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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.

Hackers offered $500,000 for WhatsApp and Signal exploits

Hackers offered $500,000 for WhatsApp and Signal exploits A company that specializes in acquiring and reselling zero-day exploits has set its sights on Signal and WhatsApp, two popular secure mobile messaging platforms, and is offering serious cash to hackers willing to play ball.And just who, exactly, are Zerodium's customers?

Why now is the moment to become an ethical hacker

Why now is the moment to become an ethical hacker When HBO — a media giant that is arguably the reigning king of premium streaming content—is at the mercy of a few savvy hackers, you know that cybersecurity is a major issue.And they’re not alone.

The HBO hackers just sent us the end of 'Game of Thrones' Season 7

The HBO hackers just sent us the end of 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 The HBO hackers are back, and they mean business.Pattern analysis of HBO's silly hidden acts are as we expected.

No 'Game of Thrones' pay gap: Kit Harington, Lena Headey make the same

No 'Game of Thrones' pay gap: Kit Harington, Lena Headey make the same Game of Thrones principal cast members Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) are making exactly the same per-episode salaries and bonuses, and have been since at least the beginning of this season, according to leaked documents sent to Mashable that purport to be the actors' contracts covering Seasons 7 and 8.Their contracts contain practically identical language — including a clause stating that no cast member can be paid more.

Get in the back-to-school spirit with these online courses

Get in the back-to-school spirit with these online courses And there's no better way to embrace the season than with some back-to-school scholarly pursuits — whether or not you’re actually a student.Good news: The online learning pros at Udemy are offering a veritable bounty of courses this week, all at a hefty discount.

Oops: An Instagram bug let a hacker access phone numbers and email addresses

Oops: An Instagram bug let a hacker access phone numbers and email addresses What's shady, possibly wearing a hoodie, and is currently sitting on the stolen personal information of an untold number of high-profile Instagram users?However, the fact that the company is notifying every single verified user of the breach suggests the number is high.

That Instagram hack is shaping up to be way bigger than anyone thought

That Instagram hack is shaping up to be way bigger than anyone thought Turns out we all may be "high profile" in the eyes of Instagram.A bug in the social media company's API reportedly allowed hackers to gain access to account holders' phone numbers and email addresses, with Instagram assuring everyone on Aug.

Hacker Group Dragonfly Takes Aim at US Power Grid

Hacker Group Dragonfly Takes Aim at US Power Grid But a new type of attack is on the rise — those targeting power grid and energy infrastructure.A group identified as Dragonfly is at the center of multiple investigations by various cybersecurity firms.

How to tell if you're one of the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax hack

How to tell if you're one of the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax hack But how to tell if you, personally, are affected by the massive data breach?There's a website for that — as long as you don't mind forking over even more information to Equifax.

Equifax hack reminds everyone how much they hate credit agencies

Equifax hack reminds everyone how much they hate credit agencies Not only did the company expose the personal information of 143 million people, including names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and even some driver's license numbers.And let's just recap what Equifax does, shall we?

Equifax Breach Compromises Data of More Than 143 Million People

Equifax Breach Compromises Data of More Than 143 Million People Private information on more than 143 million people in the US, including Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, addresses, birth dates, and credit card information may now be out in the wild.The breach was discovered back in July, and since the company has been conducting a private investigation.

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else...

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else... By now you know that credit reporting agency Equifax was hacked, and with it, potentially 143 million Americans social security numbers, birth dates, and then some.Unless, according to the criminals who supposedly hacked them, Equifax pays up.

Everything you need to know about the massive Equifax data breach

Everything you need to know about the massive Equifax data breach The site adds that the company "empower[s] individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.Census Bureau, the population of the country was about 324 million in 2017, meaning that the Equifax data breach affects 44% of Americans.

Twitter is *not having* Equifax's response to that massive hack

Twitter is *not having* Equifax's response to that massive hack They've taken to the social media platform to ridicule Equifax for both the leak itself and the piss-poor way the company has managed the aftermath.First, let's start with the Equifax's so-called "potential impact" check system.

Equifax screwed up yet again, and it's scrambling to fix this latest mess

Equifax screwed up yet again, and it's scrambling to fix this latest mess Now, the company is scrambling to fix what can only be called a bungled response to the data breach.The problem lies in how Equifax went about implementing credit freezes — something consumers worried about identity theft and fraud should implement.

Equifax Plans Free Credit Locking Service After Massive Data Breach

Equifax Plans Free Credit Locking Service After Massive Data Breach says Equifax screwed up, and to make up for it, the company is working on a free credit locking service.The news has only been getting worse for Equifax following the announcement that some 143 million people were affected by the data breach.

Nintendo's Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking

Nintendo's Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking Clearly, Nintendo’s early issues with its JoyCon controllers or reports that the Switch could warp in certain circumstances have had no impact on the console’s popularity.One issue that Nintendo still hasn’t sorted, however, is the question of external game backups.

The Equifax Hack Included Almost 11 Million Driver's Licenses

The Equifax Hack Included Almost 11 Million Driver's Licenses The Equifax hack exposed critical personally identifying information on more than 145 million American adults.That’s not all adults by any means, but it’s well over half the adults in the country.

KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices

KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices Conventional wisdom has long held that locking down your router with WPA2 encryption protocol would protect your data from snooping.A massive security disclosure details vulnerabilities in WPA2 that could let an attacker intercept all your precious data, and virtually every device with Wi-Fi is affected.