11 Jan 2019

Reddit users locked out of accounts after “security concern”

Reddit has informed a large number of users about a “security concern” that requires them to reset their passwords. The security concern refers to unusual user behavior spotted by Reddit admins, which indicated a credential-stuffing attack affecting many accounts. One Reddit admin explained that the company suspects threat actors were

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11 Jan 2019

Consumers Demand Security from Smart Device Makers

The security of connected devices, or the lack thereof rather, is one of the biggest cybersecurity issues right now. Gartner predicts the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of 25 billion devices by 2021, most of which might be very easy to hack, if current trends are any indication. According

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08 Jan 2019

National security center launches program to help US firms guard against foreign hackers

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has launched an initiative to assist U.S. businesses in protecting themselves against foreign nation-state hackers. As part of the program, the NCSC is providing companies with information on how to defend against various cyber attacks, including supply chain attacks, spear-phishing and cyber espionage.

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17 Oct 2018

Czech intelligence service shuts down Hezbollah hacking operation

“The Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) has intervened and taken down servers that have been used by Hezbollah operatives to target and infect users around the globe with mobile malware. ‘I can not comment on the details, but I can confirm that BIS has played a significant role in identifying

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15 Oct 2018

Hackers breach customer rating tool used on over 7,000 websites

“Hackers infiltrated a customer ratings tool used on more than 7,000 online stores in a widespread attempt to steal credit card information. Magecart — the world’s largest credit card skimming campaign — in September targeted Shopper Approved, a widely used plugin for people to rate products and services, according to

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08 Oct 2018

Russian government hackers mined bitcoin to fund attacks on FIFA, anti-doping agencies

The Russian hackers recently indicted for their attacks attacks against anti-doping agencies and others were funding their work through bitcoin mining, according to U.S. documents. “The conspirators used the same funding structure – and in some cases, the very same pool of funds – to purchase key accounts, servers, and

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08 Oct 2018

Why the Department of Energy is worried about wind turbine hacking

Following Russian penetration of the U.S. power grid at a number of locations and levels, the U.S. is ramping up its cybersecurity technology for companies delivering energy around the country. As part of these efforts, the Department of Energy recently announced $28 million in research and development programs for power

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05 Oct 2018

How Russian spies allegedly hacked organizations across the world

Russian hacking of a variety of international bodies and companies have splashed across the news, but exactly how were these hacks conducted? In the case of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, four Russian intelligence officers parked a rented car full of hacking equipment near the organization’s building

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05 Oct 2018

U.S. indicts Russians in hacking of nuclear company Westinghouse

The US has charged seven Russian intelligence officers over a plot to hack computers and steal data from a nuclear energy company, anti-doping watchdogs, and sporting federations. These charges came only hours after the Netherlands announced the disruption of Russian hacking efforts against an international agency on chemical weapons that is

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04 Oct 2018

Hackers demand ransom from hijacked Instagram influencers

“Hackers are taking over high-profile Instagram users’ accounts and holding them to ransom, it was revealed this week. At least four influencers have lost control of their accounts and received demands to send bitcoin for their return, but in some cases the attackers retained control or deleted the accounts.” In

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