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Hacker Whose Tools Were Used in DNC Hack Steps Forward

A Ukranian hacker called “Profexer” who built one of the tools used to penetrate the Democratic National Committee servers last year has turned himself in to authorities. According to a report today in the New York Times, the man, who first contacted Ukranian police earlier this year, claims he wrote a piece of software called the PAS Web shell, which the Department of ... Read More »

A suspected Russian hacker in the Czech Republic is one step closer to being extradited to the US — but Russia wants him back, too

A Russian suspected hacker has moved a step closer to being sent to the US as a Czech judge gave tentative approval for an extradition to go ahead, during a court hearing held inside a high-security prison in Prague. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Insider   Read More »

Passwords have finally evolved into something hackers will hate

The use of patterns or shapes in place of passwords is set to displace the hacker’s favourite – the old-fashioned vulnerable fixed ID code which can so easily be captured and re-used – according to the two British inventors behind ShayypeTM. Shayype is many times more secure than passwords, gives users new hacker-resistant login codes every time, yet is far ... Read More »

How to Protect Yourself or Organization from Malware

Ransomware is one of the most infuriating kinds of cyber attack that’s cropped up over recent years, with hackers raking it in from hapless comouter users who just want their files back. Whilst we all hope for a perfect online community where such things wouldn’t happen, it’s evident that future is a long way away. So the team at AppRiver have ... Read More »

Hacker Steals 45 Million Records From 1,100 Home, Sports and Tech Support Forums

VerticalScope.com, a company that runs multiple support forums on various topics, has suffered a massive data breach in February 2016 when a hacker managed to steal over 45 million user records from its database. The records, which data breach indexing site LeakedSource has managed to acquire and analyze, contain details from over 1,100 tech support portals VerticalScope is running on ... Read More »

The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Botnet

Dave Larson,
Corero Network Security

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…bring your web application offline! The possibility of a business being targeted by some huge zombie army, or botnet, is enough to send shivers down the spine of many seasoned security veterans. Modern botnets are of vast size and power, with more sophisticated features and capabilities than ever before. Modern botnet attacks can be ... Read More »

Phineas Fisher’s Account of How He Broke Into Hacking Team Servers

Almost a year after carrying out his attacks, the hacker behind the Hacking Team data breach has published a step-by-step explainer on how he breached the company’s servers and stole all their data. Known as Phineas Fisher (past moniker FinFisher), the hacker posted a PasteBin over the weekend, in which he reveals how the attack unfolded, the tools he used, ... Read More »

Russian hacker group Buhtrap targeting largest EU banks

The Russian government has begun working with Russia’s Central Bank to develop a package of measures aimed at fighting Buhtrap, the recently discovered  hacker group, which, to date, has stolen around RUB 4 billion (£42 million) from Russian and Western banks, and is reportedly planning further attacks on the EU banking system. An official spokesman of Xenia Yudaeva, the first ... Read More »

Turkey Breach Spills Info on More Than Half Its Citizens

THE NATION OF Turkey has been reeling from terrorist bombings in its biggest cities, a teeming refugee crisis, and a president who wants to rewrite its constitution to give himself more power. Now, in the midst of those calamities, it’s also been hit with what appears to be an enormous data breach, one that affects the majority of the country’s ... Read More »

Notorious pro-US hacker Jester diverts DoS attack towards Israeli spy service Mossad

A high-profile US hacker has turned an attack on his website into an assault against the Israeli intelligence service. ‘The Jester’ – or th3j35t3r – claims that he diverted an attempt to overload his website to assault Mossad’s online presence. Haaretz reported that Jester’s website – jesterscourt.cc – was the victim of a denial of service (DoS) attack on the night of ... Read More »