Hacking

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Tewksbury Police Pay Ransom After Cyber Hack

Tewksbury police say they were the victims of a hacking, forcing officers to negotiate with “cyber terrorists.”

04/07/2015

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MBTA, Commuter Rail Say False Service Alerts A ‘Technical Issue’

The MBTA and the company that runs its commuter rail said alerts that went out Wednesday warning commuters that service “was delayed until further notice” was not a hack, but a “technical issue.”

02/25/2015

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Report: Automakers Fail To Fully Protect Against Hacking

Sen. Ed Markey says motorists should be asking questions about hacking.

02/09/2015

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Companies Hiring ‘White Hat’ Hackers To Expose Weaknesses

More companies are employing hackers and asking them to try and break through their security measures.

10/20/2014

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Jennifer Lawrence On Celeb Hacking: ‘It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime’

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed “a sexual offense,” actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issues

10/08/2014

Aaron Swartz. (Photo Credit: Fred Benenson/Wikimedia Commons)

MIT: Internal Review Found No Wrongdoing In Handling Of Swartz Case

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says an internal review of its actions in the investigation of free-information activist Aaron Swartz had found no wrongdoing on the school’s part.

07/30/2013

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NH Teen Making Her Mark In Cyberspace With Twitter App

The 17-year-old from Nashua, NH recently won the top prize at Hill Holliday’s TVnext hackathon event in Boston, a competition to come up with the best new apps for television.

05/09/2013

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Hackers Compromise Associated Press Twitter Account

Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.

04/23/2013

Aaron Swartz. (Photo Credit: Fred Benenson/Wikimedia Commons)

Case Against Internet Activist Swartz An Issue In Mass. Senate Race

The federal prosecution and suicide of Aaron Swartz has galvanized Internet activists and prompted attacks by hackers. Now it’s dividing candidates in Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate campaign.

03/23/2013

This January 16, 2012 photo shows a view of the online shoe seller Zappos.com. The US based Zappos was notifying some 24 million customers Monday that a hacker had gained entry to its computer network, but said credit card data was not affected. Zappos, which claims to have more than $1 billion in annual sales of shoes and other merchandise, said it had invalidated the current passwords of customers, requiring them to reset their accounts.AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Zappos.com Customer Database Hacked

Online shoe seller Zappos.com says a hacker may have accessed the personal information of up to 24 million customers.

01/16/2012

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