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Weaponized NSA-Grade Malware Brings Down Industry Verticals, But Not Bromium’s Customers

Weaponized NSA Grade Malware catastrophically brought down enterprises worldwide May 12, 2017 Patches have been available for months. U.S. Presidential Executive Order issued May 11, 2017 asserted that the greatest threat to U.S. Cyber integrity are “Known attacks” WannaCry could have been prevented by applying the right cyber security architecture WannaCry
Publish At:2017-05-13 12:35 | Read:878 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Government Canada government hacker Malware NS

Hacking Robots Before Skynet

By Cesar Cerrudo (@cesarcer)and Lucas Apa (@lucasapa)Robots are goingmainstream in both private and public sectors - on military missions,performing surgery, building skyscrapers, assisting customers at stores, as healthcareattendants, as business assistants, and interacting closely with our familiesin a myriad of ways. Robots are already showing up in many
Publish At:2017-03-01 15:50 | Read:651 | Comments:0 | Tags:cesar cerrudo cyber attack cybersecurity hacker industrial r

Rasputin Hacker Uses SQLi to Hack 60 Universities and Government Agencies

A hacker known as Rasputin used SQL injection (SQLi) to breach the databases of over 60 universities and government agencies.The threat actor, a Russian-speaking computer criminal who gained notoriety back in December 2016 for hacking the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), is targeting universities and government facilities based in the United States
Publish At:2017-02-16 16:15 | Read:766 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News breach Hacker security

Hacker Mindset: The Future of Encryption

In my ongoing blog series “Hacker Mindset,” I explore an attacker’s assumptions, methods, and theories, including how information security professionals can apply this knowledge to increase cybervigilance on the systems and networks they steward. In this article, I explore the intense debate surrounding encryption and what it means for policy makers and cons
Publish At:2017-02-14 08:50 | Read:1175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness backdoor encryption Hac

Hacker Sentenced to Nine Months in Jail for ‘Celebgate’ Scandal

A hacker has received nine months in prison for compromising hundreds of people’s accounts as part of the ‘Celebgate’ scandal.From 23 November 2013 through August 2014, Edward Majerczyk, 29, of Orland Park, Illinois orchestrated a phishing scheme that targeted 30 celebrities and 270 others. He sent each victim an email that directed them to
Publish At:2017-01-26 22:25 | Read:799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News email Hacker Phishing

Harmful prefetch on Intel

By Enrique NissimWe've seen a lot of articles and presentations that show howthe prefetch instruction can be used to bypass modern OS kernel implementationsof ASLR. Most of the public work however only focuses on getting base addressesof modules with the idea of building a ROP chain or maybe patching somepointer/value of the data section. This post rep
Publish At:2017-01-25 07:35 | Read:1232 | Comments:0 | Tags:computer security computer threat Enrique Nissim hacker hack

Curiosity of The Dark Web And Its Dangerous Effects

In recent years, we have seen a huge spike in consumer interest in the dark web. News reports, lucrative deals, and various illegal enterprises have lured all kinds of people into the underground network. In this article, we will illuminate how sometimes curiosity when it comes to the dark web can be damaging to naive users.The Evolving Interest in The Dark
Publish At:2017-01-04 08:50 | Read:1117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness Dark Web Hacker malware

Top 10 State of Security Articles of 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, The State of Security wanted to give our readers an overview of some of the most interesting, educational, and standout blogs from the year to help fill the time between eating holiday treats and celebrating the New Year.6 Stages of Network Intrusion and How to Defend Against ThemIn June, David Bisson wrote up an article around a
Publish At:2016-12-29 23:50 | Read:1293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic Hacker ics NERC CIP Phishing ransomware scam

Hackers breached the “The Standard Hong Kong” newspaper

The hacker @Cryptolulz666 and his colleague @EvoIsGod have broken into the website of the Hong Kong English newspaper “The Standard Hong Kong” (www.thestandard.com.hk) The hackers breached the database of the website and uploaded data to Pastebin. I reached the hackers who confirmed to have hacked the website by exploiting a SQL Injection flaw in
Publish At:2016-12-24 14:35 | Read:834 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Cryptolulz666 data breach

5 Employee Awareness Predictions for 2017

Threats to cybersecurity and data privacy continue to evolve, and 2017 will be no different.A sampling of recent prediction articles bears this out. Data breaches will become better targeted and cost more. Hackers will find more avenues to access sensitive data in order to make money off of it. Ransomware will “spin out of control.”But that’s not my angle—I’
Publish At:2016-12-20 16:35 | Read:994 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness data breach Hacker micr

What Will Protect Your Connected Car Against Hackers?

There are a lot of great benefits to a connected car like the new Toyota Highlander: increased integration, a more comfortable driving experience and personalized controls, just to name a few. However, with increased computing power comes increased risk that hackers could take control of a car remotely, causing it to speed up, turn off, or turn unexpectedly,
Publish At:2016-12-19 03:45 | Read:1293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Internet of Things breach cybersecurity Ha

Man Arrested on Charges of Coordinating Hack against JPMorgan, Others

U.S. law enforcement has arrested a man on charges that he helped orchestrate hacking attacks against JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions.On 14 December, FBI agents arrested Joshua Samuel Aaron, also known as “Mike Shields,” at John F. Kennedy International Airport.BBC News reports that Aaron had been living in Russia as a fugitive. H
Publish At:2016-12-16 20:20 | Read:1114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Hacker JPMorgan pump and dump vulnerabi

Man Receives 5 Years in Jail for Hacking Celebrities’ Email Accounts

A man has received five years in prison for hacking into the email accounts of a number of celebrities and athletes.On 6 December, the Federal District Court in Manhattan passed down the sentence to Alonzo Knowles, 24, who gained unauthorized access to celebrities’ email accounts and stole sensitive data.Back in December 2015, an undercover agent met w
Publish At:2016-12-07 13:55 | Read:970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Alonzo Knowles copyright infringement H

Who Will Follow Facebook In Buying Customer Leaked Databases?

Facebook has taken the privacy of their customers seriously, as their Chief Security Officer (CSO) Alex Stamos has stated that the company has engaged in black market purchases of leaked or hacked databases that contain Facebook account credentials.A Preface To The Facebook Black Market TradeFacebook has publicly disclosed that it has bought leaked databases
Publish At:2016-11-29 03:20 | Read:1460 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Adult Frie

Hackers Hired by Payday Loans Boss to Take Down Rivals

A payday loans boss commissioned hackers to launch digital attacks against his business rivals and a consumer complaint group.The Cardiff Crown Court sentenced James Frazer-Mann, 35, from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, to a four-month prison sentence that’s suspended for 12 months. The court also ordered him to carry out 180 hours of community service and t
Publish At:2016-11-22 23:55 | Read:1227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News consumer DDoS FBI Hacker loans

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