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Category: Hacker


Email security, Hacker, Privacy protection

773 million records exposed in massive data breach

January 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Someone has compiled a massive collection of email addresses and plain text passwords, apparently from 2000+ hacked databases, and has made the trove freely available for download via the MEGA cloud storage service. The set – dubbed Collection #1 – […]


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Hackers who DDoSed African telecom and US hospital get long prison sentences

January 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Two men who launched DDoS attacks against a variety of targets have received substantial prison sentences on Friday. Attacks against Liberian telecom 30-year-old Daniel Kaye (aka “BestBuy”), from Egham, Surrey (UK) has been sentenced to spend 2 years and 8 […]


Hacker, Network security

US Health Insurer Humana Announces Third Data Breach after Third-Party Hack

January 9, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Kentucky-based health insurance provider Humana fell victim to a third data breach from December 2018, this time caused by a third-party vulnerability. According to a detailed notice to the California Attorney General’s Office and affected customers, Humana was informed on […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers threaten to leak 9/11 documents

January 2, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A group of hackers could soon release a large cache of stolen 9/11 litigation documents, which they claim to be one of the biggest leaks in history, if their ransom demands are not met. The group known as Dark Overlord […]


Hacker, Network security

Attack Campaign Targets Financial Firms Via Old But Reliable Tricks

December 20, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

An ongoing targeted attack campaign against financial institutions demonstrates how older and well-trodden hacking methods still remain effective. Since August, a group of attackers have used Java-based remote access Trojans, phishing emails, and zip-compressed files – and hosted their malware […]


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Hackers Intercepted EU Diplomatic Cables for 3 Years

December 20, 2018

Via: DataBreach Today

For the past three years, hackers have been intercepting sensitive diplomatic cables sent between EU member states after stealing passwords for accessing the EU network via a phishing attack against diplomats in Cyprus, The New York Times reported late Tuesday. […]


Hacker, Vulnerabilities

Twitter Warns of Possible State-Sponsored Attack

December 18, 2018

Via: Security Week

While investigating an information disclosure flaw affecting one of its support forms, Twitter discovered a possible attack coming from IP addresses that may be linked to state-sponsored actors. Last month, Twitter became aware of a bug related to a support […]


Hacker, Network security

Most organizations suffered a business-disrupting cyber event

December 14, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

A study conducted by Ponemon Institute found that 60 percent of organizations globally had suffered two or more business-disrupting cyber events — defined as cyber attacks causing data breaches or significant disruption and downtime to business operations, plant and operational […]


Hacker, Malware

Hacking democracy efforts continue with upticks in malware deployments

December 13, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Comodo Cybersecurity released its Global Threat Report 2018 Q3, offering insights from Comodo Threat Research Lab experts into key cyberthreat trends and the impact of malware on elections and other geopolitical events. Hacking democracy and malware in conflict zones The […]


Hacker, Network security

Hackers breach Quora to steal 100 million user accounts – if you were logged out, change your password now!

December 4, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Question-and-answer website Quora has issued an urgent warning to 100 million of its users, notifying them that hackers now have their data as a result of a breach. “We are writing to let you know that we recently discovered that […]