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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Maybe #Russia Is #Hacking The #FBI And #Stealing US #Citizens #Biometric Data, #Exhaustive #Report Claims

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Biometric data belonging to millions of Americans may or may not be at risk – it is frankly unclear — based on a BuzzFeed report. Anyway, at least two experts are concerned, the report says. The lengthy story, well-sourced and exhaustively reported, details how code developed by a Russian company…


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ISIS ‘Proves’ #Hack of US #Gov’t #Agencies

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ISIS hackers say they obtained thousands of names of Americans including details from the U.S. Army, Department of Defense and State Department. Islamic State’s Caliphate Cyber Ghosts issued a video in which hundreds of names scroll across the screen, including emails, phone numbers and addresses. The organization claims it sent personal details…


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Romanian #hackers #infiltrated 65% of #DC’s outdoor #surveillance #cameras

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Two Romanian hackers infiltrated nearly two-thirds of the outdoor surveillance cameras in Washington, DC, as part of an extortion scheme, according to federal court documents. In a criminal complaint filed last week in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US government alleges that the two Romanian…


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HACKING THE #U.S. #AIR FORCE (AGAIN) FROM A #NEW YORK CITY #SUBWAY #STATION

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New York City during the holidays. Magical. Bringing together hackers from around the world to legally hack the U.S. Air Force. Double the magic. On Saturday, December 9, we had our h1-212 live-hacking event in New York City. Live-hacking events bring security teams and top ethical hackers into the same…


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Hackers #steal 19M #California voter #records after #holding #database for #ransom

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In late 2015, a security researcher found voter registration records of 191 million US voters on the Internet. Months later, hackers were found selling those records on several dark web marketplaces. Now, the IT security firm Kromtech has revealed that its researchers discovered a MongoDB database (a popular database management system) containing over 19 million California voters records. Database…


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Ministry of #Foreign Affairs and 20 #Embassy #Websites of #Lebanon #Hacked

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Hackers claiming to be “Team Bad Dream” have managed to gain access to the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy websites of Lebanon.The hacker uploaded a hacked page named “default.html” on 20 Embassy websites of Lebanon and the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon. The motives…


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Defence cannot #ignore #Australian #government #hack

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In October it was made public that around 30GB of data was compromised in a hack on an Australian government contractor during 2016. The subject of the attack, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), has given it the codename “APT Alf” after the straight-talking aussie ‘bloke’ familiar to any Home and…


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Australia’s #Defense #Data Stolen by #Mystery #Hackers

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A mystery hacker, designated as a TV soap opera personality stole important and crucial data about the multi-billion dollar warplane and navy projects of Australia. According to the intelligence experts, it is a significant break-in but the identification of cyber-criminal has not been met. The robbers were witnessed virtually stealing…


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Hackers #targeting international #governments to steal #defence and #military secrets

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A cyberespionage group has been going after international targets in the defence, government and naval industries, presumably in efforts to steal secret military information. The hacker group, dubbed Leviathan due to the group’s special interest in naval industries, has been active since 2014 and primarily focuses on targets in the…


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The #Pentagon is worried about #hackers causing a #stock market crash

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The Pentagon?! But no one’s worried when stocks get manipulated higher. It’s funny, the all-out government effort to prevent a major decline of the stock market, or of individual stocks, via manipulation or hacking. Now even the Pentagon is looking into it. What’s funny is that everyone cheers when manipulation,…


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Hackers May Have Breached System Containing Government Email; Deloitte Says None Were “Impacted”

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It appears that hackers who targeted Deloitte breached systems containing emails from four U.S. government agencies, though the consultancy is maintaining that no public-sector clients were “impacted” in the incident. Citing anonymous sources, The Guardian reported Oct. 10 that the hack was more widespread than Deloitte is letting on, and…


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Hackers break into e-mails of LP senators’ staffers

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Senators belonging to the minority bloc on Thursday exposed hacking incidents that compromised e-mail accounts of some of their staff members, which they said appeared to link the Liberal Party and opposition groups to the Duterte administration’s narrative of a destabilization plot. At a press briefing, Sen. Bam Aquino revealed…


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Hacker codenamed in honour of ‘Alf’ from Home and Away stole sensitive data about Australian military projects

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Commercially sensitive information on the $14 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, Australia’s next fleet of spy planes and several of its naval warships have been stolen by hackers who breached a Department of Defence contractor, a government official has revealed. A manager at the Australian Signals Directorate – the government’s…


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‘No updates’: hackers may have ‘compromised’ White House staff chief’s iPhone camera and mic

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In the midst of the constant barrage of news from the White House in the last year or so, one might have missed the nugget that the personal handset of the new White House chief of staff John Kelly may have been “compromised”. That’s an euphemism for “someone is reading…


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‘UK teen almost hacking US officials a serious concern for American security’

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It should be very concerning for the US security services that a teenager almost got to access to private information of top officials, including that of the CIA chief, as other hackers might actually do some real harm, Mark Chapman of the UK Pirate Party believes. British teenager Kane Gamble…


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Russian government hackers used antivirus software to steal U.S. cyber capabilities

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Russian government hackers lifted details of U.S. cyber capabilities from a National Security Agency employee who was running Russian antivirus software on his computer, according to several individuals familiar with the matter. The employee had taken classified material home to work on it on his computer, and his use of…


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DHS: Hackers targeted other systems to find weak spots

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The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday sought to clear up confusion over its assessment that 21 states had their election systems targeted by Russian government hackers, saying just because the hackers in some states didn’t directly scan election systems, it doesn’t mean they weren’t looking to break into them….


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Roger Stone plans to deny collusion, evidence of Russia hacking to Congress

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Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone plans to fiercely deny to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that he had any contact, much less colluded, with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election, according to a prepared opening statement he shared with The Washington Post. Stone also plans to deny…


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20-year prison term proposed for hackers of State secrets

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Cyber criminals, convicted of hacking into government databases to mine State secrets for sale to foreign countries, will serve 20 years in jail if Parliament passes a Bill seeking to tame the growing white-collar crime. The Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017, a revised version of a 2016 law, also proposes…


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