Facebook aims to outsmart future high-tech election meddlers with 1861 technology

To prevent high-tech meddling in US national elections of the future, Facebook plans to use a technology dating back to 1861 – the humble postcard. The social media giant plans to use the cards, first patented in 1861 in Philadelphia, as a form of two-factor authentication to confirm that political ads served up through its
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Russian hackers sentenced to prison in US for compromising 160 million credit cards

Two Muscovites have been sentenced to years in prison for their roles in the biggest data breach conspiracy ever prosecuted in the United States. Three co-conspirators are still at large. Vladimir Drinkman, 37 and Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, had previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the conspiracy to commit wire fraud, before receiving their final
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NotPetya/GoldenEye back in the spotlight: UK officially points finger to Kremlin for June 2017 cyberattack

2017 has already gone down as the worst year on record from a cybersecurity standpoint. But the world is still not over the two infamous attacks deployed by hackers in May (WannaCry) and June (NotPetya/Goldeneye) of last year, which together dealt billions of dollars’ worth of damages to victims worldwide. After conducting scrupulous assessments in
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Russian nuclear weapons engineers detained after using facility’s supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency

Reminiscent of the California Gold Rush, the cryptocurrency phenomenon has captured the minds of virtually everyone who understands digital currency. And those with the means to ‘mine’ it will go to great lengths to do so, as evidenced most recently by engineers at a nuclear weapons plant in Russia. With direct access to 1 petaflop
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Hospital warns 24,000 patients that its EMR system was hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers are increasingly setting their sights on electronic medical records (EMR) to extort money from hospitals and their affiliated system vendors. Most recently, one hospital has seen its EMR service hijacked to mine cryptocurrency. On January 26, Parsons, Tennessee-based Decatur County General Hospital started notifying customers that its EMR vendor was compromised by a hacker
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Running Firefox, OnyX or Deeper on your Mac? You might be mining cryptocurrency for a hacker

Three widely used Mac apps infected with cryptocurrency miners have been flagged by security researchers this week. The programs, distributed through third-party aggregators (i.e. not the official Mac App Store), need to be immediately uninstalled if users are to stay out of harm’s way. Earlier this week, researchers found fake or otherwise modified versions of
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