Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

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While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now that a second major hack of Ethereum has taken place…


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Police warn of hacking threat via our online fridges and kettles as fears are raised over the ‘internet of things’

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Household appliances which connect to the internet will increasingly be hacked by criminals seeking to steal your identity, rob your home or bank accounts, a police chief has warned. Durham chief constable Mike Barton warned about the danger of the ‘internet of things’ as more ordinary household items such as…


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FBI AGENTS SEIZE SMASHED HARD DRIVES IN MUSLIM IT HACKING CASE

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It wasn’t that long ago that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was trying to browbeat the Capitol Police over a laptop in the Muslim IT hacking case. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order…


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Botnet Hackers: About To Be Exposed?

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Sunlight is the best disinfectant, as the saying goes — but will light shine on the ways, whys and wherefores in botnet hacking? The Wall Street Journal reports an alleged hacker will soon be in a Brooklyn court, the center of a trial the publication says will offer “a rare…


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With Hacking and Phishing, All is Not Well; We Can Lose More Than We Can Imagine!

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When Adam Draper of Boost VC talked about how he lost $50,000 on January 14th, 2015, he could not take rage out of those who took his cash. Reason? He did not know who did it. Of course, that was a lot of Money, and that was his lesson! The…


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Officer suspended, to front court on hacking charge

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BREAKING: A Southern region police officer charged with computer hacking and misuse will appear in a Warwick court next month after he was stood down from duty. The 39-year-old senior constable was stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service after being charged with the offences. Police, in…


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Pennsylvania police, hunting for stolen laptops, say they stumbled on $40 million bitcoin scam

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Law enforcement in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County likely didn’t think they were dealing with a dark Web criminal pro when Theodore Price’s name first popped on their radar. According to federal court documents, detectives from the Northampton Township Police Department north of Philadelphia began tracking the unemployed 30-year-old earlier this month…


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The battlefield is everywhere in the digital age

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The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a terrifying piece of military kit. The stealth bomber can fly undetected for many thousands of miles to drop a thermonuclear bomb on pretty much any target on the planet. According to one government estimate, each B-2 in operation on average has cost the…


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Everyone gets breached, so you’ll need an response plan when it happens

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Your organization has just discovered a serious data breach. Does it have a well-oiled plan to respond without ruining forensic evidence, creating a public relations nightmare, or frightening customers? The last thing an organization needs is hysteria when coordinating a response to a major data breach. There may be unwanted…


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Ex-GCHQ expert warns UK has lost edge on hackers

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The five-year advantage that Britain once enjoyed over organised criminals and hostile state hackers has been wiped out by the disclosure of a powerful armoury of hacking tools developed by America’s spies, a former GCHQ officer has told Johnston Press Investigations. The so-called “Vault 7” theft saw at least 16…


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Qatar- Call to enhance cyber security after QNA hacking

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The cyber security officials of #Qatar have advised all government and private organisations to enhance their existing digital security standards to foil possible cyber attacks. ‘The best way to avert possible hacking in future is tightening existing cyber security mechanisms by deploying more sophisticated tools and competent IT teams in…


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45,000 Facebook Users Leave One-Star Ratings After Hacker’s Unjust Arrest

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Over 45,000 users have left one-star reviews on a company’s Facebook page after the business reported a security researcher to police and had him arrested in the middle of the night instead of fixing a reported bug. The arrest took place this week in Hungary after an 18-year-old found a…


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Changing motivations have made profit-minded hackers a clear and present danger

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Common images of black-hat hackers generally involve basements, pizza, and poor hygiene. Yet as the volume and breadth of attacks continue to soar and ransomware’s continuing success drives cybercrime’s financial rewards to dizzying heights, today’s cybercriminals have more in common with suited corporate raiders than the closeted miscreants of yesteryear….


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Hacker made off with over 5.5 million Social Security Numbers across 10 states

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The PII of 6,367,467 users from 10 states was exposed when America’s JobLink Alliance Technical Support was breached, according to records obtained via an open records request. When a Kansas Department of Commerce data system was breached back in March, a hacker accessed more than 5,561,803 Social Security Numbers from…


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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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Hackers Steal Staggering $32 Million In Ethereum

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-In a massive security breach on Wednesday, hackers got their hands on 153,000 units of cryptocurrency ethereum, worth around $32.6 million. This was the biggest theft of the cryptocurrency so far and comes just a couple day after $7 million worth ethereum was stolen. The ether tokens, illegally depleted Wednesday,…


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Software developers are easy targets for hackers study finds

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Netsparker Ltd., a company in the web applications security industry, has released survey results showing that most software developers make themselves easy targets for hackers, even when they are behind a corporate firewall. The primary reason is not that their web server software is out of date, however. Instead, it…


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Smart fish tank helped hackers infiltrate a casino

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Internet-connected gadgets can be great, but they’re not without their risks. We’ve seen warnings over poor IoT security from watchdogs and the government alike, and we’ve seen multiple instances where poor security has resulted in various data breaches. The latest example of this risk comes from a North American casino…


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Hackers Of Kansas System Accessed Social Security Numbers Of Millions In 10 States

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Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system used by multiple states gained access to more than 5.5 million Social Security Numbers and put the agency on the hook to pay for credit monitoring services for all victims. The number of SSNs exposed across the 10 states whose…


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