3 March, 2015

Air traffic control vulnerable to hacking, GAO finds – The Hill


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Air traffic control vulnerable to hacking, GAO finds
The Hill
The U.S. air traffic control system does not have sufficient security measures in place to protect it from hackers who might seek to disrupt flight routes, federal investigators said in a report released Monday. The probe by the Government
Watchdog: Air Traffic Control System Is a Hacking RiskABC News
Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hackingKITV Honolulu

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US air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators – Reuters

US air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation

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Spam messages not hacking: Turnbull – SBS


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Spam messages not hacking: Turnbull
SBS
Federal MPs bombarded with prank text messages have been assured their mobile phones are not being hacked. Cabinet ministers George Brandis and Greg Hunt are amongst coalition figures targeted after word spread on Twitter that the iPhones of MPs …
Pranking MPs with messages not hacking, says Malcolm TurnbullSydney Morning Herald
Federal MPs in phone hacking fearHerald Sun

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2 March, 2015

Pranking MPs with messages not hacking, says Malcolm Turnbull – Sydney Morning Herald


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Pranking MPs with messages not hacking, says Malcolm Turnbull
Sydney Morning Herald
Prank text messages sent to MPs phones via their public emails do not constitute hacking, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Ministers, including Attorney-General George Brandis and Environment Minister Greg Hunt, have been targeted by …
Spam messages not hacking: TurnbullSBS
Federal MPs in phone hacking fearHerald Sun
Malcolm Turnbull confirms he uses Wickr, WhatsApp instead of 'unsecure' SMS ABC Online

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Sex toys and other things you didn’t know could be hacked – The Hill

Sex toys and other things you didn't know could be hacked
The Hill
While it has been demonstrated by experts, the process of hacking a car is extremely difficult. Nonetheless, the possibility is under increasing scrutiny by security researchers and concerned lawmakers. Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal …

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Air traffic control system a hacking risk, watchdog says – Fox News


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Air traffic control system a hacking risk, watchdog says
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WASHINGTON – The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken steps to protect …
Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hackingKITV Honolulu

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Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking – WJXT Jacksonville


WJXT Jacksonville
Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking
WJXT Jacksonville
Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity are "threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system," a new Government Accountability Office report out Monday found.
Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk12NewsNow.Com

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Anthem was warned about hacking weakness – Financial Times

Anthem was warned about hacking weakness
Financial Times
Anthem was warned by the US government about weaknesses in its computer security defences almost two years before hackers broke into the second-largest US health insurer's database and stole personal information belonging to nearly 80m people.

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ProfNet Experts Available on Hacking, Mobile Campaigns, Retirement Planning … – Insurance News Net

ProfNet Experts Available on Hacking, Mobile Campaigns, Retirement Planning
Insurance News Net
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Don’t Believe the Car Hacking Hype – PC Magazine

Don't Believe the Car Hacking Hype
PC Magazine
Let's face it: Anything that's connected these days can be hacked, including cars. But while more cars are getting connected, it doesn't mean more are getting hacked. And vehicles are still pretty low on the list of hacking targets. But you wouldn't

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Banks and Tech Chiefs Unite to Press Congress for Anti-Hacking Bill – Bloomberg

Banks and Tech Chiefs Unite to Press Congress for Anti-Hacking Bill
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are among 32 technology, banking and retail companies urging lawmakers to pass legislation that provides legal protection for sharing hacking threats. Cybersecurity …

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Police arrest man in hacking death of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy – CNN


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Police arrest man in hacking death of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy
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Witnesses said no one came to the couple's aid as they were hacked down. Rahman, the man in custody, also allegedly posted threats against the owner of the online bookstore, Rokomari.com, forcing it to stop selling Roy's books. And last year, he was …
Arrest made in Bangladesh hacking caseWSB Radio
Jen Psaki On Islamists Hacking American Writer Avijit Roy To Death: We Have Fox News (blog)
TSC hacking, secularism and silent policeProthom Alo (English)

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Phone hacking hearing to decide Mirror damages – The Guardian


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Phone hacking hearing to decide Mirror damages
The Guardian
A hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in civil phone hacking claims brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) is due to start at the high court on Monday. Eight representative cases, none of which have settled, will be …
Hearing to decide hacking damagesBelfast Telegraph

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Rebekah Brooks to be rehired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp after hacking saga – South China Morning Post (subscription)


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Rebekah Brooks to be rehired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp after hacking saga
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The former editor of the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, is getting rehired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp less nearly a year after being embroiled in a phone hacking scandal. Brooks, a close aide of the media mogul, was acquitted …
Rupert Murdoch to rehire editor acquitted in phone-hacking scandalRaw Story
Rebekah Brooks Poised to Return to News Corp After Hacking ScandalNewsmax.com
Ex-Editor cleared of phone-hacking to join Storyful in DublinSunday World
The Guardian -Irish Independent -International Business Times UK
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Hearing to decide hacking damages – Belfast Telegraph


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Hearing to decide hacking damages
Belfast Telegraph
… ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, soap stars Lucy Taggart, Shane Richie and Shobna Gulati, flight attendant Lauren Alcorn and TV producer Robert Ashworth. The two-week trial will determine the extent of the phone hacking and the amount of damages due.

