Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme
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20 year old geezer scored personal data of 57 million users

A 20 year old Florida man who was responsible for the large data breach at Uber last year was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” programme.

US government arrests “WannaCry” saviour
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Reward from a grateful nation

US authorities have decided that that the British guy who saved the world from the “wanna cry” malware is a criminal and arrested him.

UK political hack was carried out by amateurs
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Not the Russians this time

A hack of UK politicians which was thought to be the work of Russians turned out to be carried out by amateurs.

How Macon’s IT crowd saw off the Russian hackers
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Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg


A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.

Hacker who never hacked anyone is arrested
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FBI settles for face saving arrest


What do you do if hackers lift a software tool without paying for it and use it to bring down the internet?

Chinese cyber gang targets UK firms
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Global hacking operation


A Chinese cyber gang has been hitting UK firms as part of a "systematic" global cyber espionage campaign.

Yahoo arrests show the hand of Putin
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Russians apparently thought people still used Yahoo mail

Indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo reveal a symbiotic relationship between Tsar Vladimir’s Putin’s security services and private Russian hackers.

Russian hackers are targeting Macs
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Putin orders another soft target


After gaming the US election to help Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump win, Tsar Vlad Putin has ordered his tame hackers to target Mac users.

FBI over-killed in bid to take out kiddie pornographers
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Hacked 8,700 computers in 120 countries with just one warrant


Privacy experts have complained in court that the FBI might have just overstepped itself by hacking 8,700 computers in 120 countries, based on a single warrant.

Wordpress sites under attack
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More than 1.5 million pages defaced


More than 1.5 million Wordpress sites have been defaced after hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in the REST API, patched in WordPress version 4.7.2.