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Even medical equipment may not be safe from hackers according to some researchers.  One researcher found flaws in medical equipment, which diabetics use to monitor blood sugar levels.  He believes that an attacker could remotely control insulin pumps and the readouts from blood sugar monitors.  Because of that, diabetics could get too much or too little insulin to regulate their metabolism. 

It seems that hackers are stealing millions of dollars with just a few clicks of a mouse.  In increments of a few thousand dollars to a few million per theft, cyber crooks are stealing as much as $1 billion a year from small and mid-sized bank accounts in the U.S. and Europe like Experi-Metal, according to cyber experts. And account holders are the big losers.

Well I guess some hackers weren’t too sweet on Hershey’s.  Recently, hackers attacked the website of the chocolate manufacturer. And what exactly did they do with the hack? They changed a recipe on the website.

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