Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Attack News

New hack leaves millions of home WiFi routers open to attack

A major security flaw has been found in software used by millions of consumer WiFi routers. The error could allow attackers to execute code on the router at the kernel level, potentially exposing every device and file on your home network.

FBI issues search warrant after man claims he hacked plane

The FBI has issued a search warrant for a man who claims to have successfully hijacked aircraft during flight. He used his laptop computer to hack the plane's systems and temporarily gain control of the engines, causing it to fly sideways.

Washington Post mobile site hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.

Two of the most popular GTA V PC mods include active malware

Two of the most popular third-party mods for the recently-launched PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V have been found to secretly install malware, prompting a tightening up of registration procedures on several key mod download sites.

What you need to know about 'Venom', billed Heartbleed 2 by some

An "extremely critical" bug has been found in virtualisation software relied on by web hosts across the Internet. Named "Venom", some have been calling it "Heartbleed 2.0" as it could allow an attacker to gain access to the entire contents of a server.

Huge security flaw found in Lenovo laptops and computers

Just months after Lenovo was found to be installing adware on its computers, it has now been revealed that the company has left "massive security risks" in its own software supplied with its machines leaving users vulnerable to attack and exploit.

China blames foreign malware for Internet outage

China has blamed malware originating from "overseas servers" for causing a widespread Internet outage in the country last weekend. The unusual attack resulted in several users being redirected to one of two websites when browsing online.

Kenya admits intelligence ignored ahead of Garissa massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister on Thursday admitted that intelligence was ignored and the security response botched regarding the Islamist massacre of nearly 150 people at Garissa university.

One policeman killed, two wounded in 'Islamist' attack in Bosnia

Sarajevo - One policeman was killed and two others wounded Monday in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik when a man opened fire on a police station shouting "Allahu Akbar", officials said.

Millions of WordPress sites are at risk of hijacking

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Paris - An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Paris - An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder Friday after five days of police questioning.

Sid Ahmed Ghlam: Scholarship student 'drawn to jihad'

Paris - Would-be jihadist Sid Ahmed Ghlam is a scholarship student who spent his adolescence shuttling between France and Algeria, drawing the attention of the French security services with social network postings expressing his desire to join Islamist militan...

France hunts for accomplices in foiled church attack

Paris - French police were hunting Thursday for possible accomplices to an Algerian student whose plan to attack churches was foiled when his arsenal of weapons was uncovered purely by chance.

France says 'imminent' church attack foiled in Paris

Paris - An IT student allegedly planning a church attack in France has been arrested, the country's interior minister said Wednesday, just over three months after Paris was hit by a jihadist killing spree.

Two UN drivers killed in northern Mali as convoy attacked

Bamako - Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN mission said Saturday.

Taliban storm Afghan court complex, killing three

Balkh - Taliban suicide attackers wearing military uniforms stormed a court complex in Afghanistan's relatively tranquil north Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding scores of others in an assault highlighting the country's fragile security situa...

Russia hacked the White House, accessed the President's schedule

The same Russian hackers that recently damaged the State Department hacked into sensitive parts of the White House managed to access information including details of the president's schedule, according to a new report.

One man could have deleted every video on YouTube

A security researcher has uncovered a way of deleting every single video from YouTube by sending a simple request to Google servers. The company has now fixed the incredibly serious flaw that could have removed all of the content from its site.

S. Korea indicts U.S. envoy attacker for attempted murder

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors formally charged the man who injured U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack with attempted murder on Wednesday, despite his denials of any intention to kill.

Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

Kabul - A prominent Afghan MP escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed three people including a child and left seven others wounded, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

The Bitcoin blockchain could be spreading malware across the web

A new report has suggested that the core of Bitcoin could be used by hackers to deliver harmful, dangerous malware to unsuspecting users of the cryptocurrency network if malicious files were uploaded instead of transactions to the Bitcoin blockchain.

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

Kabul - Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus in Afghanistan on Tuesday, underlining the country's fragile security situation as President Ashraf Ghani holds talks with the United States in Washington.

Researchers hack computers by firing blasts of hot air

Researchers have found a way to hack into secure computer systems by firing blasts of hot air, tricking the computer's thermal sensor and allowing the researchers access to the computer even when not connected to the internet.

98% of UK firms have no cyber-attack insurance

A new UK government report has found that nearly all large firms do not possess any form of insurance that would help them to recover from a major cyber-attack, despite 81% of those surveyed having experienced a security breach in the past 12 months.

'Mentally ill' man in US machete attack had Molotov cocktails

New Orleans - A machete-wielding mentally ill man shot by police at a New Orleans airport was armed with an arsenal of Molotov cocktails, officials said Saturday, but the motive for the assault was still a mystery.

New Cryptolocker variant targets gamers by encrypting game files

A new version of the Cryptolocker malware has found its way onto the Internet. Named TeslaCrypt, this time gamers are the target as files of several major games are encrypted and locked down with players held to ransom for their unlock.

S. Korea rejects U.S. envoy attacker's denial he intended to kill

Seoul - South Korean police vowed Monday to press on with attempted murder charges against the man who injured U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack, despite the assailant's denial that he intended to kill.

North Korea rejects links to U.S. envoy attacker

Seoul - North Korea hit out Sunday at accusations that it may be behind a shocking knife attack on the U.S. envoy to the South, branding the claims a "vicious" smear campaign by Seoul.

Two held after 3 Europeans killed in Mali nightclub shooting

Bamako - Two suspects were arrested on Saturday after three Europeans and two locals were shot dead in a suspected terror attack on a nightclub in the Malian capital Bamako, a police source said.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 14 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Attack


Attack Image

SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airpo...
SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in 2005. Photo: Waqas.usman/Wikimedia Commons
Waqas.usman/Wikimedia Commons
A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
For once  flying in circles made sense!
For once, flying in circles made sense!
Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing befor...
Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing before a House of Commons committee in London.
Screengrab from testimony
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
TechCrunch
Two police  security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
AAP
Messages displayed to visitors after the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Washington Post s mobil...
Messages displayed to visitors after the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Washington Post's mobile site on 14/05/2015
Untitled
Fox
Untitled
IDF
An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
Janet Szabo
A picture of the alleged assailant attacking her supposed victim caught on camera.
A picture of the alleged assailant attacking her supposed victim caught on camera.
YouTube via Livelink
A doctor in Russia brutally attacked a heart surgery patient  causing him to die.
A doctor in Russia brutally attacked a heart surgery patient, causing him to die.
Screenshot from video
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in...
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
Friends of Kehilat Bnei Torah - Har Nof
83-year-old passenger attacks a bus driver in Tianjin  China causing a 9 vehicle pile up.
83-year-old passenger attacks a bus driver in Tianjin, China causing a 9 vehicle pile up.
YouTube
Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog a...
Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog and the deer both escaped without any life threatening injuries.
Screenshot from video
Two mean-looking South African Rooivalk attack helicopters.
Two mean-looking South African Rooivalk attack helicopters.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
Moonguard/Wikimedia Commons
John Chelminiak is recovering from a  horrendous fight  with black bear
John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
Seattle Times screengrab
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Pl...
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
Sardaka/Wikimedia Commons