Category: Hacker

Access control, Hacker, Network security, Security, Threats & Malware

Massive DDos attack hit Telegram, company says most of junk traffic is from China

June 13, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Telegram was used by protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance and coordinate their demonstrations against China that would allow extraditions from the country to the mainland. The country is facing the worst political crisis ùsince its 1997 handover from […]

Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

Ransomware attack paralyses Lake City email, landlines and credit card services

June 12, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Lake City has warned citizens that administrative systems, including email and credit card systems, are down following a ransomware attack on the Florida municipality. The attack, called “Triple Threat” in a press release issued by the city, reportedly combined three […]

Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

US border agency contractor breached, license plate and travelers’ photos stolen

June 11, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that a hacker may have stolen sensitive data collected by the agency from a subcontractor’s network. “On May 31, 2019, CBP learned that a subcontractor, in violation of CBP policies and without CBP’s […]

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 […]