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1 hr ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

BBB warning - be careful where personal and financial information is shared

On July 23, law enforcement officials arrested seven suspects, from Russia to New York, after they allegedly hacked into more than 1,000 StubHub accounts and placed orders for over 1.6 million tickets.

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5 hrs ago | PC World

50,000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Spyware

8 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, ask for money

Hackers have stolen user contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, from the website of the European Central Bank and attempted to extort money from the institution.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Financial Services, European Central Bank, Banking

8 hrs ago | Express India

Hacking virus 'Bladabindi' prowling in India, targets Microsoft Windows OS

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Indian Internet users against hacking attempts of a clandestine multi-identity virus - Bladabindi - which steals sensitive personal information of a user for nefarious purposes.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Spyware

12 hrs ago | Reuters

ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.

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16 hrs ago | Russia Taday

#OpSaveGaza: Anonymous pledges more cyber-breaches over Israeli attacks

The Anonymous hacker group urged hackers to renew attacks on Israeli-based internet resources on Friday - after earlier breaches of the Defense Ministry website, Tel Aviv police, and leaks of log-in details allegedly belonging to government officials.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Science / Technology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

School corporation looks to protect itself from cyber attack

Board members heard information Wednesday night about a possible insurance policy that would protect details like student and faculty information.

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Spin

International Hacker-Scalpers Stole $1.6M From StubHub, Ticket Retailer

StubHub , the eBay-owned online service for buying and reselling tickets, has been compromised by cyber crime, with 1,600 accounts hacked and $1.6 million in tickets bought fraudulently, USA Today reports.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Hunch

WABC-AM New York

Officials: More than 1,600 StubHub Users Affected in International Cybercrime Scheme

Six people have been indicted for their roles in an international crime ring involving online ticket-reseller StubHub, officials announced Wednesday.

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Wall Street Journal

eBay's StubHub Hit by Cyber Thieves

Hackers found their way into more than 1,000 of StubHub's customer accounts and fraudulently bought tickets through the online seller, the Associated Press reports.

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Related Topix: Startups, StubHub, Science / Technology

Java Developer's Journal

Test All Apps to Keep Hackers from Penetrating Castle Walls

Despite all the news about hackers infiltrating major corporations, most businesses continue to leave themselves woefully unprotected.

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Digital Trends

Businesses, cyber security firms are coming up with creative ways to fight hackers

Hackers continue to play havoc with our computers and networks. Many viruses and other traps are designed primarily to damage your system in some way-by, say, corrupting your data, scrambling the operating system, or crashing the system somehow.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Iol.co.za

New tech protects cars from hackers

Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep cars safe from cyber attacks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Hybrid, Ford Escape, Ford, SUV, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan

CNews

StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring; arrests to be announced

SEATTLE/BOSTON - eBay Inc's StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose on Wednesday as they announce arrests in the case.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Arizona Republic

9/11 panel: Terrorism fight in 'dangerous phase'

The global struggle against terrorism has "entered a new and dangerous phase" with growing threats posed by foreign fighters returning from the civil war in Syria and the vulnerability of critical systems to cyber attack, the original authors of the 9/11 Commission report concluded in a new analysis.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Science / Technology, US News, US Politics, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives

CNet News

Two Major Media Outlets Fall Prey to Hackers

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC were victims of hackers. The attacks show insecurity on major media platforms that can potentially be fixed.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Wired

Hacker Musician Turns E-Waste Into an Awesome Instrument

We tend to think of musical instruments in fixed terms: that's a guitar, this is a saxophone, that's a synthesizer.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Urbana, IL

DNA India

Over 30 financial institutions defrauded by phone apps used to intercept passwords

More than 30 financial institutions in six countries have been defrauded by sophisticated criminal software that convinces bank customers to install rogue smartphone programs, a major security company reported on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Trend Micro, Software

Switched

Phishing Alert: 8 Tips to Protect Yourself from Attacks

It's as easy for hackers to phish out your personal data as it is to sit in a canoe on a still pond, cast the bait and wait for the fish to bite.

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Computing.co.uk

Snowden: hackers must make privacy tools for everybody

Edward Snowden has upped the ante in his war against government surveillance, addressing attendees of a hacking conference to join together in fighting snooping by building tools to help protect the public.

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