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Report Finds Anti-Hacking Car Security 'Inconsistent And Haphazard'

US Senator Ed Markey recently asked all of the major car companies for information about how they protect drivers’ security and privacy in cars with wireless technology. The answers were not good.


Why So Many Hackers Are Going After The Healthcare Industry

Initial suspicions from the massive hack at Anthem are just starting to roll in, and they are suspicious. Long story short, a few unnamed people immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was China. That said, Anthem is hardly the only healthcare company that’s been hacked lately.


The Sony Hack's Banal Reality: Paper Memos, BlackBerrys, And Take-Away

It’s been a little over two months since the Sony hack first rocked the world of the tens of thousands of employees who had their passwords and social security numbers (among other sensitive bits of info) exposed. But despite what some of the more imaginative amongst us might hope, it turns out that the reality of one of the most high-profile hacks in history isn’t all that glamorous. In fact, it sounds more like just another Tuesday in the back room of a tech support office.


Some Stock Broker Lost $US75,000 To Hackers Over One Email

The SEC just revealed that the vast majority of brokerages and financial advisers have been hit with cyberattacks. The agency’s report also reveals: “One adviser reported a loss in excess of $US75,000 related to a fraudulent email, for which the client was made whole.” LOL what?


Hackers Posed As Hot Girls On Skype To Steal Intel From Syrian Rebels

It’s kind of the oldest trick in the book. Catfishing is where you pretend to be someone you’re not online so that you can trick someone else into doing something. And based on a new report, this is exactly how pro-Assad hackers have been robbing intel from opposition forces: They have been posing as hot girls on Skype and stealing battle plans from the Syrian rebel army.


Beware: Porn-Based Malware Is Sweeping Across Facebook

Don’t click any porn links on Facebook. Just don’t. It’s a good rule of thumb, but there’s an extra good reason right now. There’s a troubling type of porn-based malware that’s apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could get the same Click Transmitted Disease.


Drug Dealers Are Using Nokia Dumbphones To Stay Ahead Of 'The Feds'

According to a story from the UK edition of Vice (a story which, I hasten to add, relies on a source named ‘K2′ and should therefore be taken with the requisite gallon of salt), drug dealers in the fair city of Birmingham have turned to dumbphones in an attempt to evade the police.


Lizard Squad Claims To Take Down Facebook, Instagram [Update: No They Didn't]

Overnight, reports circulated about Facebook and Instagram going dark. Now, Lizard Squad is claiming to have taken down a large handful of sites — albeit briefly.


A Massive Attack Against Facebook, Instagram Happened Last Night

Wondering why you can’t get onto Facebook, or Instagram, or another Web service? There’s a very good reason — a massive online attack is currently underway against servers in the United States.


Yes, Australia's Cyber Army Is Hacking Terrorists

We already knew that Australia had a cyber army capable of running “computer network operations” — as broad a term as that is — but now we know that the Australian Signals Directorate’s hacker team is actively being used to fight other countries, online, in the dark corridors of the internet.