08 Apr 2013

Jordan Arrests Anti-Israel Hackers

“Jordanian security forces arrested several youths who are suspected of attacking Israeli internet sites as part of the large scale cyber attack on Israel declared by the group called Anonymous. In response, Anonymous threatened to attack Jordanian internet sites. The group demanded the activists’ immediate release. A Facebook group called ‘The

Read More
07 Apr 2013

Hackers target Israeli websites

“A weekend cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said on Sunday. The attacks followed warnings in the name of the hacking group Anonymous that it was launching a massive attack. Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, of the government’s National Cyber Bureau, said hackers had mostly failed

Read More
05 Apr 2013

New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims’ machines to mine Bitcoins

“A new piece of malware propagating across Skype has been discovered that tries to convince the recipient to click on a link. What makes this particular threat different is that it drops a Bitcoin miner application to make the malware author money.” Source: New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks

Read More
04 Apr 2013

Anonymous ‘hacks’ North Korea social network accounts

“The hacking collective Anonymous has said it has been ‘hacking’ and vandalising social networking profiles linked to North Korea. Anonymous also claimed to have accessed 15,000 usernames and passwords from a university database.” Source: BBC News – Anonymous ‘hacks’ North Korea social network accounts

Read More
04 Apr 2013

Cyberattacks Abound Yet Companies Tell SEC Losses Are Few

“The 27 largest U.S. companies reporting cyber attacks say they sustained no major financial losses, exposing a disconnect with federal officials who say billions of dollars in corporate secrets are being stolen. MetLife Inc., Coca-Cola Co. (KO), and Honeywell International Inc. were among the 100 largest U.S. companies by revenue

Read More
02 Apr 2013

Israel braces for massive cyber-offensive

“Hackers around the world are plotting to strike Israel’s online presence in a coordinated cyber-attack later this week. The effort, known as ‘OpIsrael,’ which is being organized by hacktivist group Anonymous, aims to target the 100 largest websites in the country, especially those of banks, credit card companies, and communications

Read More
30 Mar 2013

“Funded hacktivism” or cyber-terrorists, AmEx attackers have big bankroll

“On March 28, American Express’ website went offline for at least two hours during a distributed denial of service attack. A group calling itself ‘the cyber-fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam’ claimed responsibility for the attack, which began at about 3:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement, an American Express spokesperson said,

Read More
30 Mar 2013

Sabotage suspected in Egypt submarine cable cut

“Egypt said it has arrested three men suspected of slicing a crucial undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, causing widespread problems from Kenya to Pakistan. The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) cable runs 12,500 miles from France to Singapore, with branches connecting telecommunication companies in Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh,

Read More
27 Mar 2013

Spamhaus Cyberbunker DDOS Attack

“Internet speeds around the world have noticeably slowed down due to a massive ‘distributed denial of service’ attack, reports the BBC. These DDoS attacks bombard targeted web servers with so much dummy traffic that people trying to access a site for legitimate purposes are unable to do so. It’s most

Read More
27 Mar 2013

Wells Fargo Hit With Denial-Of-Service Cyber Attack On Tuesday

“Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday said its online banking website was experiencing an unusually high volume of traffic that it believes stems from a denial-of-service cyber attack. ‘The vast majority of customers are not impacted and customer information remains safe,’ said Bridget Braxton, a spokeswoman for the fourth-largest U.S.

Read More