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US State Department Computer Systems Hit By Hackers

Yesterday, the US State Department announced that it’s had to temporarily shut down its email system and public websites following a breach of its computer systems. The Associated Press reports that the security breach didn’t ultimately affect its classified systems.


Watch That Wi-Fi: Hackers Use Hotel Internet To Steal Nuclear Secrets

Security researchers recently identified an elite team of possibly state-sponsored hackers that infiltrate hotel Wi-Fi networks to gain access to the computers of high-level executives and leaders, probably to steal nuclear secrets. They’re calling this band of cyber-spies DarkHotel.


A Creepy Website Is Streaming From 73,000 Private Security Cameras

It shouldn’t be so easy to peer into a stranger’s bedroom, much less hundreds of strangers’ bedrooms. But a website has collected the streaming footage from over 73,000 IP cameras whose owners haven’t changed their default passwords. Is this about highlighting an important security problem, or profiting off creepy voyeurism — or both?


Why Cybersecurity Threats Are About To Get Much, Much Worse

Let me state the obvious just to get it out of the way: cybersecurity in the US sucks, and everybody knows it. The US president knows it. The Pentagon knows it. And, worst of all, the hackers know it too. That’s why I’m so alarmed by a new Pew Internet survey that says the US will probably get hit with a deadly cyberattack by 2025.


Report: The White House Hacked By Russians

The Washington Post reports that computers at the White House were hacked recently by people possibly working for the Russian government. The NSA and FBI are investigating the attack, which we only found out about thanks to information from an “ally”.


Hackers Roamed Around JPMorgan Chase's Financial Records For Two Months

Earlier this month, approximate 76 million households — or roughly half of the households in America — were unhappy to hear their JPMorgan Chase accounts had been compromised. Those 76 million households will be equally unhappy to learn that the hackers who broke in were wandering around the bank’s servers for two months. Two whole months!


Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China’s government could be tracking their every move.


A Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, EU And More

Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers were able to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union and the Ukraine, as well as private companies, thanks to a security flaw in Windows. Security firm iSight Partners claims that Russian hackers have been attempting to gain information relating to the Ukraine crisis.


US Authorities Think Hacking Silk Road With No Warrant Was Perfectly OK

Here’s some not-so-surprising news for you: US prosecutors apparently think it’s perfectly fine to hack into American citizens’ computers without first obtaining a warrant. After all, that’s how they caught Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht.


Apple And Reddit Shut Down The iWorm Botnet

Last week, a Russian security firm discovered that over 17,000 Mac computers had been infected with a malicious software called iWorm that connected infected devices to a botnet by using Reddit to unearth links to command servers. This weekend, both Apple and Reddit took measures that rendered the software ineffective.


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