Posts tagged as: Hackers

Russian Hackers Strike US Think Tanks After Trump Win

Russian hackers wasted no time this week, attacking American political think tanks and non-government organizations (NGOs) on Wednesday. A round of targeted phishing campaigns (attempts to obtain sensitive information by pretending to be a trustworthy entity) came less than six hours after Donald Trump was named President-elect of the US. According to cyber incident response […]

GOP House Oversight Committee Members Blasts OPM Over Breach

A new report by the House Oversight Committee lambastes the Office of Personnel Management for “decades of mismanagement” that allowed last year’s massive security breach. In the summer of 2015, hackers stole the personnel files of 4.2 million former and current government employees. The cyber attackers also pilfered security clearance background investigation details on 21.5 […]

Tesla Courts Hackers at Def Con

Hackers swarmed a Tesla sedan in a ‘hacking village’ at the infamous Def Con conference on Saturday as the high-tech electric car maker recruited talent to protect against cyber attacks. It was the second year in a row the California-based company was at the world’s largest gathering of hackers in Las Vegas, and came on […]

Syfy Is Developing Reality-Based Series Hackers

Syfy and Relativity Television announced today that they are teaming up to develop a new unscripted series titled “Hackers,” which will take viewers deep inside the shadowy and dangerous world of high-tech computer hackers. With cyber-crimes currently making headlines, and Michael Mann’s similarly-themed blackhat set to debut in theaters later this month, the topic couldn’t […]

Chinese Hackers Have Attacked Apple Too

Apple was recently attacked by the same group of hackers that went after Facebook, the company has admitted to Reuters. It claims, however, that only a small number of its workers’ Macs were accessed, and that “there was no evidence that any data left Apple.” A software tool is slated to be released later today […]

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