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Mysterious Re-Routing of Google Traffic Could Have Been an Attack, or Just a Glitch [Updated] Mysterious Re-Routing of Google Traffic Could Have Been an Attack, or Just a Glitch [Updated]

Updated: 11/13/2018, 9:50 p.m. ET: Looks like it was a glitch. In a statement to Gizmodo, a Google spokesperson wrote:

Report: Georgia Officials Are Patching Election Security Holes After Insisting Everything Was Just Fine Report: Georgia Officials Are Patching Election Security Holes After Insisting Everything Was Just Fine

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has refused to recuse his position as the state’s top election monitor as he runs for governor on the Republican ticket, is running a desperate race against his opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams. Georgia is a Republican stronghold and hasn’t had a Democratic governor since…

Brian Kemp's 'Cyber Crimes' Investigation Against Democrats Sure Looks Shady Brian Kemp's 'Cyber Crimes' Investigation Against Democrats Sure Looks Shady

Georgia Secretary of State and increasingly desperate Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, who is tied in the polls with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, has shamelessly used his position as the state’s top election monitor to purge hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls and close hundreds of…

Report: Trump Still Blabbing Away on His Smartphones After Being Warned Spies Are Listening Report: Trump Still Blabbing Away on His Smartphones After Being Warned Spies Are Listening

Donald Trump has never been a person who comes to mind when one thinks “cybersecurity”—he may not even know how to use a computer—but even by that low bar, the president and his administration have barely been able to keep it together when it comes to the security risk posed by cell phones. A report in the New York…

Amazon, Super Micro Join Apple in Demanding Retraction of Bloomberg Story on Hacked Server Boards Amazon, Super Micro Join Apple in Demanding Retraction of Bloomberg Story on Hacked Server Boards

A report earlier this month from Bloomberg Businessweek alleging 17 unnamed sources had confirmed Chinese spies infiltrated the supply chain of microchip manufacturer Super Micro, installing tiny espionage chips that allowed them to wiretap systems belonging to almost 30 U.S. companies, has earned denials from …

How to Do Everything But Delete Your Facebook Profile  How to Do Everything But Delete Your Facebook Profile 

In the immediate aftermath of today’s news that hackers had access to the personal information of about 30 million Facebook users, I got a notification on the top of my own Facebook Timeline. “Update on Security Incident,” it read. Yeah, I was one of the unlucky 30-or-so million. This prompted some rage-deleting.

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Sensitive Personal Information on 29 Million Users Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Sensitive Personal Information on 29 Million Users

Late last month, Facebook disclosed a massive security vulnerability that it claimed affected some 50 million login tokens, but details were somewhat thin on its impact pending further investigation. In a blog post today, the results are in some ways better and worse.

Homeland Security Denies Report Chinese Spies Put Tiny Microchips on Apple, Amazon Servers Homeland Security Denies Report Chinese Spies Put Tiny Microchips on Apple, Amazon Servers

The Department of Homeland Security released a statement this weekend supporting Apple and Amazon’s denial of an explosive Bloomberg Businessweek report claiming that a Chinese military unit inserted microchips into Super Micro Computer Inc (Supermicro) server motherboards in widespread use at U.S. companies, saying…

A Russian Who Allegedly Hacked Into JPMorgan Chase's Servers Is Now in U.S. Custody A Russian Who Allegedly Hacked Into JPMorgan Chase's Servers Is Now in U.S. Custody

In 2014, some 76 million JPMorgan Chase customers were less than thrilled to hear that hackers were roaming around company databases containing their records for two months. Now, U.S. officials have secured the extradition of the Russian citizen believed to be responsible, Andrei Tyurin, from the nation of Georgia…

mSpy, Which Builds Software to Spy on Phones, Allegedly Leaked Millions of Records mSpy, Which Builds Software to Spy on Phones, Allegedly Leaked Millions of Records

mSpy, a company that sells software designed to let users spy on their children, partners, or anyone else they want to keep their eye on, left exposed more than two million records “including software purchases and iCloud usernames and authentication tokens of devices running mSky,” TechCrunch reported.

A Google Engineer Discovered a Vulnerability Letting Him Take Control of Keycard-Controlled Doors A Google Engineer Discovered a Vulnerability Letting Him Take Control of Keycard-Controlled Doors

A Google engineer discovered a vulnerability in the third-party system controlling access to doors across its campus in Sunnyvale, California, and took the opportunity to prove that he could bypass any RFID keycard-operated lock in the facility, Forbes reported on Monday.

Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by UK cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer.

Report: Julian Assange's Thin Ice at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London Could Be About to Break Report: Julian Assange's Thin Ice at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London Could Be About to Break

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose status as an unwanted guest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has been growing ever more tenuous for months, could reportedly be booted at any time, according to reports in CNN and the Times of London.

Hackers Reportedly Stole 600 Gallons of Gas From Detroit Gas Station Hackers Reportedly Stole 600 Gallons of Gas From Detroit Gas Station

Police in Detroit are looking for two suspects who allegedly managed to hack a gas pump and steal over 600 gallons of gasoline, valued at about $1,800. The theft took place in the middle of the day and went on for about 90 minutes, with the gas station attendant unable to thwart the hackers.

Trial Begins for Two Men, One a Pastor, Accused of Making Millions Off Hacked Press Releases Trial Begins for Two Men, One a Pastor, Accused of Making Millions Off Hacked Press Releases

The trial of two men who allegedly made $20 million in an insider trading scheme involving hackers who stole corporate press releases before they were public began in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Reuters reported, with prosecutors telling jurors they had “electronic communications, trading records and testimony from witnesses…

Looks Like White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Got Hacked Looks Like White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Got Hacked

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly informed his staff in an email that one of his personal email accounts hacked while he was still serving as Secretary of Homeland Security, confirming previous reports that suggested one of his phones may have been compromised.

China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data

Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details about a planned supersonic anti-ship missile, American officials said Friday.

Ticketfly Confirms Hack Exposed Personal Information of 27 Million Accounts Ticketfly Confirms Hack Exposed Personal Information of 27 Million Accounts

One week after suffering a hack that took its website and services offline, events ticketing company Ticketfly revealed Thursday just how bad the data breach was, and it certainly doesn’t look great. According to the company, the personal information of 27 million accounts—including ticket buyers and venue…

Report: Hackers Could Easily Screw With Navigation Systems on Many Civilian Ships Report: Hackers Could Easily Screw With Navigation Systems on Many Civilian Ships

Naval systems that track the current position of ships have an array of vulnerabilities that could make it simple for hackers to break in, the BBC reported on Thursday, which could enable attackers to set off collision alarms on other vessels.

A Day Later, Ticketfly Is Still Offline After Failing to Pay Bitcoin Ransom to Hacker [Updated] A Day Later, Ticketfly Is Still Offline After Failing to Pay Bitcoin Ransom to Hacker [Updated]

After briefly being hijacked by a hacker Thursday, the website for event ticketing company Ticketfly has been offline for more than 24 hours as the company investigates a potentially serious data breach that compromised “some client and customer information.”

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