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Computer hackers for hire bid on doing other people’s dirty work – Minneapolis Star Tribune


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Computer hackers for hire bid on doing other people's dirty work
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A woman in California says she will pay $500 for someone to hack into her boyfriend's Facebook and Gmail accounts to see if he is cheating on her. A man in Australia would be willing to pay up to $2,000 to get a list of clients from a competitor's

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1 March, 2015

Rupert Murdoch to rehire editor acquitted in phone-hacking scandal – Raw Story


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Rupert Murdoch to rehire editor acquitted in phone-hacking scandal
Raw Story
Rebekah Brooks is close to being rehired by Rupert Murdoch in a permanent position heading up his search for new online investments. Brooks, who was cleared of being involved in a phone-hacking plot last summer, has taken an apartment in New York …
New York job lures Rebekah Brooks after new offer from Rupert MurdochDaily Mail

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Hackers for hire bid on doing other people’s dirty work – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hackers for hire bid on doing other people's dirty work
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A woman in California says she will pay $500 for someone to hack into her boyfriend's Facebook and Gmail accounts to see if he is cheating on her. A man in Australia would be willing to pay up to $2,000 to get a list of clients from a competitor's

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3-D Printing DNA: Hacking Life’s Code and Creating New Organisms – Reason (blog)

3-D Printing DNA: Hacking Life's Code and Creating New Organisms
Reason (blog)
"3-D Printing DNA: Hacking Life's Code and Creating New Organisms" was originally released on Feb. 24, 2015. The original writeup is below. "To think that we can't make organisms that aren't more efficient than existing, I don't think is correct," says

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Chinese surveillance camera supplier confirms hacking loophole – South China Morning Post (subscription)


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Chinese surveillance camera supplier confirms hacking loophole
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The company said that in theory, any devices linked to the internet were at risk of hacking attacks. "Once hackers break the password, they can introduce a computer virus to the device and turn it into a source of infection." The company said yesterday

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US DOJ indicts man on hacking charges, identity theft for stealing pre-release … – AfterDawn

US DOJ indicts man on hacking charges, identity theft for stealing pre-release
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U.S. DOJ indicts man on hacking charges, identity theft for stealing pre-release films The U.S. DOJ has indicted 28-year-old Dutchman Joey Vogelaar, accusing the man of stealing digital copies of "How Do You Know," "Rango" and "Megamind" back in 2010 …

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28 February, 2015

Jen Psaki On Islamists Hacking American Writer Avijit Roy To Death: We Have … – Fox News (blog)


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Jen Psaki On Islamists Hacking American Writer Avijit Roy To Death: We Have
Fox News (blog)
American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on the street, his wife who was with him was also attacked when she tried to defend him. She survived. Ansar Bangla, an Islamist group, has claimed responsibility. Roy had written critically of Islamic
American Atheist Blogger Hacked to Death in BangladeshBlue Nation Review

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Uber reveals hacking, 50K drivers may have been exposed – VatorNews


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Uber reveals hacking, 50K drivers may have been exposed
VatorNews
The company revealed in a blog post on Friday that, in May of last year, it was hacked, though Uber did not find out about the incident until September. It wasn't passenger information that was revealed, though; it was their drivers who were hit
Uber reveals hacking attack on database containing drivers' informationInternational Business Times UK
Uber reveals that they were hackedNational Monitor
Hack In Uber's Databases Leaks Information Of 50000 DriversClapway
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Uber reveals hacking attack on database containing drivers’ information – International Business Times UK


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Uber reveals hacking attack on database containing drivers' information
International Business Times UK
The company behind popular ride-sharing app Uber has said its database was infiltrated by a third party in 2014, leading to possible theft of information about 50,000 drivers in its network. In a blog post, the company confirmed in late 2014 it

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Iran hacked a US casino, US says – Local 10


Local 10
Iran hacked a US casino, US says
Local 10
It's been a year since American billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company was hacked. Now the blame is officially being placed on Iran. For the first time, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Iranian government was behind a …
Iran hacked Sands operations, U.S. official saysLas Vegas Review-Journal

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