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University of Maryland announces computer security breach

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Officials at the University of Maryland announced that a data breach has exposed 300,000 records of its staff, student and faculty members. The breach has affected those who have records at the university dating back to 1998. The attack occurred at 4am on Tuesday 18th February when an outside hacker gained… Read more »

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UK supermarket giant Tesco hit by cyber hackers

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Tesco.com has been hit by a cyber attack affecting more than 2k customers. The list of Tesco.com accounts was posted to a popular text-sharing site earlier on Thursday. The supermarket giant said the data had been compiled by hackers using details stolen from other sites. A small number of people… Read more »

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3 arrested in Netherlands in connection to $45m cyber heist

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German prosecutors say three suspects in a global cyber-bank heist that netted some $45 million have been arrested in the Netherlands. Duesseldorf prosecutors’ spokesman Christoph Kumpa confirmed the report on Friday that the three were arrested Tuesday in The Hague on a European arrest warrant from his office. In December… Read more »

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Barclay’s bank customer data stolen and sold to brokers

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On Sunday 9th February UK bank, Barclays, reported that it was reviewing up to 2,000 files of customer data that was handed to them by the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The newspaper said in an article that it was given the files by a person it described as a ‘whistle blower’,… Read more »

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Value of Bitcoin drops due to technical issues

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Bitcoin’s value has dropped sharply after one of the largest trading exchanges said there was a flaw in the virtual currency’s underlying software. MtGox said it had halted transfers to external Bitcoin addresses on Friday after detecting “unusual activity”. It said an investigation had revealed it was possible for thieves to… Read more »

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Medical devices manufacturer’s network hacked

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Hackers have penetrated the computer networks of a top US medical device makers. The attacks struck manufacturer, Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical sometime during the first half of 2013 and it is thought that the hack might have lasted as long as… Read more »

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Pupils hack teachers’ computers to alter grades

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Corona Del Mar High School, in Newport Beach is at the centre of a hacking scandal after eleven students have been expelled for allegedly hacking teachers’ computers and changing their grades. Newport Beach police believe a private tutor 28-year-old Timothy Lai assisted the students in compromising school computers and manipulating grades…. Read more »

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Orange hacked: 800,000 customer details stolen

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Hackers have managed to breach the security of Orange and have reportedly stolen details of 800,000 users of the telecoms company’s website. Orange’s website was targeted on January 16 and details of 3 percent of customers stolen including customers’ names, email addresses, mailing address, land line and mobile phone numbers…. Read more »

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Hotel franchise sparks investigation into spate of fraud

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White Lodging, a company that maintains hotel franchises under nationwide brands including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin appears to have suffered a data breach that exposed credit and debit card information of thousands of guests throughout much of 2013. White Lodging is now investigating a potential security breach involoving customers’ payment information. Security blogger, Brian Krebs… Read more »

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NHS website exposes users to malware

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More than 800 pages on the NHS offcial website experienced a coding error which redirected users to harmful websites. In a statement, the NHS said its site had not been maliciously attacked and that it had fixed the problem. The NHS explained in their statement, “an internal coding error has… Read more »

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