Cyber criminals are targeting users in Thailand who run copied versions of Windows

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Microsoft is warning users in Thailand about the dangers of using copied versions of Windows and other software. The tech giant says cyber criminals are exploiting non genuine versions of software to spread malware. Users running pirated versions of Windows are leaving themselves wide open to a multitude of security…


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It only took hackers three weeks to jailbreak iOS 11

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A few days ago we saw a video that showed the various iOS 11 features inspired by jailbreak apps or Android. At the time, I said that Apple should still unofficially support iOS jailbreaks in the future, as they bring up some great ideas for the future of the mobile…


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What is BlackTech? Hacker group using leaked Hacking Team tools to steal Asian targets’ tech

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A hyper active and “well-funded”cyberespionage group has been going after Asian targets, aimed at stealing businesses’ technology and trade secrets. Security experts have linked BlackTech to three different cyberespionage campaigns, dubbed PLEAD, Shrowded Crossbow and Waterbear. The cyberespionage group is reportedly taking advantage of security flaws in outdated software, particularly…


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Cyberattack on Parliament: Dozens of email accounts hacked

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A cyberattack on Parliament has compromised dozens of email accounts belonging to parliamentarians, according to Sky sources. On Saturday hackers attacked the email server for Parliament. This prompted the digital security team to shut down external access to MPs and peers’ email accounts, which are still unavailable. While the attack…


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Hacking group Anonymous claims NASA is about to announce ‘evidence of alien life’

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NASA is “on the verge” of announcing the discovery of alien life, according to the latest video from hacktivist group Anonymous. The hackers published a YouTube clip overnight which claims a NASA scientist made the announcement at the last meeting of the US Science, Space and Technology committee. It comes…


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Ohio sites hacked with IS message

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A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” and ended “I love Islamic state”. The…


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Ministers and senior police have their computer PASSWORDS sold online after their details were stolen by Russian hackers

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The three most common passwords associated with police email addresses were ‘police’, police1′ and ‘password’ SECRET computer passwords belonging to cabinet ministers, ambassadors. civil servants and police chiefs have been sold online by Russian hackers, it’s been reported. Sensitive email addresses and passwords used by education secretary Justine Greening and…


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Two Men Arrested for Hacking Microsoft

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British police announced today they arrested two suspects part of an international group that hacked into Microsoft’s network. The two suspects are a 22-year-old man from Lincolnshire and a 25-year-old man from Bracknell. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) arrested the two this morning, searched their homes for…


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Hackers Leaked ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Despite Receiving $50,000 Ransom

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A hacking group known as The Dark Overlord that has been terrorizing Hollywood in recent months reportedly received $50,000 in ransom money before leaking the latest season of the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black in May. Variety is reporting that the hacking collective confirmed that it demanded…


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Hacking group CyberTeam claiming responsibility for Skype outage, threatens Steam

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A hacking group called CyberTeam has taken responsibility for an attack against Skype that has impacted that service for the last two days and said the gaming site Steam is next on their target list, but whether this assertion is true remains in doubt. As of June 21 CyberTeam’s claim…


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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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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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HACKERS TAKE OVER THE MOUSE OF A POWER-GRID COMPUTER

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THE BEST WORK of hackers tends to remain invisible. But when sophisticated intruders broke into the computer networks of regional energy firms in Ukraine in 2015 and cut power to roughly a quarter million people, their tampering didn’t go unnoticed. In this rare instance, the staff of one of those…


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Computer hacker stole almost £100,000 through bank glitch

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A computer hacker stole nearly £100,000 from a bank after spotting a loophole – then claimed he’d won it on a scratchcard. Unemployed James Ejankowski, 24, funnelled the money through his partner’s account, and he spent thousands on a Range Rover, a BMW car and getting his face tattooed. Prosecutor…


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Italy investigates foreign ministry hacking attempt

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Italy’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it was investigating a hacking attempt, after a group calling itself Anonymous published what it said was stolen ministry data. A site called cyberguerrilla.org carried a blog post titled “Foreign Affairs Ministry You Have Been Hacked” addressed to Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and the…


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Hidden Cobra hackers target U.S. with DeltaCharlie malware

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A new alert from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns that the North Korean hacking team Hidden Cobra is targeting U.S. media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors with botnet-related malware. The US-CERT warning comes from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, and it describes Hidden…


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How To Protect Your Router From Hackers

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According to recently leaked documents, the CIA has been hacking numerous Wi-Fi routers to monitor a wide range of users for years. The files point to the CIA’s hacking body called Engineering Development Group, whose members have been allegedly targeting home, office, and public devices. Notably, one part of the documents (PDF)…


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Hacker “His Royal Gingerness” Jailed for Cyber-Attack on UK Hospital, Airport

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Daniel Devereux, 30, a British man calling himself “His Royal Gingerness” has been sentenced to 32 weeks in prison for hacking the websites of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and the website of the Norwich International Airport. His punishment came today in a sentencing for a case he was…


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‘I Want To Expose Google’s Mistakes’: The Russian Hacker Blamed For A Big Android Fraud Problem

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Google’s proud of its track record in protecting more than one billion Android phones and tablets from malevolent hackers. But in the last 12 months, it’s been dealt a few blows, including the biggest ad fraud to ever hit its mobile operating system and the most significant single theft of…


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