Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side
 Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer who found that the black hat fit better than the white. Read More ...
Nintendo Famicom Mini hackers find a secret message waiting for them
Though the NES Classic Edition and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom Mini, shipped with a mere 30 games on them, we all knew it wouldn’t be long before they were hacked. Sure enough, that happened over the weekend, with one hacker posting video proof that they had added more games to their NES Classic. Today we’re hearing more interesting things … Continue reading...
ESEA e-sports league hack yields 1.5m user profiles
When you usually hear about hacked user databases, they usually involve adult sites, social networks, political groups, or e-mail service providers. Once in a while, you’ll also hear about hacks to digital game stores. Rare, however, are cases of hacks of independent gaming communities. But when you’re the world’s largest e-sports communities, not to mention makers of anti-cheating software, you … Continue reading...
FBI releases documents with deleted details, pertaining to the the San Bernandino iPhone hacking case
The FBI has released 100 pages of heavily censored documents related to its agreement with an unidentified vendor to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, but it did not identify whom it paid to perform the work or how much it cost. The records were provided Friday in response to a federal lawsuit filed against the FBI by The Associated Press, Vice Media and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today. The media organizations sued in September to learn how muc...
Russian-linked malware found on electrical company computer
In the wake of Russian hackers interfering with the US’s presidential election this year, along with the subsequent sanctions issued by President Obama, a Vermont power company has discovered evidence of Russian malware on one of its laptops. The code is said to be linked to the hacking group identified by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security as “Grizzly … Continue reading...
Personal data to be primary target for hacking in 2017: Report
With the rise in the number of mobile internet users in India, malware attacks on smartphones’ operating systems have increased and mobile applications through which people hack into phones to access personal data show the same trend, a study has found. The report “Going Cashless and Digital: Top Cyber Threats and Targets for 2017” released on Thursday by BD Software, country partner of Bitdefender — cyber security solutions provider — highlights major trends in the...
Personal data to be primary target for hacking in 2017: Report
With the rise in the number of mobile internet users in India, malware attacks on smartphones’ operating systems have increased and mobile applications through which people hack into phones to access personal data show the same trend, a study has found. The report “Going Cashless and Digital: Top Cyber Threats and Targets for 2017” released on Thursday by BD Software, country partner of Bitdefender — cyber security solutions provider — highlights major trends in the...
Hacker group OurMine strikes again, hacks into Sony Music’s Twitter account
In a yet another high-profile Twitter account compromise this year, the hacker group OurMine broke into Sony Music’s Twitter account, flashing a news that famous singer Britney Spears “is dead by accident”. “Britney Spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBrtiney,” the tweet from OurMine read late on Monday. Alerted, Sony Music immediately swung into action and tweeted after recovering their handle @SonyMusicGlobal: “We saw a new IP logged i...
Hacker group OurMine strikes again, hacks into Sony Music’s Twitter account
In a yet another high-profile Twitter account compromise this year, the hacker group OurMine broke into Sony Music’s Twitter account, flashing a news that famous singer Britney Spears “is dead by accident”. “Britney Spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBrtiney,” the tweet from OurMine read late on Monday. Alerted, Sony Music immediately swung into action and tweeted after recovering their handle @SonyMusicGlobal: “We saw a new IP logged i...
Hacker group OurMine strikes again, hacks into Sony Music’s Twitter account
In a yet another high-profile Twitter account compromise this year, the hacker group OurMine broke into Sony Music’s Twitter account, flashing a news that famous singer Britney Spears “is dead by accident”. “Britney Spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBrtiney,” the tweet from OurMine read late on Monday. Alerted, Sony Music immediately swung into action and tweeted after recovering their handle @SonyMusicGlobal: “We saw a new IP logged i...
FBI investigating Chinese hack of FDIC computers
Russia isn’t the only source of cyber attacks the US is facing recently. The FBI has opened an investigation into the breaches of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) computer systems by Chinese hackers for several years starting in 2010. According to Reuters, it’s believed that these attacks were sponsored by China’s military, and resulted in the compromise of dozens of … Continue reading...
Netflix’s US account gets hacked by popular hacker group OurMine
Notorious hacker group ‘OurMine’ has said to have struck again. This time it has managed to take over the Netflix US Twitter account. The news was confirmed after the account tweeted several messages mentioning OurMine. The group has been know to hack social accounts of many high-profile people including Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, BuzzFeed and more. According to a source, a member of the “OurMine Team” said that...
FBI agrees with CIA that Russia hacked election to benefit Trump
Last week the CIA released a report saying that it concluded Russia had carried out cyber attacks in an effort to disrupt the US’s presidential election and tip the scales to benefit Donald Trump. Following an earlier request from President Obama for an investigation into the matter, the FBI now agrees with the CIA’s assessment, as does the Office of … Continue reading...
FBI targets teens with cringy anti-hacking campaign
It’s difficult not to feel a little embarrassed for the FBI in light of its recently published anti-hacking advertisement. Made in collaboration with Europol, the ad shows two teenagers, one dolled up like an Ivy Leaguer and the other replete with emo affectations in a dark hoodie, both of them labelled with things like health status, ‘cash total,’ and, of … Continue reading...
US intelligence community has not embraced CIA’s assessment about Russian hacking to help Trump
The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday. While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democr...
US intelligence community has not embraced CIA’s assessment about Russian hacking to help Trump
The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday. While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democr...
US intelligence community has not embraced CIA’s assessment about Russian hacking to help Trump
The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday. While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democr...
SWIFT has confirmed that hackers are using new ways to steal money
Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February’s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide. The messaging network in a Nov. 2 letter seen by Reuters warned banks of the escalating threat to their systems, according to the SWIFT letter. The attacks and new ha...
Keyless-entry cars can be stolen with this new ‘mystery hack’
As cars become more and more reliant on computers and operating systems, not just in their engines but in the ways drivers interact with them, they continue to be susceptible to hacks and other software-based attacks. The latest example comes from the US’s National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which has identified a new tool that can allow thieves to unlock … Continue reading...
CIA report says Russia interfered with election in effort to help Trump
Only yesterday it was revealed that US President Obama has ordered an investigation into the effects Russian cyber attacks had on this year’s election, however it appears the CIA has already made its own assessment, determining that the goal was to benefit Donald Trump. Both the Washington Post and NY Times have reported that the CIA has already briefed senators … Continue reading...