Huge prizes up for grabs for anyone who can hack a Tesla

Huge prizes up for grabs for anyone who can hack a Tesla

If you’re going to the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver this March you’ll have the chance to participate in the Pwn2Own ethical hacking contest. As usual hackers will be working hard to crack the security of browsers and operating systems from Apple, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Oracle and VMware. But this things ... Read More
The DDoS attacker rescued by a Disney cruise ship is sentenced to over 10 years in prison

The DDoS attacker rescued by a Disney cruise ship is sentenced to over 10 years in prison

A 34-year old man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison, after being found guilty of launching a massive denial-of-service attack against Boston Children’s Hospital. The sentencing of Martin Gottesfeld, from Somerville, Massachusetts, comes almost three years after he attempted to escape to Cuba – a plan ... Read More
Reddit users locked out of accounts after “security concern”

Reddit users locked out of accounts after “security concern”

A large number of Reddit users are being told that they will have to reset their passwords in order to regain access to their accounts following what the site is calling a "security concern." The lockout has occurred as Reddit's security team investigates what appears to have been an attempt ... Read More
Town of Salem hack exposes details of 7.6 million gamers

Town of Salem hack exposes details of 7.6 million gamers

| | Hacking, Industry News, Salem
Just before Christmas, hackers managed to break into a database belonging to a popular online game and steal the details of over seven million players. BlankMediaGames, makers of the browser-based game “Town of Salem”, has sent an email to players warning that personal information stolen by the hackers may include ... Read More
Hackers demand ransom from Dublin’s tram system, after Luas website defaced

Hackers demand ransom from Dublin’s tram system, after Luas website defaced

The website of Luas, the tram system operating in Ireland's capital city of Dublin, has been taken offline this morning after hackers defaced the site and demanded a ransom be paid within five days. The post Hackers demand ransom from Dublin’s tram system, after Luas website defaced appeared first on ... Read More

2018 – A Year of Data Breaches in Review

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As 2018 draws to a close, we inevitably take the opportunity to take a look back at the year it has been, and make predictions about what 2019 might bring for cybersecurity ... Read More

Unlocking Android phones with a 3D-printed head

A journalist uses a 3D-printed version of his own head to test facial recognition on the iPhone X and Android devices. The post Unlocking Android phones with a 3D-printed head appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
Malicious Chrome extension which sloppily spied on academics believed to originate from North Korea

Malicious Chrome extension which sloppily spied on academics believed to originate from North Korea

Computer users are being reminded once again to take care over the browser extensions they install after security experts discovered a hacking campaign that has been targeting academic institutions since at least May 2018. The post Malicious Chrome extension which sloppily spied on academics believed to originate from North Korea ... Read More
US charges Iranian hackers for SamSam ransomware attacks

US charges Iranian hackers for SamSam ransomware attacks

Authorities in the United States have charged two people in connection with a series of notorious ransomware attacks. The post US charges Iranian hackers for SamSam ransomware attacks appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

| | archive, Fraud, school, wire fraud
A school district in Indiana which had $120,000 transferred from its bank account after its email account was hacked, has failed in attempt to reclaim the cash dismissed. The problems for Lake Ridge Schools began in October 12 2016 when money earmarked for part of a seven million dollar construction ... Read More
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