What does it actually take to hack an election? Technically Speaking

If you're a Facebook user, your data may be compromised.Image: Hero Images/Gettyimages Your private messages on Facebook may be up for sale.  A hacker group has allegedly obtained private messages from 81,000 Facebook accounts — possibly many more — and at one point sold access to the database for 10…

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Mark Zuckerberg shares the first projects he ever coded

The image that hacker Chang Chi-yuan posted for his now-cancelled Facebook livestream.Image: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Can this hacker really delete Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account? A Taiwanese bug bounty-hunter claimed this week that he would delete Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook account and promised to stream the attack live on…

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How Hackers Slipped by British Airways’ Defenses

On Friday, British Airways disclosed a data breach impacting customer information from roughly 380,000 booking transactions made between August 21 and September 5 of this year. The company said that names, addresses, email addresses, and sensitive payment card details were all compromised. Now, researchers from the threat detection firm RiskIQ…

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Google Tracks You Even If Location History’s Off. Here’s How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were wrong. According to an AP investigation published Monday, even if you disable Location History, the search giant still tracks you every time you open Google Maps, get…

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Mexican Banks Are Said to Have Been Targeted in Cyber Attack

Cyber attackers attempted to penetrate Mexico’s electronic payment systems Friday, forcing three banks to enact contingency plans, according to people familiar with the matter. Three banks experienced “incidents” in recent days when operating the SPEI, Mexico’s interbank electronic transfer system, and will be connecting to the central bank’s network under…

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