Investigators are probing a potential North Korea link to the $81 million Bangladesh bank heist. This is due to similarities in the code used in the online heist and in an earlier Sony Pictures hack.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
A Gmail phishing scam is gaining traction, with quite a number of victims falling for it. Here's how the phishing works and how to protect yourself from it.
Security January 22, 2017
A series of DDoS cyber attacks affected Dyn last week, with disruptions preventing millions of users from accessing several sites such as PayPal, Spotify and Reddit. Cybersecurity firm Flashpoint believes that the culprits behind the widespread attack were most likely amateurs.
Security October 27, 2016
The web provider Dyn announced that it suffered from a DDoS cyber attack on Friday morning, which caused many sites like Netflix, Twitter and Reddit to be down on the East Coast.
Security October 21, 2016
Symantec revealed that an unknown group dubbed Strider is deploying Remsec malware across networks in China, Russia and other countries. The group reminded experts of similar instances when nations used malware campaigns in cyber warfare.
Security August 8, 2016
Acer recently revealed that its server was hacked, affecting 34,500 accounts of its consumers. In an advisory dated Wednesday, the company wrote that the hacker gained access to confidential information, enough to commit fraudulent credit card transactions.
Security June 22, 2016
As many as 12 banks in the SWIFT network have found security irregularities similar to the $81 million Bangladesh cyber attack. Symantec reported that the hackers could also be figuring in a Philippine bank attack.
Security May 27, 2016
Although North Korea is bogged down with aging Soviet jets and tanks in terms of its ground game, it appears to be making strides on the Internet.
Security May 10, 2016
The unashamedly brash dating site called 'Beautiful People' has been shame-hacked. The personal details of 1.1 million individuals have been leaked.
Security April 26, 2016
The United States will use 'cyberbombs' for the first time in history, and it will do it against the Islamic State. The Cyber Command is working on a campaign to disrupt the operations of ISIS on all levels.
Defense April 26, 2016
The Pentagon recently opened up the “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty pilot program. The initiative promises to pay hackers who break into some federal websites, thus helping to expose cybersecurity threats on the more sensitive official webpages.
Apps/Software April 19, 2016
US and UK are planning to conduct mock cyberattacks on their own nuclear power plants, in an effort to test and strengthen their nuclear facilities' cybersecurity defense system, in case of a nuclear threat.
April 4, 2016
Seven Iranian nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury in New York City on Thursday in relation to cyberattacks carried out on at least 46 major financial institutions and companies in the U.S. Those named were also accused of attempting to take control of the computer network used for New York's Bowman Avenue Dam.
Society March 26, 2016
Anonymous is declaring 'total war' on U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, announcing a 'call to arms' via a video uploaded on YouTube. The operation will start on April 1, initially targeting trumpchicago.com.
Internet March 15, 2016
Hackers started siphoning out millions of dollars from the Central Bank of Bangladesh through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month. However, careless fingers caused hackers their billion-dollar prize.
Money March 12, 2016
BlackBerry continued its plans to turn from a hardware-centered company into a software- and services-based enterprise. The company recently purchased Encription, a cybersecurity consultancy firm that should beef up BlackBerry’s team of IT safety experts.
Deals February 24, 2016
Hackers set their sights on the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, demanding 9,000 Bitcoin, which roughly amounts to $3.6 million. The Southern California hospital is one of the most recent victims of ransomware.
Internet February 16, 2016
FireEye acquired iSIGHT Partners for $200 million. The company hopes to boost its cyber intelligence capabilities via the merger deal.
Business January 21, 2016
Nissan websites suffered from an attempted cyber-attack from a hacker believed to be connected to Anonymous. The attack was launched in accordance with an anti-Japanese whaling campaign.
Internet January 16, 2016
Phantom Squad hackers launched DDoS attacks on EA servers, which resulted in a few hours of downtime. The hacking group might also carry out more cyber attacks during the holiday period.
Internet December 26, 2015
The British government is beefing up digital security after learning that the ISIS is eyeing a series of cyberattacks on its infrastructure. The U.K. is creating an "elite cyber offensive forces" to fend off cyber threats.
Internet November 19, 2015
Three men were charged in a 23-count indictment with crimes related to the cyber attack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other financial institutions in 2014. Israeli nationals Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein were arrested in July while U.S. citizen Joshua Samuel Aaron remains at large.
