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Turkish 'Hacktivists' Deface Trump Site
Turkish Hacker Hit
Trump Website

Turkish Hacker Hit Trump Website

'Do not be like those who forget Allah,' message said

(Newser) - The "action" section of Donald Trump's website carried an unusual message in English and Turkish on Monday: "Do not be like those who forget Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. Here they really went astray." The page had been defaced by Turkish hacktivist group RootAyyildiz,...

Hacker Behind $610M Crypto Theft: I Had Good Intentions

Almost all of the stolen funds have been returned by 'Mr. White Hat'

(Newser) - It seems pleading worked. Poly Network, which urged hackers to return more than $610 million in cryptocurrency stolen from its decentralized finance platform this week in one of the largest ever cryptocurrency thefts, says almost all of the assets have been returned. In a Thursday tweet, the platform said the...

Cyberpunk 2077 Maker on Hackers' Extortion: We Will Not Negotiate

Ransomware creators steal, threaten to release source code from CD Projekt Red

(Newser) - "You have 48 hours to contact us." That was the ransom note left Monday after a cyberattack against Cyberpunk 2077 maker CD Projekt Red, which has posted the note online and said it's not in the mood for negotiations. The hackers' message indicated that they stole the...

Calif.: Criminals Raided Unemployment Funds to Tune of $11.4B

State's labor secretary says hackers, other criminals may have stolen an additional $20B

(Newser) - From March of last year to the middle of January, California paid out some $114 billion in unemployment benefits. Now, the state's labor secretary, Julie Su, has some alarming news on about $11.4 billion, or 10%, of that figure—those payments were fraudulent, stolen by hackers, identity thieves,...

Tasked With Security, He Spied on 'Most Intimate Moments' Instead

Ex-ADT tech admits he hacked into home security systems to watch people get undressed, have sex

(Newser) - In Animal House, John Belushi's Bluto used a ladder to spy on women undressing. The modern-day (and perhaps creepier) version of a peeping Tom has a more high-tech method: hacking into home surveillance feeds. That's what Telesforo Aviles, a former employee for home security company ADT, has admitted...

Florida Man Kept the Governor From Voting

A hacker changed Gov. Ron DeSantis' voter registration info

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis couldn't vote Monday because someone had gone online and changed his address in a state database, WESH reports. Authorities tracked the hacker via an IP address and arrested Anthony Guevara, a 20-year-old Naples man, on two counts including felony voter fraud. Authorities say Guevara had...

Hacker Breaches Trump's Twitter Account. Again
Twitter Skeptical of
Report Trump Was Hacked
UPDATED

Twitter Skeptical of Report Trump Was Hacked

Dutch security researcher says he gained access with 'maga2020!'

(Newser) - A Dutch tech researcher says he was able to gain access to President Trump's Twitter account last week by correctly guessing the password "maga2020!" There's a precedent here: He happens to be the same guy who accessed the president's Twitter account in 2016 by guessing...

21-Year-Old Linked to Massive Twitter Hack
21-Year-Old Linked
to Massive Twitter Hack
THE RUNDOWN

21-Year-Old Linked to Massive Twitter Hack

KrebsOnSecurity does a deep dive into what we know

(Newser) - The hackers who hit Twitter got big names such as Joe Biden and Jeff Bezos, so why not the most famous tweeter of all, President Trump? It seems that Twitter gave Trump extra protections after unspecified previous incidents, reports the New York Times . Both an administration official and a Twitter...

He Found a 'Loophole' for a 'Free' Flight. Now, a Lawsuit

Brussels Airlines is suing hacker who flew himself, 2 pals to New York for free

(Newser) - An overseas airline has filed a lawsuit against a hacker who booked a "free" flight from Belgium to New York. The Brussels Times reports that Brussels Airlines wants $22,000 in damages from the 25-year-old man after he flew himself and two buddies to the US in business class...

