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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.

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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.

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Colonial Pipeline CEO Explains Why He Made Ransomware Hackers Rich

The CEO of Colonial Pipeline, Joseph Blount, has attempted to explain why he chose to pay a $4.4 million ransom to hackers that took the pipeline’s system hostage. According to one expert, the Colonial Pipeline payoff will “help keep United States critical infrastructure providers in the crosshairs.”

Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount

Turkish Hackers Accused of Cyber Attack on Cyprus Parliament

Cyprus has said that Turkish hackers attacked its parliament’s website last month. The Cypriot Digital Security Authority investigated the cyber attack, which took place on April 5th, and found that the source came from internet protocol (IP) addresses linked to a Turkish hacker group.

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Wired: Colonial Pipeline’s Ransomware Payoff Keeps Infrastructure ‘in the Crosshairs’

A recent report from Wired reveals that a week after a ransomware attack shut down Colonial Pipeline halting fuel distribution on the East Coast, the company paid a reported $5 million dollar ransom to regain control of their systems and resume operations. The payoff may lead to future ransomware attacks, as one expert notes: “Unfortunately, it’ll help keep United States critical infrastructure providers in the crosshairs. If a sector proves to be profitable, they’ll keep on hitting it.”

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Apple Targeted in $50M Ransomware Attack

Tech giant Apple has reportedly been targeted in a $50 million ransomware attack following the theft of a collection of engineering and manufacturing schematics of current and future products.

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Wired: Massive Facebook Data Breach Was Caused by Poorly Coded Features

Following the latest Facebook data breach which leaked the personal details of over 500 million users, Wired has explained what exactly caused the major data breach. According to the progressive tech outlet, the massive trove of personal data was “created by abusing a flaw in a Facebook address book contacts import feature.”

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook …

Microsoft Email Hackers Attempt to Implicate Security Researcher in Attack

New data suggests that hackers behind the recent Microsoft Exchange email server hack have attempted to implicate security researcher Brian Krebs following his initial reporting on the cyberattack. More than 21,000 Microsoft Exchange servers around the world had malware planted on them that includes Kreb’s name and website.

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