Tag Archives: Computers

Uber used secret program to block office computers and thwart police raids – report

Apart from evading law enforcement and flouting local laws and bans, ride-hailing company Uber allegedly used special technology to remotely lock down equipment in order to protect files from police raids. Read more From spring 2015 until late 2016, the firm’s employees in San Francisco regularly deployed the secret tool to shut off computers in Uber foreign offices to hide ...

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Ohio man spied on porn users after infecting 1,000s of computers with ‘Fruitfly’ malware

A computer programmer from Ohio has been charged in a 16-count indictment with creating the “Fruitfly” malware and installing it on unwitting victims’ computers with the alleged intent of spying and creating child porn. Computer programmer Phillip R Durachinsky, 28, of North Royalton, Ohio, has been charged with violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wiretap Act, ...

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Is someone in North Korea mining Monero cryptocurrency using hacked computers?

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 22:38 A US cybersecurity firm claims it has found evidence of hacked computers sending coins to a North Korean university after being infected with cryptocurrency mining malware. But government-linked hackers are not behind the attacks. According to a report by the American cybersecurity firm AlienVault, the software hides itself among legitimate files and programs, and ...

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Russian oil pipeline company says its computers were hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 11:59 Officials at Transneft told Reuters on Friday its computers had been used for the unauthorized mining of the cryptocurrency monero. Monero is the eleventh-largest virtual currency with a market cap of over $ 5 billion. “Incidents where the company’s hardware was used to manufacture cryptocurrency have been found. It could have a negative impact ...

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Wi-Fi at Starbucks hijacked computers to mine cryptocurrencies

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 02:33 Coffee giant Starbucks has confirmed that the free Wi-Fi in at least one of its Argentina stores has been infecting its customers’ electronic devices with a malicious code to mine cryptocurrencies. The issue was initially reported early in December by an executive of a New York-based technology company, who noticed that while he got ...

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Hackers hunting for open cryptocurrency wallets, scanning computers worldwide

With both bitcoin and ethereum prices hitting all-time highs, cybercriminals are hard at work looking to steal from unsecured cryptocurrency wallets. Read more Large-scale internet scanning campaigns have been intercepted by security researcher Didier Stevens. The so-called honeypot, a mechanism designed by Stevens to detect, deflect, or counteract unauthorized attempts to use information systems, managed to pick up a bot ...

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‘Humans guilty in most cyber hacks, not computers’ – Britain’s ‘greatest fraudster’ to RT (VIDEO)

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 14:46 The majority of hacks incorporate a human element and don’t always take place digitally – that’s according to Tony Sales, a reformed fraudster who allegedly accumulated a total of £30 million over his criminal career. Sales, dubbed ‘Britain’s greatest fraudster,’ is now Strategic Development Director with fraud prevention company We Fight Fraud. Speaking to ...

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WORLD CYBER ATTACK: How to unlock computers hacked by Petya virus

Hackers caused widespread disruption today by unleashing a huge cyber attack on computers across the world.  Companies in countries including the UK, Russia, India and France have been affected as well as Chernobyl’s radiations monitoring system.  It is believed to be a ransomware attack similar to the recent NHS hack.  Petya is a form of the ransomware virus that locks ...

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Harvard staff 'stole £90,000 out of disability fund to buy computers, iPads & SEX TOYS'

Meg DeMarco, 33, and Darris Saylors, 32, reportedly stole the money using a mobile card reader and transferred the six-figure sum into their personal accounts. The pair are accused of buying computers, mobile phones, jewellery, iPads and sex toys. To cover their tracks, DeMarco and Sailors allegedly labelled their buys as “textbooks for disabilities accommodations” among other innocent-sounding descriptions. Harvard’s ...

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Homeland Security employees unable to access work computers

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter. It was not immediately clear how widespread the issue was or how significantly it affected daily functions at DHS, a large government agency whose responsibilities include immigration services, border security and ...

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