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Madison Square Garden hit by hackers

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Hackers have harvested credit card data from sports and entertainment customers of the Madison Square Garden Company. The attacks, which were found to have been going on for a year, took place across the numerous venues owned by the company, and are thought to have exposed millions of customers’ names,… Read more »

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Let’s play in the cyber war room

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US tech giant IBM has opened a new security facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of its $200 million global investment in cyber security. As a counter to the growth in high-profile malicious hacks on both private and public sector organisations, IBM is setting up a ‘Cyber Range’ state-of-the-art war… Read more »

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Can you hack it?

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The US Copyright Office has lifted the restrictions that stop people from reverse engineering their own devices to pinpoint security vulnerabilities and fix glitches. Believe it or not, but until now, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act essentially had made tinkering illegal. It had prevented users from hacking into the software… Read more »

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Russians could tinker with US election result

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Just when the US election seemed to have reached unprecedented levels of farce, a new joker has appeared in the pack. After the Bush/Gore vote-counting debacle in 2000, America introduced an electronic voting system. While this solved a lot of problems, it created a number of new ones – as… Read more »

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Democrats hacked by Russian Bears

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Hundreds of files of confidential political research produced by the Democratic Party continue to be leaked after last week’s hack attack. US security firm Crowdstrike had revealed that two groups of Russian hackers were implicated in the break-in targeting the Democratic National Congress’s computer network – stealing research on Republican… Read more »

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SQL attack used in political campaign

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A recent, very basic hack attack on a Florida county’s elections division has not only started a debate around cyber hygiene and vulnerabilities, but also around whether or not the culprit deserves jail time or commendation for exposing a public department’s cyber vulnerability. In order to obtain confidential data on… Read more »

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Lobbying for driverless car-friendly legislation

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Internet giant and early champion of driverless car technology Google has joined forces with manufacturers Ford and Volvo as well as well known taxi firm Uber. The idea is to guide and influence the legislation that will govern this emerging market and also to promote the concept of driverless cars… Read more »

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4 million social security numbers stolen in Chicago

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Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July… Read more »

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