What I Learned From the Hacker Who Spied on Me

Tech columnist Joanna Stern asked an ethical hacker to get into as many of her webcams as he could. Along the way she identified important tips for keeping our computers safe.
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Data on Australian fighter jets stolen by hacker

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Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a “smart” handgun.

A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it.
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How Alleged Russian Hacker Teamed Up With Florida GOP Operative

Political consultant Aaron Nevins asked for and received documents from hacker ‘Guccifer 2.0’ and posted some on his blog, after which the hacker called the blog to the attention of Trump adviser Roger Stone.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger: Hacker Threat About Stolen Movie Was a Hoax

Disney chief Bob Iger confirmed the company received a threat from cybercriminals who claimed to have stolen the digital copy of a movie — but that the studio believes the claims were false. “To our knowledge we were not hacked,” Iger said in an interview with Yahoo Finance published Thursday. “We had a threat of a hack… Read more »

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Hacker Releases New ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Episodes After Demanding Ransom

The fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black” isn’t supposed to hit Netflix until June 9, but a hacker who claims to have the entire season has gone through with a threat to release them early.

The unidentified hacker or hacking group, operating under the name The Dark Overlord, demanded the streaming service pay an unspecified ransom sum or else the episodes will be leaked. Variety reports that the hacker uploaded the first 10 of 13 episodes to Pirate Bay early Saturday, through multiple media outlets were unable to verify their authenticity.

The hacker initially uploaded the supposed first episode, and then on Saturday posted the following message online: “We’ve decided to release Episodes 2-10 of Orange Is The New Black Season 5 after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present. Do note that there are 13 episodes. However, we were so early when we acquired the copies that post hadn’t gotten around to Episodes 11-13. Perhaps Netflix will consider releasing the season earlier now that the cat’s out of the bag?”

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost that it was aware of the situation, noting that a small California-based production vendor that several major TV studios use experienced a security breach. Authorities are looking into the situation.

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I laugh, “A really good hacker could convince the computer system to print the data to a file, the hacker’s file. The hacker could then download the file, really delete the file and then make off with the data.”The lady nods yes and says, “So my computer people tell me. Now, what would the computer hacker do with the data?”It depends on the data. If the financial data indicated that the company was doing very well, then the hacker could buy company stock and sell it for a profit, after the data was publicly released and the company stock price went up. If the data indicated that the company was doing very poorly, then the hacker could sell short company stock and buy it back, for a profit, after the data was publicly released and the company stock price went down. If the data indicated that the company was doing just so so, then the hacker would probably not really gain anything for his clever work.”The lady then snaps at me, “You get your pay in company stock.”I sigh, “I talked with top management here, before I hired on. Top management is not terribly competent. I could tell that the offer to pay me in company stock was made, because the stock would shortly be worth a great deal less, perhaps even zero, worthless. Each time that I would get paid some company stock, I couldn’t sell it, because it was something called lettered stock, that isn’t supposed to be able to be sold until a certain time in the future. However, I could sell short the company stock, pledging the soon to be worth a lot less stock that I received. I’m not permitted to sell the company stock, my broker can. As the share price of the company stock fell, I had already received pretty much the full price of the shares that I received as my pay. I also used some of my earnings to short sell more stock. I made a little money on the deals.”The lady laughs, “You earned your agreed upon pay plus maybe 10% more. We could, theoretically, prosecute you, but the court would likely throw such a prosecution

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