Category: Hacker

Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

Florida lawmakers push FBI, DHS to declassify names of the two counties hacked by Russia in 2016

May 20, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan House delegation from Florida said Thursday they are pushing the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to declassify the names of the two Sunshine State counties that Russia hacked during the 2016 presidential election. The delegation, led […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang

May 17, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

US law enforcement authorities and their counterparts from five other countries have announced charges against 10 members of an international cybercrime operation that attempted to steal an estimated $100 million from organizations in the US and elsewhere in 2016. An […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

DoJ indicted a member of China-based hacking group behind Anthem hack

May 10, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The US Department of Justice indicted Fujie Wang (32), a member of sophisticated Chinese hacking group that breached at several US companies, including the health insurer Anthem Inc. back in 2015. “A federal grand jury returned an indictment unsealed today […]

Hacker, Malware, Vulnerabilities

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to big consequences. When it comes to cybersecurity, hacks more often than not stem from minor missteps – or even completely preventable, obvious mistakes. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open the […]

Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

A hacker has taken over at least 29 IoT botnets

May 6, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The hacker ‘Subby’ took over 29 IoT botnets in the past few weeks brute-forcing the back end panels of their command and control servers. The hacker accessed to the control panels that were secured with weak credentials. “Now this theory […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Threats & Malware

Rubio says hackers penetrated Florida elections systems

April 29, 2019

Via: The Hill

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told The New York Times on Friday that hackers penetrated a Florida county’s elections system in 2016. Rubio’s comments come a week after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that Russians sent malicious software to Florida […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker Exposes Confidential Files, Correspondence from Mexican Embassy in Guatemala

April 22, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

After expressing anger that his bug bounty efforts were completely ignored by Mexican officials, hackers stole and leaked online almost 5,000 confidential documents from the Mexican embassy in Guatemala, writes TechCrunch. The data trove contained critical personal information of Mexican […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Ransomware attack knocks Weather Channel off the Air

April 19, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A cyber attack hit the Weather Channel and forced it off the air for at least 90 minutes. The broadcaster confirmed via Twitter that the incident is the result of a cyber attack, it claims that the problems were caused […]

Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

Ecuador Says Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange Arrest

April 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. Patricio Real, Ecuador’s deputy minister for information and communication technologies, said the attacks, which […]

Hacker, Network security

Attackers fighting back against security teams while also targeting supply chains

April 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

According to the world’s leading IR professionals, increasingly sophisticated attacks involving instances of “island hopping,” counter incident response (IR), and lateral movement within a network are quickly becoming the new normal. Carbon Black’s 100+ IR partners conducted more than 500 […]