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Are hacking minigames the most overused of gaming tropes? – GamesRadar

Thanks to my tireless work complaining about some of the least important things happening in the world today, and concocting brilliant solutions for all of them, video games are now pretty much perfect. But when I first began writing these articles more than a year ago, the industry was a …

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HBO is latest hacking victim – CNNMoney

HBO is investigating a hack targeting its TV shows. In an email sent to employees on Monday and shared with CNN Tech, chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said a cyber intrusion resulted in “some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.” “Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, …

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LETTER: Untraceable hacking skills works in Trump's favor – Daily Record

Published 12:04 a.m. ET July 31, 2017 We can only hope that the next attack on our voting process favors a candidate who will defend American sovereignty and the integrity of our elections.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) The newly appointed White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN Tuesday that Donald Trump …

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Russia Retaliates Against US For Hacking Sanctions, Expelling 755 Diplomats – Gizmodo

Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated against new US sanctions legislation widely expected to be signed by President Donald Trump, announcing on Sunday he would expel 755 US diplomatic staff. The sanctions in question were designed to punish Russia following US intelligence agencies’ universal conclusion Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 …

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For 20 Years, This Man Has Survived Entirely by Hacking Online Games – Motherboard

Manfred’s character is standing still in the virtual world of the 2014 sci-fi online multiplayer game WildStar Online. Manfred, the real life person behind the character, is typing commands into a debugger. In a few seconds of what seems to be an extremely easy hack, Manfred’s virtual currency skyrockets up …

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US elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought – Los Angeles Times

When Chris Grayson pointed his Web browser in the direction of Georgia’s elections system earlier this year, what he found there shocked him. The Santa Monica cybersecurity researcher effortlessly downloaded the confidential voter file of every registered Georgian. He hit upon unprotected folders with passwords, apparently for accessing voting machines. …

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New White House chief of staff John Kelly recently broke with Trump on Russia election hacking – USA TODAY

CLOSE In an unexpected move, President Trump announced on Twitter that his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was out and former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is in. USA TODAY Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks to the media about immigration enforcement legislation in the Capitol on June 29, 2017.(Photo: …

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North Korea hackers 'want cash not secrets' – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images North Korean hackers are increasingly trying to steal cash rather than secrets, a South Korean government-backed report suggests. Cyber-criminals are targeting financial institutions as Pyongyang faces tough nuclear sanctions, the Financial Security Institute (FSI) claims. Suspected hacking attempts were until recently thought to be aimed at …

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First on CNN: Warner wants election-hacking to warrant a US cyber response – CNN

CNN First on CNN: Warner wants election-hacking to warrant a US cyber responseCNNWarner’s amendment would add election-hacking to a US policy on “cyberspace, cybersecurity and cyber warfare” in the defense authorization bill spearheaded by Senate armed services chairman John McCain. The new cyber policy, which will still have to … and …

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Maintaining vigilance against election hackers – Washington Times

Washington Times Maintaining vigilance against election hackersWashington TimesThis week, hackers from across the globe are gathering in Las Vegas at the annual DEF CON conference for an exercise ripped straight from news headlines — trying to hack U.S. election systems. It’s a unique exercise that has raised a lot of …

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