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Creepy spyware has infected Macs for years, and we're only just realizing it now

Creepy spyware has infected Macs for years, and we're only just realizing it now The malware, dubbed Fruitfly, was first reported on in January by Malwarebytes.However, it was Synack Chief Security Researcher Patrick Wardle who blew the lid off Fruitfly's true nature on July 21.

We spoke to the vigilante hackers who stole $85 million in ether to save it

We spoke to the vigilante hackers who stole $85 million in ether to save it Deciding to steal $85 million worth of cryptocurrency isn't something to take lightly.For the members of the White Hat Group, however, it seemed to be the only move left.

Ransomware Criminals Screwed Victims Out Of $25 Million In Less Than Two Years

Ransomware Criminals Screwed Victims Out Of $25 Million In Less Than Two Years Not when ransomware is earning the criminals behind it millions of dollars each month.It’s not like cyber criminals are reporting the income, after all.

An ode to Flash: Everyone's favorite malware vector

An ode to Flash: Everyone's favorite malware vector We speak, of course, of Adobe Flash: The best malware vector the world has even seen.While its end-of-life date isn't until 2020, the announcement is still likely to hit one online constituency particularly hard: malware developers.

Safe-cracking robot proves nothing is secure

Safe-cracking robot proves nothing is secure If hackers want what's on your computer, chances are they can find a way to get it.This was made abundantly clear at the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas, where professional tinkerer and founder of SparkFun Electronics Nathan Seidle could be found demonstrating an open source safe-cracking robot.

HBO’s Game of Thrones treasure chest ransacked by hackers

HBO’s Game of Thrones treasure chest ransacked by hackers It would seem winter has come for HBO after hackers have stormed the company’s servers and looted the jewels within.” So far, one episode each of Ballers and Room 104 from HBO’s treasure chest have been posted online, with the hackers no doubt sitting at their computer screens gleefully taunting the satellite television giant.

DEF CON's vote-hacking village made us think twice about election security

DEF CON's vote-hacking village made us think twice about election security A motley assortment of hackers walk into a room packed full of voting machines.In many ways, the 25th Annual DEF CON went down like those that preceded it.

HBO hackers upload unseen 'Game of Thrones' episodes and more online

HBO hackers upload unseen 'Game of Thrones' episodes and more online Since reports that the television network's servers were hacked on July 31, it's been revealed that 1.5 terabytes of data — including several upcoming episodes of popular television series like Game of Thrones — had been obtained by the cyber attackers and the situation has escalated.

Hackers say they stole 1.5 terabytes from HBO. Here's what that means.

Hackers say they stole 1.5 terabytes from HBO. Here's what that means. That's the amount of data hackers claim to have stolen from HBO.And while this doesn't look like the greatest leak of the "cyber space" era, 1.

4chan hackers take over city billboard to broadcast hate memes

4chan hackers take over city billboard to broadcast hate memes Members of 4chan's /pol/ board, the hotbed of the alt-right, are pretty active in Britain, as the conspiracy theories around Grenfell Tower fire and the terror attack at Ariana Grande concert show.But this time they have stepped up their game.

The guy who stopped WannaCry is reportedly being detained in the U.S.

The guy who stopped WannaCry is reportedly being detained in the U.S. The infosec community is scratching its head this morning following the news that Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old security researcher who singlehandedly stopped the spread of the global ransomware WannaCry, is reportedly being detained in an unknown location by U.A friend of Hutchins told the publication that he was moved to another unknown location sometime on Aug.

The perps behind the 'biggest ransomware attack ever' appear to be moving their loot

The perps behind the 'biggest ransomware attack ever' appear to be moving their loot You've infected hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe with your ransomware, and victims' cryptocurrency payments are flowing into your Bitcoin wallets.We can say this because the three Bitcoin wallets that held the ransomed loot were all suddenly emptied late Wednesday.

WannaCry Researcher Detained By US

WannaCry Researcher Detained By US Yesterday US authorities detained a cyber security researcher best known for helping the world fight back against the WannaCry attack from a couple months back.Shortly after Black Hat and Defcon, two annual hacker and cyber security conferences held in Las Vegas, Motherboard reported that Hutchins was in custody.

It's time to start protecting data online—and this VPN can help

It's time to start protecting data online—and this VPN can help (Ask our college-aged selves about that time we skipped a few payments and then accidentally rear-ended an ice-cream truck.) While there are lots of ways to protect yourself online, a good place to start is with a VPN.

Hackers are shaking down HBO for Bitcoin — should the network pay up?

Hackers are shaking down HBO for Bitcoin — should the network pay up? The network behind Game of Thrones is the latest victim of a massive digital breach, with hackers claiming to have stolen 1.So should HBO pay the ransom?

Sorry, but you're doing your pa$$w0rds all wrong

Sorry, but you're doing your pa$$w0rds all wrong But here's the thing: It turns out that the "strong" password requirements we've all come to know aren't actually helping.We knew this one already, and the basic advice to avoid short passwords hasn't changed.

Even the best passwords are no match for this simple hack

Even the best passwords are no match for this simple hack Welcome to the world of social engineering, where those looking gain access to protected places (be they physical or digital) talk, bluff, confuse, or trick their way past the gatekeepers.This wasn't the first time someone talked their way past a public figure's digital security.

Hackers of the future could use malware stored in DNA to infect computers

Hackers of the future could use malware stored in DNA to infect computers "We have no evidence to believe that the security of DNA sequencing or DNA data in general is currently under attack.Instead, we view these results as a first step toward thinking about computer security in the DNA sequencing ecosystem," they said in a statement.

The HBO hackers just hit us with another huge dump

The HBO hackers just hit us with another huge dump After HBO Spain accidentally released an unaired episode of Game of Thrones, the hackers that claim to have stolen 1.Specifically, on August 16 they released what they're calling the "4th Wave HBO Leak.

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven't let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits.Specifically, what appears to be the login credentials for almost every single HBO social media account.