Another Bitcoin exchange goes downThe world's largest Bitcoin exchange, BitStamp, says it has fallen victim to a cyber attack and has halted customer withdrawals. http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/11/technology/bitcoin-bitstamp/index.html?iid=HP_River
Second Possible Terror Attack on U.S. Power Plant UncoveredAfter fresh attention was brought to an April 2013 sniper attack on a power plant in central California, bloggers are highlighting a second possible attack that occurred less than a week later at a nuclear facility in Tennessee. http://www.infowars.com/second-possible-terror-attack-on-u-s-power-plant-uncovered/
Websites of Venetian, Palazzo casinos hackedHackers breached the websites of all Las Vegas Sands Corp. websites Tuesday morning, and the home pages of some of the world's largest casinos remained down through the day. http://news.yahoo.com/websites-venetian-palazzo-casinos-hacked-223335649.html;_ylt=As9i7FD.x_gdvSP32BnkCezQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBsdmNodWplBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNzcg--
FBI to offer bounty program for laser attacksIncidents of pilots being targeted with lasers is up more than 1,100 percent since 2005 according to the feds. There were nearly 4,000 incidents alone in 2013. http://www.myfoxny.com/story/24692283/fbi-to-offer-bounty-program-for-laser-attacks
Obamacare network vulnerable to cyber attackU.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised. http://freebeacon.com/the-belarusian-connection/
Federal Emergency Alert System easily taken over by hackersThe report by the Republican staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says that federal agencies are ill-prepared to defend networks against even modestly skilled hackers. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/senate-cybersecurity-report-finds-agencies-often-fail-to-take-basic-preventive-measures/2014/02/03/493390c2-8ab6-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html
Yahoo email account passwords stolenYahoo said Thursday that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn't saying how many accounts have been affected.
Romanian Police say they catch hacker GucciferRomanian authorities have said they caught the Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who allegedly broke into the email accounts of several high level individuals including former US secretary of state Colin Powell.
South Koreans seethe, sue as credit card details swiped
The theft of personal information from more than 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts, reportedly including those of President Park Geun-hye and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, has ignited a storm of anger and litigation against credit firms.
Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutesHacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that he determined he could gain access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov within about 4 minutes — and it required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.
Hackers use household refrigerator to launch cyber attackIt’s easy these days to picture a gang of caffeine-fueled hackers attempting to crack their way into your bank account using a network of computers, but things get even more disturbing when their target — and weapon — of choice is a kitchen appliance.