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Experts say computer hacks are more common than ever

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) “Don’t put anything on the internet that you don’t want anyone else seeing because they probably will at some point,” said Procircular Security Engineer Bryan Prathr-Huff.

Cybercrime is a growing threat and targeting every person and business on the internet. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cyber crime will cost the world more than 6 trillion dollars in less than five years. That makes it more profitable than all of the major illegal drug trades combined. TV9 looked into how likely you are to become a victim.

While breaches at major corporations get headlines, every day people are becoming increasing targets for hackers. From smart watches to smart cars, we have more devices than ever that are connected to the internet and can be hacked. Cyber security experts say the internet is growing faster than our ability to secure it.

“They’re looking to use your computer or part of your computer to

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7 Recent Hacks That Have Consumers Freaked Out

Every week, a new “largest hack ever” hits the headlines and strikes fear into everyday consumers.  From ransomware attacks to data breaches, these hacks have put more personal information at risk than the biggest blabber mouths of the business world put together. Plus, with individuals and founders alike not taking the risks seriously in their preventative measures, cyber attacks are likely going to get worse before they get better.

If you’ve had trouble keeping up with every single hack of 2017, you’re not alone. The numbers are staggering and the threats are very real. Take a look at some of the largest and most unsettling hacks of 2017 so far:

WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware attack was the largest ever, affecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries. The attacks in question were sent out in 28 different languages, further cementing the unprecedented spread and growth of

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Security This Week: The Very Best Hacks From Black Hat and Defcon

As they do every year, hackers descended on Las Vegas this week to show off the many ways they can decimate the internet’s security systems. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite talks from this week’s Black Hat conference, including some we didn’t get the chance to cover in depth.

Before the week even began, we took a look at how $15 worth of magnets could overcome a “smart” gun’s protections, turning it into just a regular ol’ gun. Similarly, a popular safe turned out to be anything but against a homemade robot safecracker. Also not so secure? Some of the popular tools hackers

Mumbai: Man hacks officer probing his cyber case, posts ‘nude’ pictures – Mid


Illustrations/Ravi Jadhav

This time, it’s personal for the Mumbai Police. One of the force’s own men has been targeted by a cyber criminal. Cops said it is the first such case in the city where a hacker, booked for uploading morphed nudes, attempted to intimidate the police by posting their doctored photos.

Also read: Worli pervert in Mumbai cop net for hacking lady’s email account

In February, a 21-year-old student of Hinduja College in south Mumbai found that his Instagram account had been hacked and a bogus profile created in his name. Through this fake account, the hacker uploaded morphed nude photographs of an associate professor and a lecturer from the college, a Navi Mumbai-based woman friend of the student as well as the mother of another friend. Around three to four other persons were also targeted. The hacker also posted the phone number of the student’s

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Mumbai: Man hacks officer probing his cyber case, posts nude pictures – Mid


Illustrations/Ravi Jadhav

This time, it’s personal for the Mumbai Police. One of the force’s own men has been targeted by a cyber criminal. Cops said it is the first such case in the city where a hacker, booked for uploading morphed nudes, attempted to intimidate the police by posting their doctored photos.

Also read: Worli pervert in Mumbai cop net for hacking lady’s email account

In February, a 21-year-old student of Hinduja College in south Mumbai found that his Instagram account had been hacked and a bogus profile created in his name. Through this fake account, the hacker uploaded morphed nude photographs of an associate professor and a lecturer from the college, a Navi Mumbai-based woman friend of the student as well as the mother of another friend. Around three to four other persons were also targeted. The hacker also posted the phone number of the student’s

Read more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-man-hacks-officer-probing-his-cyber-case-posts-nude-pictures/18162198

Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections.

A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.

That includes a separate FBI investigation into whether the Russian government hired hackers to interfere with the November election that put President Donald Trump into the Oval Office.

“This makes you more optimistic that they will get to the bottom of what has been going on,” said Robert Cattanach, a former Department of Justice attorney now in private practice.

In the Yahoo case unsealed Wednesday, the Department of Justice alleged that two Russian intelligence agents hired a pair of hackers to engineer a heist that affected at least a half billion user accounts.

In a scheme that prosecutors say blended

Read more at: http://www.cio-today.com/article/index.php?story_id=10100CATHJUG

Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections.

A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.

That includes a separate FBI investigation into whether the Russian government hired hackers to interfere with the November election that put President Donald Trump into the Oval Office.

“This makes you more optimistic that they will get to the bottom of what has been going on,” said Robert Cattanach, a former Department of Justice attorney now in private practice.

In the Yahoo case unsealed Wednesday, the Department of Justice alleged that two Russian intelligence agents hired a pair of hackers to engineer a heist that affected at

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Russian agents facing charges in massive Yahoo hacks – KABC

Two officers with Russia’s intelligence service (at least one who works in a unit designed to fight cybercrime) directed a far-reaching hacking and espionage scheme that targeted Yahoo users, swiping personal information from hundreds of millions of people, including accounts belonging to Russian and U.S. government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice announced this morning.

This marks the first time Russian government officials have been charged by the U.S. for a cybercrime, a breach which officials say affected at least 500 million accounts. Officials said some of the information had intelligence value but some was also leveraged for financial gain.

“The defendants targeted Yahoo accounts of Russian and U.S. government officials, including cybersecurity, diplomatic and military personnel,” said the head of the DOJ’s National Security Division, Mary McCord. “They also targeted Russian journalists; numerous employees of other providers whose networks the conspirators sought to exploit; and employees of financial services and other

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Russian agents facing charges in massive Yahoo hacks

Two officers with the Russian intelligence service FSB – at least one them from a unit designed to fight cybercrime – directed a far-reaching hacking and espionage scheme that targeted Yahoo users, swiping personal information from hundreds of millions of people’s accounts, including some belonging to Russian and U.S. government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice announced this morning.

This is the first time Russian government officials have been charged by the U.S. for a cybercrime, for a breach that officials say affected at least 500 million accounts. Officials said some of the information had intelligence value and some was also leveraged for financial gain.

“The defendants targeted Yahoo accounts of Russian and U.S. government officials, including cybersecurity, diplomatic and military personnel,” said Mary McCord, the head of the DOJ’s national security division. “They also targeted Russian journalists, numerous employees of other providers whose networks the conspirators sought to exploit and employees

Read more at: http://6abc.com/news/russian-agents-facing-charges-in-massive-yahoo-hacks/1801844/

US Ejects 35 Russian Diplomats in Response to Election Hacks

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In a statement issued yesterday by the White House, President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats in response to multiple hacking incidents that took place during the recent US Presidential Election.

The White House labeled 35 Russian diplomats as intelligence operatives and expects them to leave the US in 72 hours.

FBI DHS report blame Russia’s FSB, GRU services

Furthermore, a joint report released by the FBI and DHS openly accuses Russia of tampering with the US election process, albeit not hacking the actual voting machines.

The report, released at the same time with the White House expulsion order, contains recently declassified information that details the mode of operation and tools used by two Russian cyber-espionage groups APT28 and APT29.

These are the same entities that CrowdStrike named in previous reports and which it

Read more at: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/us-ejects-35-russian-diplomats-in-response-to-election-hacks/