Homecoming Queen Hacker to be Tried as an Adult | #Hacking | #computerhacking

A teenager from Florida who allegedly hacked into the accounts of Pensacola high school students to cast fraudulent homecoming court votes for herself is facing felony charges. Tate High School homecoming queen Emily Rose Grover allegedly teamed up with her mother, 50-year-old Laura Rose Carroll, to cast nearly 250 fake votes. Carroll…

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Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 14 Preview Finds A Drew Crew Whodunit | #Hacking | #computerhacking

With this week’s edition of our second season-long preview of The CW’s Nancy Drew, Nancy (Kennedy McMann) looks to celebrate a little birthday downtime with dear old “dad” Carson (Scott Wolf)- so what better time for Det. Tamura (Ryan-James Hatanaka) to come bearing the gift of handcuffs (and not in…

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Scammers are using fake antivirus bills to hack your computer | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Email security firm Vade Secure uncovered an ongoing tech-support scam that uses fake antivirus invoices to trick users into enabling remote access to their computers. The news is the latest in a surge in the number of tech-support scams that begin by circulating fake invoices for well-known security software, with…

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Computer Engineering Faculty Receives NSF Grant to Protect Biometric Data | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Nima Karimian, assistant professor of computer engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation grant to better understand how to protect biometric data. Photo courtesy of Nima Karimian. When your password on an account is compromised, you change it. But what happens when your password is your fingerprint? Facial recognition, fingerprint…

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Defendant in Scheme to Steal Digital Currency and Social Media Accounts Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison | USAO-MD | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jordan K. Milleson, age 20, of Timonium, Maryland, to two years in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for aggravated identity theft, in connecting with schemes to use the identity information of victims to  steal digital…

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Human resources files obtained in DC police hack | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Hackers retrieved human resources files with personal information in the breach of D.C. police’s computer network. Hackers retrieved human resources files with personal information in the breach of D.C. police’s computer network, for which a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate is claiming responsibility and threatening to share the data with local criminal…

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Hotbit cryptocurrency exchange down after hackers targeted wallets | #Hacking | #computerhacking

Image: Tim Mossholder Cryptocurrency trading platform Hotbit has shut down all services for at least a week after a cyberattack that down several of its services on Thursday evening. Hotbit assured its roughly 2 million registered users from over 210 countries (500,000 of them using the platform’s Android app) that…

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Pamplin Media Group – Centennial will soon resume online classes after hack | #Hacking | #computerhacking

District confirmed computer attack was ransomware and its computers are still offline Centennial School District confirmed Wednesday that the attack on its computers was ransomware and although it’s computers are still offline, it expects students will be back to online learning by May 21. The school district announced Monday, April…

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