Man says he caused fake traffic jams on Google Maps with 99 phones

Sometimes, a system as sophisticated as Google Maps can be tricked in the simplest of ways.  This was recently proved by artist Simon Weckert, who hauled around 99 smartphones in a handcart, thus generating a traffic jam on Google Maps, which falsely registered this activity as a bunch of cars being around the same location.  […]

Hackers are selling card info stolen in last year’s Wawa breach

If you purchased anything at the East Coast gas station and convenience store chain Wawa between March and December last year, there’s a chance your credit and debit card info is being sold on the dark web. Earlier this week, fraud intelligence compa… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/30/wawa-breach-stolen-data-sold-online/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. […]

UN confirms it suffered a ‘serious’ hack, but didn’t inform employees

The United Nations was the victim of a massive, likely state-sponsored hacker attack this past summer, according to reports from The New Humanitarian and Associated Press. To make the matters worse, the organization didn’t disclose the details and se… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/29/un-2019-cyberattack-report/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published […]

Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT devices to betray you

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/18/hitting-the-books-power-to-the-people-audrey-kurth-kronin/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with […]

Russia 'hacked Ukrainian energy company' at centre of Trump impeachment scandal

The firm is linked to Joe Biden – who polls suggest is best placed to beat Trump in 2020 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/trump-impeachment-russia-hack-ukraine-burisma-hunter-biden-kiev-a9283091.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Oliver Carroll

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings

This story was reported in partnership with health news site The Mighty Every day, millions of new medical images containing the personal health information of patients are spilling out onto the internet. Hundreds of hospitals, medical offices and imaging centers are running insecure storage systems, allowing anyone with an internet connection and free-to-download software to […]

International money transfer service Travelex held ransom by hackers

Foreign exchange company Travelex has been targeted by hackers demanding $6 million (£4.6 million), in an attack many believe could have been averted months ago. The ransomware gang known as Sodinokibi — also as REvil — says it has downloaded… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/08/international-money-transfer-service-travelex-held-ransom-by-hac/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was […]

Hackers Vandalize U.S. Government Website With Pro-Iran Message and Illustration of Bloody Trump

Hackers vandalized a relatively small U.S. government website on Sunday, leaving behind a message for President Donald Trump and implying that the government of Iran was behind the hack. But there’s no evidence yet that Iran was actually behind the intrusion, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security… Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/hackers-vandalize-small-u-s-government-website-with-pr-1840827815 Droolin’ Dog sniffed […]

Hungover? Here Are Some Snacks That Might Actually Help

The holidays are here and so are the boozy celebrations: A hangover or two are on the horizon. While there’s no cure for such misery, these foods could help alleviate the painful aftermath of last night’s party.  Read This Article on LifeSavvy › Source: https://www.lifesavvy.com/13919/hungover-here-are-some-snacks-that-might-actually-help/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with […]

How to (Hypothetically) Hack Your School’s Surveillance System

This week, hacktivist and security engineer Lance R. Vick tweeted an enticing proposition along with a gut-punch headline: “Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands,” read the Washington Post link. The report revealed nearly instantaneous and… Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-hypothetically-hack-your-schools-surveillance-1840680142 Proactive Computing found this story and shared […]