FBI starts three probes in suspected Russian hacking of U.S presidential elections
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI’s Pittsburgh field office, which...
Cracking the IMEI: Here is why the unique identity number of your phone is crucial
The smartphone has become the most popular and probably the most important consumer electronic device today. The year 2016 saw 2.1 billion smartphone users globally and by 2020, the number is expected to grow to 2.87 billion according to a report by Statista. With the rise in number of users, there has also been a rise in the number of mobile phone thefts. According to a survey report from 2013, about 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US alone. And that is not the only thing. During the...
Schools in England to offer cyber security lessons
School children in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks, the media reported on Saturday. It is hoped that 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot, the BBC reported. Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience will be made available from September. Cyber security is a fast-growing industry, employing 58,000 ex...
Schools in England to offer cyber security lessons
School children in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks, the media reported on Saturday. It is hoped that 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot, the BBC reported. Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience will be made available from September. Cyber security is a fast-growing industry, employing 58,000 ex...
Schools in England to offer cyber security lessons
School children in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks, the media reported on Saturday. It is hoped that 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot, the BBC reported. Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience will be made available from September. Cyber security is a fast-growing industry, employing 58,000 ex...
Schools in England to offer cyber security lessons
School children in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks, the media reported on Saturday. It is hoped that 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot, the BBC reported. Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience will be made available from September. Cyber security is a fast-growing industry, employing 58,000 ex...
Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools
The hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just released a data dump containing some of Cellebrite’s hacking tools. Cellebrite’s name popped up in last year’s Apple vs FBI case where the FBI tried to compel Apple into building a custom firmware for the iPhone that would let the FBI access any locked iPhone at will. The FBI dropped the case after Cellebrite approached them with a solution. In January, a hacker hacked into Cellebrite and stole 900GB of...
Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools
The hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just released a data dump containing some of Cellebrite’s hacking tools. Cellebrite’s name popped up in last year’s Apple vs FBI case where the FBI tried to compel Apple into building a custom firmware for the iPhone that would let the FBI access any locked iPhone at will. The FBI dropped the case after Cellebrite approached them with a solution. In January, a hacker hacked into Cellebrite and stole 900GB of...
Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools
The hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just released a data dump containing some of Cellebrite’s hacking tools. Cellebrite’s name popped up in last year’s Apple vs FBI case where the FBI tried to compel Apple into building a custom firmware for the iPhone that would let the FBI access any locked iPhone at will. The FBI dropped the case after Cellebrite approached them with a solution. In January, a hacker hacked into Cellebrite and stole 900GB of...
Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools
The hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just released a data dump containing some of Cellebrite’s hacking tools. Cellebrite’s name popped up in last year’s Apple vs FBI case where the FBI tried to compel Apple into building a custom firmware for the iPhone that would let the FBI access any locked iPhone at will. The FBI dropped the case after Cellebrite approached them with a solution. In January, a hacker hacked into Cellebrite and stole 900GB of...
Hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just published its hacking tools
The hacker who hacked professional hacking company Cellebrite has just released a data dump containing some of Cellebrite’s hacking tools. Cellebrite’s name popped up in last year’s Apple vs FBI case where the FBI tried to compel Apple into building a custom firmware for the iPhone that would let the FBI access any locked iPhone at will. The FBI dropped the case after Cellebrite approached them with a solution. In January, a hacker hacked into Cellebrite and stole 900GB of...
The SEC is reportedly investigating why Yahoo took so long to disclose that it was hacked
 As if two massive data breaches affecting more than one billion users isn’t enough, Yahoo is now under investigation from the SEC for not disclosing the hacks sooner, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Read More ...
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...