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Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of women to steal sexual images

Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of women to steal sexual images

Technology
A software engineer at Yahoo stole sexual videos and images from thousands of young women's accounts while working at the company.Reyes Daniel Ruiz, who is no longer employed by Yahoo, pleaded guilty on Monday to using his work access to Yahoo's systems to target the women. The 34-year-old from Tracy, California, accessed 6,000 Yahoo accounts including those of personal friends and work colleagues, US prosecutors said.He used his access to their credentials to then attempt to access their iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, and DropBox accounts to search for additional material.When Yahoo discovered Ruiz's activity he destroyed the computer and hard drive he had used to store the material he had stolen, according to the US Attorney's office in the Northern District of California. ...
Gadgets can be hacked to produce ‘dangerous’ sounds, says researcher

Gadgets can be hacked to produce ‘dangerous’ sounds, says researcher

Technology
Many modern gadgets can be hacked to produce deafening and disorienting sounds, research has revealed.Security researcher Matt Wixey found a range of devices had little protection to stop themselves being turned into "offensive" low-grade, cyber-weapons.Mr Wixey tested laptops, mobile phones, headphones, a PA system and several types of speakers. The weaknesses could cause physical harm, harass individuals or disrupt larger organisations, he said. Annoying tonesMr Wixey, who is a head of research at PWC's cyber-security practice, said he conducted the experiments as part of PhD work into the ways that malware can directly cause physical harm.He sought to find out if the volume and speaker controls of the devices could be manipula...
British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers 'found'

British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers 'found'

Technology
A cyber-security firm has said it found a malicious script injected into the British Airways website, which could be the cause of a recent data breach that affected 380,000 transactions.A RiskIQ researcher analysed code from BA's website and app around the time when the breach began, in late August.He claimed to have discovered evidence of a "skimming" script designed to steal financial data from online payment forms.BA said it was unable to comment.A very similar attack, dubbed Magecart, affected the Ticketmaster website recently, which RiskIQ said it also analysed in depth.The company said the code found on the BA site was very similar, but appeared to have been modified to suit the way the airline's site had been designed. Vid...
BA hacked: 380,000 card payments 'compromised'

BA hacked: 380,000 card payments 'compromised'

Business
Shares of British Airways' parent company IAG fell around 4% as markets opened on Friday morning, hours after the airline said the credit card information of at least 380,000 customers had been "compromised" in a data theft. More than £500m was wiped of the airline group's market value as a result, before the share price rallied to being down just 2% on the day.The airline said people using BA.com and its mobile app for flight bookings were targeted by hackers between 21 August and 5 September.Information stolen includes customer names, email addresses, home addresses and payment card information - but not travel or passport details. We are aware of reports of a data breach affecting British Airways and are working with partners to assess ...