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Game of Thrones (Season 7) Episode 5 Script Leaked — Hacker Demands Millions in Ransom

Game of Thrones (Season 7) Episode 5 Script Leaked — Hacker Demands Millions in Ransom
The hacking group that recently hacked HBO has just dropped its third trove of documents, including a month emails of one of the company's executives, and a detailed script of the upcoming fifth episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 7, set to be aired on August 13.The latest release is the second leak from the hackers who claimed to have obtained around 1.5 terabytes of information from HBO, following the release of upcoming episodes of "Ballers" and "Room 104," and a script of the fourth episo…
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Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Spying On Its Users' Web Traffic

Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Spying On Its Users
"Privacy" is a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays as the business model of the Internet has now shifted towards data collection.Although Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of the best solutions to protect your privacy and data on the Internet, you should be more vigilant while choosing a VPN service which actually respects your privacy.If you are using popular free virtual private networking service Hotspot Shield, your data could be at a significant risk.A privacy advocacy group has file…
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Critical Flaws Found in Solar Panels Could Shut Down Power Grids

Critical Flaws Found in Solar Panels Could Shut Down Power Grids
A Dutch security researcher has uncovered a slew of security vulnerabilities in an essential component of solar panels which could be exploited to cause widespread outages in European power grids.Willem Westerhof, a cybersecurity researcher at Dutch security firm ITsec, discovered 21 security vulnerabilities in the Internet-connected inverters – an essential component of solar panel that turns direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).According to Westerhof, the vulnerabilities leave …
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Marcus Hutchins (MalwareTech) Gets $30,000 Bail, But Can't Leave United States

Marcus Hutchins (MalwareTech) Gets $30,000 Bail, But Can
Marcus Hutchins, the malware analyst who helped stop global Wannacry menace, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of creating and distributing the infamous Kronos banking malware and is set to release on $30,000 bail on Monday.Hutchins, the 23-year-old who operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, stormed to fame and hailed as a hero over two months ago when he stopped a global epidemic of the WannaCry ransomware attack by finding a kill switch in the malware code. MalwareTech …
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Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware

Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware
A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in fraudulent payments has been imprisoned for 46 months (nearly four years) in a United States' federal prison.41-year-old Maxim Senakh, of Velikii Novgorod, was arrested by Finnish police in August 2015 for his role in the development and maintenance of the infamous Linux botnet called Ebury that siphoned millions of dollars from victims worldwide.Senakh was extradited to the United State…
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FBI Arrests Researcher Who Found 'Kill-Switch' to Stop Wannacry Ransomware

FBI Arrests Researcher Who Found
The 22-year-old British security researcher who gained fame for discovering the "kill switch" that stopped the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware—has been reportedly arrested in the United States after attending the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas.Marcus Hutchins, operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, was detained by the FBI in the state of Nevada, a friend of Hutchins confirmed Motherboard.At the time of writing, it is unclear why the Internet's 'accidental hero' has been de…
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Hackers Behind WannaCry Ransomware Withdraw $143,000 From Bitcoin Wallets

Hackers Behind WannaCry Ransomware Withdraw $143,000 From Bitcoin Wallets
The cyber criminals behind the global WannaCry ransomware attack that caused chaos worldwide have finally cashed out their ransom payments.Nearly three months ago, the WannaCry ransomware shut down hospitals, telecom providers, and many businesses worldwide, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, encrypting files and then charging victims $300-$600 for the keys.WannaCry was really bad, as the nasty ransomware forced the British NHS (National Health Service) t…
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This is How CIA Disables Security Cameras During Hollywood-Style Operations

This is How CIA Disables Security Cameras During Hollywood-Style Operations
In last 20 years, we have seen hundreds of caper/heist movies where spies or bank robbers hijack surveillance cameras of secure premises to either stop recording or set up an endless loop for covert operations without leaving any evidence.Whenever I see such scenes in a movie, I wonder and ask myself: Does this happen in real-life?Yes, it does, trust me—at least CIA agents are doing this.WikiLeaks has just unveiled another classified CIA project, dubbed 'Dumbo,' which details how CIA agents h…
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Hackers Hijacked Chrome Extension for Web Developers With Over 1 Million Users

Hackers Hijacked Chrome Extension for Web Developers With Over 1 Million Users
From past few years, spammers and cyber criminals were buying web extensions from their developers and then updating them without informing their users to inject bulk advertisements into every website user visits in order to generate large revenue.But now they have shifted their business model—instead of investing, spammers have started a new wave of phishing attacks aimed at hijacking popular browser extensions.Just two days ago, we reported how cyber criminals managed to compromise the Chro…
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New IoT Bill Proposes Security Standards for Smart Devices

New IoT Bill Proposes Security Standards for Smart Devices
By this time, almost every one of you owns at least one internet-connected device—better known as the "Internet of things"—at your home, but how secure is your device?We have recently seen Car hacking that could risk anyone's life, Hoverboard hacking, even hacking of a so-called smart Gun and also the widespread hacks of insecure CCTV cameras, routers and other internet-connected home appliances.But this did not stop vendors from selling unsecured Internet-connected smart devices, and custome…
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