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Thousands of Sites Hacked Via vBulletin Hole — Krebs on Security

Thousands of Sites Hacked Via vBulletin Hole — Krebs on Security | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Attackers appear to have compromised tens of thousands of Web sites using a security weakness in sites powered by the forum software vBulletin, security experts warn.

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Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones - PC World

Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones - PC World | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Mobile ransomware is on the rise, with the infection rate skyrocketing, according to new research.
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Global Terrorism Database Leaked! Reveals 2.2 Million Suspected Terrorists - TheHackerNews.com

Global Terrorism Database Leaked! Reveals 2.2 Million Suspected Terrorists - TheHackerNews.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Researcher Chris Vickery claimed on Reddit that he had managed to obtain a copy of 2014 version of the World-Check confidential database, which is being used by banks, governments, and intelligence agencies worldwide to scope out risks including suspected terrorists.
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To study possibly racist algorithms, professors have to sue the US - ArsTechnica.com

To study possibly racist algorithms, professors have to sue the US - ArsTechnica.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Attorney General of the United States, asking the court to declare a section of a 1980s-era anti-hacking law as "unconstitutionally overbroad."


In the case, known as Sandvig v. Lynch, the ACLU argues on behalf of First Look Media Works and four professors who want to deploy bots and fake profiles to study possible racial discrimination in online advertising for housing and employment. The researchers haven't been able to proceed because they're afraid of being sued or prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

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Defining the Contours of Cyber Coverage for Data Breach: a Warning in Arizona | JD Supra

A year ago in this space, we looked at the receding wave of coverage litigation regarding whether various cyber-related exposures were covered under traditional policies,...
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SEC Twitter account endures hacking attack - ESPN.com

SEC Twitter account endures hacking attack - ESPN.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The SEC says it is closely monitoring its Twitter account after a hack led the league to post a couple images of scantily clad women Saturday morning.
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Ransomware may be a big culprit for data loss – but it’s the wrong fall guy - CloudComputing-news.net

Ransomware may be a big culprit for data loss – but it’s the wrong fall guy - CloudComputing-news.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it
With researchers seeing a 3500% increase in the use of net infrastructure which criminals use to run ransomware campaigns, it’s not surprising that ransomware has been making big headlines.
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Hackers Just Leaked Personal Data of US Military Officials and it's Legit - HackRead.com

Hackers Just Leaked Personal Data of US Military Officials and it's Legit - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Ghost Squad Hackers (GSH) made their entry a few months ago by conducting Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and Black Lives Matter websites. The group then took part in Anonymous‘ linked operation OpIcarus against banking and financial institutions but the latest attack shows the hackers have graduated to a whole new level.
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Computer crash wipes out a decade of US Air Force data - CNET.com

Computer crash wipes out a decade of US Air Force data - CNET.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 internal investigations records dating back to 2004 have been lost, Air Force officials say.
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Top 5 Free Websites to Learn Hacking this 2016 - Freedom Hacker

Top 5 Free Websites to Learn Hacking this 2016 - Freedom Hacker | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Looking to learn cyber-security this 2016?  Learning doesn't have to be expensive, here are five free websites to learn hacking from true security experts in
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The Russian government hacked the DNC after all - Neowin.net

The Russian government hacked the DNC after all - Neowin.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Last week, the Democratic National Committee had its servers compromised, and swaths of files - including opposition research on Donald Trump, and reports on key Republican presidential candidates - were released anonymously to several media outlets, including Gawker.

The DNC said an initial assessment concluded the attack came from Russian hackers. But days later, an ostensibly lone hacker known only as 'Guccifer 2.0' claimed responsibility for the attack, and in a statement rife with broken English and syntax errors, said he did it alone.

"Worldwide known cyber security company CrowdStrike announced that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers had been hacked by 'sophisticated' hacker groups," said a statement posted on the Guccifer blog. "I’m very pleased the company appreciated my skills so highly))) [sic] But in fact, it was easy, very easy."

