Tag: Hacker

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, 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 […]

Application security, Hacker, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Hackers use Slack to hide malware communications

March 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

A group of hackers is using a previously undocumented backdoor program designed to interact with attackers over Slack. While abusing legitimate services for malware command-and-control purposes is not a new development, this is the first time researchers have seen Slack, […]

Hacker, Network security

Kremlin: US territory being used to launch cyberattacks against Russia

February 28, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Kremlin said Wednesday that cyberattacks against Russia are being launched from U.S. territory, but could not confirm reports that the U.S. blocked internet access for a major Russian troll farm on Election Day, Reuters reports. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]

Privacy protection, Vulnerabilities

IoT Scale Flaws Enable Denial of Service, Privacy Issues

February 6, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Flaws in this connected smart scale might give the diet-challenged a legitimate reason to be nervous. Here is an internet of things flaw that can tip the scales to a hacker’s advantage. Researchers have discovered a bevy of flaws in […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker

Young hacker gets 10 years jail sentence for SIM Swapping attacks

February 4, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A 20-year-old college student that has stolen more than $5 million worth of cryptocurrency through SIM swapping attacks gets a 10 years jail sentence. Joel Ortiz, a young hacker (20) who stole more than $5 million worth of cryptocurrency by […]


Hackers hit Airbus, steal personal details of employees

January 31, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is investigating a security breach that has seen hackers steal personal information from its systems. In a statement published on its website, Airbus admitted that systems used by its commercial aircraft business had been accessed by an […]

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 […]