Tag: Hacker


Equifax Sent Breach Victims to Fake Website

September 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

Equifax has made another blunder following the massive data breach suffered by the company – it advised some customers on Twitter to access a fake support website set up by a security researcher. Equifax staff advised breach victims on Twitter […]

Security, Threats & Malware

Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

September 6, 2017

Via: Krebs on Security

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in […]

Network security

North Korea Accused of Stealing Bitcoin to Bolster Finances

August 30, 2017

Via: Security Week

North Korea (DPRK) appears to be targeting bitcoin (both users and exchanges) as a means to counter the increasing effect of international sanctions. Earlier this month the UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions targeting the country’s primary exports. Dwindling […]

Mobile security

Decryption Key for Apple’s SEP Firmware Posted Online

August 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

What appears to be the decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware was posted online by a hacker going by the name of xerub. A coprocessor fabricated in the Apple S2, Apple A7, and later A-series CPUs, SEP […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Can Hijack Phones via Replacement Screens: Researchers

August 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

Touchscreens and other components that are often replaced in smartphones and tablets can hide malicious chips capable of giving attackers complete control over the device, warned researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Researchers conducted their experiments on two […]

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, […]

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 […]