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Employee Stole ‘Yandex Search Engine’ Source Code, Tried to Sell it for Just $29K

A former employee of Russian search engine Yandex allegedly stole the source code and key algorithms for its search engine site and then attempted to sell them on the black market to fund his own startup. Russian publication Kommersant reports that Dmitry Korobov downloaded a type of software nicknamed “Arcadia” …

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Somebody Offered Money to Raspberry Pi Foundation for Pre-Installing Malware

The Raspberry Pi is now gaining attention from malware distributors who want the popular mini-computers to deliver with pre-install malware. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made a shocking revelation that the charitable foundation has been offered money to install malware onto the Raspberry Pi machines before they were shipped out …

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Hyatt Hotel Says Payment Systems Hacked with Credit-Card Stealing Malware

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on the computers that process customer payments. “We recently identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations,” the company announced on Wednesday. “As …

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130 Celebrities’ Email Accounts Hacked; Hacker Stole Movie Scripts and Sex Tapes

Breaking News: A 23-year-old Bahamian man has been arrested and charged with hacking into the email accounts of 130 celebrities and stealing the unreleased movie and TV scripts, sex tapes, explicit images and even the upcoming album of a famous A-List Celebrity. The hacker named Alonzo Knowles contacted a famous …

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Kim Dotcom loses Fight Against Extradition to the US

Internet millionaire and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his three associates are eligible for extradition to the US to face criminal charges over massive copyright infringement on Megaupload (now-shuttered), the court has ruled citing “overwhelming” evidence. On Tuesday afternoon, New Zealand District Court Judge Nevin Dawson told the court that …

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How to Crash Your Friends’ WhatsApp Just By Sending Crazy Smileys

What would require crashing the wildly popular WhatsApp messaging application? Nearly 4000 Smileys. Yes, you can crash your friends’ WhatsApp, both WhatsApp Web and mobile application, by sending them not any specially crafted messages, but just Smileys. Indrajeet Bhuyan, an independent researcher, has reported The Hacker News a new bug in …

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Juniper Firewalls with ScreenOS Backdoored Since 2012

Juniper Networks has announced that it has discovered “unauthorized code” in ScreenOS, the operating system for its NetScreen firewalls, that could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic sent through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). It’s not clear what caused the code to get there or how long it has been there, …

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Shocking! Instagram HACKED! Researcher hacked into Instagram Server and Admin Panel

Ever wonder how to hack Instagram or how to hack a facebook account? Well, someone just did it!But, remember, even responsibly reporting a security vulnerability could end up in taking legal actions against you. An independent security researcher claims he was threatened by Facebook after he responsibly revealed a series …

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19-Year-Old Teen Steals $150,000 by Hacking into Airline’s Website

What do you do to earn up to $150,000? Somebody just hacks into airlines and sells fake tickets. That’s exactly what a 19-year-old teenager did and made approximately 1.1 Million Yuan (£110,000 or $150,000) by hacking into the official website of an airline and using the stolen booking information to …

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You can Hack into a Linux Computer just by pressing ‘Backspace’ 28 times

So what would anyone need to bypass password protection on your computer? It just needs to hit the backspace key 28 times, for at least the computer running Linux operating system. Wait, what? A pair of security researchers from the University of Valencia have uncovered a bizarre bug in several …

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