“Hackers impersonated State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert and another official, Susan Stevenson, as part of an effort to target hundreds of people in U.S. law enforcement and defense and law enforcement agencies, according to cybersecurity research firm FireEye Inc. The hackers are likely connected to Russian intelligence services, FireEye wrote
Recently leaked data from 15 million Facebook accounts included names, email addresses, and phone numbers, while a further 14 million accounts had their usernames, date of births, gender, devices used, language settings, and possibly their relationship statuses, religion, hometown, current city, work, education, past 10 location checkins, and past 15
Google and the U.S. Senate have announced that the Gmail accounts of U.S. Senators’ and their aides are being “targeted by foreign government hackers.” While no information has been given regarding the political entity behind the attempts or whether specific political parties or staffers have been especially targeted, the attempts
Disruptions caused by natural disasters make organizations more vulnerable to cyberattacks, a reality that has many companies scrambling to ensure asset security as Hurricane Florence forces them to move computers, switch to backup networking equipment, and other non-routine practices that provide would-be hackers weak points to target. Experts point out
Over 9 out of 10 cyberattacks begins with an email, according to a recent report by cyberintelligence company FireEye. The figures are based on an analysis of 500 million emails sent between January and June 2018. The report also stated that attacks are increasingly targeting tax forms for sensitive data
An Iranian cyber-espionage group posed as one of the cyber-security firms that identified its previous hacking efforts in a failed spearphishing attempt. The group copied the Israeli companies official website using a similar domain. The fake website was found while still under development, and was never successful in its objective.
According to researchers at Kaspersky, the hackers behind the Pyeongchang Olympics attacks have started to target organizations working to protect and respond to biological and chemical attacks. Researchers cite similar tactics and markers connecting these attacks to the Olympic Destroyer group. Targets are primarily people connected to Spiez Convergence, an
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