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# Hacking

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# Hacking
Microsoft will start telling users if they were the target of government snooping
The policy change follows news that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail accounts back in 2011.
# precautions
Twitter warns users about possible 'government' hacking
The company emailed a number of users alerting them to hacking attempts from ‘state-sponsored actors’.
# paying the price
The TalkTalk hack is going to cost it up to €49 million
It will also offer customers a free upgrade to encourage them to stay on the service.
# North Carolina
Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer
“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”
# hoods off
The hacker group Anonymous has exposed hundreds of alleged Ku Klux Klan members
‘This is not about the ideas of members of the Ku Klux Klan. This is about the behaviours of members of KKK splinter cells that bear the hallmarks of terrorism.’
# Anonymous
Thousands take to the streets in Guy Fawkes masks in centre of London
So far the anti-capitalist group has set fire to a police car.
# in the crosshairs
The company behind Tinder says its dating services are 'frequently under attack'
Because no site is ever truly safe.
# Hacked
There's a new kind of Facebook notification you'll never want to see
It means your profile is believed to have been targeted by a government-sponsored hacker.
# thanks rupert
Confirmed: Rebekah Brooks is back in charge of The Sunday Times and The Sun
She left the organisation in 2011 and received a €22 million payoff.
# ashley madison
Almost all of the women on Ashley Madison are fake, according to new data
Gizmodo writer Annalee Newlitz says the company faked female profiles to lure men in.
# Hacked
Oireachtas, Garda and Defence Forces emails appear on Ashley Madison database
A search of the hacked databases found 17 email addresses linked to government departments and state agencies.
# Open Secret
Two radio hosts have outed a husband's Ashley Madison account live on air
The FBI have launched an investigation into the infidelity site hack.
# the wolves of wall street
How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases
The story of “one of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings” in history.
# Hackers
Millions of customers could be affected by Carphone Warehouse cyber attack
No Irish customers have been affected.
# be careful
A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails
And he may not even have great computer skills.
# Easy Money
Fancy being a millionaire hacker? It's easier than you might think
Learn some code, pick up some Russian… and be ok with living a criminal life. Easy as 1,2,3…
# ashley madison
Irish people aren't too worried about affair website getting hacked
“Life is short. Have an affair.”
# Hacked
Dublin gym websites targeted by Islamist hacking group
The leisure centres are working to remove the messages and gruesome content.
# Surveillance
Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company
Hacking Team sells viruses to repressive governments, but the Defence Forces say they never bought anything.
# Gazza
Paul Gascoigne has won €264,000 in damages for having his phone hacked
The troubled former footballer, along with numerous other celebrities, has received a settlement from Mirror Group Newspapers.
# Cybercrime
The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked
Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.
# Op Elveden
Ex-policeman who leaked Milly Dowler information to The Sun has been jailed
Simon Quinn, 43, will serve 18 months in prison.
# Freedom of Speech
Second blogger 'brutally hacked to death' in Bangladesh
He had criticised fundamentalist Islamic views.
# unhackable
This is how you make sure everything you have online stays safe
Or at the very least, make it very difficult to be compromised.
# TechKnowHow
Explainer: What exactly is hacking anyway?
Clue: it’s not what’s happening in the picture.
# creepy clown
BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out
That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.
# Rehired
Rebekah Brooks 'to head up Storyful in News Corp return'
The former editor of the Sun and the News of the World was acquitted on hacking charges last year.
# Hacked
Taylor Swift responds to Lizard Squad's hacking attempt in perfect fashion
The hacking group took over her Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier today.
# Lizard Squad
Hackers claiming to support Islamic State have done this to Malaysia Airlines
It is the latest attack linked to a group calling itself the Lizard Squad.
# Not a game
Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks
The 18-year-old was detained as part of a joint effort between police in Britain and the United States.
# tensions
North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions
North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.
# North Korea
Hacking, war and talks with South Korea... Kim Jong Un gave a New Year's Day speech
A summit between the two countries has not been held since 2007.
# let the games begin
Sony's Playstation network is up again as the company admits it WAS attacked by hackers
No direct link is being made to the cyber attack over ‘The Interview’.
# kim kringle
Did Kim Dotcom save Xbox and Playstation users from a game-free Christmas?
A hacking group claimed responsibility for another attack on both the systems.
# pr money can't buy
Sony is now going to release The Interview to "the largest possible audience"
Only 200-300 cinemas are, however, expected to show the film.
# Hacking
US to review North Korea terror status after Sony hack
President Barack Obama said the hacking incident was not an act of war.
# hermit Kingdom
If North Korea did hack Sony, it's a watershed moment in cyber-warfare
It is reportedly the first to use “a highly destructive class of malicious software that is designed to make computer networks unable to operate” into a company’s computer system in the United States.
# caution
Sony hack causes FBI to issue major malware warning
The five-page warning was issued to US businesses and said that such malware could override all data on hard drives, making it difficult, if not impossible, to recover.
# Camera Obscura
Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site
There are currently 53 Irish cameras on the website.
# Gone Phishing
Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas
Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.