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Hacking

​State Dept. wrote to Sony for help in countering Islamic State, Russian narratives
Emails published this week by WikiLeaks reveal that a senior State Dept. official asked the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment for help in countering the narratives of the Russian Federation and the so-called Islamic State.

17.04.2015 18:44

​Arab hackers using bait IDF pics to penetrate Israeli cyber-networks – security firm
Likely Arabic-speaking hackers have conducted a four-month long campaign to embed spyware in Israel Defense Forces terminals, US-based security company Blue Coat Systems has told Reuters.

17.04.2015 18:15

WikiLeaks releases 'The Sony Archives' showing corporation's ties to White House
Secret-spilling group WikiLeaks has taken the trove of documents stolen during last year’s colossal Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and made them searchable through a new database to show “the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation.”

16.04.2015 16:48

​DEA spending millions on spyware from foreign cyber vendors – report
Drug cops in the United States have been spent over $2 million on sophisticated surveillance equipment sold to authorities through a front company secretly acting on behalf of infamous Italian cyber vendors, a new report reveals.

16.04.2015 13:45

Hijack hack: Modern planes vulnerable to remote midair takeover, says US govt watchdog
Modern commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked and taken control of, even by someone on the ground, as they are increasingly connected to the internet, according to the latest report by the US Government Accountability Office.

15.04.2015 09:15

​Britain ‘most cyber-attacked country’ in Europe – report
The UK is the most cyber-attacked country in Europe and the second-most assailed in the world, with attacks up 40 percent in 2014, according to a new report.

14.04.2015 14:00

Too little too late? NSA starting to implement ‘Snowden-proof’ cloud storage
The NSA is implementing a huge migration to custom-designed cloud architecture it says will revolutionize internal security and protect against further leaks by data analysts with unfettered access to classified information.

14.04.2015 01:21

New security flaw detected in Microsoft Windows
Computer security experts say they have found a new flaw in Microsoft Windows operating system. The weakness, which has been named ‘Redirect to SMB,’ potentially allows hackers to steal sensitive information from hundreds of millions of PCs.

13.04.2015 19:30

Florida charged 14-year-old with felony hacking
A 14-year-old middle school student is facing felony computer hacking charges after he admitted to accessing a teacher’s computer during class without permission. If that wasn’t bad enough, he then displayed an image of two men kissing.

10.04.2015 18:07

​82,000 PCs in Japan, worldwide infected with virus harvesting banking passwords
Over 82,000 personal computers in Japan and abroad have been infected with an aggressive online banking Trojan virus called ‘Vawtrak’ responsible for stealing millions of dollars, according to Tokyo police.

10.04.2015 14:41

​International cybersquad takes down ‘Beebone’ botnet
A newly-assembled international coalition of cyber cops says it’s hijacked a network of compromised computers that had been used by criminals to spread malicious software among at least 12,000 infected machines worldwide.

09.04.2015 19:15

‘ISIS hackers’ overtake French TV station
Pro-Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) hackers attacked French television network TV5Monde on Wednesday evening, taking hostage the broadcast of its TV channels, websites and Facebook page, according to the network.

08.04.2015 22:55