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Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did.

Hackers didn't lock you out of your Facebook account. Facebook did. A number of Facebook users today reported being randomly locked out of their accounts, and some immediately feared the worst.Was this proof of hackers looking to steal precious vacation photos?

These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages

These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages As if you needed another reason not to put an internet-connected microphone in your child's bedroom.A California-based toy company selling "a message you can hug" reportedly exposed over 2 million voice messages recorded between parents and children to online hackers.

Telecom giants can finally stop caring about protecting your data

Telecom giants can finally stop caring about protecting your data For a brief moment, the personal data you gave to Verizon, AT&T and Comcast was protected from their corporate whims.But last week, new Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai suspended customer privacy protections put in place under the last FCC administration just last year.

U.S. will charge two Russian spies and two hackers in 2014 Yahoo breach

U.S. will charge two Russian spies and two hackers in 2014 Yahoo breach The U.A source within the department said the charges will amount to the largest hacking case ever brought by the U.

Hackers threaten to wipe out 200 million iCloud accounts

Hackers threaten to wipe out 200 million iCloud accounts A group of hackers claims it has access to over 300 million Apple email accounts — and they say they're ready and willing to wipe the user data from hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts if Apple won't pay up by April 7.The video shared in the email, which was uploaded to YouTube, reportedly shows the group scrolling through multiple stolen iCloud accounts.

Hackers threaten to remotely wipe iCloud accounts unless Apple pays a ransom

Hackers threaten to remotely wipe iCloud accounts unless Apple pays a ransom A group of hackers is allegedly trying to extort Apple by holding Apple customers’ data for ransom and threatening to remotely wipe iCloud accounts connected to both iPhones and iPads if those ransoms are not paid.Not only that, but the hackers gave Apple an April 7 deadline to meet the demands — or else they will start wiping both phones and iCloud accounts.

Hackers attempt to extort Apple for $75k

Hackers attempt to extort Apple for $75k A group of hackers calling themselves the ‘Turkish Crime Family’ claim to have access to a large number of Apple email accounts and are holding them ransom for $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum.” David Dufour, senior director of engineering & cyber security at Webroot suggests Apple users err on the side of caution.

If you use Minecraft mods, do your research first

If you use Minecraft mods, do your research first ​Minecraft fans beware: IT security company ESET have discovered 87 malicious apps disguised as mods for Minecraft with close to a total of one million downloads on the android store.This means that 990,000 Android mobile users have been unknowingly exposed to malicious content as well as ad and scam content by installing these fake Minecraft mods.

How I Let Disney Track My Every Move

How I Let Disney Track My Every Move It’s also communicating with beacons hidden throughout the park to let Disney know what you’re doing and where you’re going.) I realize that this is something I signed up for—Disney will still let you use paper tickets and avoid MagicBands if you like—but I arrived at the park pretty clueless about the extent to which Disney would be tracking my every move.

The Purge is cancelled: Hackers unleash sirens of doom on Dallas

The Purge is cancelled: Hackers unleash sirens of doom on Dallas , all 156 of the outdoor warning sirens meant to alert the residents of Dallas (population 1.There was no immediate explanation, and the sirens didn't stop.

Definitely-not-Russian hackers just so happen to slam Trump after he bombs a Russian ally

Definitely-not-Russian hackers just so happen to slam Trump after he bombs a Russian ally Here's what they said on Saturday, shortly after Donald Trump bombed Syria, a Russian ally.They continued (sic everywhere, obviously):  "TheShadowBrokers voted for you.

Are you a 'hacker type'? Then 'Mr. Robot' wants you.

Are you a 'hacker type'? Then 'Mr. Robot' wants you. Do you have an affinity for black hoodies and a pallor to your skin that says, "you bet I spend 99 percent of my time indoors?The hit USA Network show, which stars Rami Malek as cyber security worker cum vigilante hacker Elliot Alderson, finished up its second season in mid-2016.

So now hackers can use your phone's sensors to steal your PIN number

So now hackers can use your phone's sensors to steal your PIN number What if the very act of tapping your smartphone's passcode was all it took to expose that code to hackers?Modern smartphones come equipped with tons of sensors: cameras, microphones, GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc.

New GTA Online Exploit Lets Hackers Steal Millions From Other Players

New GTA Online Exploit Lets Hackers Steal Millions From Other Players Some GTA Online fans on PC and last-gen consoles are being hit with a new exploit that hackers are using to steal millions of in-game dollars from unsuspecting players.While hacking GTA Online is nothing new, this new “trick” has some longtime fans vowing to stay offline until it’s fixed.

Microsoft: We've already patched the Shadow Broker Windows exploits

Microsoft: We've already patched the Shadow Broker Windows exploits Shadow Brokers' big Windows gotcha moment for millions of Windows users around the world looks more like a "not so fast.This news doesn't entirely sync with what NSA leaker Edward Snowden tweeted yesterday, where he claimed that the exploits affected patched Windows systems.

Vigilante Hacker is Trying to Save Us From Ourselves

Vigilante Hacker is Trying to Save Us From Ourselves Hackers have already taken control of millions of these devices and used them as pawns in their own cyber attacks.In a statement sent to niche site, Bleeping Computer, Janit0r lamented the state of cyber security.

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole that potentially allows hackers to implant malware and steal data from millions of Android smartphones.According to a paper detailing the alleged flaw, the problem lies within apps that create open ports on cellphones.