Hacker Who Paralyzed a Nation About to Go Free
His Epic Hack Paralyzed
a Nation. He's About to Go Free
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His Epic Hack Paralyzed a Nation. He's About to Go Free

Daniel Kaye took down Liberia's internet as part of a corporate plot

(Newser) - In November of 2016, a friend sent Daniel Kaye a message asking him how things were going. "I have broken the Internet and am dead afraid but otherwise everything’s hunky dory," wrote Kaye in response. As a story at Bloomberg explains, the British 29-year-old wasn't exaggerating...

Ex-Yahoo Engineer: I Hacked 6K Accounts for Sex Pics, Vids

Reyes Daniel Ruiz pleaded guilty to targeting younger women, including friends, co-workers

(Newser) - Young women who were colleagues or friends of Reyes Daniel Ruiz may not like the news they're hearing, though at least they can take comfort that he's been busted. CNN reports that the 34-year-old software engineer pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to using the access he used...

Online Bragging Led to Alleged Capital One Hacker

User named 'erratic' has been writing about the data

(Newser) - It's one of the biggest-ever data breaches of a bank—and an arrest has been made. That might be of little solace to the 106 million Capital One credit card customers and applicants who had their data stolen in late March. Paige Thompson, 33, was arrested Monday in Seattle....

Hacker Steals Data of Nearly Everyone in Entire Nation

20-year-old is arrested in Bulgaria

(Newser) - The personal and financial data of pretty much every adult in Bulgaria has been stolen, reports the New York Times . An individual claiming to be a Russian hacker took responsibility for the attack on the nation's tax agency while slamming the government's cybersecurity efforts as "parody" in...

Man Gets Creepy 'Wake-Up Call' From His Security Camera
Man Gets Creepy
'Wake-Up Call'
From His
Security Camera
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Man Gets Creepy 'Wake-Up Call' From His Security Camera

Voice claiming to be 'white hat' hacker came out of Arizona man's Nest Cam IQ camera

(Newser) - When your security camera makes you feel less secure, there might be a problem. Especially when a voice emanating from the other end claims to be a "white hat hacker" from the "Anonymous Calgary Hivemind." That's what Andy Gregg tells the Arizona Republic happened a few...

Teen Hacks Apple, Has Excellent Folder Name

Australian 16-year-old saved stolen files in one called 'hacky hack hack'

(Newser) - A 16-year-old kid in Australia managed to hack into Apple's computer systems multiple times over the course of a year and steal secure data, and the best part of the story is the name of the folder in which he saved instructions and stolen files on his laptop: "...

Hacker Who Told Feds About Chelsea Manning Dead at 37

Adrian Lamo was found dead in Wichita on Wednesday

(Newser) - Julian Assange didn't shy away from speaking ill of the dead on Friday. The BBC reports he called hacker Adrian Lamo, who has died at age 37, a "petty conman and betrayer of basic human decency." The bad blood traces back to Lamo's central role in...

Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts
Boy and His
Teddy Bear Wow
Cybersecurity
Experts
in case you missed it

Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

11-year-old Reuben Paul is a cybersecurity whiz

(Newser) - It's possible the experts in attendance Tuesday at a cybersecurity conference in the Netherlands didn't know what to make of 11-year-old Reuben Paul when the sixth-grader from Texas took the stage. But by the end of his presentation, they were tweeting compliments like "respect" and "the...

Manhunt for the Creator of a Malware 'Masterpiece'

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is known as Russia's 'most notorious hacker'

(Newser) - Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, once described by a cybersecurity expert as the "most prolific bank robber in the world," ended up on a different list altogether in December: as one of the individuals noted in then-President Obama's sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the election. As Garrett...

Guy Who Hacked Celeb Nude Photos Is Sentenced

He will serve 18 months in federal prison

(Newser) - A hacker who stole hundreds of nude photos of celebrities that ended up online in 2014's "fappening" won't be seeing any naked women for a while: Ryan Collins, a 36-year-old from Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, according to the Hollywood Reporter . He...

FBI: Hacker Who Targeted CIA Director Is Just 16

'Cracka' reportedly arrested in England

(Newser) - Remember the hacker who broke into CIA Director John Brennan's personal email as well as the accounts of other high-ranking US security officials? Turns out he's just 16—or so police believe. British authorities and the FBI say they arrested alleged hacker "cracka" in England on Tuesday...

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