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Category: Hacker


Hacker, Network security

Could Beto O’Rourke become the first US President with a past of hacking?

March 18, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, when teenager, was a member of the popular Cult of the Dead Cow hacker group. According to a report published by Reuters on Friday, the Texas Democrat that is entering the race for president, when […]


Hacker, Network security

US Warns of Sophisticated Cyberattacks From Russia, China

March 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

Cyberattacks from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are increasingly sophisticated and, until recently, were done with little concern for the consequences, the top Pentagon cyber leaders told a congressional committee on Wednesday. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. […]


Hacker, Network security

CSRF flaw in WordPress potentially allowed the hack of websites

March 14, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Security researcher Simon Scannell from RIPS Technologies has discovered a new CSRF vulnerability in WordPress, that could potentially lead to remote code execution attacks. The flaw is a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) that resides in the comment section of WordPress […]


Hacker, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Flaws in Smart Alarms Exposed Millions of Cars to Dangerous Hacking

March 11, 2019

Via: Security Week

Serious vulnerabilities found in high-end car alarms could have been exploited to remotely hack millions of vehicles, including to track them, immobilize them and spy on their owners. Researchers at UK-based penetration testing and cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners have […]


Application security, Hacker, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Hackers use Slack to hide malware communications

March 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

A group of hackers is using a previously undocumented backdoor program designed to interact with attackers over Slack. While abusing legitimate services for malware command-and-control purposes is not a new development, this is the first time researchers have seen Slack, […]


Hacker, Network security

Kremlin: US territory being used to launch cyberattacks against Russia

February 28, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Kremlin said Wednesday that cyberattacks against Russia are being launched from U.S. territory, but could not confirm reports that the U.S. blocked internet access for a major Russian troll farm on Election Day, Reuters reports. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]


Hacker, Network security

Russian creator of NeverQuest banking trojan pleads guilty in American court

February 26, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Stanislav Lisov, a 33-year-old Russian national, has admitted in a US court to being the mastermind behind the sophisticated NeverQuest banking trojan. NeverQuest (also known as Vawtrak and Snifula) is a family of trojan horses that have been in circulation […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

How polls are hacked: What every business should know

February 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

The news in January about Michael Cohen’s indictments covers some interesting ground for IT managers and gives security teams something else to worry about: He allegedly paid a big data firm Redfinch Solutions to rig two online polls in then-candidate […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker

Young hacker gets 10 years jail sentence for SIM Swapping attacks

February 4, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A 20-year-old college student that has stolen more than $5 million worth of cryptocurrency through SIM swapping attacks gets a 10 years jail sentence. Joel Ortiz, a young hacker (20) who stole more than $5 million worth of cryptocurrency by […]


Hacker

Hackers hit Airbus, steal personal details of employees

January 31, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is investigating a security breach that has seen hackers steal personal information from its systems. In a statement published on its website, Airbus admitted that systems used by its commercial aircraft business had been accessed by an […]