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Malware found sucking up data on new Japanese space agency rocket

Posted December 3, 2012 Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon – a new, AI-enabled rocket – and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It’s only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that’s plagued the agency. Click here to read the full story.

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Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Posted October 24, 2012 Hackers tampered with point-of-sale terminals at 63 bookstores to hijack customers’ credit card and PIN information. Keep an eye on your statements and watch for unauthorised transactions. Read it now.

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Your BMW can be stolen by any idiot with a $30 hacking kit

Posted September 18, 2012 The security holes in on-board diagnostics security systems are nothing new. But an easy-to-use kit, containing a reprogramming device and a blank key, is now available over the net, allowing even the non-technical to exploit the systems and drive off with a sweet ride. Here’s more.

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Guild Wars 2 accounts shuttered due to gold-seller hacking and idiocy

Posted August 30, 2012 There are two causes of the account lock-outs: first, ArenaNet is trying to run a civilized environment without Holocaust jokes, gay-bashing and the like, and second, gold sellers have hacked accounts to grab the goodies. Read more about it at Naked Security.

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Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

Posted August 28, 2012 Over $9 million was stolen from cash machines in 280 cities around the world in less than 12 hours, using a mixture of a gang of low-level operatives and high-tech hacking. Read more here.

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Reuters’s Twitter, WordPress accounts hacked by apparent pro-Syrian government attackers

Posted August 7, 2012 The news giant is suspected of falling prey to attackers who took advantage of its running news operations on an insecure, out-of-date WordPress version. Check out the full story on Naked Security.  

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UnSteveDorkland Twitter spoofer accused of hacking newspaper group

Posted July 31, 2012 Whoever runs the spoof Twitter account is facing four criminal charges for poking fun at a UK newspaper group’s executive. Read about it here. 

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Man who spied on cheating wife’s email has charges against him dropped (because she was snooping back)

Posted July 24, 2012 Would you ever snoop on your spouse’s email? When Leon Walker began to read his wife’s email, he confirmed she was having an affair. But that was only the start of the trouble he found himself in… Read about his woes here. 

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Mom arrested for hacking school computers, tweaking her kids’ grades

Posted July 23, 2012 A US mother is facing charges that she allegedly hacked into her children’s school computer, changing their grades, and accessed thousands of the school’s personnel files that contained contracts, employee reports and other information. Here’s the story. 

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Facebook hacking and godawful gold lamé sneakers

Posted  June 7, 2012 How “devious cyberjerks” locked one user out, hijacked her account, spammed her friends, stole her mail, compromised her bank account, cashed credit card-linked checks, and tried to pawn off some (to her taste) truly godawful gold lamé sneakers. Here’s the piece.

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