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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from hacking, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 168 stories have been published about hacking which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Hacker claims to have stolen 1 billion records of Chinese citizens from police
Hacking · Shanghai

Hacker claims to have stolen 1 billion records of Chinese citizens from police

41% Center coverage: 64 sources
A hacker has claimed to have procured a trove of personal information from the Shanghai police on 1 billion Chinese citizens. If true, tech experts say it would be one of the biggest data breaches in history. The anonymous Internet user, identified as ChinaDan, posted on hacker forum Breach Forums last week offering to sell the more than 23 terabytes (TB) of data for 10 bitcoin.See the Story
U.S. imposes sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash
Hacking · Washington

U.S. imposes sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash

56% Center coverage: 37 sources
The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Tornado Cash today. The decentralized cryptocurrency mixer service used to launder more than $7 billion since its creation in 2019. The North Korean-backed APT Lazarus Group also used the crypto mixer to laundering approximately $455 million stolen in the largest known cryptocurrency heist ever.See the Story
Researchers say Thai pro-democracy activists hit by spyware
Hacking · Bangkok

Researchers say Thai pro-democracy activists hit by spyware

45% Center coverage: 35 sources
Cybersecurity researchers say that Thai activists involved in pro-democracy protests in 2020 and 2021 had their cell phones or other devices infected and attacked with spyware. At least 30 individuals were targeted for surveillance with Pegasus, a spyware application produced by the Israel-based cybersecurity company NSO Group. Those affected included activists, scholars, and people working with civil society groups. The Pegasus spyware is known for "zero-click exploits," which means it can be installed remotely onto a target's phone.See the Story

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