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New Hacker-Proof RFID Chips Make Great Gifts For Paranoid Friends

Credit cards and passports are filled with microchips brimming with your personal information — and give off radio waves to any nearby sleazebag that wants to steal your identity. A new generation of those chips stands to stop hackers in their tracks.


Microsoft Got Hacked And Didn't Tell Anyone

Microsoft knew that Chinese spies hacked people using Hotmail accounts for years — and didn’t tell any of the people who were hacked.


Hacker Charged With Stealing SSNs, Nude Pics, And Scripts From 130 Celebrities

The Fappening made headlines over a year ago, and Feds are still hunting down the hackers responsible for releasing hundreds of naked celebrity photos. Now there’s been a new celebrity hack, one that might be slightly more terrifying.


Iranian Cyber Spies Reportedly Hacked Into A Dam Near New York City

Iranian hackers gained access to the control system at the Bowman Avenue Dam in 2013. The dam is some 32km from New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal. Yikes.


Man Arrested In UK Suspected Of Horrible VTech Hack

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of “unauthorised access” to a computer over the VTech hack, which saw the personal information of nearly 6.4 million children stolen from servers.


Ships Have Black Boxes, And Apparently They're A Cinch To Hack

Voice, navigation, and radar data aboard ships are all at risk, according to an expert who claims that some devices that contain sensitive ship information just aren’t secure enough. This could be good news for pirates and spies, and bad news for the good guys.


Anonymous Leaked The Passwords And Personal Info From Paris Climate Summit Attendees 

Anonymous published a Pastebin file containing passwords and personal information from Paris climate summit attendees today, in what it describes as retaliation for the arrests of protestors outside of the talks.


The Next Big War Will Be Digital -- And We're Not Ready For It

In the 21st century the familiar form of warfare in which physical damage is meted out against the opponent’s military forces and infrastructure has become only one form of attack. Instead, states are increasingly launching non-lethal attacks against an enemy’s information systems — this is the rise of information warfare.


FBI Links A Single Hacker To The Theft Of 1.2 Billion Stolen Log-Ins 

The FBI has managed to link the theft of a frankly staggering 1.2 billion log-in credentials to a single hacker, after finding a Russian email address within reams of data obtained by security researchers.


Three Men Charged With Widespread Hacking, Including Huge JP Morgan Hit

Last year it came to light that roughly half of the households in America had their JPMorgan Chase accounts compromised. Now, over a year later, three men have been charged with widespread hacks that include the sustained financial attack.


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