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Facebook wants to help blood donors in India connect with patients and hospitals

To address India’s shortage of safe blood and to celebrate National Blood Donor Day, Facebook is taking initiatives to help locate nearby blood requests.<p>Technology is a wonderful thing: we can store millions of photos without a physical hard drive, take DSLR-like photos with our phones, and talk …

Whole Foods hit by credit card hack at several stores

If you ate or drank at Whole Foods recently, you might want to keep a close eye on your credit card transactions.<p>Shopping at Whole Foods might have cost customers more than just overpriced avocados.<p>The popular grocery chain, which Amazon bought for $13.7 billion in June, warned customers Thursday …

Whole Foods

Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed

Equifax Inc. learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March -- almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, according …

Identity Theft

Chinese cyber spies broaden attacks in Vietnam, security firm says | Reuters

(Reuters) - Cyber spies working for or on behalf of China’s government have broadened attacks against official and corporate targets in Vietnam at a time of raised tension over the South China Sea, cyber security company FireEye said.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is …

China

HackerOne aims to pay bug bounty hunters $100 million by 2020

The bug bounty platform predicts that 200,000 vulnerabilities will have been fixed by the same year.<p>HackerOne believes that by 2020, ethical hackers …

This Instagram Hack Has Put Celebrities' Numbers Up for Sale

An Instagram bug allowed users’ contact information to be exposed and hackers to access celebrities’ information.<p>Selena Gomez had her Instagram …

Social Media

Malaysia sites hacked after blunder over Indonesian flag

<b>Indonesian hackers have claimed to have attacked several Malaysian websites, following a blunder which saw the Indonesian flag printed upside down in a regional sports event's guidebook.</b><p>The mistake prompted fury in Indonesia over the weekend and President Joko Widodo demanded an official …

Asia

Replacement screens can be used to hijack your phone

A new study has shown that one of the most common fixes to a stock smartphone ailment can be used to steal your data, and compromise your device. In the newly published paper, researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reveal how a replacement screen can easily be altered to …

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.<p>In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a …

Virtual Reality

Ukraine cyber security firm warns of possible new attacks

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian cyber security firm ISSP said on Tuesday it may have detected a new computer virus distribution campaign, after security services said Ukraine could face cyber attacks similar to those which knocked out global systems in June.<p>The June 27 attack, dubbed NotPetya, took down …

Cybersecurity

Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas

<b>Identity theft is reaching "epidemic levels", according to a fraud prevention group, with people in their 30s the most targeted group.</b><p>ID fraudsters obtain personal information before pretending to be that individual and apply for loans or store cards in their name.<p>A total of 89,000 cases were …

Identity Theft

Russia-linked hackers targeted hotel guests across Europe: security firm

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday.<p>The espionage group, dubbed APT 28, sought to …

Cybersecurity
Game of Thrones

Cyber attacks on online retailers double in a year as hackers try to steal shoppers' details

The numbers of online shops hit by serious losses of customer data has doubled in the past year as hackers try to plunder retails sites for valuable personal details, a law firm has warned.<p>Customers are increasingly at risk as retailers amass ever growing collections of their shoppers’ personal …

Hackers are forcing Hollywood to reevaluate its cybersecurity

(Bloomberg) — Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO.<p>While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyberattack on its own systems, an …

Cybersecurity

Scottish parliament hit by cyber-attack similar to Westminster assault

MSPs and Holyrood staff warned hackers trying to access numerous email accounts in ongoing ‘brute force cyber-attack’<p>Hackers have mounted a “brute force” cyber-attack on the Scottish parliament’s computer systems, weeks after a similar attack on email accounts at Westminster.<p>MSPs and Holyrood staff …

Cyber-attacks

White Supremacist Platforms Are Being Targeted By Hackers And Rejected By Hosts

Several white supremacist websites appear to have been targeted by hackers in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

Rights & Freedoms

Australian businesses targeted in Cisco switch and router attacks: ACSC

Attackers are leveraging misconfigurations in networks' Cisco Smart Install and SNMP protocols. Businesses are urged to review their device logs for …

Information Security

HBO Investigating Hack of Its Twitter Accounts

HBO said Wednesday night that it was investigating the hacking of several of the cable channel's Twitter accounts, which came as the company is trying to figure out how episodes of its megahit series "Game of Thrones" and other materials were leaked online.<p>The accounts of several HBO series, …

Social Media

Watch An 'Indefensible' Car Hack Disable An Alfa Romeo's Safety Systems

Car hacks are old hat nowadays, from a research perspective at least, but an attack that may affect pretty much every car manufacturer on the planet could be real cause for concern. It allows a hacker to disable vehicle safety systems, according to a report, and the researchers say it’s almost …

Automotive Industry

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

<b>When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery.</b><p>"Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus," explains co-founder Lars Jensen. "They would then monitor all emails to and from people in the finance …

Cybersecurity

Alleged Yahoo hacker in Canada agrees to extradition to US

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails agreed Friday to forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States.<p>Karim Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ontario, in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and …

Computer Hacking

'MalwareTech,' Hero Who Stopped Ransomware Attack, Pleads Not Guilty to Computer Fraud

Marcus Hutchins, the British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide ransomware attack in May, pleaded not guilty Monday to unrelated federal charges of creating and distributing his own well-known banking malware.<p>Hutchins, 23, of Ilfracombe, England, better known by the alias …

Cybersecurity

China's cracking down on VPNs to make Great Firewall stronger

It will soon be tougher to gain access to Twitter and Facebook inside the country for some users.<p>China's clamping down on users who rely on virtual private networks (VPN) to break free of its notorious internet filter.<p>Dubbed the Great Firewall, the filter blocks access to news sites deemed …

Social Media

Understanding last week's ransomware cyber attack

Your video, "Understanding last week's ransomware cyber attack "<br>will start after this message from our sponsors.<p>Loading video...<p>Tech Today<p>Today's tech story focuses on understanding last week's cyber attack and how to protect yourself.<p>0:57 /

Cybersecurity

Hackers who targeted Ukraine clean out bitcoin ransom wallet

‘NotPetya’ ransomware creators move £8,000 in bitcoin, leaving observers uncertain over the attack’s motive<p>The hackers behind the NotPetya ransomware, which wiped computers in more than 60 countries in late June, have moved more than £8,000 worth of bitcoins out of the account used to receive the …

Ransomware

NotPetya ransomware attack 'not designed to make money'

Digital security researchers say malware attack that spread from Ukraine appeared to be focused on damaging IT systems<p>A ransomware attack that affected at least 2,000 individuals and organisations worldwide on Tuesday appears to have been deliberately engineered to damage IT systems rather than …

Cybersecurity

Russian hackers are selling British officials' passwords

The massive, illegal trading market among hackers includes passwords of senior British politicians, police officers and diplomats.<p>Thousands of passwords belonging to British officials are being traded among Russian hackers, according to a report.<p>As part of an investigation by The Times, the …

Selling

Virgin Media Router Hacking Compromises 800,000 Customers: Here’s How To Stay Safe

With so many devices now reliant on the internet and people frequently accessing Wi-Fi, maintaining the security and privacy of mobile devices, smart …

Amazon Echo