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Typo Bank Attacks Linked With 2014 Sony Pictures Hack

Security researchers have identified “strong links” between recent Swift bank attacks, one of which was foiled by a typo, and the Sony Pictures hacks of 2014.


Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail And Yahoo Accounts

A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials — including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo — are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.


Report: The FBI Paid Some Dodgy Hackers A One-Time Fee For A Zero-Day To Unlock The San Bernardino Phone

I was kind of tired of the FBI vs. Apple story, but now it has a secret collective of morally ambiguous hackers, and I’m into it again.


Why Hackers With Sketchy Pasts Should Avoid 'Hack The Pentagon'

The US Department of Defence launched a new program last week, “Hack the Pentagon”, to reward hackers for pointing out security flaws in some of its public-facing websites. It’s a bug bounty, the same kind of program that most big tech firms use to encourage hackers to help instead of harm. The program budget is $US150,000 ($195,387), so rewards will be small, especially compared to private bounties.


Hackers Broke Into A Security Company And Stole The KKK's Data

Staminus Communications, a hosting provider that specialises in DDoS protection, was the target of a massive hack that exposed sensitive customer data, including credit card information. One of the company’s clients is the Ku Klux Klan, so there’s that.


Adobe Flash Is More Dangerous Than Ever

Adobe just announced that its Flash player has yet another major security flaw — one that’s already wild and could let hackers take over your entire computer. Adobe is urging Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and ChromeOS users to download the patch immediately. AGAIN.


A Basic Spelling Error Cost These Hackers $1 Billion

Most spelling mistakes are innocent, fleeting and only mildly embarrassing. Then there are the ones that result in a loss of over $US800 million ($1 billion) during a bank heist. Those ones suck.


Some Guy Figured Out How To Hack Into Any Facebook Profile

A white hat hacker in India says he found a way to hack into any Facebook user’s profile. Don’t freak out though! Like a good white hat, the hacker alerted Facebook to the disastrous loophole. Facebook paid him a $US15,000 bug bounty. Seems small.


If The IRS Actually Cares About Not Getting Hacked, It Has A Funny Way Of Showing ItĀ 

Hackers stole sensitive records from over 700,000 people by breaching the Internal Revenue Service in 2015. You’d think that kind of horrific security breach would prompt some soul-searching, but [insert joke about soulless taxman here] nope. The IRS continues to use an impressively bad PIN authentication process to protect people from fraud.


The Pentagon Wants People To Hack It

The Pentagon has announced that it’s seeking “vetted outside hackers” to test the security of US Defence Department websites.


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