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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’

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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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FoxNews.com

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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FoxNews.com

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

March 21st

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Superintelligent AI explains Softbank’s push to raise a $100BN Vision Fund

masayoshi son Anyone who’s seen Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son give a keynote speech will know he rarely sticks to the standard industry conference playbook. And his turn on the stage at Mobile World Congress this morning was no different, with Son making like Eldon Tyrell and telling delegates about his personal belief in a looming computing Singularity… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 27th

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A Scary New Kind of Malware Is Invading Banks All Over the World

Few terms in the security world instill more fear than Stuxnet. But seven years after the infamous computer worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities was discovered, an ugly descendant of the software is showing up in banks and other organizations around the globe.

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Adam Clark Estes

February 8th

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28K ransom

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A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

The Valley Star, the Los Angeles Valley College school newspaper, reported Friday that hackers locked students and staff out of files, emails and messaging systems and threatened to delete everything if the ransom wasn’t paid within a week. The school eventually paid the fee in bitcoins after it determined that was the cheaper alternative than to remove the hackers’ ransomware virus.

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FoxNews.com

January 12th

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Donald Trump Promises Hacking Surprise on ‘Tuesday or Wednesday’

This is the reality that we live in now, and we all just have to sit in it. Our President-elect likes to put on a show and tease the news, so let’s get used to it. According to Donald Trump, on Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday!!! (or Wednesday) we’ll find out some stuff about hacking that we did not know.

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Rhett Jones

January 1st

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