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Cyber sleuthing tracks hackers

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2014’s cyber attack against Sony made headlines around the world and caused considerably damage to the company in both reputation and financial accounts; it’s reputed to have cost Sony in excess of $30 million to deal with the immediate aftermath of the attack as well as long-term increase in security… Read more »

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Hospital cyber attack affects patients

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One of Melbourne’s largest hospitals has recently been the victim of a computer virus leaving a trail of chaos in its wake. As the majority of hospital processes, including appointment scheduling and medical history records, are reliant upon the use of a computer network the hospital has had to revert… Read more »

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Cyber attack on IRS system

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The US government’s tax collection office, the Inland Revenue Service, has uncovered a cyber attack which affected thousands of US citizens. Hackers were able to manipulate computer systems to file several thousand applications for tax return pin codes. The Agency stated that the criminals had apparently used individual social security… Read more »

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TalkTalk share price falls, but CEO maintains it will rally

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Shares for the troubled communications firm TalkTalk have fallen by 20% following recent news that their systems had been hacked and customer data stolen. TalkTalk’s Chief Executive Dido Harding has issued a robust statement maintaining that the company and its share values will recover in the longer term, and already… Read more »

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Star navigation reintroduced by Navy as worries about technology failure rise

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Old-fashioned navigational techniques are being resurrected by the US Naval Academy following concerns of cyber attacks disabling GPS systems on board US naval vessels. These skills have not been taught at naval college for over twenty years, but the fear of having no back up in the event of system… Read more »

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Router company loses $50m in wire transfer scam

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Nearly fifty millions dollars has been stolen from router company Ubiquiti Networks by fraudsters posing as company officials. The money was transferred by the company’s finance department in June and the breach revealed in their quarterly report; some funds have been recovered since then. It is unclear whether the full… Read more »

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Mozilla blocks Adobe Flash on its Firefox browser

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Mozilla have blocked Adobe’s Flash software due to the recently reported bug which came to light when sensitive data was stolen from the Italian company, Hacking Team. Adobe Flash may now not be used on any version of the web browser Firefox and this block will remain in place until… Read more »

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Sophisticated hacking group detected, but identity still unknown

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Information has come to light about a highly sophisticated group of hackers who seem to have been operating for many years in the shadows. This group is nameless and has been christened by different organisations variously as “Morpho” and “Wild Neutron”. Attacks against high profile organisations across many countries over… Read more »

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Surveillance firm loses powerful code to hackers

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Data leaked from the Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team has been snatched by cyber criminals and put to work in several exploit kits. The leak from the company, which it internally declared “the most beautiful Flash bug for the last four years”, contained key surveillance software code which hackers have… Read more »

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Report estimates majority of Social Security numbers stolen by hackers

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With stories about cyber attacks on in the rise in the media, industry experts are now able to report the emergence of certain trends. Personal data seems to be the key focus, including data that might be less overtly sensitive but could have longer term and far reaching security implications…. Read more »

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