Legal November 11, 2015
Another suspect in the TalkTalk cyber attack was arrested recently in West London. He's a 16-year-old boy, and his arrest came days after a 15-year-old was held in Northern Ireland.
Internet October 30, 2015
More than 4 million users of TalkTalk are at risk after a major data breach hit the mobile carrier’s database. Trust levels in TalkTalk dropped, as the real problem resided within the poor or nonexistent data encryption.
Internet October 24, 2015
Sony Pictures Entertainment agreed on a settlement claim involving its current and past employees who complained of falling victim to last year’s hack against the company. Sony will have to pay as much as $4.5 million and $3.5 million to employees and lawyers respectively according to the settlement.
Legal October 22, 2015
China responded to U.S.’ request for assistance on cracking down hacking attacks by arresting individuals being suspected of engagement in the activity. The arrests came shortly before the state visit of Chinese President Xi JinPing to Washington.
Society October 13, 2015
A recent report from the UK's Chatham House reveals many nuclear power plant facilities are extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks. Nuclear facilities will have to ante up as they 'become increasingly reliant on digital systems,' researchers say.
Business October 7, 2015
110,000 cyberattacks in five years might not seem much, but the sensitive information unveiled could do more harm than 1,000,000 phishing attempts.
Internet September 22, 2015
Having over half a million users makes any app a temptation for hackers looking for user date. WeChat messaging app for iOS learned it the hard way, after it was recently breached.
Apps/Software September 22, 2015
Identity theft is a gold mine for scammers, fraudulent Internet purchasers and hackers alike and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is looking to close down a quarry.
Internet September 15, 2015
Adobe has pushed an emergency patch for a zero-day Flash Player vulnerability identified as CVE-2015-3113. The exploit could allow attackers to take over a compromised system.
Apps/Software June 24, 2015
A McAfee Labs report suggests that ransomware was on the rise in the first quarter of 2015. Individuals and businesses should keep their security software updated to ensure their computers are safe from cyber attacks.
Apps/Software June 10, 2015
Officials in the U.S. believe that the latest data breach on OPM was masterminded by Chinese hackers. It is believed that the cyberattack has compromised the PII of nearly 4 million former and current federal employees.
Society June 5, 2015
The University of London Computer Center was the latest victim of a cyber attack which made its online learning platform totally inaccessible for several hours. The attack was speculated to be more of the distributed denial of service (DDoS) type.
Internet May 25, 2015
CareFirst CEO and President Chet Burrell acknowledges a massive cyberattack that compromised the accounts of about 1.1 million of his company's customers. No passwords or financial details were obtained during the attack, he stated.
Business May 22, 2015
Last year was a stellar year for cyber criminals and unfortunately, this year looks to be just as good. A new report reveals that human behavior is quickly becoming the hacker's best tool.
Internet April 15, 2015
The Great Firewall of China now has a massive cannon. About two weeks ago, the world got its first look at China's Great Cannon.
Internet Culture April 11, 2015
Dyre Wolf attacks not only involve software but also utilize a phone call to a real person to steal money from organizations.
Business April 4, 2015
President Barack Obama signed a new Executive Order that would, for the first time, allow the U.S. to impose sanctions against individuals and various entities located outside the country if they are suspected of engaging in malicious cyber spying and cyber attacks.
Society April 2, 2015
British Airways froze frequent flyer accounts after a massive hack that may have accessed the information of tens of thousands of customers.
Internet March 30, 2015
After the reorganization, CIA chief Brennan boasts the agency will be capable of 'covering the entire universe.'
Internet March 8, 2015
Even as people worry about Superfish, a bigger threat looms in the form of the Komodia SSL hole. The root CA certificate from Komodia is not secured properly and could enable hackers to wage MITM attacks.
Internet February 27, 2015
The Anthem cyber breach apparently exposed not only employee and customer records of the company but also between 8.8 million and 18.8 million non-Anthem customers.
Business February 26, 2015
For all of the U.S. government's dexterity at launching cyber offensives, the State Department cannot even defend itself against hackers.
Internet February 21, 2015
Crowd Painter lets anyone with an Internet connection contribute to a crowdsourced painting created by a robot. But with that, you never know what you're going to get.
FEATURE February 19, 2015