Category: Cybersecurity

Report: Nearly Half(!) of all UK Businesses Struck by Cyberattacks

Nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyberattack or a breach in 2016, according to an official report. Cyberattacks targeting UK businesses have doubled in 2016, with a staggering 46% of...

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Carnegie Mellon Hacking Contest Teaches over 18,000 High-Schoolers to Hack

Over the past few weeks starting in late March, over 18,000 middle school and high school students from across the United States have gained a crash course on computer security skills in this year’s...

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Twitter Turns on Support for Two-Factor Authentication Apps

Beyond offering its own added layer of security in enabling SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) for its users, Twitter is now granting support for useful third-party authentication apps such as...

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Mirai-Like ‘BrickerBot’ Malware Kills Unsecured IoT Devices

A new variant of malware, dubbed BrickerBot, has been discovered operating in the wild by targeting IoT devices running Linux, the popular open-source operating system. BrickerBot operates similarly...

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Mac Malware Rises as Ransomware Extortionists Target Apple Users

A survey by security software firm Malwarebytes’ analysis of malware and cybercrime in the first quarter of 2017 has revealed an increasing number of attacks targeting Apple users using...

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Researchers Reveal Passcode Exploit through Phone Motion Sensors

Last year, a team of cyber researchers demonstrated the simplicity of spying on a phone’s motion sensors to steal the user’s PINs and passwords. A team of cyber researchers from Newcastle...

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US Feds Start Dismantling Destructive Spam Botnet Kelihos

The US Department of Justice has announced the launch of an extensive effort to put an end to the Kelihos botnet, a global network of over 10,000 infected computers that has been delivering spam and...

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German Minister Wants Rules to Attack Foreign Hackers

Germany’s interior minister is seeking international rules to allow nations to target and attack foreign hackers Germany’s interior minister is urging for legislation allowing nations to attack...

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Nearly 50% of Americans Change Passwords Post 2016 Elections Hack

 A poll has shown that a significant number of American are making changes to their online habits to protect their privacy after last year’s hacks of the Democratic Party. It is now common...

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Scott Schlimmer on Cybersecurity Training Program

Scott Schlimmer is an award winning former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who now runs Schlimmer Intelligence Consulting, specializing in training, analysis, and cyber security. Mr....

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Chinese Hackers Target Major US Trade Group

Researchers have claimed that a sophisticated state-sponsored Chinese hacking group broke into the website of a private U.S. trade group that sees some of America’s biggest companies as...

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Brazilian Hackers Pulled off Sweeping Compromise of Bank's 36 Domains

An unprecedented compromise of a Brazilian bank’s operations has been discovered by security researchers, with all 36 domains including DNS and corporate email under the control of...

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Hacked New York Post Sends out ‘Heil President’ Push Alert

The New York Post app has apologized after sending compromised push notifications to subscribers, one of which read “Heil President Donald Trump.” The New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s...

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Mapping the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool to the NIST Framework

In 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), an interagency body under the government that includes the five major banking regulators in the United States, issued a...

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US College Suffers 54-Hour DDoS Attack from Mirai Malware Variant

Researchers have observed a new variant of the dreaded Mirai botnet in the wild after it launched a 54-hour(!) DDoS attack against an unnamed U.S. college. Security researchers at Imperva Incapusla...

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Notorious Russian-Speaking Hacker: It’s Easier to Hack an Election than e-Bay

Belarusian hacker Sergei Pavlovich, one of the world’s most notorious Russian-speaking hackers has stated that electoral systems are easier to hack than the likes of eBay or Citibank. In an...

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Carnegie Mellon Hacking Contest Targets High-School Cybersecurity Talent

 This week, Carnegie Mellon University has launched its third annual online capture the flag (CTF) contest, aimed at introducing computer security skillsets to high and even middle school...

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Instagram (Finally) Rolls out Two-Factor Authentication to All Users

Instagram has announced that two-factor authentication will be enabled for all users after experimenting with the security feature for over a year. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed that...

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Apple Denies Breach Allegations of 600 Million iCloud Accounts

Contrary to the claims of a hacker group who has supposedly breached Apple’s systems to compromise over 600 million iCloud accounts, Apple has stated users’ data remains safe. A report on...

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Lithuanian Phishing Scammer Tricks US Tech Giants to Wire Him $100 Million

An indictment by the Department of Justice has revealed that a Lithuanian man tricked two US-based internet companies to wire him a total of over $100 million through a phishing scam. 48-year-old...

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Germany Raises Cybersecurity Alert Level Ahead of Elections

Germany has raised its cybersecurity alert level as it prepares for an onslaught of cyber attacks ahead of the parliamentary elections, the country’s top cybersecurity watchdog revealed. Arne...

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Russian Spies Hired Cybercriminals to Hack 500 Million Yahoo Accounts: Justice Dept

The United States government has directly implicated Russian agents of instigating and directing the hack of half a billion Yahoo user accounts by hiring cybercriminals. The US Justice Department has...

