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The most #notorious #hacks in #history, and what they mean for the #future of #cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security News

Where has the time gone? February is almost over, and already we’ve seen several major vulnerabilities and hacks this year! As we head further into what’s sure to be another busy year for cybersecurity, it’s important to take a step back and examine how we got here.

For nearly four decades, cyber criminals have been exploiting the latest and greatest technology for fun, profit and power. In that time, the word “hacker” has taken on many meanings. At first, it referred to mischievous young techies looking to build a reputation on the internet, but it has since become a worldwide title for data thieves, malicious online “entrepreneurs” and geopolitical operatives. The threats and tactics that hackers use have evolved, too – from small-time scams to dangerous worms and earth-shaking breaches.

As a result, the security industry has been in game of “cyber cat and mouse” for the better part of a half-century, looking to evolve security technology to thwart the constant evolution in malware and techniques used by sophisticated threat actors.

Let’s take a look back at the past four decades to assess the most notorious hacks in each era, why they mattered, and how the security industry responded.

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Hey, Girl, The History Of The Word ‘Girl’ Is Actually Crazy

There’s “gal,” there’s “lady,” and now, there’s “kween” (comma, “yas”).

The ways modern girls evade calling each other “girls” are myriad, but most of them take on the same semi-ironic tone, mocking the days when femininity, monolithic as it was, could be neatly contained within the parameters of a word.

As much as those old-timey words smack of condescension ― “ladies” seems at home in the mouth of a suited courter, verbally italicized ― they can also generate feelings of solidarity among women, and so we use them, half-seriously. “Lady” has a disparaging air; it implies that a woman behaves as she “should.

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WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM ONLINE DATING MATCHES HAS LONG HISTORY OF FRAUD, OFFICIALS SAY

A woman accused of “capitalizing on her physical attraction” to steal the identities of people she met on dating and home rental websites will face a judge Wednesday after she was arrested at a luxury hotel in Santa Barbara, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Maria Christina Johnson, 43, is believed to have dated or rented from her victims to gain access to their homes, where she’d scavenged through their belongings to obtain enough personal information to open new lines of credit without their knowledge, authorities said. Read More….

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History and Techniques of Matayoshi Kobudo: Andrea Guarelli Discusses the Rare Okinawan Martial Art

[Sponsored Post] As a child, did you wish you had a nunchaku so you could fight alongside Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are fictional, of course, but Matayoshi kobudo is a very real martial art, and it’s making a resurgence around the world thanks to Andrea Guarelli of Verona, Italy. Read More….

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4 Famous Couples in History and How They Changed the World

From a simple attraction that burst into burning, fiery desire, these historical love stories have changed the world as we know it. Have you ever wondered what kind of passionate love would have to truly exist to inspire such embellished, sexy stories like that of Romeo and Juliet? Read More….

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How Did This Get Made: Hackers (An Oral History)

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

How Did This Get Made: Hackers (An Oral History)

How Did This Get Made is a companion to the podcast How Did This Get Made with Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael. This regular feature is written by Blake J. Harris, who you might know as the writer of the book Console Wars, soon to be a motion picture produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. You can listen to the Hackers edition of the HDTGM podcast here.  Synopsis: After moving to New York, hacker Dade Murphy (aka “Crash Override”) and his newfound posse of pals discover a plot to unleash a deadly digital threat—the so-called Da Vinci virus—and must use theirCOMPUTER SKILLS to thwart the evil scheme. Tagline: Their Only Crime was Curiosity In the latter half of 1995, at the dawn of the digital age, two films came out that dealt heavily with the notion of cyberspace: THE NET(starring Speed-survivor Sandra Bullock) and Hackers (starring a then-unknown British actor). THE NETgrossed over $50 million domestically, while Hackers took in less than $10 million. Yet of the two, Hackers is the one that has withstood the test of time. Why, exactly, did this happen? And, more importantly, what can it tell us about the qualities that may help a movie age well? Source: http://www.slashfilm.com/hackers-oral-history/

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Dating History: Which Exes Should Your Partner Know About?

As awkward as it may be, you’re going to have to discuss your dating history with your partner. So who are the worthy exes worth talking about? Find out. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []). Read More….

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Police just arrested 4 men suspected of running scams tied to one of the biggest data breaches in history

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

US and Israeli law enforcement officials have arrested four men for suspected involvement in cyber blackmail and stock manipulation scams believed to be tied to the 2014 JPMorgan data breach. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported the arrests of Anthony Murgio, Yuri Lebedev, Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein and late on Tuesday. Bitcoin ‘ransomware’ Murgio and Lebedev are believed to have run an illegal Bitcoin money laundering exchange. (Bitcoins are a cryptographic currency that facilitate semi-anonymous transactions online.) The exchange was reportedly in violation of US federal anti-money laundering (AML) laws and made money by charging customers, many of which the FBI believe are engaged in criminal activity, to swap cash for Bitcoins. The FBI claims Murgio specifically exchanged cash for Bitcoins for victims of “ransomware” – a form of malware that locks victims out of their computer and demands they pay an unlock fee, often in Bitcoins. If true this would make him a co-conspirator in the illegal cyber blackmail operations. The FBI estimates the exchange earned the two at least $1.8m between October 2013 and January 2015. The specific charges against the two are: Conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Operating an unlicensed money […]

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London show dissects history of forensic science

n_78882_1Forensic science, which has fascinated generations with its unravelling of gruesome crime mysteries, is being put under the microscope in an exhibition of real criminal investigations in London. “Forensics: The anatomy of crime” at the Wellcome Collection traces the art of forensic inquiry, spanning 18th-century Japanese artistic studies of decomposition to Victorian murder cases. Read More…. View full post on National Cyber Security

History Channel-Cyber Security Expert Greg Evans on Cyber Attacks

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

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