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E-mail love-triangle hack backfires on Eskom manager

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A senior Eskom manager has been fined R40,000 for hacking her former lover’s work e-mail with the help of her new boyfriend. Genevieve Roux, 35, and Sean Millard, 38, admitted gaining illegal access to Johannes Burger’s e-mail account. Millard, who was fined R10,000, also admitted impersonating Burger in order to…

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Cyber security: in need of a hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Alex Stamos was a teenager when he attended his first hacker conference in Las Vegas in 1997. He was so young that he was accompanied by his father, who indulged his son’s passion for breaking into technologies and distracted himself by playing blackjack. The games paid off. Today, Stamos is…

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Why do Hackers Hack Websites? And How do You Protect Yourself From them?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

There are many reasons behind why hackers target websites. Years ago, hackers did it out sheer vanity. To prove that they can hack websites, to boost their egos. But as technology improved, so have the reasons for hacking. In this blog, let’s try to understand why hackers target websites and…

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HBO Hack: New Threat Promises Emails to Be Released Sunday

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The anonymous emailer also claims it’s “about money.” An email purported to be from the hacker or hackers behind the HBO breach is making a fresh wave of threats against the network. While the sender of the email, received by The Hollywood Reporter, appeared to use a pseudonym, the sender…

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Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now that a second major hack of Ethereum has taken place…

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A Simple Trick Makes a Hacker $7.4 Million Richer in an Ethereum Hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A hacker has managed to make over $7 million in virtual currency during the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of CoinDash by tricking people into sending their cryptocurrency to the wrong address. CoinDash, a trading platform for cryptocurrencies, has claimed that its investors were sending their funds to a hacker, and…

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Licensed to hack: Singapore looks into registration scheme for ethical hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

thical hackers in Singapore could soon require a license to get their hands dirty, so to speak. The small Asian nation is currently requesting feedback on a proposed cybersecurity bill which will see ethical hackers having to obtain a license to do their work, and although it could seem quite…

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Two Former Staffers Arrested in Plaskett iPhone Hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Two of Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s (D-VI) former personal staffers were arrested Thursday and charged with hacking her cell phone, stealing highly personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online on a phony Facebook account. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Juan McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C., was indicted…

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ISIS-linked group claims hack of Leon County website

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

No important data was compromised in a hack Thursday of Leon County’s government website by an ISIS-linked group. Up for only minutes on the Leon County homepage, the message accompanied by a photo of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and audio of a 1964 Ronald Regan speech was gone…

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It’s Possible (and Fairly Easy) to Hack a PC With a Vape Pen

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

It’s Possible (and Fairly Easy) to Hack a PC With a Vape Pen

E-cigarette smokers consider yourself warned: that vape pen you love to puff on could expose your computer to malware. According to a report from Sky News, security researcher Ross Bevington recently demonstrated how to hack a PC with a vape pen during a presentation at BSides London. Bevington showed how…

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