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 The cyberespionage group is reportedly taking advantage of security flaws in outdated software, particularly…


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HOW HACKERS HACKED THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE

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The U.K. Parliament became the latest Western government to be targeted in a cyber attack Friday. Parliamentary officials said the attack was aimed at all parliamentary email accounts and hackers sought to identify weak passwords. It prompted parliament to temporarily block all remote access to the email accounts of MPs,…


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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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Canadian Parliament Shuts Down Emails Over Fears Of Hacking

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OTTAWA — The House of Commons shut down email and computer network services Sunday over fears hackers might try to break into Canadian parliamentary accounts. Commons spokeswoman Heather Bradley told HuffPost Canada the Parliamentary emails accounts “were temporarily deactivated as part of preventative measures” due to the hacking in the…


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Scarier than needles: Expert talks medical device hacking

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Dr. Christian Dameff and Dr. Jeff Tully, graduates of the UA College of Medicine in Phoenix, recently hosted a summit on the threat of computer hacking aimed at hospitals and medical devices. With modern medicine relying so much on technology like insulin pumps, pacemakers and electronic medical records, an instance…


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Router hack risk ‘not limited to Virgin Media’

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A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers. But experts raised concerns that older routers provided by BT,…


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DHS, FBI Notice Warns Of North Korean Hacking Threat

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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice warning the North Korean government is using malware to target and launch large-scale cyberattacks on the media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors in the US and globally. The malware identified in the North Korean hacking is called DeltaCharlie,…


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‘Hack-proof’ quantum internet networks closer to reality, studies say

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A powerful quantum internet that’s impervious to hacking is a little closer to reality thanks to breakthroughs outlined in two new studies this week. But an expert warns the super-secure quantum-based network may still be at least a decade away. Quantum physics and the pursuit of an “unhackable” internet rely…


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Hacked: How Business Is Fighting Back Against the Explosion in Cybercrime

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Business is under assault from cybercriminals like never before, and the cost to companies is exploding. Here’s what you need to know about safeguarding your digital assets. 1. Under attack In the summer of 2015, several of New York’s most prestigious and trusted corporate law firms, including Cravath Swaine &…


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Wikileaks dumps info on ‘Brutal Kangeroo’, the CIA’s malware toolkit for hacking ‘air-gapped’ networks

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CIA’s Brutal Kangeroo malware suite likened to Stuxnet Wikileaks has revealed yet more information about the CIA’s trove of malware tools, this time revealing how it takes on ‘air gapped’ networks – computers and networks not attached to the internet for security reasons. “Brutal Kangaroo is a tool suite for…


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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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Hacking as civil disobedience: A dichotomy for Americans

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Although it’s fueled by a cultivated institutional distrust, it is illegal. This is true even though the definition of data as property is tangled. On June 16, the criminal trial of Jeronimo Yanez in the matter of Philando Castile concluded with the jury finding Yanez not guilty on all counts….


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Hundreds of thousands of Virgin Media customers advised over hacking risk

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Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. The company said the risk to customers with a Super Hub 2 router was “small” but advised them to change both their network…


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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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Germany Just Gave Cops More Hacking Powers to Get Around Encryption

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Hacking may soon be used to combat money laundering, cash counterfeiting, drug trafficking, and over 30 other crimes. Cops are getting comfortable with hacking. Already, agencies across the world are using malware or other techniques to identify child pornographers, bomb hoaxers, and stalkers. But, in the continuing battle over the…


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Court Strikes Defense Answer After Finding Hacking of Emails

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A Manhattan judge has struck a defendant’s answer in a media-based breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition suit, after finding that 2,000 emails, including attorney-client privileged information possessed by plaintiffs, had been hacked and stolen. “The hacking of plaintiffs’ email during litigation can only be seen as an attempt…


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