Category Archives: Hacker

NSA Director Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Cyberattack in Next Decade

The director of the National Security Agency issued a warning Thursday about cyberthreats emerging from other countries against networks running critical U.S. infrastructure systems. Adm. Michael Rogers said he expects a major cyberattack against the U.S. in the next decade. “It’s only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if,’ that we are going to…
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Home Depot Hacked With Vendor Login to Steal 53 Million Email Addresses

Home Depot reported Thursday that in addition to the credit card data that was stolen by hackers in September, files containing 53 million emails were included in the breach. Although stolen email addresses seem less important than payment information, the data breach could produce more fraudulent activity through phishing attacks. Service providers can help educate…
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'One Ring' Wireless Phone Scam | FCC.gov

The FCC has recently learned of a new phone scam targeting wireless consumers. Some wireless consumers are receiving calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that appear to be domestic, but are actually associated with international pay-per-call phone numbers.  These calls often disconnect after one ring, not giving the consumer time to answer the…
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'Shellshock' Computer Bug May Be As Serious As 'Heartbleed' Vulnerability

BOSTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Hackers have launched attacks exploiting the newly identified "Shellshock" computer bug, researchers warned on Thursday, as news surfaced that an initial patch for the issue was incomplete, suggesting even updated systems were vulnerable. The attacks came as security experts scrambled to determine how many systems and what types of computers…
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Health care data of 1 million N.J. patients compromised since 2009 | NJ.com

About a month ago, Jersey City Medical Center patients were surprised to receive a letter informing them that the hospital had lost a compact disc loaded with unencrypted sensitive patient data. The trove of information lost in the mail included Social Security numbers, payment information and admission dates for Medicaid patients. The data was out…
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