A new zombie army of hacked Internet of Things devices forced thousands of Brits offline, as hackers tried to expand the reach of their botnet.
The UK internet providers TalkTalk and Post Office confirmed that some of their customers experienced
On December 23 of last year, tens of thousands of people in Ukraine suffered a blackout. The culprit wasn’t just another malfunction or a natural disaster—but a hacker attack. This was the first known cyberattack that took out the electric
Microsoft hacker Itai Grady has created a tool to help protect blackhat scouts from stealing Windows credentials, an effort they hope will make network compromises harder to achieve.
The SAMRi10 PowerShell script (the pair say it’s pronounced as samaritan) eliminates
When a tremor wobbles the ground underneath your feet, it’s easy to keep your head down, keep typing, do whatever it is you were already doing. Perhaps someone just dropped something very heavy a ways away, that’s all.
ackers destroyed computers at six important Saudi organizations two weeks ago, marking a reappearance of the most damaging cyberweapon the world has ever seen.
Last time, it was used to destroy 35,000 computers at the oil company Saudi Aramco. U.S.
The Congress’s website was on Thursday taken down and hundreds of e-mail and Twitter accounts of its members, including those of several senior leaders, were disabled following a series of massive cyber attacks on the server that hosts the services.
The proliferation of fake news has shone a light on another murky corner the web, the practice of typosquatting.
These are the URLs that pass for common ones — say Amazoon.com instead of Amazon.com — if the user isn’t paying
Using nothing more than a laptop and an internet connection, hackers can guess credit card information in as little as six seconds, new research has found.
A research team at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom found that simple guesswork
HACKERS can remotely kill people fitted with pacemakers by turning off their life-saving treatments or delivering fatal shocks, researchers have discovered.
They also found that wireless attacks could breach patient privacy, revealing personal details.
Experts Eduard Marin and Dave Singelée,
A judge in Atlanta, Georgia, has sentenced Aaron James Glende, a hacker known as IcyEagle, to four years and two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling access to stolen bank accounts and others, via
As the news of Congress Party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter accounts being hacked spread like wildfire on Thursday, cyber experts were not surprised. The phenomenon is quite common across the globe where hackers are always a step
Hackers have reportedly conducted a series of attacks on Saudi Arabia, targeting the agency running the country’s airports and hitting five additional targets.
Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the attacks took place over the last two weeks, citing two people
Security is an arms race, and cybercriminals are fine-tuning their methods with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Researchers believe that 2017 will see a golden age of these tools enhancing social engineering approaches to make them more
A new cybersecurity report by Symantec equates the public’s past dismissal of seatbelts in cars with consumer’s laissez-faire attitude when it comes to defending their devices against hackers.
Cyberattacks are a risk many consumers are ignoring – and a number
Are you scared of your car getting hacked? The term “hacking” is so broad—and its use in clickbait headlines so vague—as to be meaningless. When was the last time you heard of someone’s car actually being hacked? You haven’t, except
The cyber-attacks on the backbone of today’s economies are materialized in those assaults that affect society as a whole. The strategic priorities of national security include infrastructure exposed to the threats that can affect the operation of essential services.
As the City of Madison prepares to revamp the way it shares data with the public, area coders have mixed feelings about whether the effort could rejuvenate the city’s dormant civic hacking community.
When Madison launched its open data portal
The San Francisco rail system was “hijacked” last Saturday by a hacker who demanded ransom in exchange for not releasing important data of the agency. Now, the tables have turned.
After holding the Muni hostage, the hacker is now the
More than a million Android phones are infected with Gooligan, a strain of malware Google is fighting in earnest. Cybercriminals used the spyware to steal 1.3 million Google accounts in the last four months, researchers warned. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
During the first weekend in February this year, Bangladesh Bank became the victim of one of the biggest cyber-heists of all time. Criminals managed to hack into the central bank’s security system, falsely masquerade as official banking authorities, and illegally