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Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance

Cars wait in line at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, earlier this month. Details of U.S. Customs and Border Protection surveillance technologies used here were exposed after a cyberattack. (Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg News) The recent cyberattack on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection subcontractor didn’t expose just the faces and license plates of […]

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WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Whatsapp logo in this picture illustrationReuters WhatsApp has been hacked and attackers have installed spyware on an unknown number of people’s smartphones. Bad actors installed the surveillance technology by phoning the target through WhatsApp’s call functionality, according to […]

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Jeff Bezos’ investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone – here’s how it could have happened

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and CEO of Amazon, speaks about the future plans of Blue Origin during an address to attendees at Access Intelligence conference in Washington, March 7, 2017.Joshua Roberts/Reuters Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos’ phone, according to an op-ed […]

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Pirates hijack Apple’s enterprise certificates to put hacked apps on iPhones

(Reuters) — Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found. Illicit software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found ways to use digital certificates to get access to a program Apple […]

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Facebook announced a $200 camera for your home the same week it revealed 30 million accounts were hacked

Reuters / Beck Diefenbach On September 28, Facebook VP Guy Rosen wrote a blog post announcing a “security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts,” where unnamed attackers used a vulnerability to access millions of users’ accounts. Facebook followed up on the security incident last week, and sent notifications to 30 million users on Friday detailing […]