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US Justice Department to Announce Charges against Russians & Canadian in Yahoo Breach

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly set to announce indictments against suspected hackers involved in at least one of multiple hacking attacks against Yahoo that resulted in two of the...

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Ransomware Hackers Could Soon Target Smartphones, TVs: UK Cybersecurity Chiefs

A joint report by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) has underlined the risk of hackers targeting internet-connected devices for extortion. As...

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Google Removes Instagram Phishing Apps After 1.5 Million Installs

Security researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET discovered at least 13 new Instagram credential-stealing apps on Google Play which have been installed by up to 1.5 million users. A number of...

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CIA Blasts WikiLeaks for Publishing Breached Secret Documents

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has lambasted WikiLeaks, accusing the whistleblower organization of endangering the lives of Americans after releasing a trove of CIA hacking tools and secretive...

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WikiLeaks: CIA Malware Turned iPhones, smart TVs into Hacking Devices

WikiLeaks has leaked a large trove of CIA documents and hacking tools that were supposedly used by the agency to compromise smartphones, computers and even IoT devices such as smart televisions, in...

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The US Air Force’s Updated Radar E-3G Planes Are 'Highly Vulnerable' to Hacking

The US Air Force’s fleet of E-3 Sentry radar plans, spanning 32 E-3s around the world that possess powerful radar and communication systems are due to get an upgrade from their decades-old computer...

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Vice President Pence Used AOL Email as Indiana Governor, Got Hacked

United States Vice President Mike Pence used his private AOL email account to conduct state business as governor of Indiana. His personal email account was hacked last summer. According to a report...

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NSA White-Hat Hackers are Reportedly Quitting in Droves

The NSA is seeing an increased number of employed hackers and cyberespionage agents quitting the agency, according to current and former NSA officials. Citing current and former officials, Reuters...

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IoT Teddy Bear Leaks 2 Million Recordings of Parents’ and Kids’ Messages

The manufacturer of Internet-connected “smart” teddy bears has leaked the credentials of over 800,000 user accounts and millions of personal messages between parents and their children, which...

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Apple Triggers Two-Factor Authentication Prompts Over Push Notifications

Two-factor authentication, a security feature that has gained prominence in the era of the smartphone gets a push from Apple on its latest iOS beta, via notifications. iOS 10.3 beta users have begun...

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Bristol County DA’s Office Opens Digital Forensics Lab

Crime in the 21st century has come a long way and crime in a connected world that leaves behind digital footprints has persuaded Bristol County’s District Attorney to install a new digital forensics...

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New York’s New Cybersecurity Regulation to be Enforced in March

New York’s new cybersecurity regulation will be enforced on March 1, enforcing new norms and requirements upon the insurance and banking sectors as the state aims to better protect institutions and...

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‘Nothing is Impossible’ Writes Hacker After Defacing Trump Campaign Website

 A hacker who goes by the pseudonym “Pro-Mast3r” has reportedly defaced a fundraising website linked to the campaign of President Donald Trump by compromising a server related to the campaign. ...

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Yahoo: Your Email Accounts May Have Been Hacked, Again

For the third time in less than 6 months, Yahoo has, once again, warned users that their email accounts may have been hacked. On the day where Verizon is reportedly renegotiating its deal to acquire...

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Dreaded IoT Malware Mirai Spotted in a Windows Trojan

Mirai, the infamous strain of IoT-based malware that triggered an unprecedented distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against prominent DNS provider Dyn leading to a sweeping blackout last year,...

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Malware Targeting MS Word for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

Macros-based malware attacks targeting Windows machines running Microsoft Word have been proved to be a long-standing and routine threat to PCs. Now, security researchers have discovered attackers...

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The White House Cybersecurity Chief has been fired

The chief information security officer for the White House’s Executive Office of the President, the employee responsible for cyber-securing the President of the United States, is no longer in his...

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Former NSA Contractor Indicted Over Theft of Govt Hacking Tools

A former contractor has been indicted for the alleged theft of government property that includes files and hacking tools from the NSA, CIA and Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), following his arrest in August...

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Russian Hackers Behind Ransomware Targeting U.S. Police, Says Acronis

According to data-protection specialist Acronis International, Russian hackers are likely to be behind a new strain of ransomware that recently targeted and attacked a Texas police department. Named...

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Salve Regina University Opens New Digital Forensics Lab

Newport-based Salve Regina University has opened a new digital forensics lab which will provide hands-on practical training for graduates in an “emergent field” according to the university. The...

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Two Arrests in London over Washington CCTV Hack Pre-Trump Inauguration

Two people in London have been arrested in connection with the hack of Washington DC’s CCTV video recorders in the days leading to President Trump’s inauguration. Authorities in London have...

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Daniel Reardon on Cybersecurity and Health Care Industry

Prior to joining Delta Risk(https://delta-risk.net/), Dan worked at Protiviti, where he performed a wide variety of security and privacy assessments, architecture, transformation and management...

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70% of Washington DC’s CCTV Storage Devices Compromised Prior to Trump’s Inauguration

Officials from Washington’s police and city technology office have revealed that hackers had infected a majority of CCTV storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras in the...

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