21 May 2015

NSA planned to use the Play Store to implant spyware on target smartphones

“It’s no (longer a) secret that the NSA has planted its feelers deep into the very foundation of the Internet. Allegedly, the US spy agency has even obtained access to Google’s data centers, though it’s not clear whether this happened with Google’s cooperation. When it can’t legally force its way

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21 May 2015

Cybercrime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tallied 269,422 complaints in 2014, totaling $800,492,073 in losses, according to a new report. The center has received 3,175,611 complaints since its establishment in May 2000.” Source: Cybercrime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year

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21 May 2015

Data Belonging To 1.1 Million CareFirst Customers Stolen In Cyber Attack

“Data belonging to 1.1 million CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield customers in the Washington D.C. area was stolen in a cyber attack last year, the healthcare insurer announced Thursday.” Source: Data Belonging To 1.1 Million CareFirst Customers Stolen In Cyber Attack – Forbes

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19 May 2015

Hacked Atlanta Billboard Displayed Grotesque Porn Image

“A security researcher claims he got the cold shoulder when he previously warned the firm that operates the sign that its products are vulnerable due to insecure credentials.” Source: Hacked Atlanta Billboard Displayed Grotesque Porn Image – Nextgov.com

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18 May 2015

ISIS preps for cyber war

“Islamic terrorists are stoking alarm with threats of an all-out cyber crusade against the United States, and experts say the warnings should be taken seriously.” Source: ISIS preps for cyber war | TheHill

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18 May 2015

FBI: Computer expert briefly made plane fly sideways

“A computer security expert hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment system and made it briefly fly sideways by telling one of the engines to go into climb mode. Chris Roberts of One World Labs in Denver was flying on the plane at the time it turned sideways, according to an

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16 May 2015

Cyber security tops DTCC risk barometer

“US post-trade utility the DTCC is reporting that almost half of the respondents in its most recent Systemic Risk Barometer Study cited cyber security as their top concern, making it the single largest fear and doubling its rating compared to just 12 months ago. Security incidents continue to cause concern across the

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16 May 2015

Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane

“A security researcher kicked off a United Airlines flight last month after tweeting about security vulnerabilities in its system had previously taken control of an airplane and caused it to briefly fly sideways, according to an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent. Chris Roberts, a security researcher

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15 May 2015

China imposes smartwatch and wearable tech army ban

“China has forbidden its armed forces from wearing internet-connected wearable tech, according to reports. The People’s Liberation Army Daily, the Chinese military’s official newspaper, said security concerns had been raised after one recruit had received a smartwatch as a birthday gift. News site NBC said its sources had confirmed a

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15 May 2015

Hackers Have Been Using the Starbucks App to Steal Money From Latte Drinkers

“Any time you link an app to your bank account or credit card, you better use a good password. That seems to be the takeaway from a recent spate of thefts suffered by people using the Starbucks app, which lets you pay for coffee using your smartphone.” Source: Hackers Have

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