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Washington State University warns 1 million about stolen hard drive containing personal data

Washington State University sent letters earlier this month to one million people warning that they could be at risk of identity theft after a hard drive was stolen over a month ago.

The university said in the June 9 letter that the hard drive belonged to its Social & Economic Sciences Research Center. The theft occured on April 21. The hard drive contained personal information such as names, Social Security numbers and personal health information, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

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June 23rd

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Washington State University warns 1 million about stolen hard drive containing personal data

Washington State University sent letters earlier this month to one million people warning that they could be at risk of identity theft after a hard drive was stolen over a month ago.

The university said in the June 9 letter that the hard drive belonged to its Social & Economic Sciences Research Center. The theft occured on April 21. The hard drive contained personal information such as names, Social Security numbers and personal health information, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

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June 23rd

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North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware attack, British intelligence claims

North Korea WannaCry investigation

A report from ZDNet cites sources inside the British National Cyber Security Centre, who claim that North Korea was behind the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that hit millions of users worldwide.

The ransomware software spread like wildfire between infected Windows machines, and hit the UK particularly hard. A number of hospitals and regional health services were taken offline by the attack, and some officials have suggested that the attack was directly responsible for a number of deaths as a result.

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June 18th

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North Korea behind WannaCry ransomware attack, British intelligence claims

North Korea WannaCry investigation

A report from ZDNet cites sources inside the British National Cyber Security Centre, who claim that North Korea was behind the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that hit millions of users worldwide.

The ransomware software spread like wildfire between infected Windows machines, and hit the UK particularly hard. A number of hospitals and regional health services were taken offline by the attack, and some officials have suggested that the attack was directly responsible for a number of deaths as a result.

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Chris Mills

June 18th

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Over 500 million leaked logins hit the web in new master list

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At this point, it seems like every single big-name company with a web presence has been hacked at least once, and while archives of usernames and passwords pop up and create a scare from time to time, it's easy to forget that those lists live on forever online. Now, a security researcher has spotted an absolutely massive "combo list" of logins that includes over 500 million login credentials gathered from a number of known leaks, and it's yet another reminder to change your usernames and passwords as often as possible.

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Mike Wehner

May 19th

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Researchers warn that hacked industrial robots could kill in more ways than one

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Robotic workers have already revolutionized several different manufacturing industries, and as the tireless machines grow smarter and smarter, the risks posed by hackers continue to ramp up. A new report from Trend Micro and scientists at the Polytechnic University of Milan highlights these risks while pointing out all the subtle and not-so-subtle ways a hacked robotic worker could put human life in danger.

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Mike Wehner

May 18th

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French election campaign hit by ‘massive hacking attack’

French election: Macron hack

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has condemned a "massive hacking attack" on his election campaign, after a number of emails purporting to be from his campaign were leaked online late Friday afternoon.

A 9GB trove of data was posted to Pastebin, an anonymous link-sharing website, by a user titling themselves "EMLEAKS." The files mostly appear to be archives of emails from the Macron campaign, including the candidate and advisers.

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Chris Mills

May 5th

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Dallas hack: Did a white-hat hacker set off city emergency sirens?

The hack that set off emergency sirens across Dallas on Friday night may be the work of a so-called white-hat hacker, according to a cybersecurity expert.

The attack set off 156 sirens across Dallas late on Friday night, FOX 4 Dallas reports. Emergency crews had to manually turn off the sirens early Saturday.

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April 10th

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North Korea likely behind $81M hack at the Federal Reserve, report says

North Korea may have been behind last year's $81 million heist at the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to new evidence.

According to a new report from Kaspersky Labs, a cyber security firm, there is digital evidence that Lazarus, a group linked to the heist, used a direct connection from an IP address in North Korea to a European server, which ultimately was behind controlling the systems used in the heist.

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April 5th

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Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution

 You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina — now on Kickstarter — you can teach your car a few new tricks, too. What could possibly go wrong? Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

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