28 Nov 2016

Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors was breached, Navy says

“The personal data of more than 130,000 sailors in a re-enlistment approval database was stolen from a contractor’s laptop, the Navy disclosed Wednesday.” Source: Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors was breached, Navy says

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28 Nov 2016

‘Likely Hacker Attack’ Hits Almost 1 Million German Homes

“Internet service for almost one million households in Germany was disrupted by likely deliberate hacking, provider Deutsche Telekom said Monday. Around 900,000 customers using specific models of router have been affected since Sunday afternoon, the firm said, with some unable to connect at all while others suffered intermittent problems.” Source:

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27 Nov 2016

Free rides for Muni customers after apparent computer hack

“The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency gave customers free rides on its Metro light-rail service all day Saturday, a precaution after an apparent hack of the agency’s computer system. Pink ‘Out of Service’ messages gleamed from the ticket machines at Powell Street station, where Muni operators had taped paper signs

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26 Nov 2016

Tech firms seek to frustrate internet history log law

“Plans to keep a record of UK citizens’ online activities face a challenge from tech firms seeking to offer ways to hide people’s browser histories. Internet providers will soon be required to record which services their customers’ devices connect to – including websites and messaging apps. The Home Office says

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26 Nov 2016

Researchers Show How to Steal Tesla Car by Hacking into Owner’s Smartphone

“Now this time, researchers at Norway-based security firm Promon have demonstrated how easy it is for hackers to steal Tesla cars through the company’s official Android application that many car owners use to interact with their vehicle.” Source: Researchers Show How to Steal Tesla Car by Hacking into Owner’s Smartphone

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23 Nov 2016

Hackers Steal Millions From European ATMs Using Malware That Spit Out Cash

“ATM hackers who long relied on tactics of stealing payment card numbers and online banking credentials to steal millions are now targeting the bank itself to steal cash directly from the machines. Earlier this year, a gang of cyber criminals infected several ATMs with malware in Taiwan and Thailand that

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23 Nov 2016

How Much Does a Cyber Weapon Cost? Nobody Knows

“Can a non-state actor take down critical infrastructure with a cyberattack? If it is not possible today, will it be possible in the future? Experts disagree about the capabilities of non-state actors in cyberspace, let alone agree on their future capability. “ Source: Net Politics » How Much Does a

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23 Nov 2016

Google, Microsoft and others create guidelines for improving IoT security

“In the document, BITAG warned that ‘the nature of consumer IoT is unique because it can involve non-technical or uninterested consumers; challenging device discovery and inventory on consumer home networks,’ adding that IoT devices can be hijacked to create ‘Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, perform surveillance and monitoring, gain

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23 Nov 2016

Cyberspies Target Taiwan Government, Energy Sector

“The threat group behind the cyber espionage campaign dubbed ‘Tropic Trooper’ continues to target Taiwan, including government organizations and the country’s energy sector, Palo Alto Networks reported on Tuesday.” Source: Cyberspies Target Taiwan Government, Energy Sector | SecurityWeek.Com

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22 Nov 2016

Almost 134,000 Customers’ Info Breached in Phone Scam

“Three, one of the U.K.’s largest mobile services providers, confirmed that almost 134,000 customers’ information was compromised in a scheme to steal phones, according to reports.” Source: Almost 134,000 Customers’ Info Breached in Phone Scam – Nextgov.com

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