Tag: hacking

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Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law

The government has introduced new legislation to protect smart devices in people’s homes from being hacked. Recent research from consumer watchdog Which? suggested homes filled with smart devices could be exposed to more than 12,000 attacks in a single week. Default passwords for internet-connected devices will be banned, and firms which do not comply will […]

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Hackers targeted thousands of online retailers to steal credit card details

Over 4,000 online retailers have been warned that their websites had been hacked by cybercriminals trying to steal customers’ payment information and other personal information. In total, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified a total of 4,151 retailers that had been compromised by hackers attempting to exploit vulnerabilities on checkout pages to divert […]

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Fishing gear seller caught in hacker’s net

The UK’s biggest fishing shop has been hacked, with its website redirecting keen anglers to an adult website. Angling Direct, which sells fishing gear online and through stores, said it was hit by the attack late on Friday. On top of the website redirect, its Twitter account has been compromised to also reference a porn […]

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Mysterious hacking group is quietly breaking into global telecommunications networks, research finds

The group has been attempting to hack the global telecommunications sector using an in-depth knowledge of the architecture of the network and custom hacking tools. A mysterious group of hackers has been quietly breaking into the computer networks of telecommunications companies on a global scale, according to new security research. Buried deep inside mobile infrastructure […]

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T-Mobile confirms it was hacked after customer data posted online

T-Mobile has confirmed “unauthorized access” to its systems, days after a portion of customer data was listed for sale on a known cybercriminal forum. 100 million records on T-Mobile customers, which included customer account names, phone numbers, the IMEI numbers of phones on the account, and Social Security number and driver’s license information Read via Tech […]

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