Almost $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin stolen by forking its blockchain

Enlarge (credit: ethereumclassic.org) Attackers have stolen almost $ 500,000 worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency by carrying out a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain, officials with Coinbase, one of the leading crypto currency exchanges, said on Monday. The heist was the result of carrying out what’s known as a rollback attack, which allowed […]

Smuggling Backlash Leads to Iraq's Stolen Treasures Returning Home

The 5,500 artifacts from modern-day Iraq were intentionally mislabeled as clay tiles and smuggled through the United Arab Emirates and Israel, traveling thousands of miles to the United States. There, they landed with their waiting recipients — the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, and its owners, the Green family, who hoped to spotlight the […]

Thousands of sensitive emails stolen in intrusion of Republican campaign arm

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Chris Clor) An email intrusion targeting a key Republican campaign committee allowed unknown people to steal thousands of sensitive emails from four senior aides, Politico reported Tuesday. The attack on the National Republican Congressional Committee, the main group that works to elect Republicans to the US House of Representatives, allowed […]

Marriott breach leaves 500 million exposed with passport, card numbers stolen

Enlarge / Marriott Hotel brands like the W hotel were breached between 2014 and 2018. (credit: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, Marriott International announced a system breach that has affected approximately 500 million customers, with stolen information including names, credit card numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, and passport numbers. The breach is one […]

GTA Utah: Teens take joyride in a stolen private plane

Two teenage boys have been arrested after stealing an airplane from a private airstrip in rural Utah. For rebellious teens across America, ‘borrowing’ someone else’s car for a short ride is something of a right of passage – but two Utah teens took the joyride to new heights, stealing an airplane from a private airstrip and taking […]

Income, tax and immigration data stolen in Healthcare.gov breach

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now has details about the data stolen in the breach of Healthcare.gov that occurred last month. According to the government agency, a significant amount of personal information including partial Social Security numbers, tax information and immigration status was compromised in the breach. No financial information was stolen. […]

The Stolen Campaign Documents That Helped Reagan Win the Presidency

It was about as high stakes a presidential debate as there has been in American history. When President Jimmy Carter and Republican party nominee Ronald Reagan squared off on Oct. 28, 1980, in Cleveland for their one and only debate of that election, there was just one week to go before Americans cast their ballots. […]

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The New York attorney general’s office is widening an investigation into fraudulent net neutrality comments, saying it estimates that up to 9.5 million comments […]

Manifest Boss: Stolen [Spoiler] Will Stoke Conspiracy Theories — Plus, Will Ben's Rival for Grace Fight Back?

It was one (literally) microscopic step forward for Manifest‘s mystery-solving team, and then a corpse-sized step back, as Episode 3 of the freshman NBC hit came to a close. Just as medical researcher Saanvi revealed to Ben and Michaela that she and Cal possess a genetic marker that was not there before the fateful Flight […]

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts (FB)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook got hacked, it announced last week, and there have been fears attackers could use the stolen data to break into users’ accounts on Tinder, Spotify, Airbnb, and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Facebook said there is no evidence of that sort of thing happening. But it’s still not clear who is behind the […]