The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was forced to deny rumours of his death after hackers planted a false report on Twitter accounts of a state news agency. via Hackers plant false Mikhail Gorbachev death rumour | GulfNews.com.
“In Washington D.C. this morning, security officials from some of the country’s largest utilities met to discuss how to prepare for the possibility of a large-scale cyberattack on the power grid. Most agreed that it is only a matter of time before one comes to pass, and one official said
“Users of the Tor anonymous browsing service have been advised to stop using Windows, following the discovery of a vulnerability in the Mozilla Firefox web browser that could be used to expose their identities.” Source:Users of ‘darknet’ websites advised to dump Windows – Telegraph
“‘You would think that Comment Crew wouldn’t come after a local water authority,’ Wilhoit told MIT Technology Review, but the group clearly didn’t attack the honeypot by accident while seeking another target. ‘I actually watched the attacker interface with the machine,’ says Wilhoit. ‘It was 100 percent clear they knew
“National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander defended the U.S. government’s controversial spying program to a group of hackers on Wednesday, urging them to join in.” Source:NSA chief to hackers: If you don’t like what we do, change it – Jul. 31, 2013
“Thousands of computer hackers are heading to Las Vegas this week for Black Hat and Def Con, back-to-back information security conventions where attendees are warned not to send passwords over Wi-Fi or use the ATMs due to a surge in digital mischief-making. It’s traditional for these skilled programmers to unveil
“A Chinese hacking group tied to the breach of security company RSA two years ago has targeted a maker of audio-visual conference equipment in a likely attempt to tap into boardroom and other high-level remote meetings.” Source:Chinese hackers target remote conferencing gear: Dell researchers – Yahoo! News
“The Twitter account belonging to media and financial information firm Thomson Reuters was suspended Monday after becoming the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army. The hacking group appears to have commandeered the @ThomsonReuters account around 3:30 p.m. PT, tweeting links to several political cartoons supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.
At least 2 million people received the email May 16 notifying them that an order they had just made on “Wallmart’s” website was being processed, though none of them had done any such thing. These sorts of “phishing” attacks are not only becoming more common but also are getting more