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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.

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 gets hacked, upcoming 'Game of Thrones' episode info leaked

HBO gets hacked, upcoming 'Game of Thrones' episode info leaked 5 terabytes of data acquired is an upcoming episode of Ballers and Room 104 and a script that's reportedly of the next Game of Thrones episode (Episode 4, Season 7.) The items have already been posted online and more footage is promised to be "coming soon.

Are hacking minigames the most overused of gaming tropes?

Are hacking minigames the most overused of gaming tropes? For example, remember how, back in 2004, every game would feature an NPC called Bad Darren who would follow you around making all of the weapon sounds?Real-world hacking is vastly more complex (and infinitely more boring) than the kind of hacking depicted in cinema and gaming.

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.

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.

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.

Congress Is Trying to Shore-up US Cyber Security

Congress Is Trying to Shore-up US Cyber Security Remember how much digital ink we’ve spilled talking about how bad modern cyber security is?The Internet of Things Cyber Security Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill put forth by US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden D-OR, and Steve Daines (R-MT) that would require manufacturers to bake some basic security features into internet-of-things devices.

'Game of Thrones' episode 5 script details leaked in latest hacker dump

'Game of Thrones' episode 5 script details leaked in latest hacker dump It's been a tough season to stay an unsullied fan of Game of Thrones, as the internet is dark and full of spoilers.The hackers forwarded the materials, including nine files and a "video letter" it purportedly sent to HBO brass, directly to THR.

Watch the ransom video hackers sent to HBO (set to Game of Thrones music)

Watch the ransom video hackers sent to HBO (set to Game of Thrones music) Now the hackers who purportedly executed the attack are back to brag about it.We've reached out to HBO to confirm the legitimacy of the files and will update when we hear back.

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.

Malware in your DNA sequence data? Technically, it’s possible

Malware in your DNA sequence data? Technically, it’s possible A new research paper, called Computer Security, Privacy and DNA Sequencing, looks at how malware creators could potentially take DNA sequencing information, lace it with malware and then infect scientific computers.Modern DNA sequencing techniques are able to run hundreds of millions of DNA strands at any one time, and the computing power behind those techniques must process, analyse and store those strand sequences.

Hackers just broke into HBO's Twitter accounts amidst weeks of security breaches

Hackers just broke into HBO's Twitter accounts amidst weeks of security breaches The HBO hackers strike again — this time taking control of the network's official social media accounts.According to tweets posted on HBO's Twitter, a group identifying themselves as OurMine breached HBO's main account, claiming to be "testing" the security and encouraging the network to reach out for an upgrade.

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?