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3 ISIS Twitter accounts ‘trace back to UK govt computers,’ claim hackers

3 ISIS Twitter accounts ‘trace back to UK govt computers,’ claim hackers

At least three Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) supporters’ social media accounts are run from IP addresses linked to the British government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), a group of hackers has claimed.

The group of teenage computer experts, known as ‘VandaSec,’ have unearthed details of internet protocol (IP) addresses used by three jihadists to access Twitter accounts used to carry out online recruitment.

The addresses were thought to be based in Saudi Arabia, but upon further inspection they linked back to the DWP’s London offices, according to the Daily Mirror.

Don’t you think that’s strange?” one of the hackers asked the Daily Mirror.

We traced these accounts back to London, the home of the British intelligence services,” they added.

Read more https://www.rt.com/uk/325994-isis-dwp-government-hackers/

‘Smart’ rifle with computer technology fires at WRONG target after being HACKED

‘Smart’ rifle with computer technology fires at WRONG target after being HACKED

The TrackingPoint sniper rifle turns even the most amateur shooters into elite marksmen by using self-targeting technology to perfect the best shot.

But researchers have now discovered a potentially lethal flaw in the “smart” system by hacking into the weapon through its wireless internet connection.

They were then able to use a computer to trick the hacked rifle into switching its aim to an adjacent bullseye.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/595208/Smart-rifle-hacked-researchers-wrong-target

 

‘Hackers’ give orders to German missile battery

‘Hackers’ give orders to German missile battery

The attack took place on anti-aircraft ‘Patriot’ missiles on the Syrian border. The American-made weapons had been stationed there by the Bundeswehr (German army) to protect Nato ally Turkey.

According to the civil service magazine, the missile system carried out “unexplained” orders. It was not immediately clear when these orders were carried out and what they were.

http://www.thelocal.de/20150707/german-missiles-taken-over-by-hackers

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