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US State Department Reveals Data Breach Employee Information Exposed
Trump once said he wrote important things on papers. He seems distrust modern information technology to protect privacy. The new accident in the US State Department, which has confirmed a data breach through its email system, lets the president win again. The latest new revealed that a compromised email system leaked, and 1% employees' personally identifiable information(PII) have been exposed. Because, these are sort of personal data, the security notice was marked "Sensitive but Unclassified." The hacker may want to get more ...
By Charlie Osborne  View Source  
Guessing Who is Stealing Your Data
Alaskan Governor Bill Walker and come companies are confused by their cybersecurity vendor Recorded Future, which reported that computers of Tsinghua University were targeting some systems of Alaskan. Can you imagine a top university wet its feet in such a dirt business? Tsinghua University possibly is victim too, or say hackers use its computers or IPs to attack third parties. However, up to now this university didn't give a positive answer, pretended nothing happened. How is stealing data? Hopefully not professors...
By Reuters  View Source  
Two Hackers Have Found How to Break into Hotel-Room Locks
When you read a story talking about security vulnerability that may risk millions of hotel rooms, never think it's just a story. Your and your family's privacy may leak from these rooms if only you have chance to stop hotels. A ridiculous case was as early as 2003, 15 years ago, an guy in a a hacking conference in Berlin found his laptop was stolen and there was no evidence of force entry. Yes, his room's keycard-operated lock got hacked. As a matter of fact, hacker are much stronger than that age, no hotel room is safe now...
By Gulliver  View Source  
Inside North Korea Hacker Army
South Korea is hosting winter Olympic Game, but the key player is North and its leader. Few people can understand why things go in such a way: North Korea get everything without paying a coin. Too many secrets hidden in the country, hacker army is one of them. A recent report uncovered that Pyongyang has sent hundreds of hackers to other countries to make money by any means necessary. South Korea is an ideal place of the mission. At Seoul's Gangnam district, Jong Hyok looks like...
By Sam Kim  View Source  
Hackers Abuse Google Ad To Spread Malware That Mines Cryptocurrency
Everyone is possible to become a victim of malware, even IT giants like Google. Trend Micro have spotted Google's ad network was abused to spread malware by hackers to mine cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. The network reaches about a quarter billion unique viewers in the U.S. alone, but cyber criminals just infected 5 countries up to now: France, Italy, Japan, Spain and Taiwan. The malware's goal is to mine cryptocurrency on your computers. It steals power of your computer power instead of privacy in it...
By Lee Mathews  View Source  
Confessions of Former Hacker: 5 Techniques to Make More Secure Online
We spend money and time on privacy secret in this or that way, but do we know how the hackers think about? The guy, who was on the US government’s “Most Wanted” list and finally served 5 years in prison for hacking mobile phones, recently gave some suggestions to to safeguard personal information online: The first one is to use a password manager. Is is a good idea, especially which is from a hacker? At least, I dislike password manager because it hints hackers what is the gateway of my privacy...
By Jeanie Ahn  View Source  
Is your toy spying on you? Find out how to hack the hackers
In holiday season, toys are the commonest presents of boys and girls. More and more smart toys run in bedroom, living room, or bathroom, which are bringing new privacy issues or threats. FBI once raised warnings on toys, e.g. Grinch-like, which said toys connected to the Internet could be a target of hackers to listen in on conversations or to steal information related household. Read the paper and an eye on kid's toys...
By AP New York  View Source  
Chinese Hacker Groups To Shift Focus To India In 2018
Hackers aren't identical to criminals, although common people usually feel the risks from them and even leak data or lose money. Some hacker groups are actually backed by nation-states, called as APTs (Advanced Persistent Threat). It's one reason why cyber security situation is worse and malware is more. The recent reports disclosed Chinese APT groups are shifting focus in 2018 to India and other south Asia counties as a part of Beijing's global market goal. It's time to check if your data center is safe...
By Indo-Asian News  View Source  
Uber Pays $100,000 to Hacker for 57M Accounts Leak
Uber is facing a moment of truth. It needs to clean up its act. This company have our address and credit card information, and even details of travel history. It admitted a serious data leak was hidden: hackers breached and gained access to 57 million user accounts. What the Uber did is to pay $100,000 to hackers to delete the data. None argue it's deal with criminals. Does Uber really think customers' privacy is a small trade with hackers? They trusts hackers, but we have different opinion...
