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Who needs psychics to reveal future lottery numbers when you can hack into the state lottery association and tamper with it? That apparently was the reasoning of Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51.Prosecutors believe Tipton inserted a thumb drive into a computer—the one that spits out...

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Today's risk report is the last one here on HackSurfer, but don't be sad. I've been playing around with the new
SurfWatch News and Analysis app all morning, and it has everything you find here, plus more. Subscribers can use it starting Wednesday.
Be sure to check out the ...

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Consumer routers and other Linux-based embedded devices are being targeted by the Linux/Moose malware, and then those compromised devices are being used to steal HTTP cookies on popular social network sites and perform fraudulent actions such as non-legitimate "follows," "views" a...

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In case you haven't noticed the giant "HackSurfer is moving June 3" link that's been posted at the top of our site recently, yes, we're are moving.
On Wednesday HackSurfer will be no more, and
SurfWatch News and Analysis will be born. All of the data-driven HackSurfer cont...

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Energy

The United States attempted to use a version of Stuxnet to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons program five years ago – at the same time that Iran was targeted by the sophisticated malware – but the attack against North Korea was ultimately unsuccessful, reported Reuters citing s...

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You can’t be too neurotic about shredding sensitive documents to smithereens. For example, some people make a career out of “dumpster diving,” digging through trash in search of bank account information, credit card preapprovals, medical bills, mortgage statements, etc., and then ...

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It would seem Android is stepping up its game in the mobile payment market. The company launched Android Pay intending to battle Apple Pay. According to Wired:

‘On Thursday at its annual developer conference in San Francisco, Google unveiled a new...

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Healthcare

Episode 27 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast is up featuring ID Expert's Rick Kam:

Cybercriminals filing fraudulent tax returns after stealing taxpayer information from the IRS's "Get Transcript" tool is the top story of the week. May appears to be a rough month...

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Kaspersky Lab released a study today showing a decline in botnet-assisted DDoS attacks in Q1 2015. One of the most popular methods of DDoS attacks is through the use of botnets. Botnets are networks of remote-controlled computers – which are called bots. In many cases, t...

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Seeing as Apple holds a considerable portion of the world’s phone market it seemed like a good idea to draw attention to a new vulnerability. Iphones can apparently be crashed by receiving a text.

According to CBS San Francisco, “A newly-discovere...

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Government

Friendfinder Networks is the week’s top trending target, replacing last week’s number one, Nash Holdings.Friendfinder Networks – or Adult Friend Finder – made headlines this week after a hacker posted personal information on over 3 million users of the service. A hacker claim...

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Imagine a lifeguard at the beach sitting on his perch. His job is to patrol and monitor for signs of trouble. He sees a surfer being attacked by a shark. Wow, a lot of good it does that he’s in a completely helpless position; by the time he scrambles off his perch and runs towards...

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