Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

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A complaint from a Westport resident that a suspicious man was looking in his windows led to the arrest of two Bridgeport men on charges of identity theft and fraudulently purchasing cellphones, police said. The case began at about 4:05 p.m. Tuesday with a complaint about the suspicious person from…


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Computer expert: Some voting machines can be directly hacked

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A computer science professor told the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday that voting machines that create an electronic record of the voters’ decisions are open to fraud and computer hacking, vulnerabilities that are big enough to potentially change the outcome of some elections. J. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at…


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Intel Joins Team8 Cybersecurity Syndicate, Collaborates With Illusive Networks

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Intel announced today it has joined the cybersecurity syndicate established by Team8, a unique Tel-Aviv-based startup-creation platform focused on developing new cybersecurity solutions. In addition, Intel announced it will work with one of Team8’s companies, Illusive Networks, to develop a solution to combat Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) by combining hardware…


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Employers aware of cybersecurity threats but not proactive enough

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Although the study shows that businesses are gradually shifting from a defensive to an offensive stance in fighting cyber attacks, they’re largely ill-equipped to take on current challenges. A 2015 Spiceworks study showed hat while 80% of companies experienced a cyber attack, only 29% had a cyber expert on staff….


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Skype accounts getting hacked – Are your gadgets safe?

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Internet outages are more than just a modest inconvenience nowadays. So much critical business is conducted online that whenever it’s inaccessible it can be catastrophic. That’s why many people were panicked after Monday’s nationwide outages were reported. Now, users are reporting outages with a popular video chat service. Are hackers…


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Leicestershire Police warn pair who downloaded malware to hack computers

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Two young men from Leicestershire who had obtained the means to hack other people’s computers have received warnings from the police. The men were among six people identified by the National Crime Agency and European law enforcement as having gone online to obtain illegal software, known as malware, which they…


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A DIABOLICAL WAY OF HACKING A CHIP WITH A WAVE OF YOUR HAND

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WHEN YOU THINK of a standard hacker toolkit, software vulnerabilities and malware come to mind. But a pair of researchers are testing a different type of instrument: a physical tool that can break into devices with a wave of your hand. At the recent REcon computer security conference, Red Balloon…


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Hacker gains access to non-sensitive data of MSUM students, faculty

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A hacker was able to gain access to non-sensitive information concerning students and employees at Minnesota State University Moorhead in an attack possibly motivated by the Philando Castile case, in which a police officer was acquitted in Castile’s shooting death. MSUM notified students, faculty and staff of the breach in…


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How, when and where can Canada’s digital spies hack? Government makes some suggestions in CSE Act

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The Canadian government is proposing new legislation that, for the first time, would explicitly define how and when the country’s digital spies can hack into computer networks and infrastructure around the world. If accepted, the Communications Security Establishment Act would expand the spy agency’s mandate to include two types of…


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Erebus Ransomware: Hosting Firm Pays Hackers $1m Ransom

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Almost four days ago, HackRead reported that a new version of ransomware called Erebus has affected more than 153-Linux based networks and has targeted one South Korean web hosting company, NAYANA in particular. The ransomware caused a massive data infiltration whereby various multimedia files, databases, and other critical network-level information…


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EU agrees to use sanctions against cyber hackers

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The European Union can levy economic sanctions on anyone caught attacking EU states’ computer networks, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, the bloc’s latest step to deter more attacks following incidents in Britain and France. With German national elections in September, interference in democratic votes is a concern for the…


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UK City Council Slapped with £100k Fine After Failure to Update Server Leads to Hack

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Britain’s Internet regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has fined the city council of Gloucester with £100,000 ($125,000) after local authorities failed to apply a security update for almost three months. The incident took place back in 2014 when the council’s IT staff didn’t patch servers against Heartbleed, a vulnerability…


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Website security audit shows banks and government drop the ball

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Banks and government agencies always push us to do business online, but many of them get a failing grade when it comes to website security. The latest online security audit by the Online Trust Alliance shows mixed reviews for websites that collect your your private information. Healthcare.gov scored high for…


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SoftBank injects $100 million into Cybereason’s security software

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Cybereason, which helps companies counter cyberattacks in real time, announced today that it has received a whopping $100 million from SoftBank. “Too much of the security industry focuses on building walls, but you can’t build a big enough wall to keep the bad guys out,” wrote Cybereason cofounder and CEO…


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BlackBerry Secure gets security boost with ‘Enterprise of Things’

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how we live, BlackBerry’s ‘Enterprise of Things’ will now transform how we work as the Canadian company on Tuesday announced productivity and security enhancements to its enterprise software platform. As part of “BlackBerry Secure” platform, BlackBerry “Enterprise Mobility Suite” provides secure, management…


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Apple’s head of global security says more leaks are coming out of Apple headquarters than its Asian factories lately

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Apple is famous for having a very secretive culture, implemented and championed by late CEO Steve Jobs. Secrecy is so important at Apple that some employees have attended an hour-long presentation given by ex-NSA investigators about how internal Apple information gets out into the world, according to the Outline’s William…


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NZ ICT Company Finds Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Browsers

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A Wellington-based ICT security company, Security-Assessment.com, has uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers which can allow attackers to obtain sensitive information and potentially run malicious code on victim machines.A Wellington-based ICT security company, Security-Assessment.com, has uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers which…


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The internet of things: The cyber security risks and how to protect against them

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While the IoT affords many advantages by connecting the world, security risks pertaining to IoT are growing and rapidly evolving. Recently, the UK’s National Health Service encountered a devastating multi-national cyber-attack. Investigators have since discovered that this was only a small part of a simultaneous attack with over 57,000 ‘infections’…


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Obama White House Knew of Russian Election Hacking, but Delayed Telling

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The Obama administration feared that acknowledging Russian meddling in the 2016 election would reveal too much about intelligence gathering and be interpreted as “taking sides” in the race, the former secretary of homeland security said Wednesday. “One of the candidates, as you recall, was predicting that the election was going…


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Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeaways

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Both sides of the Capitol on Wednesday heard from experts about the extent of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with officials for the first time revealing how many states’ election-related systems were targeted by Russian hackers. But though the government disclosed that 21 states were potentially impacted by the…


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