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Russian hackers apparently left the midterms alone

The call is coming from inside the house. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and security experts say that Russian operatives did not significantly meddle in or hack the US midterm elections, according to the Wall Street Journal. 
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The hackers getting paid to keep the internet safe

This post is part of Mashable's ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries' gender gaps. It had taken a
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How a college meme group regained control after a hacker took it hostage

It's Troll Week on Mashable. Join us as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of internet trolling. Facebook meme groups are the lifeblood of modern college culture. For one school, a power struggle between a hacker and shitposters became a
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Here's how to tell if your Facebook account was one of the 29 million hacked

Twenty-nine million Facebook users had their accounts accessed by hackers.  This, as it sounds, is very bad. And while the larger ramifications of the breach, announced two weeks ago, are as of yet not fully understood, Facebook claims it has a
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Facebook now says 30 million affected by hack, will notify users

Facebook has finally shared an update on the massive hack that affected millions of accounts.  Of the 50 million thought to be "directly affected," Facebook now says that only 30 million accounts were impacted and 29 million had personal data
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Musk steps down, Facebook is hacked, retro consoles return: The week in tech news — Technically Speaking

This week, on Technically Speaking: Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla; Facebook reveals that over 50 million users were part of a data breach; and Sony announces a new miniature version of the PlayStation. Read more...More about Facebook,
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Facebook says there's no evidence ‘so far’ that hackers accessed third-party apps

Less than a week after revealing that 50 million Facebook users may have had their accounts compromised by hackers, the company is trying to allay concerns that the massive hack could get even worse.  The worry — which has been raised by
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Some basic steps to protect your Facebook account after hack hits 50 million users

So Facebook just got pwned. Like, badly.  The company announced today that hackers obtained access to 50 million users' accounts, and could use them as if the accounts were their own. But what does that mean for you? Was your account one of the
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Russian hackers are taking their cyber warfare to the next level

Russian hackers are upping the ante of their cyberattacks. The next level of cyber warfare may not be here thanks to the latest weapon being utilized by Russian hackers. SEE ALSO: Cryptocurrency exchange claimed it was 'practically impossible' to
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Cryptocurrency exchange claimed it was 'practically impossible' to hack. It was hacked.

I guess we shouldn't be all that surprised. But still, they did say it would be practically impossible.  The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Zaif suffered a major hack last week. It issued a statement on Thursday stating that approximately

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