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Hackers hijack Tesla’s website, Twitter account and email – but how?

Tesla Motors is famous for its high performance, gadget-filled, electric cars - but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's a master of all technology. This weekend, to the amusement of some on social media, Tesla's website and Twitter account was hijacked by hackers. Visitors to teslamotors.com found that in place of the normal sexy imagery of electric automobiles, hackers had added their own images and me...

Should your voice be enough to unlock your Android phone? Google seems to think so

According to media reports, some users of Android phones are beginning to see a new feature rolled-out to their devices. And it could mean that all you may need to do to unlock your Android phone in future is murmur the words "Ok Google." This isn't the first time Google has tried to give Android users methods to unlock their devices without having to go to all the "effort" of entering a PIN, swipeable patt...

Lottery security director accused of hacking random-number generator to win $14.3 million

It sounds like the plot of a movie. But it's not. At least not yet. Eddie Raymond Tipton, was the security director for MUSL - the Multi-State Lottery Association - which runs major lotteries across the United States, including Hot Lotto, Mega Millions and Powerball. For understandable reasons, MUSL employees are not allowed to play the lottery. 51-year-old Tipton, however, is accused of not just playing th...

Nazi-loving Android malware suspects arrested in Russia

Russian police have arrested five men in connection with an organised criminal attempt to steal money from online banking customers using an Android trojan horse. The men, who computer crime authorities in the country claim have confessed their involvement in the scheme, are alleged to have stolen up to 50 million rubles ($930,000) with their malware. Amongst those arrested is said to be the 25-year-old sus...

Steam users beware! Bad guys hide malware inside fake game demos

Steam users are being warned to be on their guard after cybercriminals were found trying to infect video game fans by disguising their malicious downloads as cool new games. According to media reports, the popular Steam game service fell foul of fraudsters who created fake pages on the site in a bid to trick unsuspecting gamers into installing malware on their computers. The bad guys took a demo of a genuin...

UK government website hijacked by Islamist hackers

Want to know what air pollution is like in the UK today? There's a website for that: uk-air.defra.gov.uk, run by the British Government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Unfortunately it's not going to be able to help you today. That's because a group of hackers attacked the site earlier today, and replaced its usual rather dour forecasts for air pollution over the British Isles...

GitHub under `Largest DDoS in Site History’

GitHub is suffering an ongoing DDoS attack after search engine traffic was redirected to flood the code repository. On March 25, Baidu traffic began hitting a pair of URLs hosted on GitHub and causing temporary disruptions of the service. "We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS attack in github.com’s history,” the company announced. “The attack involves a wide combination of attack vectors. These in...

AV-Comparatives names Bitdefender ‘Product of the Year’

Bitdefender, the innovative antivirus company, won the Product of the Year award from leading independent testing organization AV-Comparatives. The prize adds to Bitdefender 2015’s four Editor’s Choice awards from PC MAG, as well as the highest overall score for protection from AV-TEST and a host of other coveted industry awards. The AV-Comparatives tests are the most highly regarded by top reviewers such a...

Puush accidentally infects Windows users with password-stealing malware

Puush describes itself as a "quick and simple way to share screenshots". Unfortunately, it also seems to be a quick and simple way to infect your Windows computer with malware, that might steal your passwords. That's not, of course, by design - but the result of what appears to be the accidental distribution of a malware-infected update pushed out to Windows users. Bitdefender user Graham Barker was one of...

Hackers hijack school Twitter account, post photoshopped image of teacher in his underpants

We all know that kids can get up to japes and mischief at school. I myself remember rallying together a crack squad of classmates to kidnap our school's Christmas tree in 1987, for instance. Chances are many of us have similar tales to tell of tomfoolery. But now a British school has found itself the victim of an online prank, with its Twitter account hacked and revealing images purportedly of its head teac...

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