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Can You Actually Hire Computer Hackers Online?

In films and TV shows, there are always hackers for hire. From action movies to crime procedurals, a skilled computer hacker can help disable security systems, locate confidential information, or piece together a crime in seconds. It’s easy to dismiss this as fiction and creative license, though. That said, it does make you wonder whether…

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How Hackers Spread Malware Using COVID-19 Contact-Tracers

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, governments are banding together to track the rate of infection. Unfortunately, hackers are keen to exploit the fear and confusion to spread malware via fake contact-tracing apps. Let’s look at how a hacker can use the coronavirus panic to deliver malware onto people’s phones. What Is a…

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The Twitter Hackers Stole Direct Message History From 8 Accounts

DANIEL CONSTANTE/Shutterstock The Saga of the Giant Twitter Hack continues. Twitter posted its first blog on the subject over the weekend and gave us a more in-depth insight into what happened when hackers broke into the company’s internal systems. That includes targetting 130 accounts and stealing data from 8 of those users. In case you…

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The Twitter Hackers Tried to Breach 130 Accounts

TY Lim/Shutterstock The fallout from the great Twitter hack of 2020 continues. While we knew that large accounts, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, tweeted out a Bitcoin scam, the hack looked limited in scope. Now Twitter is admitting the hackers targetted 130 accounts. And to add salt to the wound, Google removed…

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