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hackers breach medtronics
2014-06-23 04:25:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest stand-alone medical device manufacturer in the world has revealed that hackers had successfully infiltrated its computers, and that it had lost some patient records in separate incidents last year. In regulatory documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, Minneapolis-based Medtronic confirmed that it and two other large medical technology companies had been victimized by cyberattacks...

Foreign Domino's Pizza Franchises Hacked And Held For Ransom
2014-06-16 13:04:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pizza lovers might have gotten more than a slice recently, as some 650,000 customers of Domino's France and Domino's Belgium may have had their passwords and personal data stolen and held for ransom by hackers. Naked Security, the advice and research news division of Sophos, reported on Monday that a hacking group by the name of Rex Mundi had stolen the data and said it would be released if the pizza chain failed to pay a ransom of...

russian hackers arrested
2014-06-12 10:06:46

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, Russian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged hackers, both residents of Moscow, who were believed to have been behind a recent Apple extortion scheme. The pair allegedly locked users' iCloud access and then demanded payment from the rightful owners to free them up them. An official statement on the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs website said the duo carried out the "ransomware: attack by creating a...

Hackers Use Find My iPhone Feature To Lock iPhones And Demand Ransom
2014-05-27 09:29:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple's "Find My iPhone" feature is a handy thing to have when one misplaces a phone, but owners of Mac and iOS devices in Australia found that the feature is a handy thing for hackers as well. News broke on Tuesday morning that some users of the Apple products have had their devices digitally held for ransom by hackers – who were demanding payment before relinquishing control of the device. Australian newspaper The Age broke the...

Mt. Gox Rumored To Have Pocketed Bitcoins Reported As Stolen
2014-03-10 14:03:20

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox continues to suffer damages, but the most recent accusations after the company claimed $400 million worth of the currency was lost last month may this time be self-inflicted. Hackers claim to have accessed the company's records and say Mt. Gox may have actually pocketed the cash and show other evidence of fraud. Mt. Gox described last month's activity as a massive hacker attack, blaming the hackers for the theft...

Russian Teen 17 Hacked Target Systems
2014-01-20 14:25:56

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online BlackPOS/Kaptoxa is the name of the malware that infected Target and collected information on 110 million of the retailer's customer' credit cards over the 2013 holiday shopping season. New research reveals that a teen in Russia, who was not yet 17 years old at the time, authored the malware that was able to hack into Target's systems, as well as those of Neiman Marcus and other retailers. On Friday internet security firm IntelCrawler...

2014-01-14 23:27:22

iC0nstruX.com is Internet's newest retail website for electronics, robotics, retro gaming, and hardware hacking enthusiasts alike. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 In 2003 computer scientist and author, Andre' LaMothe designed and delivered the world's first "Do-It-Yourself" game console called the "XGameStation Micro Edition" -- firing up the imagination of thousands of customers to the possibility of understanding how to design their own game...

2014-01-14 23:01:37

HackerRank prepares for the 5th and largest installment of its CodeSprint series. Mountain View, Calif (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 HackerRank, the online social hub that lets developers code for fun, has announced CodeSprint 5, a 24-hour online programming contest that coders around the world will be taking part in. The contest is sponsored by top technology companies including Palantir, Square, Evernote, Quora, Rocket Fuel and many others. This is HackerRank’s 5th edition of their...

UK Hackers Raid ATMs With USB Sticks, Add Money-Making Malware
2013-12-31 13:49:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cybercriminals in Europe are reportedly targeting cash machines using USB drives. The thieves cut holes in the fascia to access a USB port and then uploaded malware to the machines. This allowed the thieves to essentially empty the cash machine at their convenience. These attacks, which actually occurred last summer, were disclosed at this week’s annual Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg and reported by several European news...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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