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More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday

An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack that hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries spread to thousands more computers Monday as people returned to work and logged in for the first time since the massive online assault began. The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading

A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action. The Wikileaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in

McDonald’s Twitter account hacked, blasts Trump #BigMac

A hacker used McDonald’s Twitter account to attack President Donald Trump in an extremely derogatory tweet early Thursday. Sent at 9:16 a.m. ET Thursday morning, McDonald’s tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.” The tweet, which was sent out

Wow: 85% of the world’s smartphones exposed to hacking

Russia urges US to explain CIA hacking exposed by WikiLeaks. Moscow has urged US intelligence services to provide a detailed and open response to WikiLeaks’ accusations of CIA hacking activities as #Vault7 constitutes a serious threat to international security, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. “We’d really like the security services in Washington to respond

Security Flaw: 200,000 Wi-Fi Cameras Vulnerable To Hacking

Lucas Nolan, As many as 200,000 Wi-Fi connected webcams were found to be vulnerable to hacking according to BleepingComputer. While investigating a security flaw within a product called Wireless IP Camera (P2P) WIFICAM produced by an unknown Chinese manufacturer, several vulnerabilities within the server that Wi-Fi cameras were connected to were discovered. The vulnerabilities allow anyone

WikiLeaks: Apple, Google, others will get CIA hacks first

Alfred Ng, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, wants big players like Apple and Samsung to disarm the CIA’s exploits before he releases them to the world. WikiLeaks wants to join forces with tech giants against the CIA. The leak-focused site on Tuesday released thousands of alleged CIA documents, accusing the intelligence agency of amassing

WikiLeaks: CIA Lost Control of ‘Hacking Arsenal’ #CIA

Lucas Nolan, In a press release for their most recent data dump, whistleblowing service WikiLeaks claims that the CIA has lost control of their “hacking arsenal.” The press release states that WikiLeaks’ publication of CIA documents is the “largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.” The data dump consists of 8,761 files and documents