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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Gorilla Glue finds itself in sticky situation after hackers steal data

    A hacker group has stolen a variety of corporate and personal information from the United States glue and adhesive company Gorilla Glue. The group, which calls itself The Dark Overlord, claims to have made off with 500 GB of company data including R&D materials and access to personal email...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Virus-spreading smart bulbs? Researchers say it’s possible

    One assessment of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that 2016 has been a bad year. Its woes aren’t hard to locate from the infamous Mirai botnet that led a collection of webcams, PVRs and surveillance cameras to summon up the biggest DDoS in history to a growing unease over privacy. Now, just...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To Delete Your Yahoo Account

    Let's start at the beginning. In August 2016, we learned that a hacker known as Peace was offering for sale 200 million Yahoo user accounts on the dark web. More than a month later, the American tech company gave us some more awful news: a "state-sponsored actor" had hacked its computer system...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Report: Yahoo To Confirm Major Data Breach Affecting At Least 200M Accounts

    Remember how, earlier this summer, a hacker claimed be selling, credentials for at least 200 million Yahoo accounts? Well, unfortunately for hundreds of millions of Yahoo users, and the company itself, the hack appears to be legitimate — and bad. Tech site Recode reports this morning that Yahoo...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Hacker Claims To Be Selling Stolen Info For 200 Million Yahoo Accounts

    After a rash of account breaches on social media networks like MySpace, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Twitter, the latest site to fall victim to hackers seems to be Yahoo, with a hacker claiming he’s got account information for 200 million users and is selling those credentials on the internet’s black...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How a hacker stole a Facebook user's account with just a fake passport

    A hacker successfully commandeered a Facebook user's profile by conducting a social engineering attack that involved a fake passport. The hack occurred on June 26 when an unidentified attacker contacted the Facebook support team posing as Aaron Thompson, a legitimate Facebook user and resident...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    'Spam King' who sent 27 million Facebook messages gets 30 months in jail

    A hacker who sent more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $310,000 in fines. Sanford Wallace, who promoted himself as the "Spam King," compromised more than 500,000 Facebook accounts between November 2008 and...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How Long It Takes to Break a Passcode

    Four to six digits stand between most iPhone users' personal data and the prying eyes of snoops, criminals, and investigators. To access records stored within, a hacker has little choice but to barrage a lock screen with possible PINs until the electronic tumblers click. Problematically, these...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    One man worked out how to hack into any Facebook profile

    A hacker in India has revealed how he found a way to break into any Facebook user’s profile, before alerting the social network to the issue and being rewarded for his work. Anand Prakash is a security engineer in Bangalore who posted to his blog a piece entitled “How I could have hacked all...
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