U.S. Government Spy Hack

Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll: Hackers stole highly sensitive personal data of government spies

By on June 15, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll: Hackers stole highly sensitive personal data of government spies

Unknown hackers have recently hit the “PR” department of the U.S. government, stealing data for millions of employees – at least four million, according to an early estimate – including highly sensitive personal details that might be used to uncover spies and to blackmail U.S. officials. More →

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U.S. Government Hack Federal Personnel Data

Massive hack lets thieves steal personal data from 4 million federal workers

By on June 5, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

Massive hack lets thieves steal personal data from 4 million federal workers

A new massive data breach has been confirmed, and this time it’s not a major financial institution or retail chain hit by hackers. Instead, it’s the U.S. government’s HR department, where hackers successfully stole personal data for at least 4 million federal workers. More →

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Adult FriendFinder Dating Profile Hack Leak

Do this now: Secure your adult dating profiles – a major site was just hacked

By on May 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM.

Do this now: Secure your adult dating profiles – a major site was just hacked

In case you happen to have one or multiple adult dating website profiles, you might consider securing them right away, as one of the world’s largest such websites has been hit by hackers. The attackers managed to steal highly sensitive personal data for four million users, leaking them online in spreadsheet format. More →

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Uber Username and Password Change

Warning: Uber may have been hacked – change your password immediately

By on May 4, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Warning: Uber may have been hacked – change your password immediately

After a Motherboard report in March said that details for at least some Uber accounts had been accessed by hackers who were selling them online for as little as $1, the publication is back with a followup to the story. Now, it looks like American Uber customers have been targeted by hackers, who may have obtained access to some accounts. More →

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White House Hack: Obama's Emails

Russian hackers accessed Obama’s email in ‘worrisome’ White House hit

By on April 27, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Russian hackers accessed Obama’s email in ‘worrisome’ White House hit

Last year, hackers hit the unclassified computer network of the White House, accessing in the process the email correspondence between President Obama and some of the people he emails, or used to email frequently, The New York Times reports. Initially, the White House did not disclose this detail, and it’s not clear what kind of sensitive data has been stolen in the processes, but the Times learned the hack has been “more intrusive and worrisome” than publicly acknowledged. More →

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Public WiFi Safety Guide

How to use free public Wi-Fi without hackers stealing your data

By on April 23, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

How to use free public Wi-Fi without hackers stealing your data

Free public Wi-Fi hotspots are terrific. They offer users quick and reliable Internet connections where cellular reception is spotty. And even in areas with strong cellular signals, users can connect their phones, tablets and laptops to public Wi-Fi hotspots in order to conserve data on their mobile plans and steer clear of those pesky data caps.

Of course, there is one problem with public Wi-Fi networks, and it’s a big one: They’re completely open, which means any data you send or receive while connected to these networks is vulnerable and can easily be stolen by hackers. More →

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Secure Home Wi-Fi Router

Do this now: Secure your home Wi-Fi network with just one click

By on March 27, 2015 at 3:06 PM.

Do this now: Secure your home Wi-Fi network with just one click

Recent reports have shown that Wi-Fi routers are frequent targets for hackers who try to reroute some of the Internet traffic from the homes of unsuspecting users to fake websites that masquerade as genuine trusted sites. From there, they send the users more ads than they’d usually see while online, potentially steal their personal information, and perform other malicious tasks. To help users discover whether their home routers have been taken over by skilled attackers, F-Secure has come up with a simple online tool called Router Checker that lets anyone secure their home network with just one click. More →

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$300 Million Bank Theft Hackers

The largest bank robbery ever: up to $900M possibly stolen, and no need for a getaway car

By on February 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

The largest bank robbery ever: up to $900M possibly stolen, and no need for a getaway car

When hackers steal money from banks, they usually go for Bonnie and Clyde attacks, taking whatever they can take in a single grab, one Kaspersky executive told The New York Times, as the security research discovered a different type of bank cyber heist, one likened to Ocean’s Eleven in terms of planning, but also when it comes to the significant amount of stolen cash. More →

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10 Million Passwords Leaked

10 million stolen passwords were just released – here’s how to see if yours is one of them

By on February 12, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

10 million stolen passwords were just released – here’s how to see if yours is one of them

Earlier this week, noted security researcher and consultant Mark Burnett made waves when he posted 10 million stolen usernames and passwords on his blog. Of course, the security expert didn’t post the passwords with malicious intent. Instead, his goal was to “release a clean set of data” that gives the world insights into user behavior, and also to draw attention once again to the arrest and prosecution of Barrett Brown.

Burnett didn’t steal the passwords in question, of course, but they’re now easily accessible to anyone and everyone — here’s how you can quickly and easily find out if you are affected. More →

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Anthem Personal Data Hack

‘Tens of millions’ of records stolen in massive Anthem data hack

By on February 5, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

‘Tens of millions’ of records stolen in massive Anthem data hack

The second-largest health insurer in the U.S., Anthem, late on Wednesday confirmed that its internal network has been breached by hackers, who managed to steal “tens of millions” of records, according to The Wall Street Journal. More →

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Hacker's List - How to Hire a Hacker Online

These are all the crazy things you can hire a hacker to do for you

By on January 31, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

These are all the crazy things you can hire a hacker to do for you

Ever wanted to get access to your spouse’s Facebook account without them knowing? Are you looking to order some shady products from the “deep web?” Interested in clearing your record, or improving your grades? There’s a hacker for that, or at least a site where you can list such requests and appropriate rewards, hoping that hackers will be interested in helping out. More →

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How to Set Up a VPN: Android

How to set up a VPN on Android – and why you should do it right now

By on January 23, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

How to set up a VPN on Android – and why you should do it right now

Surfing the web privately is something many web users are interested in, whether they’re doing it on a desktop, laptop or mobile device, but not many people know how to do it. Recently, a detailed WhoIsHostingThis infographic showed you how to secure your connection using a VPN — a virtual private network created on top of a public network to anonymize web traffic — on Windows, Mac and iOS, assuming the user already has access to a VPN service. Phone Arena has put together a similar step-by-step guide of enabling VPN connectivity on Android devices. More →

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