Category: Hacker News

Hackers Hid Malware In Ccleaner, A Free App Meant To Clean Out Computers

Hackers hid malware in CCleaner, a popular app meant to clean out cookies and junk programs from Android phones and computers to make them run faster. The malware was present in the program for four weeks before it was discovered by an outside security company. It has now been disarmed. The discovery is especially galling because Piriform, the London-based company that makes the software, was...
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Equifax hackers make their demands known: $2.6USD million or the data gets dumped

If you don’t know yet, you know now. Equifax was hacked and the information of a potential 143 million Americans is now in the hands of those hackers. The supposed hackers are now making their demands of Equifax. According to Mashable, who’s source link is no longer working, the hackers are asking for over 600 Bitcoin – that much Bitcoin amounts to $2.66USD million. The hackers claim that if...
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Netflix wakes up to a hacked Twitter account

 "Hey, it's OurMine, Don't worry we are just testing your security, contact us to tell you more about that" That message, along with an OurMine email address and logo, was tweeted out to the nearly 2.5 million Twitter followers of @netflix -- the Netflix US account -- on Wednesday morning. At least two more hacked tweets were sent. All of them have since been deleted, presumably by the...
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How your DVR was hijacked to help epic cyberattack

Technology experts warned for years that the millions of Internet-connected "smart" devices we use every day are weak, easily hijacked and could be turned against us. The massive siege on Dyn, a New Hampshire-based company that monitors and routes Internet traffic, shows those ominous predictions are now a reality. An unknown attacker intermittently knocked many popular websites offline for...
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Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this year.) But user data never really dies, unfortunately. For Myspace’s new owner, that’s bad news, as the company confirmed just ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S., that it has been alerted to a large set...
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