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North Korea WannaCry investigation

North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware attack, British intelligence claims

June 18th, 2017

A report from ZDNet cites sources inside the British National Cyber Security Centre, who claim that North Korea was behind the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that hit millions of users worldwide. The ransomware software spread like wildfire between infected Windows machines, and hit the UK particularly hard. A number of hospitals and regional health services were taken offline …

password leak

Over 500 million leaked logins hit the web in new master list

May 18th, 2017

At this point, it seems like every single big-name company with a web presence has been hacked at least once, and while archives of usernames and passwords pop up and create a scare from time to time, it’s easy to forget that those lists live on forever online. Now, a security researcher has spotted an absolutely …

robot hacking

Researchers warn that hacked industrial robots could kill in more ways than one

May 17th, 2017

Robotic workers have already revolutionized several different manufacturing industries, and as the tireless machines grow smarter and smarter, the risks posed by hackers continue to ramp up. A new report from Trend Micro and scientists at the Polytechnic University of Milan highlights these risks while pointing out all the subtle and not-so-subtle ways a hacked robotic …

French election: Macron hack

French election campaign hit by ‘massive hacking attack’

May 5th, 2017

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has condemned a “massive hacking attack” on his election campaign, after a number of emails purporting to be from his campaign were leaked online late Friday afternoon. A 9GB trove of data was posted to Pastebin, an anonymous link-sharing website, by a user titling themselves “EMLEAKS.” The files mostly appear to …

Dallas hack: Did a white-hat hacker set off city emergency sirens?

April 10th, 2017

The hack that set off emergency sirens across Dallas on Friday night may be the work of a so-called white-hat hacker, according to a cybersecurity expert. The attack set off 156 sirens across Dallas late on Friday night, FOX 4 Dallas reports. Emergency crews had to manually turn off the sirens early Saturday.

Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28K ransom

January 11th, 2017

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts. The Valley Star, the Los Angeles Valley College school newspaper, reported Friday that hackers locked students and staff out of files, emails and messaging systems and threatened to delete everything if the ransom …