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Vulnerabilities

Zero-Day Bug Allows Hackers to Access CCTV Surveillance Cameras

September 18, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Firmware used in up to 800,000 CCTV cameras open to attack thanks to buffer overflow zero-day bug. Between 180,000 and 800,000 IP-based closed-circuit television cameras are vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability that allows hackers to access surveillance cameras, spy on […]


Network security

Wisconsin Officials Prepare for Potential Election Hackers

September 17, 2018

Via: Security Week

A private vendor inadvertently introduces malware into voting machines he is servicing. A hacker hijacks the cellular modem used to transmit unofficial Election Day results. An email address is compromised, giving bad actors the same access to voting software as […]


Hacker

New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs

September 14, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Researchers bypass a Trusted Computing Group security measure to manipulate the firmware and steal data in memory. An updated version of the Cold Boot Attack lets threat actors bypass security mechanisms and access data that remain in memory after a […]


Hacker

Romanian Court Rules Hacker Can be Extradited to US

September 12, 2018

Via: Security Week

A Romanian court has ruled that a hacker known as Guccifer should be extradited to the U.S. to serve a 4½-year prison sentence. The court in the central city of Alba Iulia ruled Monday that Romanian Marcel Lazar Lehel will […]


Cloud security, Hacker, Network security

Hackers Leverage AWS To Breach, Persist In Corporate Networks

August 21, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Attackers are abusing the characteristics of cloud services to launch and hide their activity as they traverse target networks. A new body of evidence indicates threat actors are using increasingly advanced techniques to target cloud providers and leveraging cloud-specific traits […]


Hacker

Apple hacked by 16-year-old who “dreamed” of working for firm

August 19, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

An Australian teenager has admitted hacking into Apple’s internal network and stealing 90 GB worth of files. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded guilty to breaking into Apple’s systems on multiple occasions over the course […]


Hacker, Network security

Cyber report details tricks used by hackers to target critical infrastructure

August 8, 2018

Via: The Hill

A cybersecurity firm says it uncovered the methods and tools hackers use to target critical infrastructure organizations, activity it observed by creating a website that masqueraded as a major electricity provider. Cybereason on Monday released a report on its “Honeypot […]


Hacker, Wireless security

Hacking WiFi Password in a few steps using a new attack on WPA/WPA2

August 8, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

A security researcher has devised a new WiFi hacking technique that could be exploited to easily crack WiFi passwords of most modern routers. The security researcher Jens ‘Atom’ Steube, lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, has devised a […]


Hacker

Hackers breached US electric utilities: analysts

August 2, 2018

Via: The Hill

Security analysts have discovered a new hacking group that has been successful in breaching networks of electric utilities in the United States. The new research from cybersecurity firm Dragos is yet more evidence that hacking groups are looking for ways […]


Featured

Smart Tech: Why Device Owners Must Take Security into Their Own Hands

July 26, 2018

Via: William Palmer

The growing array of devices that can be connected to the internet causes consumers to be increasingly susceptible to cybercrime. Every smart TV or networked lightbulb we set up in our home or office can become a silent soldier sent […]