Tag: Hack

Olympics officials confirm cyberattack during opening ceremony

Officials saw suspicious activity on Olympics systems during the 2018 winter games’ opening ceremony, and now it’s confirmed: it was a cyberattack. PyeongChang organizers have revealed that someone compromised services (including internet and……


Pennsylvania requires paper trail on all new voting machines

Pennsylvania has taken a leaf out of Virginia’s book and is now looking to replace its obsolete and vulnerable voting machines with more secure ones. A new directive requires counties planning to replace their voting machines with new ones tha……


Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought

The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. CNN has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may have been exposed than initially determined. ……


Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail loses $170 million

One of the biggest problems with cryptocurrency exchanges is that they’re a juicy, enticing target for high-tech criminals. Case in point, Italian exchange BitGrail, which lost $170 million worth of Nano tokens, a little-known digital coin pre……


Coincheck hackers are reportedly trying to unload stolen cryptocurrency

Last week, hackers stole around $534 million worth of cryptocurrency XEM from Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck, and now, Reuters reports, the hackers behind the heist are trying to sell the stolen cryptocurrency. Jeff McDonald, vice president of……


ATM ‘jackpotting’ hacks reach the US

For some ATM thieves, swiping card data involves too much patience — they’d rather just take the money and run. The US Secret Service has warned ATM makers Diebold Nixdorf and NCR that “jackpotting” hacks, where crooks force machine to cough ……


Coincheck loses $400 million in massive cryptocurrency heist

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck just made history, and not in a good way. It has lost around $534 million worth of NEM tokens, one of the lesser-known cryptocurrencies, after its network was hacked on January 25th, 12:57pm EST. T……


Dutch intelligence had a front-row seat to Russian DNC hack

Of all the ways Russia attempted to exert influence over the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and party officials was arguably one of the most damaging blows to the Clinton campa……


DNC hires former Yahoo security chief in wake of 2016 hacks

The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new chief security officer position has been filled, Wired reports. Bob Lord, who was previously Yahoo’s chief information security officer prior to its acquisition by Verizon, will take over the posit……


Carphone Warehouse fined £400K for serious 2015 data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is back to doing what it does best today, slapping Carphone Warehouse with a £400,000 fine for a 2015 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 3 million customers and 1,000 sta……