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Thorchain Trolled by Hacker After Two Successful Seven-Figure Exploits

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Thorchain, a popular defi protocol, has been compromised twice in the last two weeks, resulting in losses of over $10,000,000. The hacker responsible for the latest exploit left behind a message detailing the measures that should be undertaken to protect users.</strong> Hacker Returns to the Scene to Lecture on Security In another …

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Two-for-Tuesday vulnerabilities send Windows and Linux users scrambling

Enlarge The world woke up on Tuesday to two new vulnerabilities—one in Windows and the other in Linux—that allow hackers with a toehold in a vulnerable system to bypass OS security restrictions and access sensitive resources. As operating systems and applications become harder to hack, successful attacks typically require two or more vulnerabilities. One vulnerability …

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Apple’s ransomware mess is the future of online extortion

Enlarge Aurich Lawson On the day Apple was set to announce a slew of new products at its Spring Loaded event, a leak appeared from an unexpected quarter. The notorious ransomware gang REvil said they had stolen data and schematics from Apple supplier Quanta Computer about unreleased products and that they would sell the data …

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They hacked McDonald’s ice cream machines—and started a cold war

Enlarge / The lure of frozen deliciousness that led to uncovering insane techno craziness. NurPhoto | Getty Images Of all the mysteries and injustices of the McDonald’s ice cream machine, the one that Jeremy O’Sullivan insists you understand first is its secret passcode. Press the cone icon on the screen of the Taylor C602 digital ice …

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Hackers access security cameras inside Cloudflare, jails, and hospitals

Enlarge Getty Images Hackers say they broke into the network of Silicon Valley startup Verkada and gained access to live video feeds from more than 150,000 surveillance cameras the company manages for Cloudflare, Tesla, and a host of other organizations. The group published videos and images they said were taken from offices, warehouses, and factories …

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US plans ‘a mix of actions’ against Russia over SolarWinds cyberattack

The US is preparing to retaliate against Russia after determining the country was probably involved in the SolarWinds cyberattack. Without providing specifics, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed to CNBC that the government will carry out “a mix of actions seen and unseen.” According to the New York Times, the US may start conducting …

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Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked

Enlarge Gab.com The founder of the far-right social media platform Gab said that the private account of former President Donald Trump was among the data stolen and publicly released by hackers who recently breached the site. In a statement on Sunday, founder Andrew Torba used a transphobic slur to refer to Emma Best, the co-founder …

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Hackers tied to Russia’s GRU targeted the US grid for years

Enlarge Yuri Smityuk | Getty Images For all the nation-state hacker groups that have targeted the United States power grid—and even successfully breached American electric utilities—only the Russian military intelligence group known as Sandworm has been brazen enough to trigger actual blackouts, shutting the lights off in Ukraine in 2015 and 2016. Now one grid-focused …

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France ties Russia’s Sandworm to a multiyear hacking spree

Enlarge / The logo of the French national cybersecurity agency Agence Nationale de la securite des systemes d’information(ANSSI) taken at ANSSI headquarters in Paris. Eric Piermont | AFP | Getty Images The Russian military hackers known as Sandworm, responsible for everything from blackouts in Ukraine to NotPetya, the most destructive malware in history, don’t have …

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Flipper Zero turns hacking into a Tamagotchi-style game

Flipper Devices Flipper Zero is a small, Tamagotchi-like gadget that its creators hope will get people into hacking. Just like the classic digital pet, the device has a cute, needy creature at its heart. One big difference is that this dolphin loves to hack. Just like an actual Tamagotchi, the built-in controls are simple, with …

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