By Jake Novak  View Source  
North Korean Malware Still Lurks in Computers Worldwide
The US Department of Homeland Security issued an alert about a hacker group "Hidden Cobra" also known as "Lazarus" that run a victims' networks and may launch further network exploitation. This hacker group is believed related to North Korea. Last month, Britain had blamed the country for being behind the WannaCry cyber attack in May. The malware had infected lots of computers of 150 countries, and even some Britain's hospitals had to cancel scheduled operations. FBI doubts Volgmer "backdoor Trojan" is the next...
By WION Web Team  View Source  
Guess Who Is Dating With You: A Game of Hackers
Researchers in Kaspersky are evaluating some popular dating apps. It's said that dating apps are new targets of some hacker organizations. Why? People in love are easy to cheat and are open to spend money. The recent reports are as estimation: multiple vulnerabilities are discovered and some of them leak important private data. Because data apps lack basic data protection investment, you may date with hackers who know you everything, such a terrible scenario! ...
By Kaspersky Lab  View Source  
Kaspersky Confirms It Downloaded Secret NSA Tools
Kaspersky is anti-virus and cyber security company. If someday you hear it steal hacker tools from NSA, aren't surprised. Hackers and anti-virus software are actually in same industry and share same technology base. The U.S. government ordered Kaspersky's software to be removed from government owned computers last month because of meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Now the questions is: The security software is safe itself?
By Shane Savitsky  View Source  
Top 10 Passwords Deciphered Less Than A SECOND
When you choose own password, either simple or complex, you usually don't have extra payment. So, why do select a simpler one? The top 10 commonest passwords can be deciphered in less than a SECOND in hacker world. It means totally useless in front of security attack. Complex passwords, however, show us another story. A security expert reveals how to create one that will take 227 MILLION years to crack...
By SIOFRA BRENNAN  View Source  
Hackers Could Program Sex Robots to Kill Owners
Robots will go to common family in near future. They are becoming the targets of dark hackers. The most risk possibly is the sex robot. One reason is its market seems better than others and will enter home earlier. Another reason, it should be the root cause, its job usually is behind the backdrop. Danger tricks or actions are convenient to hide. A cybersecurity scientist has issued a bizarre warning that sex robots could one day kill their owners if hackers can get inside their heads...
By George Harrison  View Source  
U.S. employee data breach tied to China Hackers
Even if your data and your family members' data are collected and kept by US government, they aren't safe as the government promised. A Chinese hacking group is suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees. FBI arrested some of the group by noticed "Deep Panda's", a hacker tool also used in Hong Kong to monitor democracy force, may hacked sensitive information of about 22.1 million federal employees, including their families and friends...
By Joseph Menn  View Source  
Credit Card vs Medical Record in Hacker Eyes
We heard news about hacking hospitals from time to time, the latest victim is a 550-bed facility in Buffalo, NY. Hackers' first target seems medical industry, at least as often as financial industry. The reason behind this is information black market: on average, hackers can sell credit card numbers for 10 to 15 cents each, but a medical record could be worth between $30 and $500...
By CBS News  View Source  
Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts
When cars are connected with Internet, hacking a car is as similar as hacking a computer. However, the consequence is totally different. Can you imagine a car runs by remote hacker? Careering off a bridge, colliding with a bus, or rushing to a heavy traffic.Now you know why car companies are desperately hiring computer security experts...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
FBI Suspects Russian Hackers Behind Qatar Crisis
Qatar is a hot word in last week. It actually leads a new round of Middle East crisis. When the story is developing unpredictably, its trigger has been disappeared. At very beginning the crisis starts from a news of Qatar government's website. However, Qatar deleted the news quickly and said it's fake and posted by hackers. Hacker is becoming a part of politics...
By From Spiegel  View Source  
16 Hacker Makes 400 Thousands Pounds in 4 Years
An England court is focused because of a young hacker, now 20. He created a hacking tool at 16, sold to more than 100 thousand clients, and earned near 400 thousand pounds in past years. The hacking tool, actually a DDoS tool disabled countless websites and costs millions of millions loss. The society wastes its wealthy as well as the young guys waste their talents and energies...
By Simon Parkin  View Source  
Russian Hacker Created Starter Pack Ransomware
Hackers never stop widening their businesses. Ransomware is sort of high tech and skill crime before. But a Russian hacker is changing it, who has created a starter package to run ransomware service. With this tool, low-level criminals can join into the game easily. Ramsomware and other malware, these dark technology are impacting common people both online and offline, if you don't want own privacy to become money of others...
By Zack Whittaker  View Source