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How A Lotto Worker Tried To Rig A Jackpot With Self-Destructing Software

An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $US14.3 million jackpot.


Warning: Hacking Team Wrote Malware For Flash, Android And Windows

We learned yesterday that the Hacking Team — an Italian security company with ties to oppressive governments and a reputation for selling intrusive spy tools — got hacked. Today, we’re learning some scary things about what this all means for you and me. In a word: malware.


Why The NSA Didn't Want Your Anti-Virus Software To Work 

Anti-virus software is supposed to keep computers safe from intruders, but spy agencies in the US and UK tried to break into these softwares for exactly the opposite purpose: To track their users.


US Tried To Attack North Korea's Nukes With A Computer Virus And Failed

Sometimes being an intensely secretive regime trading in relentless obscurity has its perks: The US tried to secretly attack North Korea’s nuclear program with a computer virus, but failed because it couldn’t find the information necessary to infect the North Korean system with a virus.


The DEA Is Buying Off-The-Shelf Spyware From A Sketchy Company 

The Drug Enforcement Agency has been quietly spending millions on off-the-shelf spyware for the past few years. Motherboard’s Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai traced the DEA’s $US2.4 million in purchases of malware for snooping called Remote Control System.


The FBI Has Its Own Secret Brand Of Malware 

It’s not only digital criminals who like to secretly infect people’s computers with invasive malware. In fact, the FBI likes malware so much, it created its own special brand. We don’t know much about it, but now that the US Department of Justice is pushing for policy changes that will allow the FBI to install spyware on citizens’ computers even more easily, it’s time to take a closer look.


Almost All Of The World's Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware

Hotel internet is so far from secure — it’s downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world’s top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable.


US State Department Has Shut Off Part Of Its Email System Due To Hackers

The fallout from Hillary Clinton’s homebrew email dust up is getting weird. The Department of State just shut down part of its unclassified email system in an attempt to eradicate malware they just found from Russian hackers. But State’s spokespeople say everything is OK. Probably.


Meet Superfish: Lenovo Joins The Malevolent Side Of The Online Advertising Industry

On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious adversaries. And it was all being done to deliver internet ads.


You Can Get Identity-Stealing Malware By Watching This Popular Porn Site

Usually when you here “sex” and “Trojan” in the same sentence, it means someone’s being safe. Not so much in the most recent jack-off site hijacking: People checking out RedTube, one of the most popular porn sites, are in danger of identity theft. Hackers have infected the site’s source code to redirect to malware used to steal personal information.


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