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FBI: Hackers sniffing around voter registration databases

FBI: Hackers sniffing around voter registration databases

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FBI Director James Comey told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his agency has spotted outside entities attempting to hack voter registration sites in several states.

Cybercrime Blotter: Majerczyk pleads guilty to hacking celeb email accounts

Cybercrime Blotter: Majerczyk pleads guilty to hacking celeb email accounts

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Edward Majerczyk on September 27 pleaded guilty in a Chicago court to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information bringing to a close a case dubbed Celebgate.

Cybercrime blotter: Kosovo native sentenced to 20 years for providing aid to ISIS

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Kosovo native Ardit Ferizi was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Va. after pleading guilty to providing aid to the Islamic State.

Rep. Johnson introduces bill designed to deter electoral hacking

Rep. Johnson introduces bill designed to deter electoral hacking

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A new bill before Congress would require that all voting machines leave a traceable paper trail and require a secure connection to the web for vote-tabulating machines to prevent electoral tampering.

Powell blasts Trump, criticizes Clinton in leaked emails; DNC hacked again

Powell blasts Trump, criticizes Clinton in leaked emails; DNC hacked again

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General Colin Powell offered up several rather negative, yet bipartisan, opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in a series of leaked emails that were just made public,

VoIPtalk informs customers of possible data breach

VoIPtalk informs customers of possible data breach

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The U.K. voice over IP provider VoIPtalk has emailed a notification to customers warning of the potential compromise of user login credentials.

The Shadow Brokers' NSA hack claim unlikely, say experts

The Shadow Brokers' NSA hack claim unlikely, say experts

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Updated! The claim by the hacking group The Shadow Brokers that it has pilfered surveillance tools from another group, allegedly associated with the National Security Agency (NSA), is being called bogus by security experts, but Kaspersky Lab believes there is a connection.

Miller and Valasek unveil new Jeep hack at Black Hat, retire from car harcking

Miller and Valasek unveil new Jeep hack at Black Hat, retire from car harcking

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Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hung up their car hacking spikes today at Black Hat announcing at the end of their presentation that they were moving on, but not before revealing a few more vulnerabilities in a Jeep Cherokee.

RNC's Preibus unwise to challenge hackers

RNC's Preibus unwise to challenge hackers

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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus may have tossed down a gauntlet to hackers when he declared that his organization's data is safe and he does not expect to be hacked.

20 million Iranian mobile users' data leaked but operator denies being hacked

20 million Iranian mobile users' data leaked but operator denies being hacked

Iran's second largest mobile operator, Irancell, lost the personal information of 20 million customers in a data leak last week but denies being hacked.

Hackers investing 40% of crime proceeds in new criminal techniques

Hackers investing 40% of crime proceeds in new criminal techniques

Cyber-criminals are investing up to 40 percent of their stolen funds in improving and modernising their techniques and criminal schemes according to a recent report issued by cyber-experts at the Russian Ministry of Communications.

FBI iPhone hack may have cost more than $1.3M

FBI iPhone hack may have cost more than $1.3M

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Published reports are using an odd methodology in an attempt to decipher exactly how much the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)paid to unlock the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The 15 most successful ethical hackers worldwide

The 15 most successful ethical hackers worldwide

Not all hackers are evil, some of them do fight to keep the internet safe. Most of the good guys do it for the bounties offered by major brands and net companies.

Finland's foreign ministry hacked by Russian or Chinese spies

Finland's foreign ministry hacked by Russian or Chinese spies

Finland's foreign ministry computer network has been infiltrated by spies, foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja has revealed to the media.

Starbug's in your eyes: German hacker spoofs iris recognition

Starbug's in your eyes: German hacker spoofs iris recognition

A German hacker who rose to fame after hacking Apple's TouchID has revealed a method where iris images taken from a distance with a high-resolution camera can be recreated with a laser printer.

UK hacker Lauri Love fights extradition to US

UK hacker Lauri Love fights extradition to US

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UK graduate student Lauri Love is using a new tactic in his attempt to fight extradition to the U.S.

Florida private investigator charged with attempting to hack Muslim charity

Florida private investigator charged with attempting to hack Muslim charity

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When nabbed by authorities, self-described private investigator Timothy Sedlak said he was researching Muslim charities to see if they were inadvertently funding extremists.

China warns against hacking sanctions prior to Xi's visit

China warns against hacking sanctions prior to Xi's visit

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China's U.S. ambassador warned that any sanctions imposed against Chinese interests could negatively impact Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming Washington visit.

American Airlines denies hack, but reinforces security efforts

American Airlines denies hack, but reinforces security efforts

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American Airlines denied involvement in an apparent security incident at its one-time subsidiary Sabre, but is redoubling its own security measures as a precaution.

Short, planned outage helps State Dept. banish hackers

Short, planned outage helps State Dept. banish hackers

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Four months after it revealed that hackers had breached its non-classified email system, the State Dept. said it would take some systems offline temporarily to bolster security.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

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This month's news briefs cover a preliminary settlement Sony will bear for the exposure of 77 million customers, and more.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission's computers hacked three times in three years

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The separate attacks were carried out by at least two foreign entities, who might have been able to access sensitive documents and details on U.S. critical infrastructure.

Iranian hackers take over IDF Twitter account

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Coordinated attacks on Israeli websites were confirmed this weekend, but none of the attacks caused serious damage.

Russia protests arrest of hacker Seleznev, demands release

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The Russian Foreign Ministry lodged a protest with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, demanding the return of Roman Seleznev.

Russian hackers compromise CNET servers

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Multiple CNET servers containing more than one million usernames, emails and encrypted passwords were compromised this past weekend.

Hackers commandeer businessman's phone lines, rack up $23K in charges

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International hackers search for phone lines with unsecured voicemail ports, and then harness those lines to handle their customers' calls.

New Jersey teen charged after altering students' grades and attendance records

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The 16-year-old boy faces multiple counts of second-degree computer theft for unlawfully accessing and altering data and one count of hindering apprehension.

China reportedly urges banks to dump IBM servers

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The Chinese government is pushing government-owned banks to replace IBM servers with those made locally, according to reports.

U.S. charges Chinese military group with cyber espionage

U.S. charges Chinese military group with cyber espionage

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Five members of the People's Liberation Army were indicted for stealing trade secrets from several large U.S. companies including Alcoa.

Antiwar.com server hacked during fundraiser

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Foreign attackers took down Antiwar.com early Wednesday morning but the site is running smoothly again.

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