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Pesky hackers are at it again, and this time the target is the NFL. OurMine, the hacking group which has repeatedly targeted high-profile Twitter accounts, found itself in control of @NFL today, and took the opportunity to try to gain some clientele. The group, which also hacked Netflix today, posted the “we are just testing your security” notice that it always does, while offering to help the NFL shore up its cyber defenses.
L33tdawg: I'm surprised that 3 years after Hugo Teso demo'ed 'hacking planes' at HITB in Amsterdam, this still makes the news.
A flaw in an in-flight entertainment system used by major airlines including Emirates, Virgin and Qatar could let hackers access a planes' controls.
Lynda.com, the training arm of LinkedIn, on Saturday issued email notices to about 55,000 members whose data it says has been persued by “unauthorized third party.”
The letter sent to members, two of whom thoughtfully forwarded it to El Reg, reads as follows:
We recently became aware that an unauthorized third party breached a database that included some of your Lynda.com learning data, such as contact information and courses viewed. We are informing you of this issue out of an abundance of caution.
As you read these words, malicious ads on legitimate websites are targeting visitors with malware. But that malware doesn't infect their computers, researchers said. Instead, it causes unsecured routers to connect to fraudulent domains.
Ash Carter, the current Secretary of Defense, does not mind stepping outside the box when it comes to innovation.
Last year, Secretary Carter created the Defense Digital Service (DDS), which recruits talent from the public sector. Secretary Carter explains that those interested will embark on a tour of duty at the Department of Defense (DoD) to help solve some of the DoD's most complex problems. One project completed by DDS personnel improved data sharing between the DoD and the Veterans Administration, allowing veterans to be served faster and more efficiently.