As it turns out, Guccifer was a front.
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Who Will Buy Twitter? - VanityFair.com

Who Will Buy Twitter? - VanityFair.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Like newspapers, Twitter has become a crucial and integral part of our democracy. It gives everyone a voice, even a number of people who we all wish didn’t have one—like the current presumptive Republican nominee. It drives news. It is a mirror of what is happening in the real world at this very moment. I don’t see a world in which Twitter ever follows other social networks, like Friendster and MySpace, into the valley of death.

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How To Prepare For A Data Breach - DarkReading.com

How To Prepare For A Data Breach - DarkReading.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

These five from-the-trenches strategies will help you win the fight against today's sophisticated, conniving attackers.

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Meet Anonymous Without the Masks in this VICELAND Documentary - Motherboard

Meet Anonymous Without the Masks in this VICELAND Documentary - Motherboard | The Pointman | Scoop.it
VICELAND’s new documentary series CYBERWAR debuts with a look inside Anonymous.
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Massachusetts General Hospital data breach affects 4.3K patients -RT.com

Massachusetts General Hospital data breach affects 4.3K patients -RT.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Fingers are pointing at a third-party vendor as the culpable party behind the exposure of personally identifiable information of 4,300 patients of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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Facebook's News Feed Update Isn't Good News For Publishers—But It May Be For You - FastCompany.com

Facebook's News Feed Update Isn't Good News For Publishers—But It May Be For You - FastCompany.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Would you rather get your news directly from publishers or from your Facebook friends?
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When Will SA CEOs Realise Cybercrime Is THEIR Fault? – 2oceansvibe.com

When Will SA CEOs Realise Cybercrime Is THEIR Fault? – 2oceansvibe.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Generally, it's the IT sector of a company blamed for inadequate protection against cybercrime. Now that blame is shifting to the boardroom.
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OMG: Your Phone Could Make You Temporarily Blind - Glamour.com

OMG: Your Phone Could Make You Temporarily Blind - Glamour.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A new case study published in The New England Journal of Medicine details how several women went temporarily blind after using their phones in the dark
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Reuters: Big tech companies are auto-purging extremist content - Engadget.com

Reuters: Big tech companies are auto-purging extremist content - Engadget.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
YouTube, Facebook and other big internet companies are using automated systems to find and remove terrorist content, according to Reuters.
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Vt. Fish & Wildlife Has Data Breach - Vnews.com

Vermonters’ personal information may have been stolen from the state’s Fish and Wildlife online license purchasing system in two separate attacks in December and January, according to an independent forensic computer auditor’s report.
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Hackers hacking Banks big time - Finextra.com

Hackers hacking Banks big time - Finextra.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
“Anonymous” is an activist hacking group that has recently boasted that it will engage in 30 day
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Facebook, Twitter, Google sued by father of student killed in Paris terror attacks - CNET.com

Facebook, Twitter, Google sued by father of student killed in Paris terror attacks - CNET.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A man whose daughter was killed in November's massacre accuses the companies of allowing ISIS to spread its propaganda on social media.
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Monsanto sues ex-employee accused of stealing data - GrahamCluley.com

Monsanto sues ex-employee accused of stealing data - GrahamCluley.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Controversial agriculture and biotech giant Monsanto has filed a lawsuit against former employee Jiunn-Ren Chen, accusing him of stealing 52 files from its computer systems.

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Lone hacker claims to have broken into US Democrat servers - TheRegister.co.uk

Lone hacker claims to have broken into US Democrat servers - TheRegister.co.uk | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Guccifer 2 posts files as 'proof' – says rest sent to Wikileaks
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D.N.C. Says Russian Hackers Penetrated Its Files, Including Dossier on Donald Trump - NYTimes.com

D.N.C. Says Russian Hackers Penetrated Its Files, Including Dossier on Donald Trump - NYTimes.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Two groups of Russian hackers, working for competing government intelligence agencies, penetrated computer systems of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to emails, chats and a trove of opposition research against Donald J. Trump, according to the party and a cybersecurity firm.
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