hackers

Police: Florida Woman Hacked Flight School, Marked Unsafe Planes as ‘Airworthy’

A 26-year-old woman allegedly hacked into the systems of a flight training school in Florida recently seeking revenge against her former employer for the firing of her father. The hacker deleted records and changed the flight status of airplanes. According to the police, “aircrafts which may have been unsafe to fly were purposely made ‘airworthy.'”

Small Plane

Amazon-Owned Streaming Platform Twitch Confirms Massive Data Leak

Amazon’s live-streaming platform Twitch recently fell victim to a major leak that exposed the site’s source code, top streamer’s earnings, and more. The company acknowledged the leak, stating: “We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working with urgency to investigate the incident.”

Twitch boss Emmett Shear

Hacker Who Stole $600 Million in Cryptocurrency Did It ‘for Fun’

The hacker behind the recent theft of almost $600 million in cryptocurrency from the decentralized finance platform Poly Network started that they hacked the platform “for fun.” The hacker has returned a considerable portion of the stolen crypto and the remaining balance of stolen Ethereum is being transferred back to Poly Network according to their Twitter account.

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

Microsoft Says to Immediately Update Your PC – Here’s How

Microsoft has urged Windows users to immediately install a system update after security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system. The “PrintNightmare” exploit could allow hackers to take control of your system without tricking you into downloading malware.

The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

Peloton Bug Could Give Hackers Control of Exercise Equipment

Hackers with physical access to the popular Peloton Bike+ and Peloton Tread exercise equipment could reportedly gain root entry to the device’s tablet, allowing them to perform a number of remote attacks including taking over the exercise equipment’s web camera.

Woman riding Peloton bike

Feds Seized the Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin Ransom in California

The Justice Department announced on Monday that it had recovered $2.3 million of the cryptocurrency ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline Co. to ransomware hackers. The funds were seized from an account located in California, leading many to suspect the ransom was paid to a Coinbase wallet — a claim the cryptocurrency exchange has denied.

Israel seeks to beat election cyber bots