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A South Korean Bitcoin exchange known as CoinRail, was the victim of a cyber attack that wiped out at least $30B in cryptocurrency. The theft was a prolonged assault that occurred over a 7-hour period of trading. After the theft was discovered and announced by officials at CoinRail, it caused the price of Bitcoin to…

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The Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax has reported a massive data hack that struck the company earlier this year. According to Equifax officials, criminals accessed files between May and July and stole an incredible amount of data on an estimated 143 million Americans, half of the U.S. population. This information included Social Security numbers, addresses, and…

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For those who don’t know, Google Analytics is a hidden (to site visitors) code that is placed on the website by the site’s webmaster. Most websites (54.7 percent of all websites according to an estimate by W3techs.com and an estimated 28MM websites according to BuiltWith) use Google Analytics on their site. The code gives the site operator…

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Many of the celebrities whose accounts were hacked in the recent iCloud heist, may be suffering a lot of embarrassment. Some of the photos that have been released on social media do show female celebrities showing all their God-given assets. But the leaked photo of super star singer Jill Scott is pretty darn classy. Scott…

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  Even big name Hollywood stars like to take pictures of themselves for whatever reason. The problem is when they decide to save these pictures to the cloud. Apparently dozens of mostly female entertainers had their Apple iCloud accounts hacked and now the nude pics are all over social media. The pics of these stars include Keke…

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Many Facebook users have received messages from Facebook regarding the new Facebook Messenger app. But people are ignoring the Terms of Service for the new app. This can be a huge mistake if you are concerned about your privacy. Here is what you are agreeing to with the new Facebook Messenger App: Allows the Facebook…

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Further illustrating the dangers of doing business online, the creator of the digital currency “Bitcoin” announced the largest theft in hacking history. Mt. Gox located in Japan announced that it lost the account holdings of 750,000 customers, which are worth almost $500 million. Bitcoin allowed customers to purchase with real currency an alternative digital currency.…

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Internet crowd source funding website Kickstarter has been hacked. Kickstarter has been used successfully to fund independent film and video projects through  small user donations. Spike Lee recently used Kickstarter to bypass Hollywood studios that would not fund his projects. No credit card information was stolen but the cyber criminals did get usernames, passwords, email…

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Texas NAACP

Texas NAACP website under construction Gary Bledsoe, the president of the Texas Branch of the NAACP stated that the original website  for the organization was stolen. The individual who snatched the name of www.texasnaacp.org was attempting to extort money from the historic nonprofit to release the domain name back to the NAACP. Instead, a decision was made…

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Hack attack steals Yahoo Mail info

Another hack attack has occurred, this time against Yahoo! Mail users.  Yahoo Mail! is the second largest email service provider in the world with 273 million accounts of which 81 million are U.S. users. The company would not reveal how many accounts were affected but called the attack very sophisticated. Yahoo issued the following statement…

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