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2.5K Twitter accounts hacked to spread links to adult content

2.5K Twitter accounts hacked to spread links to adult content

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Hackers hijacked 2,500 Twitter accounts and used them to spread links for adult content.

Anonymous stalls N.C. government sites to protest 'bathroom law'

Anonymous stalls N.C. government sites to protest 'bathroom law'

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Anonymous said it took down North Carolina state government sites in protest of "bathroom law."

Ransomware activity marks sixfold increase in March

Ransomware activity marks sixfold increase in March

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FireEye researchers detected a nearly six-fold increase in the percentage of ransomware activity in March 2016.

Angler Exploit campaign infected at least 19 sites

Angler Exploit campaign infected at least 19 sites

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Cyphort Labs spotted a new Angler Exploit campaign that has already infected at least 19 websites.

SC Congress Atlanta: Ransomware, a real or overblown threat?

SC Congress Atlanta: Ransomware, a real or overblown threat?

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A panel Tuesday at SC Congress Atlanta devolved into a debate over how serious the threat is posed by ransomware.

Alleged Syrian Electronic Army hacker extradited to U.S. to face charges

Alleged Syrian Electronic Army hacker extradited to U.S. to face charges

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An alleged hacker for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA has been extradited to the United States from Germany.

Tick cybergang uses custom malware to target Japanese websites

Tick cybergang uses custom malware to target Japanese websites

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Symantec researchers spotted a cyberespionage group dubbed "Tick" spreading custom malware through compromised Japanese websites.

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

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Several ISIS hacking groups announced that they have joined forces to form a large hacking group.

Anonymous, LulzSec leak millions of records to protest Italian labor laws

Anonymous, LulzSec leak millions of records to protest Italian labor laws

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Anonymous and LulzSec leaked millions of records and launched cyberattacks on Italian businesses to protest Italy's labor laws.

Russian hacker group targeting largest EU banks

Russian hacker group targeting largest EU banks

Russia's central bank and the government are working together to fight banking hacker group Buhtrap.

'Father of Car Hacking' awarded for research

'Father of Car Hacking' awarded for research

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The "Father of Car Hacking" was just announced the winner of the 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award, but the first step on the path that lead here started several years ago.

Iranian dam hacker allegedly used 'Google dorking' to find vulnerabilities

Iranian dam hacker allegedly used 'Google dorking' to find vulnerabilities

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Officials say the Iranian man charged with hacking into a New York dam used a technique called "Google dorking" to identify the vulnerable system.

Arrogant ransomware author's plans foiled by creator of the ransomware's source code

Arrogant ransomware author's plans foiled by creator of the ransomware's source code

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An arrogant ransomware author had their plans foiled after the creator of the ransomware's source code stepped in.

Former Fla. deputy claims FBI raided home after friends hacked county servers

Former Fla. deputy claims FBI raided home after friends hacked county servers

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A former Florida deputy said that the FBI raided his home after his hacker friends leaked thousands of confidential records.

New York Times, BBC and Newsweek dish up malvertising

New York Times, BBC and Newsweek dish up malvertising

An array of global entertainment, news and commentary sites have been hit with perhaps the largest malvertising campaign yet.

Scammers promise porn, deliver Android Marcher trojan

Scammers promise porn, deliver Android Marcher trojan

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Zscaler researchers spotted attackers using porn to lure victims into downloading the Android Marcher trojan.

Man alleges to be Team GhostShell leader in bid to legitimately join security industry

Man alleges to be Team GhostShell leader in bid to legitimately join security industry

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A man claiming to be the leader of the cybergang Team GhostShell, known for hacking the FBI, NASA, elite universities and others, contacted SCMagazine.com to reveal his identity and share his story.

U.S. forces launch cyber attacks against ISIS in Mosul

U.S. forces launch cyber attacks against ISIS in Mosul

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The U.S. military has begun to launch cyber attacks to support an assault against ISIS to take back the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Has Hacking Team returned? New Mac malware has researchers looking for answers.

Has Hacking Team returned? New Mac malware has researchers looking for answers.

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A recent strain of Mac malware has left researchers speculating whether the Hacking Team is back.

Researchers spot increase in malicious VBScripts that use obfuscation

Researchers spot increase in malicious VBScripts that use obfuscation

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Researchers have spotted an increase in the number of malicious VBScripts that use obfuscation methods.

Norway officially accuses China of stealing military secrets

Norway officially accuses China of stealing military secrets

Threat actors in China have stolen confidential information from Norwegian companies which is now being used in Chinese military technology says General Lt Morten Haga Lunde, head of the Norwegian intelligence.

New Xbot trojan phishes, steals data, and uses ransomware

New Xbot trojan phishes, steals data, and uses ransomware

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Researchers discovered a new Android trojan that is capable of phishing for banking credentials, stealing data and using ransomware.

More bad WordPress, campaign switches from Nuclear EK to Angler EK

More bad WordPress, campaign switches from Nuclear EK to Angler EK

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An ongoing malvertising attack that has been injecting malware into WordPress sites has now switched its malicious payload.

'Crackas with Attitude' suspect arrested in U.K.

'Crackas with Attitude' suspect arrested in U.K.

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The teen suspected of leaking the information of several U.S. government officials was arrested in the U.K.

Phony CloudFlare DDoS page redirects victims to Nuclear EK

Phony CloudFlare DDoS page redirects victims to Nuclear EK

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Threat actors are using a fake CloudFlare DDoS check page to redirect victims to a nuclear EK.

Researchers spot macro malware used to spread Neutrino

Researchers spot macro malware used to spread Neutrino

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Researchers at Zscaler spotted attackers using macro malware as a vector to spread the Neutrino bot via spearphishing emails.

BlackEnergy malware deployed using malicious Word docs

BlackEnergy malware deployed using malicious Word docs

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Researchers have spotted attackers using malicious Microsoft Word documents distributed via spearphishing emails to spread the Black Energy Trojan in Ukraine.

Israel's Electric Authority hit by massive cyberattack

Israel's Electric Authority hit by massive cyberattack

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The Israeli Electric Authority was hit by a massive cyberattack during a period of record-breaking power consumption.

Anonymous takes credit for shutting down 14 Thai police wesbites

Anonymous takes credit for shutting down 14 Thai police wesbites

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Anonymous claimed responsibility for shutting down 14 Thailand police websites on Tuesday amidst police corruption allegations

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

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The hacktivist group New World Hacking has claimed to be behind cyberattacks against Trump, BBC and BlackLivesMatter sites.

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