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Nebraska bill would hire a hacker to probe the state’s computer, elect

One state lawmaker wants Nebraska to take measures to protect it from cyberattacks. His answer? Hire its own hacker.State Sen. Loren Lippincott presented a bill Thursday to the Legislature’s government committee that would give the Nebraska State Patrol $200,000 to hire “an ethical hacker.” The hacker would spend his or her days trying to break into the state’s computer network, as well as election equipment and software, to find any vulnerabilities in those systems.Lippincott said he got the idea from a nephew of his who…

Thanks to a shadowy hacker group, the British Library is still on its knees. Is there any way to stop them? | Lamorna Ash

It is not quite accurate to say that the cyber-attack against the British Library took place on 28 October 2023. Most probably, Rhysida, the hacker gang that orchestrated the attack and is thought to be Russian, had already been creeping undetected through the digital territories of the British Library for months, Enrico Mariconti, a lecturer in security and crime science at UCL, told me.Once it broke through to the library’s virtual private network (VPN) – the remote connection that allows employees to access its network…

Secure a White Hat Hacker education for only $40

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Vault 7 hacker sentenced to 40 years for giving secrets to Wikileaks

A former CIA software engineer, Joshua Schulte, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his convictions related to the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history and possession of child sexual abuse images and videos. Schulte, aged 35, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court for his role in the embarrassing public release of CIA secrets by WikiLeaks in 2017. The so-called Vault 7 leak revealed CIA hacking activities involving Apple and Android smartphones for overseas spying, as well as attempts to turn…

Nintendo hacker Gary Bowser says his prison sentence is a “warning to others”

Gary Bowser, a hacker who was sentenced to 40 months in jail for his involvement with a Nintendo piracy group, has said his punishment is a “warning” to others. Bowser was charged in 2021 for his involvement with hacker group Team-Xecuter, who created devices allowing users to play pirated copies of games on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS. He was sentenced to 40 months in jail and also plead guilt in a civil suit filed by Nintendo. Between the two cases, Bowser was ordered to pay back £11.45million even though he claimed he…

Hacker alert! CERT-In issues critical warning for Apple iPhone and MacBook users – India TV

Image Source : FILE Hacker alert CERT-In, India's cybersecurity agency has reportedly issued a crucial alert regarding the potential vulnerabilities for Apple products, majorly for iPhones and MacBooks, which are widely used across the country. The agency's advisory, Vulnerability Note CIAD-2024-0007, highlighted multiple security flaws which if exploited might lead to…

Australia sanctions a hacker who released health insurer client data

A Russian national has been sanctioned by the Australian government for his role in a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of more than 10 million Australians.In October 2022, client data from Medibank, Australia’s largest health insurer, was released by an extortionist, including details of HIV diagnoses and drug abuse treatments, after the company refused to pay a ransom for the personal records of current and former customers.On Tuesday, the Australian government imposed its cyber sanction powers for…