Longer Viable' to Work With Federal Government Kaspersky Closes DC Office, Says It Is 'No Longer Viable' to Work With Federal Government

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has had a rough season stateside amid claims the company’s software scans for and steals documents of interest to the Kremlin. With the use of its products at U.S. government agencies now banned, the company has elected to shut down its D.C.-area headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

UK Warns Government Agencies to Avoid Kaspersky Products, Citing Russian Ties UK Warns Government Agencies to Avoid Kaspersky Products, Citing Russian Ties

Russian security software company Kaspersky Lab has been having a bad few months amid allegations its signature anti-virus software scans for and identifies files of interest to Russian cyber spies. Kaspersky publicly contends a high-profile incident in which it allegedly stole classified files from a National…

Facebook May Soon Demand a Selfie if It Detects Suspicious Activity on Your Account Facebook May Soon Demand a Selfie if It Detects Suspicious Activity on Your Account

Facebook appears to be preparing to launch a new kind of captcha which asks users to prove their identities by uploading photos of their faces, Wired reported on Tuesday.

DOJ Indicts Three Chinese Nationals For Allegedly Hacking Siemens, Trimble, and Moody's DOJ Indicts Three Chinese Nationals For Allegedly Hacking Siemens, Trimble, and Moody's

The Department of Justice has charged three Chinese nationals with allegedly hacking into the email account of an “influential economist” working for Moody’s Analytics, as well as stealing secrets from German engineering firm Siemens AG and GPS manufacturer Trimble, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Anxious White House Mulls Banning Staff From Using Personal Cell Phones Anxious White House Mulls Banning Staff From Using Personal Cell Phones

Beset by an amazing degree of technical incompetence and enough leaks to sink Atlantis, President Donald Trump’s administration is now mulling a White House-wide ban on the use of personal cell phones, Bloomberg reported.

Report: FBI Failed to Warn U.S. Officials Targeted by Russia's Fancy Bear Hackers Report: FBI Failed to Warn U.S. Officials Targeted by Russia's Fancy Bear Hackers

As Russian hackers affiliated with the Fancy Bear cyber-spying unit were attempting to break into the Gmail accounts of “scores of U.S. officials” in recent years, the FBI failed to notify almost any of them that they were being targeted, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

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