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3 hours ago Cops Take Down Huge 'DDoS-For-Hire' Site They Claim Launched 4 Million Attacks

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Forbes Exclusive: Webstresser.org promised massive DDoS attacks to as many as 136,000 users. It's now been dismantled in a global police operation.

2 hours ago Russian hackers take down Amazon DNS, steal $160K in cryptocurrency

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The two-hour event is the third recorded BGP hijack of Russian origin in the last 12 months. Maybe it's time to consider alternatives to BGP.

13 hours ago AWS DNS network hijack turns MyEtherWallet into ThievesEtherWallet

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Audacious BGP seizure of Route53 IP addys followed by crypto-cyber-heist

Updated Crooks today hijacked internet connections to Amazon Web Services systems to ultimately steal a chunk of alt-coins from online cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com.…

7 hours ago Losing Your Google Account Is Surprisingly Easy, And Google Does Little To Help

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There are hundreds of horror stories on the web from people who have lost access to their Google account with no way of getting it back

6 hours ago New Tool Detects Evil Maid Attacks on Mac Laptops

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A security researcher has developed a simple tool that helps Mac laptop owners detect unauthorized physical access to their device, also known as an evil maid attack, by monitoring its lid.

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4 hours ago SEC Fines Yahoo $35 Million Over 2014 Breach

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Regulator Accuses Yahoo - Now 'Altaba' - Of Taking Too Long To Notify InvestorsYahoo, now known as Altaba, has agreed to a $35 million civil fine with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle accusations that the search giant failed to promptly notify investors about a December 2014 data breach.

2 hours ago AWS traffic hijack: Users sent to phishing site in two-hour cryptocurrency heist

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Criminals pull off a brazen attack using weakness in core internet infrastructure.

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3 hours ago Cops Take Down World's Biggest 'DDoS-For-Hire' Site They Claim Launched 4 Million Attacks

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Forbes Exclusive: Webstresser.org promised massive DDoS attacks to as many as 136,000 users. It's now been dismantled in a global police operation.

3 hours ago Apple Patches macOS, iOS, Safari

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Apple this week released patches to address a handful of security vulnerabilities in macOS, iOS, and Safari.

6 hours ago Webinar Today: OMG! Why Do We Need More Awareness Training?

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Live Webinar: Wednesday, April 25th at 1PM ET

18 minutes ago Even North Korea's Elites Are Ditching Facebook

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North Korea's elite used to love Facebook, but now they're fleeing the social network, according to a cybersecurity firm.

34 minutes ago IT must patch against Total Meltdown now: The source code is on GitHub

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A patch for Meltdown created an even bigger flaw for 64-bit Win7 and Server 2008 R2. Now, it's freely available.

1 hour ago Amazon's Alexa could be tricked into snooping on users say security researchers

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Researchers at Checkmarx were able to build an Alexa skill which could be used to spy on users within earshot. Amazon has now closed the loophole.

1 hour ago Hackers built a 'master key' for millions of hotel rooms

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New research shows how hackers can manipulate hotel room key cards to gain access to an entire building.

1 hour ago Amazon's Alexa Hacked To Surreptitiously Record Everything It Hears

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Here's how it was done and how the company that created the hack worked with Amazon to make sure it can't be done by others.

2 hours ago Cryptocurrency Heist: BGP Leak Masks Ether Theft

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Essential Internet Infrastructure - DNS, BGP - Remains Vulnerable, Experts WarnAn attack spoofed internet routing information, resulting in anyone who visited MyEtherWallet.com - a free, open source web app for storing and sending ether-based tokens - instead being routed to an attacker-controlled site, leading to an estimated $320,000 in losses.

7 hours ago Securing smart factories: How Schneider Electric connects devices and prevents outages

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In the industrial IoT, factories and data centers face two main barriers: connectivity and poor electrical infrastructure.

7 hours ago Apple debugs debugger, plugs big holes in iOS and WebKit

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Cook's Cupertino crew corrects coding cock-ups

Apple has issued a trio of updates to patch security vulnerabilities in Safari, macOS, and iOS.…