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Hackers Threaten To Reveal Secret Data Linked To 9/11 Attacks

A hacker group has threatened to reveal “secret” data related to September 11 attacks in the US after claiming to have got access to a large cache of confidential files. In its announcement published on Pastebin, the group known as The Dark Overlord pointed to several different insurers and legal firms, claiming specifically that it hacked Hiscox Syndicates Ltd, Lloyds

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Hackers using leaked NSA hacking tools to covertly hijack thousands of computers

More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransomware. Then it was cryptocurrency mining attacks. Now, researchers say that hackers are using the leaked tools to create an even bigger malicious proxy network. New findings from security

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I Alexa bug let hackers turn into covert listening device

Amazon Echo speakers listen out for the word “Alexa”, the name of its voice assistant, before completing a command, like “Alexa, read tell me today’s news”. Any interaction with Alexa is recorded to improve the service, but once the command is finished, Alexa stops recording. But security researchers from Checkmarx developed an Alexa Skill that would have been an Echo

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Japanese cryptocurrency exchange loses more than $500 million to hackers

Hackers stole several hundred million dollars’ worth of a lesser-known cryptocurrency from a major Japanese exchange Friday. Coincheck said that around 523 million of the exchange’s NEM coins were sent to another account around 3 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET Thursday), according to a Google translate of a Japanese transcript of the Friday press conference from Logmi. The exchange

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Vault 8: WikiLeaks Begins Publishing Source Code for CIA Hacking Tools 

– WikiLeaks began publishing the source code of alleged CIA hacking tools Thursday in a new series dubbed “Vault 8.” The source code, according to a press release from the anti-secrecy organization, is intended to “enable investigative journalists, forensic experts and the general public to better identify and understand covert CIA infrastructure components.” “Source code published in this series contains software designed

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WikiLeaks website apparently hacked by OurMine 

As of early Thursday morning, the WikiLeaks.org homepage displayed a message that read: “Hi, it’s OurMine (Security Group), don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, remember when you challenged us to hack you?” FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/31/16232164/wikileaks-hacked-ourmine-website

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