White hat #hackers: who are they and #how can they #protect us from #being hacked?

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“It really sucks to answer your door to 30 FBI agents.” In June 2002 Tommy DeVoss (hacker alias dawgyg) was arrested by the FBI, who charged him with breaking into government and military computers. Mr DeVoss would serve two and a half years in a federal jail. He was 19…


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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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North Korea reportedly #hacked UK’s Channel 4 over #‘slanderous’ #TV series

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North Korea’s cyber forces may never top the scalp of hacking Sony, an attack that successfully derailed plans to release a movie viewed as critical of the country, but the totalitarian state also performed a similar hit on British broadcaster Channel 4, it has emerged. A detailed New York Times…


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Hackers #Exploit #Adobe Flash Flaw To #Install Infamous #Spyware

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Adobe Systems is warning users about a serious vulnerability in its Flash Player that security researchers say was used to deliver the notorious FinSpy spyware. The vulnerability, which can trigger remote code execution, only came to light when security firm Kaspersky Lab noticed it as part of a hacking attempt…


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North Korea #hacking group likely behind #Taiwan #SWIFT #cyber heist: BAE

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Cyber-security firm BAE Systems said on Monday (Oct 16) that it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system. “The likely culprit is Lazarus,” BAE cyber-intelligence chief Adrian…


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15 Million Hit by #Equifax Hacking – #How Can You Stay#Secure Online?

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After suffering a major data breach earlier this year, credit rating company Equifax now believes that the number of UK customers had their information stolen has doubled from their initial estimate, and that millions more could have had their details compromised. The firm is contacting almost 700,000 UK customers to…


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‘All #wifi networks’ are #vulnerable to #hacking, #security expert discovers

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The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to malicious eavesdroppers and attacks, according to the researcher who discovered the weakness. Mathy Vanhoef, a security expert at Belgian university KU Leuven, discovered the weakness in the wireless security…


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What’s Going On With #Kaspersky #Hacking Allegations?

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The Kaspersky AV-Russian Hacking saga is taking different twists and turns, and it doesn’t seem like a clear answer is on the horizon. Last month, the US Senate voted to bar Kaspersky Lab products from military and civilian agency networks due to espionage concerns. At the time, the Trump administration…


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Pizza Hut hack: Thousands of customers’ data stolen as users report fraudulent card transactions

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Hackers hit Pizza Hut earlier in October and reportedly stole customers’ financial information. Pizza Hut said that its website was hacked and some of its customers who used the fast food chain’s website and app were affected by the breach. Although Pizza Hut reportedly sent out emails notifying its customers…


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How to survive the worsening cyber threat landscape

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Industry and government cybersecurity experts offer advice for protecting business assets and reputation in an increasingly dangerous cyber threat landscape. Don’t expect the cyber threat landscape to get safer anytime soon. That’s the message given by speakers at two recent Boston-based events. “By any measure you want to use, the…


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US banks to introduce new anti-fraud measures after Equifax hack

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US banks are stepping up anti-fraud controls after the data breach at credit checking group Equifax put about half the country’s population at risk of identity theft. Executives at banks including Citigroup and Wells Fargo said customers would face new checks because of the increased risk of identity fraud, a…


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Hackers Can Gain Complete Access to your Apple Device’ Data Without you Noticing!

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Apple users are at massive risk. Hackers can gain complete access with indistinguishable phishing scam. A flaw in iOS design can allow any developer to replicate the familiar “Sign In to iTunes Store” pop-up on the iPhone and steal their password. A security researcher on Tuesday published a concept that…


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Cyber cold war is just getting started, claims Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton embarked on a speaking tour of Britain with a message that the Brexit referendum was won on the basis of a big lie and warning that Vladimir Putin has been conducting a “cyber cold war” against the west. She urged more women to enter politics and praised those…


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Hackers Are Breaking Into Facebook Accounts Through A New Phishing Scam That Bypasses Security

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There are plenty of ways to get into your Facebook account when you’ve locked yourself out, but only one lets you do so when you’ve forgotten both your password and security question and don’t have access to your registered email. That’s Facebook’s ‘Trusted Contacts’ feature. Which lets you designate a…


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The man who invented ticket bots explains why you can’t get that gig ticket

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By the time shotgun-wielding FBI agents raided his office, Ken Lowson, a former insurance salesman, had become America’s greatest ticket scalper. From 2001 to 2010, according to the FBI indictment, his company, Wiseguy, had bought and resold 2.5 million tickets and made more than $25 million in profit. The kid…


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Hackers now after financial firms in Asia Pacific region: Kaspersky Lab

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Cyber espionage groups that were into data hacking are now attacking financial institutions in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, a new Kaspersky Lab report said. The Kaspersky researchers discovered that cybercriminals operating in the region now aim for monetary gain as they infect banks in the APAC countries. The Advanced…


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‘Most or all’ WiFi security hacked, potentially allowing any device to be broken into, US government Warns

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Almost every Wi-Fi network could have been compromised, according to the US government. A problem with the WPA 2 standard – used in almost every home Wi-Fi network – means that potentially any network using it could be broken into, according to a new warning. Once that’s happened, anything on…


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N. Korea likely behind Bithumb hacking

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South Korean authorities are close to concluding that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on the country’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange in June, according to sources in the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office on Oct. 16. It‘s likely that the hacking was carried out by North Koreans, they told local media outlets, citing…


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Hackers steal restricted information on F-35 fighter, JDAM, P-8 and C-130

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Add the Australian defence industry to the already long list of those who’ve suffered at the hands of security weaknesses in third-party contractors. But in this case it wasn’t just credit card and other consumer data compromised. It was detailed information on some of the nation’s major military defence systems…


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Hackers have turned Politifact’s website into a trap for your PC

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PolitiFact has been an invaluable resource for debunking politicians’ misstatements and falsehoods. But now, it seems, some unknown actor is trying to profit off the website’s popularity — by hooking visitors’ computers into a virtual currency mining operation. The hack was discovered Friday by security researcher Troy Mursch, who noticed…


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