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The Syrian Electronic Army Is Infesting News Sites With Popups

The Syrian Electronic Army, a group of pro-Assad-regime hackers, has decided to celebrate today by infesting a bunch of popular news websites with cheery Thanksgiving popups informing people that they have been hacked (spoiler: they haven’t).


Student Who Leaked Frances Abbott's School Records Escapes Jail Sentence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which sounds rather uncomfortable), you would have heard the uproar spread around the nation when it was revealed that Frances Abbott, daughter of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, was awarded a $60,000 scholarship to a prestigious private design school. The student who leaked that data to the world has today escaped a potential two year jail term.


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.


25 Years After The Wall Fell, Berlin Is A Haven For Cyber Rebellion

It’s been exactly 25 years since the wall came down and Berlin — a city that was once the epicentre of a worldwide ideological struggle — took its first, daunting steps toward reunification. Despite all odds, the graft took. And today the scar the wall left is so faint that unless you know what to look for, it’s practically invisible.


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.


FM Radio Hack Allows Data To Be Routed Out Of Isolated Networks

Everyone knows that isolated networks aren’t perhaps as secure as people hope. Now, a security researcher has developed a way to route data from a closed network using just a computer monitor and some humble FM radio waves.


Report: FBI Proposes Invasive New Powers For Hacking Into Computers

The Guardian reports that the FBI has proposed a rule change that would greatly broaden its powers to hack into computers. Bad.


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.


Crooks Have Started Rooting ATMs To Steal Cash

As if we don’t already have it bad with ATM skimmers, criminals have now started going a step further. New reports suggest that ATMs are increasingly being rooted so that crooks can take complete control of cash points and easily steal funds.


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