‘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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Local #company’s #system #hacked; employee #info #stolen

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 Green Bay Police say they are investigating the hacking of a local corporation’s computer network, resulting in the theft of “significant amounts of money” from victims in the organization. Police did not immediately identify the company that was attacked. Action 2 News will work to find that out. Officers say…


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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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Chinese #Hacking Against #Taiwan: A #Blessing for the #United States?

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Declaring that “cybersecurity is national security,” President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan inaugurated the Information Communication Electronic Force Command (ICEF) on June 29, 2017, formally establishing Taiwan’s “cyber fourth service.” The cyber fourth service, the first such independent military cyber command in the world, is the latest in a series of…


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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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How #Hackers Can Use #BitTorrent to #Control Your #Computer?

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Are you frequent BitTorrents downloader? Then your privacy and security are at risk too. Yes, you are reading it right because it is now proven that hackers can use BitTorrents files downloaded by yourself to control your computer sitting at their home. So if you have downloaded BitTorrents ever, then…


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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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Church #elder #charged with #hacking

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She was also a seven-time double Jeopardy winner  Stephanie Jass, a record-setting, seven-time winner on Jeopardy, has been charged with two felonies for accessing the email accounts of two executives at the college where she worked as an assistant professor. Apparently, Jass accessed the accounts because of an April 24…


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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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Hospital #pays $55,000-worth of #bitcoins for #ransomed #data

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An Indiana hospital has reportedly paid hackers a hefty ransom to regain access to its IT systems. In a statement to local media, Hancock Region Hospital in Greenfield said the cyberattack happened at around 9:30am on January 11. Employees noticed the hack immediately, Rob Matt, the hospital’s chief strategy officer,…


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Do your #taxes early to #avoid #losing your #return to #hackers

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Experts are warning that if you procrastinate this year, you’re putting yourself at risk. Recent data breaches can leave your tax refund in the wrong hands. The IRS starts accepting returns Monday, Jan. 29. This year, experts say we will likely see a boom in tax fraud, thanks to the Equifax hack and thieves…


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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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OnePlus confirms #credit card #hack of #customers, up to 40,000 #affected

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Buying OnePlus smartphones is as good as a time bomb. You never know which scam or hack is about to strike you next. Recently OnePlus confirmed at around 40,000 customers credit cards were hacked. Mainly affected are the customers who had given their credit card number to OnePlus sometime between mid-November…


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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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