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Hacker, Network security

Illinois’ elections board requests confirmation Mueller identified hackers in data breach

July 16, 2018

Via: The Hill

The Illinois state election board said Friday that it is likely the state referred to in special counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment as having been hacked into by Russian intelligence officers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Illinois officials said Friday that […]


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Ukraine warns Russian hackers may be preparing for major strike

June 28, 2018

Via: The Hill

Russian hackers are targeting Ukrainian companies with malware that could precede a larger attack, Ukraine’s cyber police chief warned Tuesday. Serhiy Demedyuk, Ukraine’s cyber police chief, told Reuters that Russian hackers are infecting computers at Ukrainian banks and energy firms. […]


Access control, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Security

‘Hidden Tunnels’ Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks

June 21, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Hackers are using the infrastructure, meant to transmit data between applications, for command and control. The security tools and strategies financial services organizations use to protect their data could be leveraged by cybercriminals who sneak in undetected via “hidden tunnels” to […]


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Humans vs. Machines: Will Adversarial AI Become the Better Hacker?

June 19, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Humans versus machines: Who’s the better hacker? The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) brought with it a new set of attacks using adversarial AI, and this influx suggests the answer is likely machine. With each innovation in technology comes the […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker

Experts warn hackers have already stolen over $20 Million from Ethereum clients exposing interface on port 8545

June 11, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Cybercriminal group has managed to steal a total of 38,642 Ether, worth more than $20,500,000, from clients exposing the unsecured interface on port 8545. Cybercriminals have raked over 20 million dollars in the past few months by hijacking poorly configured […]


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Hacked Drupal sites involved in mining campaigns, RATs distributions, scams

May 21, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts at Malwarebytes reported that compromised Drupal websites are used to deliver cryptocurrency miners, remote administration tools (RATs) and tech support scams. Crooks are exploiting known vulnerabilities in the popular Drupal CMS such as Drupalgeddon2 and Drupalgeddon3 to deliver […]


Hacker, Privacy protection

GDPR and the case for ethical data handling

May 17, 2018

Via: TechRadar

GDPR enforcement is almost upon us. Rather than simply seeing it as a necessary evil, we should remain mindful of the value to be gained from the approaching EU regulation. Businesses ready to embrace GDPR will have the opportunity, not […]


Email security, Hacker, Spam

Email Security Tools Try to Keep Up with Threats

May 10, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Email has long been a prime vector for cyberattacks, and hackers are only getting sneakier. Can email platforms and security tools keep up? No matter how many messaging and collaboration apps clutter the enterprise space, most (if not all) employees […]


Cyber warfare, Hacker

Tech firms fret over push to legalize ‘defensive’ hacking

May 3, 2018

Via: The Hill

The debate around whether companies should be able to engage in “active cyber defense” is heating up. Often described by critics as “hacking back,” the controversial concept involves organizations employing a variety of techniques to prevent breaches or track down […]


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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

April 18, 2018

Via: CSO Online

The first version of the SamSam (a.k.a. Samas or SamsamCrypt) ransomware was developed and released in late 2015 by a group of threat actors believed to reside in Eastern Europe. The group itself is mostly a mystery, but the code […]