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Category: Hacker


Hacker, Network security

New attacks spark concerns about Iranian cyber threat

March 12, 2018

Via: The Hill

Experts are sounding the alarm about new cyber activity from Iran, as hackers become more emboldened and skilled at carrying out surveillance operations and other attacks outside the country’s borders. In recent years, Iran-linked hacker groups have showed signs of […]


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Russia hacked Olympic computers and routers but tried to frame North Korea

February 26, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Russian military hackers hacked hundreds of computers at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but tried to make it look like the hacks were conducted by North Korea, according to a report by The Washington Post. U.S. officials clinging to anonymity […]


Hacker, Network security

Officials warn of spike in hackers targeting taxpayer data

February 23, 2018

Via: The Hill

Federal officials are warning of a spike in phishing campaigns during the IRS’s tax filing season, particularly those targeting information from would-be victims’ W-2 forms. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued an alert late Wednesday warning of an increase […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Security

Tesla cryptojacked by currency miners

February 22, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Tesla’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud account was broken into by hackers who suckled at its computer power for cryptocurrency mining, according to security researchers at RedLock. The researchers said on Tuesday that the hackers managed to get into the administration […]


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Hackers exploit Jenkins servers, make $3 million by mining Monero

February 20, 2018

Via: CSO Online

If you run a Jenkins server, you might want to make sure it is fully patched, since researchers found “one of the biggest malicious mining operations ever discovered.” The cyber crooks have already made more than $3 million by installing […]


Hacker, Privacy protection, Security, Tech

How safe are you around your smart TV?

February 14, 2018

Via: We Live Security

The times when all that our TV sets could do was show us ‘regular’ TV stations are now over. These days, such ‘old-school’ television sets are increasingly being replaced with their ‘smart’ successors, which we can use for streaming video […]


Hacker, Network security

Dem senator presses FTC to ramp up Equifax hack probe

February 7, 2018

Via: The Hill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is urging the Federal Trade Commission to pour more resources into its probe of the Equifax data breach after reports that another agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is freezing its own investigation. Reuters reported […]


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6 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

January 22, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Defined as the “ability for (computers) to learn without being explicitly programmed,” machine learning is huge news for the information security industry. It’s a technology that potentially can help security analysts with everything from malware and log analysis to possibly […]


Hacker, Vulnerabilities

Firms More Open to Receiving Vulnerability Reports: Ethical Hackers

January 19, 2018

Via: Security Week

Companies have become more open in the past year to receiving vulnerability reports from security researchers, according to ethical hackers surveyed by bug bounty platform HackerOne. According to HackerOne’s 2018 Hacker Report, which surveyed nearly 2,000 white hat hackers across […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Identity theft

Customers reporting OnePlus payment website was hacked and reported credit card fraud

January 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Several customers of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. OnePlus claim to have been the victim of fraudulent credit card transactions after making purchases on the company webstore. A large number of OnePlus users claim to have been the victim of fraudulent […]