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White House Briefly Put On Lockdown After Driver Hits Security Barrier

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White House Briefly Put On Lockdown After Driver Hits Security Barrier

White House Briefly Put On Lockdown After Driver Hits Security Barrier Updated at 9:25 p.m. ET The White House went on lockdown for a while on Friday afternoon after a female driver struck a nearby security barrier and was "immediately apprehended" by officers, according to the Secret Service. The agency said in a statement it has had "previous encounters" with the woman they say is 35, white and from LaVergne, Tenn. The statement said she has been charged with "numerous criminal violations," and turned over to Washington, D.C., police. BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier...

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European regulator proposes hack protection, geo-awareness for drones

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European regulator proposes hack protection, geo-awareness for drones

European regulator proposes hack protection, geo-awareness for drones FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe’s aviation safety authority has proposed anti-hacking measures and geo-awareness technology for small drones to avoid collisions with aircraft or people, taking an important step toward Europe-wide regulation. The reworked proposal published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Thursday, which will be the basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete rules later in the year, includes requirements for drones to be remotely identifiable and to recognize when they stray into banned areas. With demand booming, both for hobby and commercial use, European regulators have been looking...

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Tesla, Facebook and Fortune 500 companies under attack

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Tesla, Facebook  and Fortune 500 companies under attack

Tesla, Facebook  and Fortune 500 companies under attack A local news channel in Australia reported that a bizarre hack prevented people from accessing its own Facebook page. When viewers tried to visit the Channel 7 Facebook page, they were automatically redirected to the profile page belonging to Arie Hasit, Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate. Hasit was an early adopter of the social media platform, but does not work for the company. He currently lives in Jerusalem and became a rabbi last year. Individual Facebook users also reported being redirected to his page when trying to access their own profiles. A...

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Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as "Los Angeles Times" Falls Prey to Hackers

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Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as "Los Angeles Times" Falls Prey to Hackers

Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as "Los Angeles Times" Falls Prey to Hackers An unknown hacker or group of hackers have secretly inserted lines of code into the Los Angeles Times server to tap into the publication’s CPU resources and mine the cryptocurrency Monero. This compromise of the news organization’s website was initially spotted on Wednesday by Troy Mursch, a security researcher at Bad Packets Report. The code he found was an obfuscated Coinhive script, a cryptocurrency-mining company that offers users a JavaScript miner as a way to monetize websites. The miner has since been removed. While this untraditional method of mining...

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Bitcoin Exchange Admin Charged for Lying About Hack

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Bitcoin Exchange Admin Charged for Lying About Hack

Bitcoin Exchange Admin Charged for Lying About Hack US authorities have arrested a Texas man who founded two Bitcoin-related platforms that got hacked. Officials charged the on accusations of lying to Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) officials in the subsequent investigation. The accused is Jon "Ukyo" Montroll, a resident of Saginaw, Texas, and founder of WeExchange a Bitcoin wallet and exchange service, and BitFunder, an investment platform that allowed users to purchase and trade virtual shares of business entities that willingly listed their virtual shares on the platform. Legal problems related to 2013 BitFunder/WeExchange hack Montroll's problems go back to the...

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