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Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, of Cayman National Bank and Trust, which serves nearly 1,500 accounts in Isle of…

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Locating Missing Persons Using Open-Source Intelligence at DEFCON 27

Las Vegas, NV – At DEFCON 27 in Las Vegas, Unicorn Riot spoke with the organizers of an event where participants were asked to find information on real missing people in a competition called Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Missing Persons Capture The Flag (CTF).

Many people…

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Hacking LIDAR: Changing What Autonomous Vehicles See

Las Vegas, NV – In the near future, automobile manufacturers are expected to begin rolling out autonomous driving vehicles that use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) lasers to see objects, roads, and people.

These driver-less vehicles will soon be cruising down every major city street,…

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Hacking Drones With Ultrasonic Pulses at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – Unicorn Riot journalists are currently reporting from DEFCON 25 in Las Vegas, where hackers of all flavors come together to present the most cutting edge in a long list of hacking skills. Over the four day convention, DEFCON will host speakers…

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Technology & Security Update – Deprogram Ep. 16

#Snowden #NSA #ATT | More Snowden documents have thrown a spotlight back onto the NSA’s spying programs using telecommunication giants AT&T and Verizon. According to the newly released documents, the NSA and AT&T worked together from 2003 to 2013 to sweep up communications that flowed…

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Yahoo Ads Infected With “Malvertisements”

The “Malvertising” hack used Yahoo server advertisements to infect computers. The Hack used an unpatched flash exploit to infect Yahoo users computers.
According to a Kapersky Labs, Malvertising is a
“malicious variety of online advertisements generally used to spread malware … While it’s easy to…