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Chinese hackers have pillaged Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

Enlarge Getty Images Taiwan has faced existential conflict with China for its entire existence and has been targeted by China’s state-sponsored hackers for years. But an investigation by one Taiwanese security firm has revealed just how deeply a single group of Chinese hackers was able to penetrate an industry at the core of the Taiwanese …

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Hackers defaced dozens of Reddit communities with pro-Trump messages

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith If your favorite Reddit community looked like a political billboard on August 7th, you can blame it on hackers. Both Motherboard and ZDNet report that hackers defaced dozens of subreddits with pro-Trump messages, including major subreddits like r/food and r/space as well as numerous communities devoted to sports and TV shows. The affected …

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Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images More than a decade has passed since researchers demonstrated serious privacy and and security holes in satellite-based Internet services. The weaknesses allowed attackers to snoop on and sometimes tamper with data received by millions of users thousands of miles away. You might expect that in 2020—as satellite Internet has …

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What’s this? A bipartisan plan for AI and national security

Enlarge / Closeup of a Predator MQ-9 uncrewed aerial vehicle. Tobias Schwarz | Getty Images US Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle, but they share a concern that the United States may lose its grip on artificial intelligence, threatening the American economy and the balance of world …

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Russia’s GRU hackers hit US government and energy targets

Enlarge / The FBI notified organizations in May that Russia’s elite hackers had targeted them. The campaign likely remains ongoing. Natalia Koleskinova | Getty Images Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency has carried out many of the most aggressive acts of hacking in history: destructive worms, blackouts, and—closest to home for Americans—a broad hacking-and-leaking operation designed …

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Hackers use recycled backdoor to keep a hold on hacked e-commerce server

Enlarge Jeremy Brooks / Flickr Who needs a better mousetrap when the old one is fine? That was the approach of hackers who recently compromised a server running open source e-commerce platform Magento. To guard against the possibility of being locked out of the server should the rightful operators ever discover the breach, the attackers …

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Twitter confirms ‘Bitcoin’ hackers copied the data of several accounts

Engadget Ever since Wednesday’s “bitcoin scam” hack where attackers used Twitter’s internal tools to take over a number of high profile accounts, there’s been speculation about what they were truly after. While tweets from hijacked accounts claimed to seek Bitcoin, the accounts accessed — and any others potentially accessed — could be far more valuable …

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Peter Schiff’s Bitcoin Hack Comment Invites Ridicule

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala More than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala. Bookings can be paid with more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Despite covid-19, Travala saw a 170% increase in booking revenue from its … read more. Bitcoin.com …

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DOJ indicts ‘fxmsp’ hacker who reportedly breached hundreds of companies

Westend61 via Getty Images An American court has unsealed the criminal charges against a prolific hacker known as fxmsp, finally revealing the identity of the “invisible god of networks.” In an announcement posted by the Western District of Washington’s US Attorney’s Office, authorities have identified fxmsp as a 37-year-old Kazakhstan citizen named Andrey Turchin. The …

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