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Carbonite resets passwords after attackers target user accounts

Carbonite resets passwords after attackers target user accounts

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Carbonite announced a forced password reset after the online backup provider discovered attackers attempting to access its user accounts.

Researchers ID Brazilian banking Trojan creator

Researchers ID Brazilian banking Trojan creator

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Security researchers discovered a new family of malware sold as a banking-Trojan-as-a-service. The cybercriminal rents the banking Trojan for about $600 per 10-day period.

Lizard Squad-linked hacker claims attack against Blizzard servers

Lizard Squad-linked hacker claims attack against Blizzard servers

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A Lizard Squad linked hacker taunted Blizzard Entertainment after server issues affected popular gaming networks.

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

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In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Hacker post gay porn on ISIS Twitter accounts in retaliation for Orlando tragedy

Hacker post gay porn on ISIS Twitter accounts in retaliation for Orlando tragedy

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Following the Orlando tragedy, an Anonymous hacker hijacked the Twitter accounts of ISIS supporters and flooded their profiles with gay porn.

Site of grassroots abortion group hacked

Site of grassroots abortion group hacked

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A website belonging to the National Network of Abortion Funds was hacked around April 7.

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public servers

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Calling its actions a "cruel reminder of what happens when you don't use proper security hygiene," the hacker group GhostShell doxxed approximately 36 million online accounts from various databases found on public servers that don't require credentials to access.

Teenage Dream, turned nightmare: Hacker breaks into Katy Perry's Twitter account

Teenage Dream, turned nightmare: Hacker breaks into Katy Perry's Twitter account

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A hacker just went after the biggest target on all of Twitter, breaking into the account of singer-songwriter Katy Perry, whose 89 million followers make her the most popular presence on the entire social media platform.

Anonymous group takes aim at Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

Anonymous group takes aim at Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

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In a video on Facebook, a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask accused Florida Gov. Rick Scott of a "collusion of corruption" following the dumping of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Atlantic Ocean.

'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.

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."

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.

Gray hats hack Locky again, replaces payload with ransomware PSA

Gray hats hack Locky again, replaces payload with ransomware PSA

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Another gray hat hacker has tampered with the distribution of Locky ransomware, replacing the payload with a public-service message to potential victims, warning them not to open strange files.

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.

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.

Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

Anonymous 'Operation Icarus' launches DDoS attack against Bank of Greece

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Anonymous launched an attack against the Bank of Greece as part of a 30-day campaign targeting central banks across the world.

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.

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

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Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyberattacks, a new report revealed.

Anonymous-linked Ghost Squad haunts KKK with DDoS attack

Anonymous-linked Ghost Squad haunts KKK with DDoS attack

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The Anonymous-affiliated hacking group Ghost Squad yesterday launched a distributed denial of service attack against the Loyal White Knights of the KKK, knocking the white supremacist group's website out of service.

Hacktivist school set up on dark web

Hacktivist school set up on dark web

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Aspiring hacktivists can now login to a chat service hosted by Anonymous to learn coding and encryption.

Hacker behind Hacking Team breach publishes how-to guide

Hacker behind Hacking Team breach publishes how-to guide

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Phineas Fisher, the hacker who claimed responsibility for breaching Hacking Team last year, published a how-to guide detailing his process in executing the attack.

Former Reuters editor sentenced to two years for helping Anonymous

Former Reuters editor sentenced to two years for helping Anonymous

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Matthew Keys, a former social media editor at Reuters, received a two-year federal prison sentence for providing his username and login credentials to a hacker associated with the hacking group

Public opinion split on whether hacktivists have legit place in society

Public opinion split on whether hacktivists have legit place in society

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Global citizens are collectively torn as to whether or not hacktivists constitute a public nuisance, or actually benefit society by holding criminal organizations, governments and corporations accountable, according to a new survey.

Lizard Squad possibly behind Blizzard DDoS attack

Lizard Squad possibly behind Blizzard DDoS attack

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The hacking group Lizard Squad is taking credit for unleashing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack Wednesday against Blizzard that prevented some customers from signing onto Battle.net for several hours.

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.

Costa Rica investigating rigged elections by political hacker

Costa Rica investigating rigged elections by political hacker

Costa Rica will be undergoing an investigation on whether or not hackers interfered with its 2014 elections.

ETA hacking group member pleads guilty to DDoS against security researcher

ETA hacking group member pleads guilty to DDoS against security researcher

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Benjamin Earnest Nichols, a 37-year-old man from Oklahoma City faces a 10-year federal prison sentence for launching a DDoS attack against the website owned by a security researcher.

50 million exposed in Turkish data breach

50 million exposed in Turkish data breach

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As many as 50 million Turkish citizens, including the nation's current and former presidents, may have been impacted in a data breach that was revealed to the public today.

Ghost Squad Hackers hit Trump sites with DDoS attacks

Ghost Squad Hackers hit Trump sites with DDoS attacks

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Ghost Squad Hackers claim to have taken down two websites belonging to Donald Trump.

Hacker 'The Jester' reroutes DoS attack to Mossad

Hacker 'The Jester' reroutes DoS attack to Mossad

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A hacker known as The Jester, whose site became a target of a DoS attack, claimed he rerouted the assault to strike Mossad, but it's his site that is currently down.

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