Tag: Hacker

Cyber warfare

7 tips to stay cyber safe this summer

July 24, 2017

Via: Malwarebytes

You’ve probably already seen the back-to-school ads on TV and rolled your eyes a little bit. We’re with you: There’s still plenty of summer left. That’s why we want to remind you about some of the cybersecurity pitfalls you might […]

Cyber warfare, Hacker

How computer security pros hack the hackers

June 6, 2017

Via: CSO Online

The long, awkward silence is always the first sign that a previously over-confident hacker realizes he’s suddenly become the victim. It happens every time. The malicious hacker had been firing his “ion cannon” at my network address trying to overwhelm […]


To catch a hacker: The subtle mistakes of an attack

March 10, 2017

Via: TrendMicro Blog

For all the benefits that it brings, new technology tends to open up a wealth of opportunities for malicious parties to compromise sensitive data. Even as businesses strive to protect themselves by employing advanced cyber security tools, hackers are keeping pace with developments of their own. […]


Russian hacker Rasputin breaches over 60 Universities and Government Agencies

February 16, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

According to the threat intelligence firm Recorded Future, a Russian-speaking black hat hacker, known as ‘Rasputin‘, hacked systems of more than 60 universities and U.S. Government agencies. We met Rasputin in December 2016, when he was offering for sale stolen login credentials for […]

Privacy protection, Tracking

Security Researcher hacks “Anti Tracking & Pro Privacy” Brave Browser

January 10, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Brave is an open source project that promises to block Internet greed and ugliness while improving speed and protecting privacy. Basically, it blocks ads containing pixels and cookies that track users and load stuff onto their devices without their knowledge. Brave […]

Hacker, Malware

Analysis: 2016 Health Data Breaches, and What’s Ahead

January 5, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

For the second year in a row, the vast majority of health data breach victims were affected by hacker attacks in 2016, and the trend shows no signs of abating. “Hacking is just getting rolling in healthcare, or probably more […]

Hacker, Malware

Vermont Utility Refutes Reports of Russia Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

January 3, 2017

Via: Security Week

U.S. officials told the press that Russia hacked into the country’s electric grid, but the affected utility said it had only found malware on one device that was not connected to the grid. The Washington Post on Saturday cited anonymous […]


Hackers offered journalist stolen anti-doping sports docs

December 27, 2016

Via: The Hill

The hacker group Fancy Bears seems to be readjusting its media outreach strategy, directly contacting a sports journalist inquiring about possible interest in stolen documents from anti-doping groups. Associated Press sports columnist John Leicester wrote Saturday that he received a message in […]

Data loss, Hacker

American Hacker Arrested For 2014 JP Morgan Chase Breach

December 16, 2016

Via: Dark Reading

Joshua Samuel Aaron, one of three men indicted for allegedly masterminding the massive 2014 JP Morgan Chase breach and a variety of other criminal enterprises, was arrested by US authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York yesterday. […]

Data loss, Hacker

20,000 affected by Tesco Bank security breach

November 8, 2016

Via: Help Net Security

It’s been a rough weekend for 20,000 customers of British retail Tesco Bank: they’ve witnessed their bank accounts being plundered and have been phoning the bank to report the theft, but most of them couldn’t get through. The attack started […]