Hackers

Hackers turn tables on account hijackers by stealing forum data
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Online account hijackers received a taste of ironic punishment this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned that hackers stole the database from the popular hijacker forum OGusers on May 12th, obtaining email addresses, hashed passwords, IP addresses and…

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Hackers Abuse ASUS Cloud Service To Install Backdoor On Users' PCs
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: ASUS’ update mechanism has once again been abused to install malware that backdoors PCs, researchers from Eset reported earlier this week. The researchers, who continue to investigate the incident, said they believe the attacks are the result of router-level man-in-the-middle attacks that exploit insecure HTTP connections […]

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These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers
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Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. (credit: Christiaan Colen / Flickr) This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license. From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the […]

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In a First, Israel Responds To Hamas Hackers With an Air Strike
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For the first time, Israel has used brute military force to respond to a Hamas cyberattack, three years after NATO proclaimed “cyber” an official battlefield in modern warfare. From a report: The “bomb-back” response took place on Saturday when Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched an air strike against a building in the Gaza Strip. They […]

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White Hat Hackers Cracked 50 UK Universities' Computer Systems In 2 Hours
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“A test of UK university defences against cyber-attacks found that in every case hackers were able to obtain ‘high-value’ data within two hours,” writes the BBC. Bruce66423 shares their report: The tests were carried out by “ethical hackers” working for Jisc, the agency providing internet services to the UK’s universities and research centres. They were […]

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End of the Line for Windows 7: Open Road for Hackers
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Microsoft has been urging customers to upgrade from its Windows 7 operating system, while attempting to ease the transition with several options for extended support. It will stop providing routine fixes and security patches effective January 2020. Regular support for Windows Server 2008 also is scheduled to end at that time. Windows 7 enterprise customers […]

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Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on US Companies
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Businesses and government agencies in the United States have been targeted in aggressive attacks by Iranian and Chinese hackers who security experts believe have been energized by President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year and his trade conflicts with China. From a report: Recent Iranian attacks on American banks, businesses and government […]

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E-Ticketing Flaw Exposes Airline Passenger Data to Hackers
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The e-ticketing systems of eight airlines, including Southwest Airlines and Dutch carrier KLM, have a vulnerability that can expose passengers’ personally identifiable information, mobile security vendor Wandera has reported. They use unencrypted links that hackers can intercept easily. The hackers then can view and, in some cases, even change the victim’s flight booking details, or […]

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Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet
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If you leave something on the internet long enough, someone will hack it. The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, allowing anyone to log in as “admin” and snoop around. Often, there’s no password at all. Enter “Shodan Safari,” a popular part-game, […]

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