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Hackers siphon $600 million in digital tokens, crypto network says

reader comments 39 with 36 posters participating Share this story A decentralized financial network has claimed hackers absconded with about $600 million worth of cryptocurrencies in one of the largest heists to target the growing digital asset industry. Poly Network, which links some of the world’s most widely used digital ledgers, said on Tuesday that… Read More »

Two-for-Tuesday vulnerabilities send Windows and Linux users scrambling

reader comments 116 with 71 posters participating Share this story The world woke up on Tuesday to two new vulnerabilities—one in Windows and the other in Linux—that allow hackers with a toehold in a vulnerable system to bypass OS security restrictions and access sensitive resources. As operating systems and applications become harder to hack, successful… Read More »

Apple’s ransomware mess is the future of online extortion

Aurich Lawson reader comments 53 with 46 posters participating Share this story On the day Apple was set to announce a slew of new products at its Spring Loaded event, a leak appeared from an unexpected quarter. The notorious ransomware gang REvil said they had stolen data and schematics from Apple supplier Quanta Computer about… Read More »

US government strikes back at Kremlin for SolarWinds hack campaign

Matt Anderson Photography/Getty Images reader comments 29 with 23 posters participating Share this story US officials on Thursday formally blamed Russia for backing one of the worst espionage hacks in recent US history and imposed sanctions designed to mete out punishments for that and other recent actions. In a joint advisory, the National Security Agency,… Read More »

North Korean hackers return, target infosec researchers in new operation

Enlarge In January, Google and Microsoft outed what they said was North Korean government-sponsored hackers targeting security researchers. The hackers spent weeks using fake Twitter profiles—purportedly belonging to vulnerability researchers—before unleashing an Internet Explorer zero-day and a malicious Visual Studio Project, both of which installed custom malware. Now, the same hackers are back, a Google… Read More »

Hackers backdoor PHP source code after breaching internal git server

Enlarge (credit: BeeBright / Getty Images / iStockphoto) A hacker compromised the server used to distribute the PHP programming language and added a backdoor to source code that would have made websites vulnerable to complete takeover, members of the open source project said. Two updates pushed to the PHP Git server over the weekend added… Read More »

Hackers access security cameras inside Cloudflare, jails, and hospitals

Getty Images reader comments 27 with 24 posters participating Share this story Hackers say they broke into the network of Silicon Valley startup Verkada and gained access to live video feeds from more than 150,000 surveillance cameras the company manages for Cloudflare, Tesla, and a host of other organizations. The group published videos and images… Read More »

Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked

reader comments 148 with 81 posters participating Share this story The founder of the far-right social media platform Gab said that the private account of former President Donald Trump was among the data stolen and publicly released by hackers who recently breached the site. In a statement on Sunday, founder Andrew Torba used a transphobic… Read More »