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TalkTalk cyber-attack not as bad as first thought, company says

Firm says customer data stolen ‘materially lower’ than thought and would not allow money to be taken from bank accounts<p>TalkTalk has said the amount of customers’ financial information stolen by hackers is “materially lower” than first thought and would not allow money to be taken from bank accounts.<p>…

Cybersecurity

The Darknet: Is the Government Destroying ‘the Wild West of the Internet?’

On July 15th in Pittsburgh, David J. Hickton, a gray-haired U.S. attorney in a crisp dark suit, stepped out before an American flag to announce the …

Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet

Closed-circuit security cameras are supposed to make you safer, but some malware is turning them into weapons. Researchers at Incapsula have discovered code that turned about 900 Linux-based CCTV cameras into a botnet, which promptly bombarded an unnamed "large cloud service" that serves millions …

Security

Stuxnet: A wake-up call for nuclear cyber security

There is no way for nuclear operators to manage threats such as Stuxnet as they are beyond normal risk analysis, according to industry expert Andrea …

Is the NSA trying to warn us that cryptography is dead? - ExtremeTech

<i>For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do</i> …

Quantum Computing

The cofounder of WhatsApp explained why his $19 billion app was built using obscure software development tools

In the interview with Wired's Cade Metz, Acton explained why he and the 50-strong WhatsApp engineering team have been using two relatively unknown software development tools to build the world's most popular messaging platform.<p>WhatsApp, which has billions of messages sent over its platform every …

Duuzer, Brambul and Joanap Malware Attacks Detected Against South Korean Manufacturers

<b>Since mid-July, South Korean organizations have been under attack from the Duuzer malware, a backdoor trojan that allows attackers access and some</b> …

Anonymous to reveal identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members on 1st anniversary of Ferguson protests

Anonymous hacktivists are planning to reveal the identities of 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on the first anniversary of the Ferguson …