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Reddit resets passwords after LinkedIn data dump

Reddit resets passwords after LinkedIn data dump

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Reddit announced it would require users to reset their passwords following the release of a dataset containing 100 million LinkedIn emails and password combinations from a 2012 breach.

NDAA amendment would elevate Cyber Command to Combatant Command

NDAA amendment would elevate Cyber Command to Combatant Command

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would compel President Obama to raise Cyber Command to a Combatant Command.

Judge tosses evidence discovered through FBI hack

Judge tosses evidence discovered through FBI hack

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The FBI's refusal to reveal the code it used to hack into a defendant's computer as part of a child pornography case has resulted in a federal judge disallowing the evidence.

Opelousas man sentenced for hacking, stealing data and bitcoin

Opelousas man sentenced for hacking, stealing data and bitcoin

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An Opelousas, La., man was sentenced to one day and one year in prison and three years of supervised release after hacking into computer to steal information on more than 5,000 credit card accounts and $80,000 in bitcoin.

Russian bank app changes password when users attempt removal

Russian bank app changes password when users attempt removal

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Researchers discovered a Russian fake banking application that can evade detection by changing a device's password if the victim tries to remove the app.

Credit card skimmers detected in Walmart stores

Credit card skimmers detected in Walmart stores

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Newer chip-based cards are more difficult for thieves to counterfeit and can combat the vulnerabilities presented by card-skimming strategies.

APWG report: Phishing surges by 250 percent in Q1 2016

APWG report: Phishing surges by 250 percent in Q1 2016

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The Anti-Phishing Working Group observed more phishing attacks in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other three-month span since it began tracking data in 2004, according to the anti-cybercrime coalition.

China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers

China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers

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China will send the first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July, vastly improving the secure transmission of data and thwarting the efforts of hackers.

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.

SWIFT exec unveils info sharing plan, calls Bangladesh 'a watershed event'

SWIFT exec unveils info sharing plan, calls Bangladesh 'a watershed event'

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SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt issued details of the messaging service company's information-sharing strategy.

Bad guys update ransomware DMA Locker with version 4.0

Bad guys update ransomware DMA Locker with version 4.0

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The criminal developers behind the ransomware DMA Locker have for the third time updated the malware rolling out 4.0 version several days ago.

Guccifer reportedly to plead guilty to certain charges; may aid ongoing federal probes

Guccifer reportedly to plead guilty to certain charges; may aid ongoing federal probes

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The infamous hacker Guccifer, who claims to have infiltrated Hillary Clinton's email servers while she was Secretary of State, will reportedly plead guilty today to at least one of the federal charges for which he was extradited to the U.S.

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

Hackers steal $2M in Bitcoin and other digital currency

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Cyber criminals made off with the equivalent of $2 million in Bitcoin and Ethere from Gatecoin.

Surrey teenager charged under Computer Misuse Act over Mumsnet hack

Surrey teenager charged under Computer Misuse Act over Mumsnet hack

A teenager from Surrey has been charged with a cyber-attack on Mumsnet, forcing the parenting website to reset the passwords of its 7.7 million members.

Variant of Cerber ransomware features bot capabilities that could launch DDoS attacks

Variant of Cerber ransomware features bot capabilities that could launch DDoS attacks

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Researchers at endpoint security solutions company Invincea have discovered a new variant of Cerber ransomware that could lock out legitimate users, while still allowing attackers to potentially launch DDoS attacks against other networks.

Imperva finds DDoS for hire on Fiverr

Imperva finds DDoS for hire on Fiverr

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Professional services online marketplace Fiverr bills itself as "the easiest way to get everything done at unbeatable value" and apparently, at least briefly, that promise extended to distributed denial of service (DDoS) for hire.

Microsoft detects new lure within Word macro

Microsoft detects new lure within Word macro

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Microsoft researchers recently detected a file containing a VBA project that scripts a malicious macro.

Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

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As many as 100 people are believed to have taken part in a heist of nearly $13 million (USD) from 1,400 cash machines in Japan.

SEC chief: Cyber-crime biggest threat to financial systems

SEC chief: Cyber-crime biggest threat to financial systems

Hackers could wreak havoc on banks and other financial institutions, claims Mary Jo White

'Digital Batman' hacktivist posts video of cyberattack on Calatan police site

'Digital Batman' hacktivist posts video of cyberattack on Calatan police site

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Days after transferring $11,000 in stolen bitcoins to an anti-ISIS revolutionary group in Syria, hacktivist Phineas Fisher was at it again—defacing the website belonging to Spain's Catalan police union, and posting an online tutorial showing how it was done.

After trio of hacks, SWIFT addresses information sharing concerns

After trio of hacks, SWIFT addresses information sharing concerns

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Following reports of a cyberattack last year in which hackers stole $9 million from an Ecuadorean bank, SWIFT stated it is taking steps to create more information sharing practices.

Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled in one malicious payload

Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled in one malicious payload

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Researchers spotted Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled together in a single malicious payload.

Spoofing scam goes for the steal, scores Milwaukee Bucks' W-2 forms

Spoofing scam goes for the steal, scores Milwaukee Bucks' W-2 forms

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Basketball fans have heard of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. But yesterday, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks franchise publicly acknowledged that the entire team was hacked — by a cybercriminal.

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.

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group

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The hacker behind the notorious breaches of Hacking Team embarked on a humanitarian project to assist a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Rojava region in northern Syria.

Senator Boxer prods DoJ to step up efforts to track sextortion crimes

Senator Boxer prods DoJ to step up efforts to track sextortion crimes

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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) yesterday sent a letter to the Department of Justice, asking the agency to disclose its efforts to track and study sextortion cybercrimes.

Trojan in app on Google Play shuttered

Trojan in app on Google Play shuttered

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A variant of the malware family Acecard was detected in the Google Play store by researchers at Lookout.

Hacker stands trial for DoS attack which cost British Airways 100K Euro

Hacker stands trial for DoS attack which cost British Airways 100K Euro

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A 23-year-old British man appeared in a U.K. court to face charges for allegedly launching Denial of Service attacks against British Airways, two police websites and a game retailer.

Updated banking malware turns entire ATM into a skimmer

Updated banking malware turns entire ATM into a skimmer

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Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a new and improved version of the ATM malware dubbed "Skimmer" that turns ATMs into payment card skimmers.

Hacker doxes Nulled cybercrime forum, exposes data on 536,000 user accounts

Hacker doxes Nulled cybercrime forum, exposes data on 536,000 user accounts

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An unidentified hacker turned the tables on Nulled.io, a popular online forum that facilitates cybercriminal activity, by compromising its website and publicly dumping its sensitive user data and communications.

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