Articles about Hacking

How a Teenager Allegedly Hacked Twitter

Twitter’s high-profile hack on July 15 featured an ‘only-in-Silicon Valley’ level of absurdity. As the internet followed the action live, attackers commandeered the accounts of major public figures on Twitter to facilitate a Bitcoin payment scam. Absurd or not, the damage was real: in the end, CNN reported the account “received more…

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How Serious Are Zoom’s Data Security Issues?

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered even the most basic facets of daily life, from business to social interactions. With varying degrees of distancing measures in effect, video conferencing has surged for work, education, and simple social interactions. Services like Zoom have experienced a boom, with its service notching 300 million daily users April.…

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Inside the Business of Ransomware

Cybercrime is an increasingly prevalent – and costly – concern for organizations around the world. Information loss represents 43 percent of an average $2.4 million cost for malware victims. Cybercrime damage is projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. It is especially common in heavily internet-connected countries like the United States,…

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ACLU vs. Government: Should There Be Rules Governing Hacking?

The rise of mobile technology means we are rarely disconnected from a vast ecosystem of services and content. With more people online sharing more than ever, personal data has become currency, and entire business models are predicated on harvesting and deriving insight from that information. But technology companies have lost the benefit…

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Department of Justice Arrests Members of FIN7 Hacking Group

The US Department of Justice announced on August 1 that it had filed charges against “three high-ranking members of a sophisticated international cybercrime group operating out of Eastern Europe,” called FIN7. Dmytro Federov, Fedir Hladyr, and Andrii Kolpakov have been charged with 26 felony counts each, including conspiracy, wire fraud, computer hacking,…

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Russian LinkedIn Hacker Faces Charges in the U.S.

A Russian man accused of hacking numerous American companies was extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States in March 2018. Yevgeniy Nikulin, who allegedly hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012, used employee credentials for improper activity and also conspired to illegally sell the obtained data. Mr. Nikulin is facing…

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