North Korean hackers with links to Kim Jong-un are targeting US defence contractors, report suggests

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North Korean hackers with links to Kim Jong-un could be launching a secret cyber attack against the US, according to security experts. Best known for the WannaCry ransomware attack, the illusive espionage group dubbed Lazarus Group now appears to be trying to access huge amounts of military information. They have…


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Hackers are preparing to launch a ‘dangerous’ virus called Nukebot which could raid your bank account and bleed you dry

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ONLINE bankers have been warned that crooks are preparing to launch a virus likened to a nuclear explosion that could steal ALL your cash. The “stealthy and silent” Nukebot malware and could empty your account and bleed you dry, experts claimed. Victims only realise that they have been targeted once…


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Can ‘ethical’ hackers be your friend?

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The word ‘hacker’ rightly fills the business world with dread… And this perception has only been reinforced in recent years following a series of high-profile news reports which exemplify the reputational and financial damage hackers reap. The importance of these stories is constantly climbing the news agenda. Last week, a…


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A DEEP FLAW IN YOUR CAR LETS HACKERS SHUT DOWN SAFETY FEATURES

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SINCE TWO SECURITY researchers showed they could hijack a moving Jeep on a highway three years ago, both automakers and the cybersecurity industry have accepted that connected cars are as vulnerable to hacking as anything else linked to the internet. But one new car-hacking trick illustrates that while awareness helps,…


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‘Game Of Thrones’ Cast Had Their Personal Information Stolen In The HBO Hack

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HBO was hacked last week, at the same time that season seven, episode six of Game of Thrones was leaked, leaving superfans conflicted as to whether they should watch the dodgy stolen episode or wait it out and watch at the regular time (but have avoid all social media sites…


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Install iOS 11 beta now to avoid hacking your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6

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The iPhone 7 handset can be cracked easily as shown in a new video. Using a small box, an industry insider was able to unlock the phone by guessing a series of passcode attempts. On Friday, a well-known YouTube channel dedicated to Apple products posted a video showing a tiny…


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PlayStation social accounts hacked, PSN may have also been compromised

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Notorious Saudi hacking group OurMine successfully hacked the social accounts for the PlayStation Network at the weekend but in a more concerning twist is claiming to have also compromised PSN itself. In a series of tweets and Facebook messages that appeared Sunday, the group first claimed responsibility for that hacking…


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Alibaba rapped for allowing sale of ‘illegal products’ like hacking tools and VPN

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As it continues its efforts in removing and preventing counterfeit goods from appearing and being sold on its platforms, Alibaba is being called out by the Chinese government for another problem – Illegal products. The ecommerce giant has been actively stepping up its efforts to protect intellectual property, with the…


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University of Washington students can hack smart devices, track body movement

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Computer science students at the University of Washington have found a way to remotely hack into people’s personal devices, such as cell phones and smart TV’s, to track individual movement, raising serious security questions, the university announced Wednesday. The hacking method uses CovertBand, a software program the student team created,…


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Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

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Grim reading…Malware is growing, adware mutating, and sophisticated ‘nation state’ tools are being used by low-level hackers Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first…


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Hackers can buy the new ‘Disdain’ exploit kit for as little as £60 on the dark web

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For just over £60 per day, tech-savvy criminals can now buy access to a new exploit kit (EK) which has been designed to remotely infect computers, experts have warned. Known as “Disdain”, the hacking tool was recently put up for sale on an underground Russian forum hosted on the dark…


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Hacking Doesn’t Effect the Best Online Trading Sites

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The Internet is a wonderful resource for doing business; but the fact remains that there is a need for security of online transactions. Online transactions are vulnerable and everyone who does business on the Net has a responsibility to make it safe for its e-commerce customers. Certainly, the Internet community…


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Hacker claims to have decrypted Apple’s Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security

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A hacker going by the handle xerub has just released what he claims to be a full decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware. This could be a major blow for iOS security because of the importance of the SEP: It handles Touch ID transactions and is completely…


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Ukrainian hacker became first witness in FBI’s ‘Russian case’ of hacking servers of US Democratic Party

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The Ukrainian hacker gave confessions and witnessed the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in the case of hacking servers of the US Democratic Party during the campaign, which for Hillary Clinton turned into a series of scandals and became victorious for Republican Donald Trump. Russia is accused of organizing crack…


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Not all hacking requires a computer

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The public perception of hacking involves a shadowy figure in a hoodie hunched over a laptop, tapping furiously while a waterfall of glowing green text fills the screen. Also he’s probably listening to industrial music. First off, that’s a ridiculous caricature, and more important, not all intrusions are the result…


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Novato police seek ATM hacking conspirators

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Novato police are trying to identify three men involved in an ATM tampering incident at a gas station in Ignacio. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. Friday the Unocal 76 South at Ignacio Boulevard and Alameda del Prado. Police said the three men tried to distract the clerk while…


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Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s Consultation on Proposals to Reduce Hacking Risks in Internet Trading

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On May 8, 2017, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a two-month consultation on proposals to reduce and mitigate hacking risks associated with internet trading. The SFC aims to conclude the consultation and finalize the revised Code of Conduct1 and the new Guidelines2 by September or October…


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Crypto currency hacks: Hacking the unhackable

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When asked to name a cryptocurrency you’d likely think of Bitcoin, but today there are now over 900 cryptocurrencies on the market. In theory, the blockchain that cryptocurrencies use should be un-hackable and yet last month we saw hackers make off with $32 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether. Before…


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Russian hackers targeting Indian hospitality industry for user data

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A Russian hacking group “APT28” also known as Fancy Bear is targeting Indian hospitality industry to steal user data through unsecured Wi-Fi at the hotels, according to a report from cyber-security company, FireEye. APT28 has already attacked travelers in hotels throughout Europe and the Middle East in a hacking spree…


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Israeli firm hacks the hackers, and has advice how to beat them

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Hackers are a lot like the rest of us, a new study by Israeli cybersecurity firm Imperva shows. Just as some honest computer users are quick to respond to phishing messages – email scams designed to steal personal information – so do hackers respond to documents and files with titles…


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