CCleaner was hacked to spread malware to millions of users for a month

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Now this is an ironic flub-up. Popular utility tool CCleaner (short for ‘Crap Cleaner’), which promises to clean up your system for enhanced performance, was hacked to distribute malware directly to its users, Cisco Talos reports. The app, which touts more than two billion downloads and over two million active…


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‘You’ll pay in blood’ Anonymous hackers threaten white nationalists after Charlottesville

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The group threatened well-known white nationalists including Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler and David Duke. Addressing the men directly, the video narrator said: “You are not safe. The blood of Heather is on your hands, and you will pay for it in blood.” The announcement comes after Heather Heyer, 32, died…


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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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Stupidly easy for hackers to attack Eskom

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It is ridiculously easy for hackers to attack Eskom’s central electricity distribution network, said Jacques van Heerden of Global Technology Security Provider. Van Heerden told the Rapport newspaper that Eskom’s systems have no “space break” – a physical separation between systems. If a virus attacks its computers, the same thing…


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Anonymous warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3

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The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US and North Korea continue to move “strategic pieces into place” for battle. “All the signs of a looming war on the Korean peninsula…


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Anonymous’ Joins Hacker Army Targeting Central Banks for Cash

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In 2008, a group of thieves stole $700,000 from Russia’s central bank the old-fashioned way: they infiltrated a processing center, handcuffed a guard, and made off with the cash. These days, the criminal attacks on the Bank of Russia are far less labor-intensive — and far more lucrative. Over the…


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Anonymous hackers take out darkweb child porn sites – and leak 381,000 email addresses

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Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous just took out 10,000 darkweb sites – including child porn sites – and leaked user emails online The hack may have affected up to a fifth of the dark web – sites accessible only using anonymising service ‘Tor’. Hackers attacked ‘Freedom Hosting II’,…


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Anonymous Share Easy Way To Hack Trump’s Phone

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The hacking group Anonymous on Friday published a tweet with an attached screenshot explaining how to break into US President Donald Trump’s insecure smartphone. Last year’s game-changing hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta’s emails proved that US governing bodies are…


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Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens Trump, May Expose ‘Personal Ties’ With Mobsters

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Famous Hacker group Anonymous, has targeted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, threatening to expose his “personal and financial ties with Russian mobsters.” In a succession of tweets, posted from one of the group’s main Twitter accounts on Jan. 16, 2017, Anonymous claimed it has secret information on Trump’s dubious ties with…


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New World Order Rising: Anonymous Hacker Group To Take Over West, According To Chilling Message

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Anonymous, a hacker collective, released a chilling video for the New Year. The clip suggests that the group is preparing to “take over the western world” in 2017. Anonymous: Western World Takeover The hacker group stated in the video that they would be hauling government leaders through the streets to…


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Popular local travel website gets hacked by Anonymous Arabe?

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According to forumers at HardwareZone the popular local travel website, CTC Travel, was hacked by a group claiming to be from the Anonymous Arabe collective. The hack was noticed by forumers at about 9am. Those that logged into the website saw an image of the earth with the sun beaming…


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Trick Or Treat – 25 Of The Most Ridiculous Questions Asked Of IT Security

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“Do you have any insect repellent? I’ve been told my computer has a bug.” There is no doubting that cyber security is a very technical subject, and with the current state of hacking for profit and the games of cat and mouse among nation states, it’s more stressful than ever….


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Hacker group Anonymous attacks Dalradian Gold website over Sperrins mine

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The Irish arm of the online hacker group Anonymous claims to have brought down Dalradian Gold’s Northern Ireland website in protest against the company. The site was reported to have been crashed on September 24, but it now back up and running. The group, which is made up of a…


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Reddit resets 100,000 passwords in wake of LinkedIn hack

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Reddit has reset 100,000 passwords after hackers stole people’s credentials from other sites to take over their accounts. The social network alerted its user base yesterday to the fact it had sent out the reset notices over the past fortnight, following hacks on sites such as LinkedIn, which spilled 117…


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How to toughen your LinkedIn account’s security in light of hack

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Those of you who use LinkedIn might want to beef up your security. On May 18, the professional-networking site said that more than 100 million members’ email and password combinations hacked during a 2012 data breach had just been posted online. In the same breach, hackers stole and publicly released…


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Spy master of North Korea defects to the South

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A North Korean intelligence officer has defected to the South, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. This is the highest ranking officer to ever defect. The colonel was a member of the Reconnaissance General Bureau. The man is believed to be the source of valuable information as he oversaw…


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Are Third-Parties Compromising Healthcare Data Security?

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A recent study indicates that healthcare data security may be at risk as most companies do not always check the security frameworks of third parties. With the recent spike in healthcare data breaches, it is pertinent that healthcare organizations implement and understand healthcare data security positions of third-party vendors, but…


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Europe’s security companies making money from misery

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A container city sprang up in the middle of Calais’s jungle in January. Better than the flimsy tents they replaced, these metal boxes with their bunk beds are home for 1400 migrants. It is a warm spot in their long journey into exile. “Inside this camp, it is safe. But…


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Netflix bill is about to go up

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Remember a while back when Netflix was a total bro and let current subscribers keep their lower monthly subscription rate instead of charging the higher rate that new customers received? That’s changing next month. In 2014, Netflix raised the price of its monthly standard streaming plan from $7.99 to $9.99,…


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Cameron criticised for meeting editors but not phone-hacking victims

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David Cameron met with the editors of the Sun, the Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday in the two weeks prior to a government announcement delaying the controversial imposition of costs on the newspaper industry. Despite promising to put the victims of press abuse ahead of proprietors several times during…


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