Category: Hacker

Hacker, Network security

Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757

November 13, 2017

Via: CSO Online

During a keynote address on Nov. 8 at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official admitted that he and his team of experts remotely hacked into a Boeing 757. This hack was not conducted in a […]

Hacker, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Prepping IOTroop Botnet with Exploits

October 26, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Hackers moved one step closer to launching full-scale DDoS attacks using millions of IoT devices herded into the botnet known as Reaper or IOTroop. Researchers at NewSky Security warn that hackers are swapping scripts on forums that can scan the […]

Hacker, Malware

Iranian Hackers Target Aerospace, Energy Companies

September 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

A cyber espionage group linked by security researchers to the Iranian government has been observed targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The threat actor, tracked by FireEye as APT33, is believed to […]

Cyber warfare, Hacker

Most infosec pros believe election hacks are acts of cyber war

September 11, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

IT security professionals believe the effects of cyber attacks on elections go beyond diminishing confidence in the democratic process, according to a Venafi survey of 296 IT security professionals at Black Hat USA 2017. Seventy-eight percent said they would consider […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Insurers increasingly concerned about silent cyber exposure

September 11, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Around half of industry practitioners see the risk of silent cyber exposure – potential cyber-related losses due to silent coverage from insurance policies not specifically designed to cover cyber risk – as growing over the coming year, according to Willis […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker

Dragonfly hackers gained operational access to European, US power companies

September 7, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The Dragonfly hacking group is back – or should we say it probably never went away – and is still interested in penetrating the networks of European and US companies in the energy sector. Even worse, their efforts have been […]

Cyber warfare, Hacker, Virus & Malware

North Korea-Linked Hackers Target U.S. Defense Contractors

August 15, 2017

Via: Security Week

The North Korea-linked cyber espionage group known as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting individuals involved with United States defense contractors, Palo Alto Networks reported on Monday. The threat actor, which has been active since at least 2009, […]

Application security, Hacker, Network security, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Can Use Git Repos for Stealthy Attack on Developers

August 4, 2017

Via: Security Week

Malicious actors can abuse GitHub and other services that host Git repositories for stealthy attacks aimed at software developers, experts showed recently at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. Clint Gibler, security researcher at NCC Group, and Noah […]


Why SSL/TLS attacks are on the rise

August 2, 2017

Via: CSO Online

As enterprises get better about encrypting network traffic to protect data from potential attacks or exposure, online attackers are also stepping up their Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) game to hide their malicious activities. In the first half of […]

Hacker, Vulnerabilities

Researchers remotely hack Tesla Model X

July 31, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Security researchers from Tencent’s Keen Security Lab have done it again: they’ve found vulnerabilities in one of Tesla’s cars and demonstrated that they can be exploited remotely to do things like open the car’s doors and force it to break […]