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Chinese hackers steal US advanced weapons blueprints according to report

Chinese hackers steal US advanced weapons blueprints according to report

It seems you can't go a day without hearing a new report about hackers, whether they're of the annoying Twitter-hijacking variety or the more troublesome DDoSing type. Some, however, are more insidious, including the Iranian hackers who are actively attacking the United States' energy industry. Now a leaked government document shows that Chinese hackers have accessed designs for some of the nation's most advanced weapons.

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US energy industry under cyberattack by Iranian hackers

US energy industry under cyberattack by Iranian hackers

Unnamed United Stated officials, both current and former, spoke with the folks at the Wall Street Journal, revealing that hackers backed by the Iranian government have ramped up cyberattacks against the US, specifically zeroing in on the control systems that manage the energy industry. Unlike the Chinese hackers who have infiltrated various US companies, the intent behind the Iranian hackers appears to be sabotage.

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Syrian Electronic Army cyberattacks The Financial Times

Syrian Electronic Army cyberattacks The Financial Times

Another day, another cyberattack by the Syrian Electronic Army. This time the hacktivist collective targeted The Financial Times, making a nuisance of itself by taking over several of the company's Twitter accounts, as well as changing the titles of posts on The Financial Times' blog posts to "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army." While the actions themselves are annoying, one message in particular crossed the line when it sent readers to a video of an execution.

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LulzSec hackers sentenced in London court

LulzSec hackers sentenced in London court

In April, LulzSec members Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, and Mustafa al-Bassam plead guilty to various charges in London for their roles in cyberattacks against Sony, the NHS, News International, and more. Today the three of them - plus Ryan Cleary - were sentenced in the same court, with all but one getting prison sentences. This follows other members who have already been sentenced, including Cody Kretsinger, who was known as Recursion.

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Security expert details how he nabbed millions of dollars from a bank

Security expert details how he nabbed millions of dollars from a bank

Bank heists - they're the subject of movies, books, and, in some cases, real-world news. While not every mission goes as planned, many have managed to gain ill-gotten wealth from lax security systems, prompting banks to step up their game and stay on top of ever-changing technologies. The best ways to find out you have a security vulnerability is to have someone exploit it, which is what one bank hired a security expert to do. Having successfully accomplished his mission, Nisha Bhalla has detailed how he managed to "steal" $14 million.

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The Onion pegs Syrian Electronic Army hacks on phishing schemes

The Onion pegs Syrian Electronic Army hacks on phishing schemes

Over the last several weeks the Syrian Electronic Army has made a nuisance of itself (again), serving as a sort of annoying prankster who is repeatedly ordered to go stand in the corner. The organization is reportedly responsible for quite a number of hacks, with The Onion having been one of its unlucky victims. The humor website pinpointed the source of its infiltration and has revealed precisely how it happened, adding in a few pieces of advice for other media outlets to help combat the attacks.

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