CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

Polish game developer CD Projekt Red has built up a rabid fan base thanks to its work on The Witcher games, most recently the widely praised The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The company has long been working on another game not connected to the Witcher universe, known as Cyberpunk 2077. According to a statement on Twitter, CD Projekt Red has been hacked and game files from Cyberpunk 2077 are in the hands of unknown people…

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Yahoo: How do state hackers break in?

Yahoo: How do state hackers break in?

Yahoo has revealed that login details for up to one billion accounts have gone missing. The massive breach was discovered while it investigated a separate attack that had compromised data on about 500 million accounts. Yahoo said it suspected a state-sponsored attacker was involved in both thefts. How can it be sure? Perhaps because information about the breach came from intelligence agencies that monitor the groups and military units that conduct these kinds of operations….

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Hackers rewarded for web attacks

Hackers rewarded for web attacks

A Turkish hacking group has turned web attacks into a game by rewarding people who successfully hit designated targets. It is giving loyalty points to hackers for every short-lived attack they mount against a small number of websites. Points are logged on a scoreboard and can be cashed in for free access to other hacking tools. All the targeted websites are run by organisations that oppose Turkey’s government. Hackers hacked Security firm Forcepoint discovered the…

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Dark web hackers boast of Tesco Bank thefts

Dark web hackers boast of Tesco Bank thefts

Hackers boasted of thefts from Tesco Bank months before the company reported losing £2.5m in an attack. Cybersecurity company Cyberint said it had discovered posts on a variety of dark web forums whose members had described the lender as being a “cash milking cow” and “easy to cash out”. It is not clear, however, whether there is any link between these claims and the money stolen just over a week ago. The bank has repeatedly…

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