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Vevo hackers dumped company files because Vevo told them to ‘f*ck off’

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With the number of high-profile hacks and data breaches these days, it's safe to say that if a group of known hackers reaches out to your company to let you know that they have your data, the last thing you want to do is tell them to "fuck off." Last week, infamous security group OurMine posted over three terabytes of data from the servers of media company Vevo after a company representative allegedly told them to get bent. When will anyone learn?

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Mike Wehner

September 15th

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Your future sex robot could be hacked and programmed to murder you

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It's the year 2097. There you are enjoying the 84th season of House of Cards on your Wi-Fi enabled neural implant when your significant other walks into the room. Sure, she isn't human, but she sure looks like it, and she has that look in her eye that tells you that she wants to get a little freaky. You float to the bedroom on your hoverboard and are beginning to disrobe when — BOOM — she strangles you to death with her cold robot hands. Your sex robot was hacked and now you're dead. Welcome to the future.

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Mike Wehner

September 11th

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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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Chris Mills

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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