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These heroes allegedly hacked a billboard to play pornography

Looking at me looking at you. Image: Auburn Hills Police Department By Jack Morse2019-10-01 00:46:53 UTC Not all heroes wear capes. In the case of two individuals accused of hacking a digital billboard to play pornography, the garments of choice appear to be more hoodie-like.  According to Michigan’s Auburn Hills Police Department, at 10:49 p.m. on Sept. 28, the two individuals pictured above broke into a small building underneath a

Russian hackers show why you need to change your office printer password

Fancy Bear is at it again. Image: Sean Gallup / Getty Images By Marcus Gilmer2019-08-05 21:40:57 UTC Microsoft is warning that a Russian group that was involved with the 2016 DNC hack is attacking corporate networks in a fresh attack against high-value targets. In a blog post (via ZDNet), the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center says the Russian hacking group known as Strontium (perhaps more widely known as Fancy Bear) is

100 million Americans' data accessed in massive Capitol One hack

Ouch. Image: JOHANNES EISELE / getty By Jack Morse2019-07-30 00:44:06 UTC Well, this is not good.  Finance services giant Capital One announced Monday that there had been a major cybersecurity incident directly affecting 100 million Americans and six million Canadians. Specifically, a host of their customers’ private financial data had been accessed by a hacker.  According to a statement issued by the company, two separates breaches occurred — once on

Cryptocurrency exchange puts $250,000 bounty on hackers

The hunter has become the hunted and so on.Image: SHUTTERSTOCK / PHANURAK RUBPOL By Jack Morse2018-03-13 00:53:22 UTC Binance is done playing nice.  The cryptocurrency exchange was the target of an attempted hack last week, and although the company claims that the attackers were largely unsuccessful in their efforts, they nevertheless still made someone at the exchange mad. So mad, in fact, that on Sunday, Binance announced the equivalent of

Amazon Echo accessory comes with pretty much the worst name ever

Well isn’t that interesting.Image: ninety7 By Jack Morse2017-11-14 01:13:13 UTC When you’re selling an accessory to a microphone made by a company that wants access to customers’ homes and an electronic eye in their bedrooms, maybe think long and hard about what name you give it. Or don’t, and just call the damn thing “DOX.”  That appears to have been the approach of electronics manufacturer Ninety7, which this fall introduced

Turns out the Equifax hack was even more gigantic

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-10-02 22:41:49 UTC Somehow, the Equifax hack was worse than originally reported.  The company put out a press release on Monday to say the hack exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, up from the original estimate of 143 million. That comes out to about 45 percent of the U.S. population.  Around 8,000 Canadians also had their information exposed, according to the new

Jared Kushner says a fake Guccifer tried to extort the Trump campaign for Bitcoin

The Kush.Image: REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-07-25 00:13:06 UTC Jared Kushner — prince of the United States and future savior of the Middle East — wants you to know that not all computer crazies worked to help his father-in-law during the 2016 presidential campaign.  The Kush sat before investigators in Congress on Monday to talk about his meetings with Russian folk leading up to last year’s election, and he wanted the

Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks and other disturbing details from Jared Kushner's speech

Jared Kushner (left) and Apple CEO Tim CookImage: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Lance Ulanoff2017-06-20 00:56:37 UTC I don’t care what Jared Kushner’s voice sounds like. It’s what he said that blew me away. The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies. Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of