Two US state election systems hacked to steal voter databases — FBI warns

Although any intrusion in the state voting system has not been reported, the FBI is currently investigating the cyberattacks on the official websites for voter registration system in both Illinois and Arizona, said Yahoo News.

The FBI's Cyber Division released a "Flash Alert" to election offices and officials across the United States, asking them to watch out for any potential intrusions and take better security precautions.

Russian Lawmaker's son convicted of stealing 2.9 Million Credit Card numbers

Roman Seleznev, 32, the son of Russian Parliament member Valery Seleznev, was arrested in 2014 while attempting to board a flight in the Maldives, which sparked an international dispute between American and Russian authorities, who characterized the extradition as a "kidnapping."

Top 7 Brutal Cyber Attacks that prove 'No One is Immune to Hacking'

Incidents of massive data breaches, advanced cyber attacks coming from China, groups like Syrian Electronic Army, Hacking Point of Sale machines at retailers such as Target have splashed across the news in the last one year.

Whether a Government Agency or Private Company, Small or a Large Tech Company....

...It’s no secret that No one is Immune to Cyber Attacks.

This article is from The Hacker News, listing the Top 7 Brutal Cyber Attacks.


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Sri Lankan teenager held over hacking of president's website

The site was hacked on Thursday and Friday by a group calling itself the Sri Lanka Youth.

It demanded that A-level exams due to be held in April be rescheduled because they clashed with Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations.

The student, 17, is being questioned to determine any other motives.

A message posted by the group in Sinhala protested about new exam times and called on the president "to take care of the security of Sri Lankan websites or... face a cyber war".

'Mayhem' wins hacking challenge

Set up by the US Darpa research agency the competition hopes to spur interest in autonomous security systems.

Mayhem's creators will get $2m (£1.52m) to continue their work and make their creation more effective.

Results will be confirmed on Friday at 10:00 local time (17:00 GMT).

Dubbed the Cyber Grand Challenge, the event was held at the Def Con hacker conference.


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The dark side of going viral that no one talks about

His account, @joshholzz - the original site of the "Damn Daniel" meme - began tweeting out racist memes on February 27.

At some point after that, screenshots show, someone changed the account's header to read "Meme Team" and the listed name to "XTM".