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A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns

A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns / Boing Boing Cybersecurity firm Symantec said today a second hacking group has been trying to rob banks with phony SWIFT messages. That same method nabbed $81 million in a high-profile attack on the central bank of Bangladesh earlier this year. Jim Finkle at Reuters reports: Symantec said that …

Meet 2 real-life guys behind Donald Trump's "400 pound hacker" stereotype

At the first presidential debate this week, GOP nominee Donald Trump fat-shamed a fictional IT character he made up. Speaking about a series of hacks on Democratic National Committee organizations, Trump said, “I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, …

White House orders Russia hack investigation, Congress wants to know if Trump is involved

Anonymous U.S. intelligence sources cited by NBC News say the White House has ordered a special intelligence task force to look into Russia’s recent hacks of various Democratic political organizations. “The classified national study is being conducted by the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee, a Cold War-era organization that is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence,” the officials told …

Unsuccessful hack targeted New York Times in Moscow, FBI blames Russia

U.S. officials are investigating online security attacks that targeted reporters at The New York Times in Moscow. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Times was among various U.S. news organizations targeted. CNN was first to report the story, and the Times has since confirmed and corrected some details. “We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools,” said …