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Australian teen 'hacked Apple mainframe', sparking FBI investigation

Australian teen 'hacked Apple mainframe', sparking FBI investigation

Teenage Apple fan stole 90GB of Cupertino's confidential data.
By a Staff Writer Aug 20 2018, 4:54AM
Black Hat USA 2018: Car hackers Miller and Valasek now using their skills for good

Black Hat USA 2018: Car hackers Miller and Valasek now using their skills for good

The old phrase that it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks may not be as accurate as one might have thought, as the notorious car hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek gave a talk this week.
By Doug Olenick Aug 14 2018, 11:04AM
Explainer: What is hacktivism?

Explainer: What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience.
By Keumars Afifi-Sabet Aug 9 2018, 12:28PM
Russia accused of trying to hack US senator

Russia accused of trying to hack US senator

News sparks fears that 'Fancy Bear' group may be attempting to hack US mid-terms.
By Adam Shepherd Jul 30 2018, 10:35AM
Should the US treat Russian hacking networks like ISIS?

Should the US treat Russian hacking networks like ISIS?

Current tactics to discourage rogue nation-states from engaging in malicious cyber-behavior are failing, and could necessitate more drastic actions, according to experts speaking at an RSA 2018 panel session on Tuesday.
By Bradley Barth Apr 20 2018, 12:10PM
Avast: CCleaner hackers planned to infect victims with third-stage Chinese hacking tool

Avast: CCleaner hackers planned to infect victims with third-stage Chinese hacking tool

The hackers who injected malicious code into a version of computer maintenance app CCleaner last year may have been preparing to deliver third-stage malware to some of the 2.27 million computers that had downloaded it.
By Bradley Barth Mar 14 2018, 12:11PM
Kaspersky offers alternate theory for how NSA hacking tools were stolen

Kaspersky offers alternate theory for how NSA hacking tools were stolen

Kaspersky Lab has released findings from its own internal probe into how Russian cyber spies identified and stole U.S. hacking tools from an NSA contractor's laptop - found evidence that the laptop had been infected with malware.
By Bradley Barth Nov 20 2017, 10:27AM
Boeing 757 airliner successfully hacked with radio comms hacking tools

Boeing 757 airliner successfully hacked with radio comms hacking tools

A Boeing 757 airliner was successfully hacked by a team of public and private security professionals, according to a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official.
By Doug Olenick Nov 15 2017, 11:04AM
Hacktivists take Catalan independence fight online

Hacktivists take Catalan independence fight online

Hackers from the hacktivist group Anonymous targeted websites run by Spain's Ministry of Public Works and Transport in support of the Catalan independence movement.
By Robert Abel Oct 30 2017, 12:33PM
War plans including assassination plan stolen by North Korean hackers

War plans including assassination plan stolen by North Korean hackers

North Korean hackers have stolen the joint South Korean-US plans for war with the north, including plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung Un according to an FT report quoting South Korea's Democratic party.
By Tony Morbin Oct 11 2017, 1:23PM
Cyber-criminals focus on CPU mining tools as attacks grow sixfold

Cyber-criminals focus on CPU mining tools as attacks grow sixfold

Cryptocurrency extraction a bigger draw for hackers now.
By Rene Millman Sep 25 2017, 10:17AM
SEC victim of hacking, filing system breached

SEC victim of hacking, filing system breached

Hackers may have profited from insider trading by using stolen confidential information
By a Staff Writer Sep 22 2017, 9:15AM
Sharing IOT malware rife, botnets now child's play as teen arrest shows

Sharing IOT malware rife, botnets now child's play as teen arrest shows

A 13 year old hacker caught trying to build up botnet to hack CCTV cameras demonstrates that attacking IoT devices is literally child's play, thanks to widespread sharing of IoTmalware.
By Rene Millman Sep 12 2017, 12:01PM
Connected devices can get pwned by attackers every two minutes

Connected devices can get pwned by attackers every two minutes

IoT device pwned by credential attackers once every 120 seconds in SANS research using real connected device rather than honeypot.
By Davey Winder Sep 1 2017, 11:21AM
Hackers leak more celeb nude pics - Dakota Johnson joins Miley Cyrus

Hackers leak more celeb nude pics - Dakota Johnson joins Miley Cyrus

Hackers leak more celeb nude pics - Dakota Johnson joins former sports couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, actress Kristen Stewart, performers Miley Cyrus and Katharine McPhee, and model Stella Maxwell.
By Teri Robinson Aug 30 2017, 11:28AM
Hackers post plastic surgery clinic's patient files after blackmail campaign

Hackers post plastic surgery clinic's patient files after blackmail campaign

Hackers have publicly posted more than 25,000 files and private images stolen from a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic.
By Bradley Barth Jun 2 2017, 11:40AM
After ‘WannaCrypt’, should governments stockpile software vulnerabilities?

After ‘WannaCrypt’, should governments stockpile software vulnerabilities?

The “WannaCrypt” malware has disrupted vital infrastructure in countries around the world.
By Greg Austin, Monique Mann, Robert Merkel May 16 2017, 1:14PM
Execution of largest hack in YouTube history claimed by OurMine

Execution of largest hack in YouTube history claimed by OurMine

The OurMine hackers known for hijacking online social media accounts, supposedly to test their security, executed what it's calling the largest hack in YouTube history.
By Bradley Barth Apr 19 2017, 1:08PM
No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

Russia has a cyber army. The announcement was made by defence minister Sergey Shoygu.
By Greg Masters Feb 28 2017, 10:48AM
Major Dark Web host hacked, 381,000 sets of user details leaked online

Major Dark Web host hacked, 381,000 sets of user details leaked online

Freedom Hosting II, a major Dark web host has been hacked, resulting in 381,000 user emails leaking onto the public internet.
By Roi Perez Feb 7 2017, 10:32AM