Iranian hackers have hacked Telegram — and it could spell trouble for activists and journalists in the country

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Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters. The attacks, which took place this year and have not been previously…


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Good News: China Was Hacking and Reading U.S. Government Email When Hillary Was Using Unsecure, Private Server

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Good news, everyone. According to anew report from NBC, Chinese cyber attackers were hacking and reading email belonging to U.S. government officials between 2010 and 2014 (and that’s just what we know about) under the code name “dancing Panda.” Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State between 2009 and 2013,…


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DMU experts work with police to tackle cyber crime

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Cyber security experts at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are working with the police to fight the increasing threat of cyber crime. Officers from across the East Midlands came to DMU to learn more about digital forensics and the latest research being carried out to profile those who commit cyber…


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GPS satellite networks are easy targets for hackers

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A pivotal network of GPS satellites doesn’t properly guard its communication, making devices back on Earth susceptible to hacking, according to new research. Lots of companies — everything ranging from overseas shipping containers to oil drilling rigs — use location data beamed from GPS trackers to ensure that equipment never…


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How experts stay safe at the Black Hat security conference

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pen and paper instead of a laptop. Cash instead of credit cards. Face-to-face chats instead of cell phones. That’s the drill for the most cautious at two big computer security conferences taking place this week in Las Vegas. It’s where security professionals need to be — and why they need to…


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Legislature asked to adopt Cyber Crime Act

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ISLAMABAD – Former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain – who head Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) – has said that the number of internet users in the world has surpassed three billion while another one billion mobile internet would be added to it soon.   Presently, 192 countries are…


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Hacking With Pictures; New Stegosploit Tool Hides Malware Inside Internet Images For Instant Drive-by Pwning

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Go online for five minutes. Visit a few webpages. How many pictures do you see? With the media rich nature of the web, chances are your answer is in the hundreds. It is in this space the future of malicious cyber attacks could be embedded. In a presentation at Hack…


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IRS hack: Questions ‘only you know’ easy to answer

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SAN FRANCISCO – The hackers who got access to over 100,000 personal records through the Internal Revenue Service’s Get Transcript site didn’t need all that much information to break in, say experts. The IRS said Tuesday that cybercriminals used personal data obtained from elsewhere to get into the transcript service,…


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Cyber Security Travel Tips

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Wombat Security wants us to know that whether you’re taking a personal holiday or a business trip, traveling by car or by plane, planning a quick jaunt or preparing for an extended stay, make sure your cyber security best practices are coming along for the ride. Hackers and scammers don’t take…


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Global Cyber Security Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 – Rising Venture Capital Funding for the $123 Billion Industry

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Growing inclination towards cloud storage, introduction of public clouds and growing emphasis on digitization are propelling the need for cyber security across the globe. North America and Europehave been the leading revenue contributors, capturing major shares in the market in 2014. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is rapidly emerging as a potential market…


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Cyber threats relatively unknown outside IT, says expert

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Few business people outside IT departments have any knowledge of current information security threats, according to BH Consulting founder and chief executive Brian Honan. “In many businesses, few non-IT people have heard of even big information security threats, such as the Heartbleed vulnerability or attacks like the one on Sony…


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Who should take the fall after a corporate hack? It may soon be the CEO

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Data breaches can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars, erode shareholder value, and indelibly tarnish corporate reputations. Yet, chief executives and other top brass at organizations that suffer such incidents have remained largely immune from the fallout. That may be changing. A new survey of 200 directors of public…


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A Dark Web Hacker Is Offering Ransomware for Free

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Ransomware is a real pain. It’s a type of virus that infects a target’s computer, encrypts their files, and keeps them locked out until the victim pays a hefty lump sum, often in bitcoin. For this, a blackmailer would usually either make their own ransomware program, or buy one ready-made…


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Consumers tell banks: Protect our data or else!

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Consumers have a stern warning for banks: Keep our data safe or we’re through. That’s according to a survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted for public relations and communications firm Makovsky by market researcher Ebiquity in March. The survey results will be released later Thursday. Nearly three-quarters of the…


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Researchers in Bluetooth IoT Privacy Warning

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Security researchers are warning that privacy issues in the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol could make users’ smart devices easily trackable from potentially long distances. Context Information Security announced the findings of new research in a post at the end of last week. In just half an hour hanging around…


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Cybersecurity Investors: This Stock Could Win The Most From Rising Demand

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In a report published Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss discussed the results of a cyber-security themed survey he conducted with more than 60 Chief Security Officers (CSOs). “Growth in security spending is expected to improve in 2015 versus 2014, with respondents reporting an average 12.8 percent growth in network…


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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

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As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office. When President Obama took office back in 2009, “cybersecurity” was not a word that everyday people used. It wasn’t debated. Then, mega-breaches against consumers, businesses, and the federal…


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FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

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A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts claims he caused a plane to move laterally and climb while he was connected to its onboard entertainment system. During an April 15 flight…


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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an “Ethical Hacker”

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You occasionally hear about major security vulnerabilities being discovered before they’re exploited, like the notorious Heartbleed bug last year. Security researchers work hard to weed out those dangerous flaws before they’re found by hackers of more malicious intent. This breed of preemptive hacking is sometimes referred to as white hat,…


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