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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

With Equifax testifying in US Congress today about its own massive security failings, someone at Yahoo! presumably thought now would be a good time to bury bad news – but some things are too large to hide. In a filing on Tuesday to America's financial watchdogs, Yahoo!, now owned by Verizon under the Oath brand, admitted the …
Iain Thomson, 3 Oct 2017
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Equifax backtracks arbitrate-don't-litigate plan for punters

Equifax has decided it will no longer try and impose arbitration on any of the millions of Americans who try to find out if they've been stung in its massive data leak. Following its 143-million-record megaleak, the company created a website meant to let worried people sign up for a credit file monitoring product – if they …
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Marissa! Mayer! out! as! CEO! of! Yahoo! corpse! post-Verizon! gobble!

Marissa Mayer won't lead the remains of her beleaguered Yahoo! once telco giant Verizon gobbles up its core assets, it was announced Monday. Verizon is in the process of acquiring Yahoo!'s star components, such as Y! Mail and Y! Finance, a move that will leave behind a shell biz called Altaba. Today it was confirmed Mayer will …
Kat Hall, 13 Mar 2017

Polish banks hit by malware sent through hacked financial regulator

Polish banks are investigating a massive systems hack after malware was discovered on several companies' workstations. The source of the executables? The sector's own financial regulator, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). A spokesman for the KNF confirmed that their internal systems had been compromised by …
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Trio charged with $4m insider trading by hacking merger lawyers

US prosecutors have charged three Chinese men with making more than $4m (£3.2m) by allegedly trading on information obtained from hacking top merger and acquisition law firms. The defendants are charged with targeting at least seven top international law firms with offices in New York, which advised companies on corporate …
Kat Hall, 28 Dec 2016
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FYI! – Your! hacked! Yahoo! account! is! worth! $0.0003!

The hacked database containing the account details of more than one billion Yahoo! users is reportedly being sold for a meager $300,000. This according to a report by the New York Times, which spoke with researchers at US computer security biz InforArmor. Those eggheads claim to have knowledge of at least three groups – two …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Dec 2016
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TalkTalk hacker gets iPhone taken away by Norwich Youth Court

The 17-year-old lad who confessed to hacking crimes against UK ISP TalkTalk was today slapped with a 12-month rehabilitation order and had his iPhone confiscated. The teen received the sentence, of sorts, at Norwich Youth Court, in east England, where chairman of the bench Jean Bonnick reportedly told the unnamed individual …
Paul Kunert, 13 Dec 2016

Boffins exploit Intel CPU weakness to run rings around code defenses

US researchers have pinpointed a vulnerability in Intel chips – and possibly other processor families – that clears the way for circumventing a popular operating-system-level security control. ASLR (address space layout randomization) is widely used as a defense against attempts by hackers to exploit software vulnerabilities …
John Leyden, 20 Oct 2016
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TV5Monde was saved from airtime-KO hack by unplugging infected box

France’s TV5Monde came “within hours” of being destroyed by hackers, according to the station’s boss. TV5Monde was taken off air for hours in April 2015. The interruption might have lasted longer but for the intervention of a techie who pulled the plug on a compromised system that was spreading malware, Yves Bigot, the …
John Leyden, 10 Oct 2016

Chap cuffed after treating commuters to giant-screen smut

Indonesian police have arrested an “IT expert” in South Jakarta after he reconfigured a giant LED video screen to show porn. The mine's-bigger-than-yours grumble-flick was shown in Wijaya last week, according to The Jakarta Post. The man, identified only as “SAR”, was arrested at the offices of an unnamed company in the South …
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Brit ISP TalkTalk scraps line rental charges

UK ISP TalkTalk is scrapping line rental charges and freezing price increases for 18 months – in a bid to comply with forthcoming regulatory changes and retain its declining customer base. The move comes exactly one year after the disastrous hack at TalkTalk, which resulted in 150,000 of its customers' details being stolen. …
Kat Hall, 3 Oct 2016
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POS malware stings 20 US hotels

Another 20 US hotels have been identified as being infected with point-of-sale malware earlier this year. The dozen affected hotels are run by HEI Hotels & Resorts and bear the Starwood, Westin, Marriott International, Hyatt and InterContinental brands. The chain says the malware campaign ran as far back as March 2015, with …
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TechCrunch defaced by self-professed 'white hat' hackers

Startup tech news blogger TechCrunch appears to have suffered a security breach by online graffiti vandals. The site, which at the time of writing blogs about Google, AOL and various startups nobody's ever heard of before or since, appears to have had one of its bloggers' login credentials compromised. You got pwned Devin …
Gareth Corfield, 26 Jul 2016

NetSuite hacker thrown in the cooler for a year, fined $124,000

A hacker has been jailed for a year and fined $124,000 (£86,000) after admitting he infiltrated a protected computer system. He has also had all his computer equipment confiscated and faces a three-year probation period when he gets out. Robert Saunders, 30, repeatedly hacked into the corporate network of cloud business …
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Boffins bust biometrics with inkjet printer

Boffins from Michigan State University have loaded up an inkjet printer with cartridges designed for printing electronic circuits, and used the output to fool smartphone fingerprint sensors. All that's needed is a scan of the victim's fingerprint (reversed so it presents the right way when printed), and a suitable inkjet …

Thousands fled TalkTalk after gigantic hack, confirm researchers

Around 250,000 broadband customers left TalkTalk following its major hack in October, according to research. Overall seven per cent of its broadband customers left for another provider during the quarter in which the hack occurred, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. However, the operator gained 100,000 more customers …
Kat Hall, 21 Jan 2016

Livestream alerts customers to possible hack

Broadcasting service Livestream has admitted it may have been hacked, informing customers that an "unauthorized person may have accessed our customer account database." Livestream is a video live streaming service that allows customers to broadcast content via the internet. It boasts of having more than 10,000 active customers …
Kat Hall, 24 Dec 2015
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Three men indicted over JPMorgan Chase megahack

Three men have been indicted over the 2014 cyberheist of the largest US bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co. That attack involved the compromise of sensitive personal details of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Three men, two Israeli nationals Gery Sharon and Ziv Orensteini, as well as US national Joshua Samuel …

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