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Justin Bieber among millions to have details leaked in MGM Resorts hack

Justin Bieber among millions to have details leaked in MGM Resorts hack

Technology
Singer Justin Bieber and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey are thought to be among the 10.6 million people to have had their details leaked following the hacking of MGM Resorts.The stolen information, which was said to have been hacked from the hotel group last summer, was posted on a hacking forum earlier in the week, according to ZDNet, and included names, addresses and passport numbers from people who had stayed at the resorts. It is thought the data stolen concerns anyone staying at the resorts up until 2017. Image: 2013: Justin Bieber at the MGM Grand Members of the public, major celebrities, company CEOs, journalists and government officials were all spotted as part of the data dump earlier in the week - though MGM would not confirm s...
Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

World
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N. experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into a report commissioned by Bezos that showed the billionaire technology mogul's phone was likely hacked after he received an MP4 video file sent from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account after the two men exchanged phone numbers during a dinner in Los Angeles in 2018. The video file was sent to Bezos' phone five months before Saudi critic and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi
These are the easiest passwords to hack – is yours one of them?

These are the easiest passwords to hack – is yours one of them?

Technology
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to protect themselves from cyber crime.A survey by the National Cyber Security (NCSC) shows 15% said they knew "a great deal" about how to protect themselves from harmful activity online, while less than half said they always used a strong, separate password for their main email account. The research also included lists of the most commonly used passwords globally, highlighting the number of easily guessed log-ins still being widely used.123456 was the most used, ahead of 123456789 and qwerty - the series of letters which appear in a line on a computer keyboard - the word password and 1111111.Ashley was revealed to be the most common name used in a password, followed by Mich...
German politicians targeted in 'mass hack attack'

German politicians targeted in 'mass hack attack'

Technology
Hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have had personal details hacked and published online, reports say.Contacts, private chats and credit card details were put out on Twitter which belong to figures from every political party except the far-right AfD.Data from celebrities and journalists also appear to have been leaked.It is unclear who was behind the hack, which emerged on Twitter last month in the style of an advent calendar.How extensive was the attack?The true extent of damage caused by the leak is not yet known although Justice Minister Katarina Barley said it was a "serious attack". "The people behind this want to damage confidence in our democracy and institutions," she said. Germany's federal...