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Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others ‘hacked’ in apparent Bitcoin scam

Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others ‘hacked’ in apparent Bitcoin scam

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Twitter says it is investigating after a number of high-profile accounts were apparently hacked.Accounts including those of former US president Barack Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden and billionaire Elon Musk all had messages about Bitcoin posted on them. Businessman Mike Bloomberg, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates were also among those affected.The fake tweets, which were quickly deleted, offered to send $ 2,000 for every $ 1,000 sent to a bitcoin address.Twitter said in a statement: "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. ...
‘Scorching-hot hacked computer burned my hand’

‘Scorching-hot hacked computer burned my hand’

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Bullets rained down from all angles but Abdelrhman Badr kept calm. Suddenly an enemy burst through a window. Abdelrhman swung round to face the soldier and save his team. He lined up his sights for a fatal shot and squeezed the trigger but… his screen went black. His computer had silently and suddenly shut itself down without warning.Abdelrhman was confused. The game he was playing had never caused problems before. He reached down and looked inside his computer, which he liked to leave open and on display in his bedroom.Instinctively he touched one of the components, cursed and pulled his hand back. The graphics card was so hot it had burned his fingers.The 18-year-old from Sheffield hadn't real
Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of women to steal sexual images

Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of women to steal sexual images

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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

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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...