04 Sep 2013

Turkish Hackers Celebrate “Victory Day” by Defacing 350 Websites

“Hackers of the Turk Hack Team have breached and defaced a total of 350 websites from all over the world to celebrate Victory Day, a national holiday to commemorate the victory in the battle of Dumlupınar, one of the decisive battles in the 1922 Turkish War of Independence. According to

Read More
03 Sep 2013

Pro-Syria hackers put anti-attack message on U.S. Marines site

“Computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad struck an Internet recruiting site for the U.S. Marine Corps on Monday, urging troops to ‘refuse your orders’ if the United States attacks Syria.” Source: Pro-Syria hackers put anti-attack message on U.S. Marines site | Reuters

Read More
31 Aug 2013

Why the U.S. Should Use Cyber Weapons Against Syria

“If the Obama administration does conduct military strikes against Syria, as seems likely, it should use military cyber weapons at the earliest possible moment to show the upside of military cyber power. Though this is risky, as it puts the focus on the U.S. militarization of cyberspace, it is likely

Read More
31 Aug 2013

U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show

“U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post. That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget provided by NSA leaker Edward

Read More
29 Aug 2013

Skype confirms 3D video calls are under development

“Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls. The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype’s 10th anniversary. There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a

Read More
23 Aug 2013

Millions stolen from US banks after ‘wire payment switch’ targeted

“Criminals have recently hijacked the wire payment switch at several US banks to steal millions from accounts, a security analyst says. Gartner vice president Avivah Litan said at least three banks were struck in the past few months using ‘low-powered’ distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks meant to divert the attention and

Read More
23 Aug 2013

Hacker Reveals How Devastating A Cyberattack On The Stock Market Could Be

“Of all the horrifying scenarios that hackers could pull off — from launching nukes to spoofing air traffic control — the one that poses the biggest risk for Wall Street would be a cyber attack on equity markets.” Source: Hacker Reveals How Devastating A Cyberattack On The Stock Market Could

Read More
20 Aug 2013

Three Major Al-Qaida Forums Disrupted by DDOS Attack

“Over the past few days, several of Al-Qaida’s online communication channels have been disrupted by distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks. Evan Kohlmann, a US terrorism consultant who has worked for the FBI and other government agencies, has been monitoring the attacks. ‘It is unclear whether the apparent DDOS attacks on the

Read More
16 Aug 2013

“Bloodsucking leech” puts 100,000 servers at risk of potent attacks

“At least 100,000 Internet-connected servers sold by Dell, HP, and other large manufacturers contain hardware that is vulnerable to potent remote hack attacks that steal passwords and install malware on their host systems, researchers said. The threat stems from baseboard management controllers that are embedded onto the motherboards of most

Read More
16 Aug 2013

US Department of Energy Hacked for Second Time This Year

“The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has been hacked once again. The incident has resulted in the personal details – including social security numbers – of 14,000 current and former employees being compromised. According to The Wall Street Journal, on Wednesday, the DOE sent out emails to the impacted

Read More