CyberGate IT

Hackers ‘take over Boeing 757’ as it’s sitting on the runway, without the pilots realizing

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Security researchers have shown off alarming hacks where they ‘take over’ cars – but a new demonstration may be the scariest yet. Security researchers from America’s Homeland Security were able to remotely ‘hack’ a Boeing 757 while it sat on the runway, without the pilots being aware. For more details, read here. Author: Rob Waugh

Hackers may have accessed data of millions of T-Mobile customers

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“A bug on T-Mobile‘s website may have allowed hackers to view your personal information. The bug, which has since been patched, allowed hackers to view your email address, account number, and even your phone’s IMSI number (a unique number that identifies subscribers). According to the researcher that found the bug, there was no way to … Read more

1,200 Football Players’ Personal Data Exposed In NFL Leak — Colin Kaepernick Included

But that’s what has happened, in a data leak from the website of the NFL Players Association that affects as many as 1,135 football players. And hackers may now have access to all that information, a security expert warned Tuesday. Ostensibly, hackers had found the database, attempted to lock it up and demand payment to … Read more

Deloitte says it’s been hacked

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“The global accountancy firm Deloitte said Monday it was the victim of a hack that targeted its email system. The cybersecurity breach, which was first reported by The Guardian newspaper on Monday, impacted “only very few clients,” Deloitte said in an emailed statement. The firm said it contacted “governmental authorities immediately after it became aware … Read more

SEC says its corporate filing system was hacked

“Federal securities regulators said late Wednesday that hackers gained access to the government’s electronic system for corporate filings and may have made illicit gains by trading on the information. The Securities and Exchange Commission discovered the intrusion, which occurred last year, only in August. The agency said in a statement that a software vulnerability in … Read more

Hackers broke into SEC computer systems and may have traded on the stolen information

Hackers broke into the systems of the top US securities regulator last year, and may have used confidential information to trade in the stock market. The Securities and Exchange Commission said yesterday that criminals exploited a software vulnerability in its filing system. While the breach was detected in 2016 and the weakness patched, the SEC … Read more

U.S. moves to ban Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage.

The U.S. government on Wednesday moved to ban the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities. In a binding directive, acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke ordered that federal civilian agencies identify Kaspersky Lab software on their networks. After 90 days, … Read more

Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Equifax Inc. late Thursday evening, shortly after the company reported that an unprecedented hack had compromised the private information of about 143 million people. In the complaint filed in Portland, Ore., federal court, users alleged Equifax was negligent in failing to protect consumer data, choosing to save money … Read more