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Sophisticated Attackers Hacked Ukrainian Electric Grid

Sophisticated Attackers Hacked Ukrainian Electric Grid

A U.S Research released a report on Thursday after working on the blackout of the sizeable part of the Ukrainian national power grid, saying that this attack was highly sophisticated and well coordinated. On Dec 23, the first cyber attacks to take down such a sizeable part of the power …

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A Simple Email Or Good Social Skills Can Steal Your Identity

Good Social Skills Can Steal Your Identity

Never underestimate any person, they say. Ever wondered to what extent this statement is true? Popular YouTube content uploader Kevin Roose, learned this the hard way when he challenged a couple of hackers to try and gain access to his life, as a test of their abilities as ethical hackers. …

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Nissan LEAF Electric Cars Could Be Hacked

Nissan LEAF Electric Cars Could Be Hacked

Security experts have revealed that the world’s currently best-selling electric car, Nissan LEAF could be remotely hacked. Security expert Troy Hunt detailed his surprising findings on his blog and illustrated them through a video during which he is able to remotely control the car of fellow researcher Scott Helme. In …

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CPD officers’ data leaked by hacker group “Anonymous”

Anonymous Hack

The infamous hacker group “Anonymous” has struck again and this time, their victim was Cincinnati Police Department. They have released personal information of 52 officers. The leaked information has some important names like Chief Eliot Isaac to rank-and-file officers. Cincinnati police Lt. Steve Saunders mentioned in his statement that the …

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Anonymous Plan DDoS Attack on Israeli Military in Protest

Anonymous Plan DDoS Attack on Israeli Military in Protest

Hacktivist collective Anonymous have announced plans to attack Israeli military websites, including those of the military, in response to the ongoing detention of Mohammed Al-Qeeq, a Palestinian journalist detained on charges that he has connections with terrorist organizations. Al-Qeeq, a reporter for the Saudi own TV station Al Majd, was …

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UK Government Hacking Ruled Legal

UK Government Hacking Ruled Legal

The court tasked with investigating privacy infringements ruled on February 12th that it is legal for UK government agencies to hack electronic devices such as computers and phones, both within the UK and abroad. During the hearing at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a UK intelligence …

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