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medical implant hacking

Medical implants could be a future target for hackers, doctors warn

February 20th, 2018

As the technology that powers medical implants grows more and more complex, researchers warn that they could become a prime target for cybersecurity intrusions. A new paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focuses on the potential risk of medical implants like pacemakers to be hacked by individuals seeking to cause …

Russian hackers of 2016 election

Russian hackers successfully accessed voter registration rolls for 2016 elections, officials say

February 7th, 2018

In an interview with NBC News, the head of cybersecurity at the Department for Homeland Security said that Russian hackers successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several US states prior to the 2016 presidential election. There’s no evidence that any of the rolls were altered, however. Jeanette Manfra, the DHS’s head of cybersecurity, said …

Mirai botnet guilty plea and explanation

Hack attack that took internet offline was about extortion and revenge

December 13th, 2017

Last year, hackers used a network of hundreds of thousands of hijacked devices to take major portions of the internet offline for hours. The Mirai botnet, as it’s called, conscripted routers, smart fridges, and CCTV cameras to take down vital services that power companies like PayPal and Netflix. New Jersey man Paras Jha pleaded guilty today …

equifax hack

Months-old software bug was responsible for the devastating Equifax breach

September 14th, 2017

The Equifax data breach in which the personal information of over 143 million Americans has already cost the company dearly. It’s lost nearly a third of its stock price and is currently facing what will be the largest class action lawsuit, and after announcing that the breach happened, there were more questions than answers. Now, …