Three Chinese Hackers Who Stole 407GB Of Data From Siemens Arrested

Three Chinese nationals were charged with cybercrime offences today, accused of hacking three companies – Moody’s Analytics, Trimble and Siemens – to steal gigabytes of sensitive data and trade secrets. The Department of Justice said the men were part of an organization, Guangzhou Bo Yu Information Technology Company Limited (Boyusec), which has been linked by […]

North Korea hacking group is expanding operations, researchers say

A group of hackers from North Korea (DPRK), recently connected to the usage of an Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2018-4878), has expanded its operations in both scope and sophistication, FireEye says. With a tool-set that includes zero-day vulnerabilities, destructive malware, and lack of concern when it comes to breaking norms and exasperating heightened tensions in […]

What is an evil maid attack

The once famous ‘Evil Maid’ is again making a comeback. A security firm, F-Secure has issued a fresh warning about possible evil maid attacks by exploiting Intel’s Active Management Technology and other techniques. The spate of fresh evil maid attacks in the wild were discovered by F-Secure senior security consultant Harry Sintonen. Investigations by Sintonen […]

Russian, Indian banks lose millions to hackers

The Russian central bank’s Financial Sector Computer Emergency Response Team (FinCERT) disclosed on Friday that hackers compromised a computer at a Russian bank and used the SWIFT system to transfer 339.5 million roubles (around $6 million) to accounts they controlled. No details about the heist have been shared, so we don’t know which bank has […]

Skype can’t fix a nasty security bug without a massive code rewrite

A security flaw in Skype’s updater process can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges to a vulnerable computer. The bug, if exploited, can escalate a local unprivileged user to the full “system” level rights — granting them access to every corner of the operating system. But Microsoft, which owns the voice- and video-calling service, […]

McAfee discovered ‘malicious documents’ targeting Winter Olympics ahead of opening ceremony ‘hack’

The opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics were subject to an attack on Friday, with the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) confirming it experienced a cyber attack that caused a malfunction of the internet protocol televisions (IPTVs) at the Main Press Centre, Yonhap News reported over the weekend. According to the […]

2017 Smashed World’s Records for Most Data Breaches, Exposed Information

It was a record-breaking year for the numbers of publicly reported data breaches and exposed records in 2017 worldwide: a total of 5,207 breaches and 7.89 billion information records compromised. Risk Based Security, which compiles and aggregates publicly disclosed data breach events, published its findings today in its annual Data Breach QuickView report on breach trends for […]

This hacking gang just updated the malware it uses against UK targets

A notorious hacking group is targeting the UK with an updated version of malware designed to embed itself into compromised networks and stealthily conduct espionage. Both the Neuron and Nautilus malware variants have previously been attributed to the Turla advanced persistent threat group, which regularly carries out cyber-espionage against a range of targets, including government, military, technology, energy, […]

6 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

Defined as the “ability for (computers) to learn without being explicitly programmed,” machine learning is huge news for the information security industry. It’s a technology that potentially can help security analysts with everything from malware and log analysis to possibly identifying and closing vulnerabilities earlier. Perhaps too, it could improve endpoint security, automate repetitive tasks, and even […]

Is ethical hacking more lucrative than software engineering?

HackerOne published its 2018 Hacker Report, which examines the geography, demographics, experience, tools used and motivations of nearly 2,000 bug bounty hackers across 100 countries. On average, top earning ethical hackers make up to 2.7 times the median salary of a software engineer in their respective home countries; hackers in India are making as much […]