Category: Hacker

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 […]


Crooks use hidden directories of compromised HTTPS sites to deliver malware

April 3, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Crooks are utilizing hidden “well-known” directories of HTTPS sites running WordPress and Joomla websites to store and serve malicious payloads. Hacked websites were used for several malicious purposes, experts observed compromised WordPress and Joomla websites serving Shade/Troldesh ransomware, coin miners, […]

Hacker, Network security

What is a honeypot? A trap for catching hackers in the act

April 1, 2019

Via: CSO Online

A honeypot is a trap that an IT pro lays for a malicious hacker, hoping that they’ll interact with it in a way that provides useful intelligence. It’s one of the oldest security measures in IT, but beware: luring hackers […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker

Hackers raised fake tornado alarms in two Texas towns

March 25, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

On March 12th, at around 2:30 a.m. in two towns in Texas (the DeSoto and Lancaster areas) hackers took control of the emergency tornado alarms causing the panic among residents. The alarms repeatedly went on and off until 4:00 a.m., […]

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 […]