Tag: 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 – […]


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 […]

Cyber warfare, Network security

Bipartisan bill proposes new White House office to fight Chinese technology threats

January 7, 2019

Via: The Hill

A pair of senators on Friday introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish a new federal office focused on combatting Chinese and other foreign threats to U.S. technology, including supply chain risks and technology theft. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman […]


Hijacking Online Accounts Via Hacked Voicemail Systems

December 31, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Voicemail systems are vulnerable to compromise via brute-force attacks against the four-digit personal identification numbers (PINs) that protect them. Researchers say a malicious user can thus access the voicemail system to then take over online accounts for services like WhatsApp, […]

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 […]


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, 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 […]


Industry reactions to the enormous Marriott data breach

December 3, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. Marriott engaged security experts to help determine what occurred. Marriott learned during the […]