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  • Hackers Dump 1.7 Million Snapchat User Data on Dark Web

    April 18, 2017

    Anonymous Indian hackers are taking revenge on Snapchat’s CEO and claim to have leaked a database containing the credentials of 1.7 million users. The hackers are particularly upset after Evan Spiegel,Snapchat CEO, reportedly made a rather nasty remark regarding expansion plans. According to claims that emerged last week as an ex-employee filed a lawsuit against the ...

  • Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the Internet of Things

    April 18, 2017

    A battle is raging for control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. There are many contenders, but two families stand out: the remains of the Mirai botnet, and a new similar family called Hajime. Hajime was first discovered by researchers in October of last year and, just like Mirai (Linux.Gafgyt), it spreads via unsecured devices that ...

  • InterContinental Hotel Chain Breach Expands

    April 17, 2017

    In December 2016, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that fraud experts at various banks were seeing a pattern suggesting a widespread credit card breach across some 5,000 hotels worldwide owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). In February, IHG acknowledged a breach but said it appeared to involve only a dozen properties. Now, IHG has released data showing that ...

  • ShadowBrokers’ Windows Zero-Days Already Patched

    April 17, 2017

    Hours after what was thought to be a damaging release of NSA hacking tools for Windows systems, Microsoft quelled some anxiety with a late-night statement on Friday that most of the vulnerabilities disclosed by the ShadowBrokers had already been patched. The biggest surprise was that the most recent updates came in March in a bulletin, MS17-010, ...

  • This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

    April 17, 2017

    A Chinese infosec researcher has discovered a new “almost impossible to detect” phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet. He warned, Hackers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers to display their fake domain names as the websites of legitimate services, ...

  • Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system

    April 16, 2017

    Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed. On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating ...

  • Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here’s how to turn it off

    April 15, 2017

    Pop quiz: Do you know where you ate dinner on September 9, 2016? And how long did it take you to get to work on Thursday, February 23, 2017? Where were you on the afternoon of March 9, 2015? You probably don’t know the answers to these questions — but Google might. How? It’s thanks to a ...

  • Russia prepares new UN anti-cybercrime convention

    April 14, 2017

    Russia has prepared a new UN convention on countering computer crime because it believes the current document could potentially threaten the sovereignty of independent states, a leading Russian business daily reports. According to Kommersant, the Russian Foreign Ministry prepared the draft convention ‘On Cooperation in Countering Informational Crime’ some time ago, and presented it to UN ...

  • CIA director calls WikiLeaks ‘hostile intelligence agency’

    April 13, 2017

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo is denouncing WikiLeaks, calling the anti-secrecy group a “hostile intelligence agency.” In his first public speech since becoming director of the agency, the former Republican congressman says WikiLeaks “walks like a hostile intelligence agency and talks like a hostile intelligence agency.” Last month, WikiLeaks released nearly 8,000 documents that it says reveals secrets ...

  • Callisto Group hackers targeted Foreign Office data

    April 13, 2017

    The UK’s Foreign Office was targeted by highly motivated and well-resourced hackers over several months in 2016. The BBC understands the government has investigated the previously unreported attack that began in April last year. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre would not say whether data was stolen. But a source told the BBC that the most sensitive Foreign ...

  • Former White House CIO Calls for a Cybersecurity Reset

    April 12, 2017

    The IT community needs a total reset in the way they think about cybersecurity, according to former White House CIO Theresa Payton. “I think back ten years and I realize that we actually haven’t made a single one of your security problems go away, and you need to hold us accountable for that,” Payton said. “Name ...

  • Global investors lose billions to cyber attacks, report says

    April 12, 2017

    Cyber security attacks have wiped at least $52.4 billion (42 billion pounds) off the value of shares in recent years, according to a report published Wednesday. The study by cyber security consultant CGI and Oxford Economics found that a “significant connection between a severe cyber breach and a company’s share price performance” meant that share prices ...

  • German, Israeli companies to cooperate on cybersecurity

    April 12, 2017

    The Cyber-Security Council Germany said on Wednesday it opened its first international chapter with security firm Checkmarx in Israel, establishing a bridge between German and Israeli cybersecurity communities. “Cyber threats are not bound to national borders, so that transnational cooperation and networking is inevitable for the exchange of know-how and best practices,” said Philipp von Saldern, ...

  • Cisco to train 250,000 students in India in cyber security, IoT

    April 12, 2017

    Aiming to help create startups and build successful technology careers, Cisco will train 2,50,000 students in the country over a period of time, a top executive from the global networking giant said. “We have done a lot of work in education and there are campuses that use our technology. We will skill 250,000 students in the ...

  • German, Israeli companies to cooperate on cybersecurity

    April 12, 2017

    The Cyber-Security Council Germany said on Wednesday it opened its first international chapter with security firm Checkmarx in Israel, establishing a bridge between German and Israeli cybersecurity communities. “Cyber threats are not bound to national borders, so that transnational cooperation and networking is inevitable for the exchange of know-how and best practices,” said Philipp von Saldern, ...

  • Systems-on-a-chip are a huge, unaudited attack surface, says Project Zero’s Wi‑Fi attack man

    April 12, 2017

    The internal inter-chip communications of devices like smartphones are a “huge, mostly unaudited attack surface,” according to Gal Beniamini of Google’s Project Zero, in his promised follow-up to last week’s demonstration of how to attack Wi‑Fi chips over the air. His April 4 “part one” prompted emergency patches from Apple and Google, new drivers from Broadcom ...

  • Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking

    April 11, 2017

    The private sector operates much of U.S. critical infrastructure, but is it doing enough to further national cybersecurity strategy efforts designed to protect these assets? The U.S. government has been very public about its concern for national cybersecurity. There have been grandiose speeches, presidential declarations and several attempts by the legislature to pass new cybersecurity laws. ...

  • Emergency cyber security unit to handle all reports of cyber threats in New Zealand

    April 11, 2017

    A new national cyber security unit will allow any New Zealander to report a suspected cyber threat – whether they’re an individual being targeted by online scam, or a business the subject of major hack. The Computer Emergency Response Team will act as a single point of contact to triage all cyber security threats in New ...

  • Hackers Can Steal Your Passwords Just by Monitoring SmartPhone Sensors

    April 11, 2017

    Do you know how many kinds of sensors your smartphone has inbuilt? And what data they gather about your physical and digital activities? An average smartphone these days is packed with a wide array of sensors such as GPS, Camera, microphone, accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity, gyroscope, pedometer, and NFC, to name a few. Now, according to a team ...

  • Autonomous car cyber security consortium awarded funding

    April 11, 2017

    An autonomous car cyber security group will receive government funding as part of a plan to make the UK a hub for the development of self-driving cars, it has been announced. The 5*Stars consortium, which incorporates HORIBA MIRA, Ricardo, Thatcham Research, Roke and Axillium Research, will get grants to develop defences against cyber attacks on autonomous ...