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Texas 10th grader hacks school network to change grades

A Texas high school sophomore was arrested on March 31 and charged with a felony for hacking into the Spring Branch Independent School District computer system in order to change student's grades.

OurMine claims it pulled off largest hack in YouTube history

The OurMine hackers known for hijacking online social media accounts, supposedly to test their security, executed what it's calling the largest hack in YouTube history, after changing the written content on hundreds of the video service's channels on Friday.

Parliamentary committee proposes unit to combat 'election hacking'

A parliamentary committee has proposed a monitoring unit in order to ward off the threat of foreign powers trying to influence UK election.

Canada denies bail to hacker Karim Baratov

Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov was denied bail and remanded into custody by a Canadian court until extradition proceedings to the United States are completed.

Hacker sets off emergency sirens in Dallas

All 156 alarms started sounding before midnight Friday and a spokesperson said authorities suspect the system was hacked.

ATM hackers drilling for money

Cybercriminals in Russia and Europe have found a weak spot in some ATM machines that allow them to access a vital bus giving them complete control of the unit's cash dispensing system.

Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach

Hackers, purporting to be part of a Turkish crime family, are threatening to remotely wipe 200 million iPhones following an alleged breach of iCloud security.

Web hacking only getting worse as webmasters fail to patch ageing code

As part of its #NoHacked campaign, Google has published figures on the state of website security, and the trend doesn't look good.

Twitter accounts hacked: Swastikas, anti-Dutch messages posted to celeb and high profile accounts

Hackers cracked into a third-party Twitter service where they stole login credentials enabling them to post anti-Dutch tweets on hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts.

Cybercriminal's skills now on par with nation states: Mandiant

There was some good news reported in Mandiant's M-Trends 2017 report, but this was heavily outweighed by many negative points.

Kremlin seeks to sway British public opinion?

The head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre has written to political parties warning of potential Russian-backed hacking to sway the British electorate.

Sasse sees uptick in hack attempts after criticism of WikiLeaks

The Nebraska senator reported multiple password reset attempts in a series of tweets Saturday evening.

FBI, CIA launch probe into WikiLeaks; Apple, Google assure zero-day fixes

The information released has yet to be verified but revealed multiple zero days that Apple and Google said are being fixed.

Hackers use stolen inside info to blackmail progressive political groups

Bloomberg is reporting that Russian hackers have infiltrated the email systems of several politically progressive groups in the United States threatening to release sensitive information unless payment is made.

Pence used AOL for Indiana gov't business, released emails show

Communiques on topics from an FBI update on men arrested on terrorism charges to the security gates at the governor's mansion were included in the emails released to the IndyStar in answer to a public records request.

Zombies attack Indiana! Just kidding...

Indiana radio station WZZY-FM fell victim to a ghoulish prank when hackers accessed its computer systems and began broadcasting fake news alerts of a zombie attack.

Survey explores the minds of hackers: 81% claim they can compromise target in under 12 hours

Eighty-eight percent of hackers surveyed at the 2016 DEF CON conference claimed they can compromise a target in less than 12 hours, while 81 percent said they can identify and exfiltrate a target's data in the same amount of time.

A dish served cold: Chef Gordon Ramsay's in-laws charged with computer hacking

London's Metropolitan Police Service has charged four in-laws of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, including the famous curmudgeon's father-in-law, with computer hacking.

Russian special services deny involvement in Shaltay Boltay case

Russian officials continue to deny reports that hacker group Shaltay Boltay operated with the blessing of the security service FSB.

Report: More than 100K WordPress web pages defaced following disclosure of patched bug

More than 100,000 WordPress web pages have been defaced, following last week's public disclosure of a patched vulnerability that allows attackers to remotely modify the content of pages and posts.

Russia, Belarus replace the U.S. as targets for Chinese hackers

Evidence is popping up indicating the China-U.S Cyber Agreement may be pushing Chinese hackers to shift to targets in Russia and Belarus.

Hackers place YG and Nipsey Hussle anti-Trump song on radio stations

Anti-Trump protestors have brought their fight to the airwaves by exploiting a known vulnerability in low-power FM radio transmitters.

Dutch revert to an all-paper ballot, fearing election hack

Fearing an election hack by a nation-state actor, the Dutch government will turn to pen and paper and not use a computer to tally the ballots in its national election next month.

Gaza resident pleads guilty to hacking IDF drones

An Israeli court accepted a guilty plea from Maagad Ben Juwad Oydeh for hacking into Israeli Defense Force drones as they flew reconnaissance missions over Gaza.

Trump staffers use private email server, president still favors unsecured Android

It is not yet clear if or how Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and others are using the email system.

Trio of celebrity Twitter accounts hacked to serve spam

Twitter accounts belonging to at least three celebrity personalities were compromised earlier this month to dispense spam, according to researchers.

Trump Twitter fancy raises security concerns

Trump's prolific tweeting on his personal Twitter account could leave him vulnerable to hackers.

Shadow Brokers group bids adieu, dumps hacking tools before going silent

Citing increased risk and a lack of profit, the Shadow Brokers hacking group that has been attempting to sell cyber tools apparently stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency announced Thursday that it was going silent.