‘Anonymous Greece’ #Claims #Hack of #State #TV

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The Greek chapter of the Anonymous hacker collective has claimed to have infiltrated state broadcaster ERT, but the channel has denied there was any attack at all. The bizarre incident allegedly occurred on Monday night when, according to Anonymous Greece, ERT’s databases were hacked in response to the state broadcaster’s…


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Hackers #access patient #data at #Oklahoma State #facility

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Hackers attacked Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, and some 279,865 individuals have been notified that their protected health information may have been compromised. The organization learned on Nov. 7, 2017, that an unauthorized party had gained access to data on the computer network that contained Medicaid billing information….


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20,000 #accounts #COMPROMISED in latest #data breach for a #popular #VR #porn game

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Users of virtual reality porn have had their habits revealed and leaked by hackers with an ‘ethical’ motivation. Porn viewers on the SinVR system have had their names, email addresses and download habits leaked, cybersecurity company Digital Interruption has revealed. The data of up to 20,000 users was compromised by…


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Hackers Are Using #PDF Versions of ‘Fire and Fury’ to #Spread #Malware

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A security researcher with Kaspersky Labs has found pirated digital copies of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury containing malware that could help hackers gain access to other people’s computers. The exploit was highlighted by researcher Michael Molsner and reported by the Daily Beast. The Beast noted that the compromised version…


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Hackers #steal over 10% of #initial #coin #offering #funds

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More than 10 percent of funds raised through “initial coin offerings” are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young that delves into the risks of investing in cryptocurrency projects online. The professional services firm analyzed more than 372 ICOs, in which new digital…


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This #hacking #gang just #updated the #malware it uses #against #UK #targets

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A notorious hacking group is targeting the UK with an updated version of malware designed to embed itself into compromised networks and stealthily conduct espionage. Both the Neuron and Nautilus malware variants have previously been attributed to the Turla advanced persistent threat group, which regularly carries out cyber-espionage against a…


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Liverpudlian #hacker #jailed for #DDoS attacks on #Skype, #Google

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Alex Bessell operated a highly profitable malware firm that attracted 26,000 customers West Midlands Police has jailed hacker Alex Bessell for two years after he hacked into Skype and Google using a ‘zombie’ army of bots. As well as taking down the tech companies through DDoS attacks, he also created…


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Uber #ignored #bug that allows #hackers to #bypass two-factor #authentication

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Ride-hailing app Uber has reportedly ignored a security flaw – discovered by a New Delhi-based security researcher – that can allow an attacker to hack into user accounts via bypassing its two-factor authentication feature. “Two-factor authentication is a vital part of protecting online accounts that adds a second layer of…


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6 ways #hackers will use #machine #learning to #launch #attacks

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Machine learning algorithms will improve security solutions, helping human analysts triage threats and close vulnerabilities quicker. But they are also going to help threat actors launch bigger, more complex attacks. Defined as the “ability for (computers) to learn without being explicitly programmed,” machine learning is huge news for the information…


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90% of #world’s #Gmail accounts ‘#vulnerable to #hackers

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Despite the growth of sophisticated cyber threats globally, Google has said that less than 10 per cent of active Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication making the remaining 90 per cent more vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to Google engineers, compromised passwords are the top way hackers gain access to…


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British #Teenager #Hacked High-Ranking #US Officials From #Bedroom

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The Old Bailey has heard how a teenage hacker used a mix of computer skills and social engineering to torment several top-level US intelligence officials, even posting a message that read: “I own you,” on one of their TV sets. Kane Gamble, who was 15 at the time of the…


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How #fraudsters managed to #hack my #bank account without me even #realising

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GETTING a text message from your bank about a suspicious transaction is never a good way to start the week. An SMS alerted me that some fool in a boutique hotel in downtown Washington attempted to make a purchase on my behalf on Sunday evening US time — so, Monday…


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Billion #Dollars Worth of #Cryptocurrency #Stolen by #Hackers Over #Years

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Over a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrenices have been stolen by hackers over the past decade, compromising supplies of Bitcoin and Ether as well as the technology supported them. According to Bloomberg Technology‘s interview with fintech expert Lex Sokolin, hackers have stolen $1.2 billion worth of Bitcoin and Ether. Sokolin, who is …


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Pokemon Go #Hacker #Sentenced For Two #Years In #Prison

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The hacker that has been using 9k zombie computers to attack Google, Skype and Pokemon Go, was sent to jail. The creator of this attack, Alex Bessel aged 21, has been doing this since he was 14 years old, attacking major companies, from his house in Toxteth, Liverpool. The Birmingham…


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Major #Chip #Bug Enables #German IT #Savvy to #Hack #Billions of #Devices Worldwide

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While testing a code that he had written on his computer, 22-year-old Jann Horn, based in Germany, accidentally detected one of the biggest chip bugs known so far. This major flaw affects an enormous number of widely used devices across the planet, including iPads and even baby monitors. The important…


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Dark Caracal: #Hacking group tied to#Android #spyware #traced to #Lebanon

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APT group using Android spyware stole hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data from over 21 countries. Spyware traced to a building belonging to Lebanese intelligence has managed to steal “hundreds of gigabytes” of data from thousands of people in more than 21 countries via numerous campaigns which started back in…


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Government #sponsored #Hacking Group #Caught #Stealing #Terabytes of #Data

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A global mobile espionage campaign that was in operation since 2012 was recently uncovered due to an exposed server on the open Internet. According to the researchers, the espionage group was linked with Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) and was able to collect hundreds of gigabytes of data,…


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HACKER #INFECTS #GAS PUMPS WITH #CODE TO #CHEAT #CUSTOMERS

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Authorities in Russia have broken up a widespread scheme involving dozens of gas-station employees who used software programs on electronic gas pumps to con customers into paying for more fuel than then actually pumped into their tank. The scam shorted customers between 3-to-7 percent per gallon of gas pumped. On…


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BlackBerry #Mobile site the #latest #target of #cryptocurrency mining #hackers

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TCL Communication Technology Holding Ltd., the operator of the BlackBerry Mobile site, is the latest victim of cryptocurrency-loving hackers in the latest of a rash of cryptomining hijacking cases. The website for BlackBerry Mobile was discovered by a Reddit user last week to be serving up code to visitors from…


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Man, 30, held over #hacking attacks on two #Hong Kong #travel #agencies

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Officers raid IT worker’s flat on Cheung Chau and also seize two desktop computers, two laptops, one tablet, three hard disks and five mobile phones A 30-year-old Hong Kong man was arrested in connection with cyberattacks in which the computers of two travel agencies in the city were hacked and…


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