In 2010, as part of what has been dubbed as Operation Aurora, Chinese hackers infiltrated a special database within Google’s systems and gained access to a sensitive database worth of information about American surveillance targets. Google reported the hack publicly years ago, saying that the sophisticated attack resulted in the theft of Google intellectual property and the partial compromise of
A website that can be described as “DDoS for hire” is perfectly legitimate, according to the owner. Malicious sites that offer attack services are not strangers on the Internet, but web sites sponsored by law enforcement is another story altogether. Ragebooter, is one of many sites that accepts payment through PayPal in order to flood sites with junk traffic, overloading
Cyber Security researchers have discovered a family of information stealing malware targeting Pakistan that originates out of India. Norman Shark, the global security leader in malware analysis solutions for enterprises, service providers and government, today released a report detailing a large and sophisticated cyber-attack infrastructure that appears to have originated from India.
A Romanian man serving a five-year jail sentence in Romania for his involvement in an ATM skimming scheme, has developed a device designed to protect ATMs from such attacks. 33-year-old Valentin Boanta who is being detained in a prison from Vaslui, Romania, after he was convicted on charges of bank card fraud in 2009, developed what he calls the SRS (Secure Revolving System) which changes the way
The US Department of Defense has cleared Apple’s iPhone and iPad for use on its military networks, along with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and BlackBerry 10 devices, the agency said in a statement Friday. The entire DOD is much, much larger, of course, and mobile devices are increasing in importance for the military just as much as they are for we civilians. The report notes that out of more than
22 million Yahoo! Japan’s user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Japan portal. “We don’t know if the file of 22 million user IDs was leaked or not, but we can’t deny the possibility given the volume of traffic between our server and external terminals”, Yahoo said. The information did not include passwords and the
Earlier this week, new Mac spyware was discovered on a computer at the Oslo Freedom Forum, which is an annual human rights conference. Dubbed as OSX/KitM.A, discovered by computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. This Mac malware that has been used to spy on activists, targeted via spear phishing attack and had received emails that duped them into installing the malware. The
New issue of English-language al-Qaeda magazine posted on the terror group’s website earlier this week linked to the Boston terrorist attacks has possibly been hacked by Western intelligence agencies and its content beyond its cover page was scrambled. The magazine, produced by al Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which regularly includes how-to instructions for
The Financial Times has become the latest news outlet to be hacked by supporters of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, following a phishing attack on the company’s email accounts. The posh broadsheet’s Tech Blog – at http://blogs.FT.com/beyond-brics was compromised to run stories headlined “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here” and “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army”.
Peter Sunde, the former spokesman for The Pirate Bay has announced he will run in the European Parliament elections next year. Sunde, will participate for the Finnish branch of the Pirate Party. The Pirate Party was founded in Sweden in 2006, and in 2009 Christian Engström was the first member of the Pirate Party elected to European Parliament. Sunde, along with partners