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Tesla Hacking

Want to hack a car? Don’t try hacking a Tesla

August 14th, 2015

Stories surrounding car hacking seem to be all the rage these days. The issue was first thrust into the spotlight a few weeks ago when famed hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to take over Wired reporter Andy Greenberg’s jeep as it sped down the highway at 70 mph. Such is the risk involved …

Russia Pentagon Hack Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Russia pulls off a major hack of the Pentagon

August 6th, 2015

It looks like Russian hackers made a significant breach into the Pentagon’s email system. Officials tell NBC News that Russia has launched a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the unclassified email system of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The hack has forced the Pentagon to shut down the email system for almost two weeks now and it’s affected …

Federal Employees Social Security Numbers Hack

Hackers reportedly stole Social Security numbers from every federal employee

June 11th, 2015

Yikes. The Associated Press reports that the American Federal of Government Employees union is alleging that hackers actually stole all federal employees’ Social Security numbers in a massive hack that the government first disclosed last week. At the time, the government said that roughly 4 million workers had their personal information exposed during the hack, although AFGE …

IRS Hack 100,000 Taxpayers' Data Stolen

Thieves hack IRS, steal tax info from more than 100,000 taxpayers

May 26th, 2015

Gulp. This isn’t good. The Associated Press reports that the Internal Revenue Service admitted on Tuesday that thieves had hacked into one of its systems and had managed to swipe tax information from more than 100,000 American taxpayers. According to the AP, the IRS says that the thieves “used an online service provided by the IRS to …