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From one little pill to impersonating a cat-owning site admin

Long read  “How do you eat an elephant? Nibble at it, nibble at it, a lot of little bites.” That was how Special Agent Jared Der-Yeghiayan infiltrated notorious dark web market the Silk Road and helped unmask site operator Dread Pirate Roberts, aka Ross Ulbricht.…

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A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in the core runC container code that affects several open-source container management systems, potentially allowing attackers to escape Linux container and obtain unauthorized, root-level access to the host operating system.

The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2019-5736, was discovered by open source security researchers Adam Iwaniuk and


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Complainant seeks damages for 'lost ability to earn a living'

A Texas lawyer is suing Apple over its FaceTime eavesdropping bug, claiming it allowed someone to overhear a meeting with a client.…

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Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously?

Adding more... when you even do not have any backup for the same.

Unfortunate, right? We've all been there.

Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn’t have any backup for some recently saved important files. It was an absolute nightmare.

We have frequently


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WannaCry? You will do

BBC "sister" medical drama shows Holby City and the venerable Casualty from which it sprang have announced that they are teaming up for a two-part "cyberattack special". NHS techies, stop sniggering at the back!…

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How do you check if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to log in?

By checking if the URL is correct?

By checking if the website address is not a homograph?

By checking if the site is using HTTPS?

Or using software or browser extensions that detect phishing domains?

Well, if you, like most Internet users, are also relying on above basic security practices to spot if that
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Windows 10 Insiders sent screaming into a future where, er, nothing much has changed right now

Microsoft fired up the speculation machine last night by issuing a fresh build of Windows 10 to lucky skip-ahead testers: and it contains code from 2020s Windows.…

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A hacker who was selling details of nearly 620 million online accounts stolen from 16 popular websites has now put up a second batch of 127 million records originating from 8 other sites for sale on the dark web.

Last week, The Hacker News received an email from a Pakistani hacker who claims to have hacked dozens of popular websites (listed below) and selling their stolen databases online.
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On episode 221 of our daily cybersecurity podcast we look at two batches of stolen account information collections put up for sale on the dark web and the numerous disclosures announced this week.



Latest Hacking News Podcast #221 on Latest Hacking News.

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Execs, experts hope this cooperation continues to hold for the next big bug

A panel of eggheads from Intel, the US government, and academia held court this week to figure how they can keep the likes of El Reg from spoiling their next major bug reveal.…

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CorrectHorseBatteryStaple once again more secure and memorable than ff3sd21n

HashCat, an open source password recovery tool, can now crack an eight-character Windows NTLM password hash in less time than it will take to watch Avengers: Endgame.…

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When in America, STFU and get a lawyer. Even if you're innocent

Marcus Hutchins, the Brit white-hat hacker who halted 2017's WannaCry ransomware outbreak, has failed to stop the American legal system using statements he made while recovering from the effects of holidaying in Las Vegas.…

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In Google’s mid-year review which was announced on Wednesday, they said that Google Play Store app rejections went up 55%



Google Play Store Malicious App Detection Up By Over 50% on Latest Hacking News.

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Credential stuffing scams are becoming more prevalent and companies are increasingly seeing their customers accounts hacked. In the past three



Credential Stuffing Scammer Lists 620 Million Records on the Dark Web on Latest Hacking News.

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Roses are ...

A 20-year-old American man who allegedly used the Twitter handle @WantedByFeds has been charged with DDoSing, sending bomb threats and more along with a British teenager who is already in prison.…

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Anti-antivirus root-rooting weirdness just gets deeper

Taiwanese NAS maker QNAP has admitted its devices are affected by mysterious malware that alters hosts files on infected boxen following The Register's report.…

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The US and China tensions continue as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seek to tighten their national security against



The Department of Homeland Security Say Foreign Based VPN’s Pose a Threat to National Security on Latest Hacking News.

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The United States Department of Justice has announced espionage charges against a former US Air Force intelligence officer with the highest level of top-secret clearance for providing the Iranian government classified defense information after she defected to Iran in 2013.

Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, was a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist and Special Agent of the Air Force Office
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Get an update, or risk giving a dodgy user or malware an upgrade

Canonical has issued an update for Ubuntu to address a security vulnerability that can be exploited by malware and rogue users to gain root access.…

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500px announces breach impacting all 14.8 million of it's users, MacOS malware disguised as Windows .exe, and numerous Lenovo Watch X security vulnerabilities detailed on episode 220 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.



Latest Hacking News Podcast #220 on Latest Hacking News.

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Prosecutors accuse Monica Witt of helping Tehran target her former colleagues

US prosecutors on Wednesday announced the indictment of a former US counterintelligence agent on charges of helping Iran conduct cyberattacks on her former colleagues.…

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Federal court shoots down attempt to reveal Feds' decryption demands

A US federal judge has refused to unseal court paperwork that would show how the FBI tried to force Facebook to snoop on calls made through its instant-messaging app.…

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Hapless bank goes into lockdown mode, vanishes from the internet

Malta's Bank of Valetta (BOV) has pulled the plug on its entire internet access, including shutting down cashpoints and branch offices, after detecting a "cyber intrusion" by crims that tried to steal nearly €13m.…

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In 2010, Google launched its Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP) to help them identify bugs and other problems with their apps



Google Reveals How Much They Paid Out Under Their Bug Bounty Program in 2018 on Latest Hacking News.

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Ubuntu and some other Linux distributions suffer from a severe privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow a local attacker or a malicious program to obtain root privileges and total control over the targeted system.

Dubbed "Dirty_Sock" and identified as CVE-2019-7304, the vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Chris Moberly, who privately disclosed it to Canonical, the
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It's about fighting fires, not starting them, say defence bods

The British military has commissioned a hackathon to develop drone swarms – while claiming that it's definitely not about developing dual-use military tech.…

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Coffee shop chain Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that it has become the victim of a second cyber attack within three



Dunkin Donuts Victim of Second Cyber Attack in Three Months on Latest Hacking News.

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What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely wiped out?

The worst nightmare of its kind. Right?

But that's precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users after unknown hackers destroyed its entire U.S.
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