Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia

LinuxSecurity.com: The Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram has reportedly fallen victim to an attack, which appears to have originated in Russia, according to news from The Sun. Both Mashable and Reddit have reported a surge in the use of the word “hack” in tweets related to Instagram accounts.

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11-year-old hacker changes election results

LinuxSecurity.com: At the DefCon Voting Village in Las Vegas last year, participants proved it was child’s play to hack voting machines: As Wired reported, within two minutes, democracy-tech researcher Carsten Sch?rmann used a novel vulnerability to get remote access to a WinVote machine.

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