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Hacker 'ceasefire' gets little traction as pandemic fuels attacks

Washington - Internet users have seen a surge in COVID-related cyberattacks and fraud schemes which could add to the misery of the pandemic, even as some hackers have called for dialing back their criminal efforts.

Hackers are exploiting coronavirus to gain access to IT systems Special

The anxiety surrounding the coronavirus outbreak is continuing to be exploited by cybercriminals. There have been more reports of phishing campaigns trying to impersonate the World Health Organisation, as an example.

Jury hung in case of CIA coder accused of cyberweapon leak

New York - A New York federal judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury failed to convict a former CIA programmer accused of passing the agency's most valuable hacking tools to WikiLeaks, deeply hobbling its online spying operations.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto files complaint against Portgual

Lisbon - Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, the originator of Football Leaks and Luanda Leaks, has filed a complaint with the EU against Portugal, accusing it of non-compliance with European rules on extradition, his lawyers told AFP on Monday.

Personal information of 10 million MGM Resort guests hacked Special

Personal information belonging to 10.6 million guests of MGM Resort were published on a hacking forum this week. Impacted individuals include celebrities, reporters, government officials and well-known CEOs.

Georgia, Western allies blame Russia for 2019 cyberattacks

Tbili - Georgia, Britain and the United States on Thursday accused Russia of orchestrating a "reckless" cyber assault against the pro-Western Caucasus nation last year as part of an aggressive campaign of online attacks worldwide.

US indicts four Chinese military 'hackers' for Equifax breach

Washington - The US Justice Department announced indictments of four members of China's People's Liberation Army for alleged involvement in the massive 2017 hack of the database of giant US credit rating agency Equifax.

US military claimed 'success' in hacking ISIS: documents

Washington - The US military claims to have "successfully" disrupted the online propaganda efforts of the Islamic State in a hacking operation dating back at least to 2016, according to declassified national security documents released Tuesday.

US girds for cyber threats from Iran as military clash fears ebb

Washington - Iran is widely expected to ramp up cyberattacks against the United States in response to the US killing of a top Iranian leader this month even as fears have receded about a military confrontation between the two countries.

Landry’s Inc hacked despite end-to-end encryption Special

Landry’s Inc., a restaurant and hospitality corporation that owns popular eateries such as McCormick and Schmick’s, Rainforest Cafe and Del Frisco’s, was infected by malware that infected its order-entry systems to steal customer payment card inform

Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267 million users

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday said it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online.

Now hackers are breaking into Ring cameras Special

News has broken of a Ring camera being hacked and allowing the attacker to speak to a eight-year-old girl in her bedroom. Will LaSala, Director of Security Solutions, Security Evangelist at OneSpan tells Digital Journal about the risks.

US indicts 'Evil Corp' hackers with alleged Russian intelligence ties

Washington - A Lamborghini-driving Moscow hacker who called his operation Evil Corp and allegedly has ties to the Russian FSB intelligence service was indicted by US authorities Thursday for the cybertheft of tens of millions of dollars.

Macy's suffers data breach, customer data affected Special

Macy’s recent data breach was caused by a Magecart card-skimming code implanted in the firm's online payment portal which collected customer's personal data. Vinay Sridhara of Balbix provides analysis.

From cyberattacks to privacy issues: Top predictions for 2020 Special

From risks around cloud misconfiguration, to new and emerging threats by hackers, 2020 poses some real dangers to businesses. Chris DeRamus, CTO and co-founder, DivvyCloud provides an insight as to the challenges that next year presents.

Moscow-linked hackers hit anti-doping agencies: Microsoft

Paris - A hackers group linked to Moscow has targeted sporting and anti-doping organisations across the world with "significant" cyberattacks as anti-doping authorities mull new allegations against Russia.

2,000 Georgia websites hacked in cyber attacks

Tbili - Some 2,000 websites in Georgia, including those of the president, courts, and media were hacked in a massive cyber attack on Monday, officials and media said.

Six key security predictions for businesses for 2020 Special

Cybersecurity issues have been on the increase during 2019 and 2020 shows no sign of these slowing down. Indeed, the number of issues facing businesses is actually set to increase, according to Anurag Kahol of Bitglass.

Catch 22: Digital Transformation and its impact on cybersecurity

The development of technologies to support digital transformation offers many businesses benefits, but it brings cybersecurity risks. Many business leaders believe hackers are more advanced than software developers, according to a new study.

The reason behind the Samsung fingerprint spoof Special

A major weakness with Samsung devices was recently highlight - hackers can use screen protectors to allow for any fingerprint to be used to unlock any Samsung smartphone. Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer, Jumio provides analysis.

Hackers target UN humanitarian organizations: Lookout

San Francisco - Hackers are targeting United Nations and humanitarian aid workers with a scheme designed to trick members into revealing passwords, security researchers said Thursday.

North Korean spear-phishing campaign attacks U.S. firms Special

Several U.S. businesses have been targeted by a campaign seemingly to originate from North Korea and using the tactic of spear-phishing. The cyber-assault is sophisticated, using legitimate documents as the targets. Alexander García-Tobar explains more.

Q&A: Hackers access files from the sound of keystrokes Special

An alarming new report finds that hackers can crack a password by recording keystroke sounds and using software to work out the combinations that have been used. Expert Ivan Blesa looks into the issue.

Q&A: How cloud computing protects Canadians against hackers Special

Canadian firm NuData uses biometrics to confirm that a person online is really who they say they are, even if the password they’re using is correct. To discover more, Digital Journal spoke with Justin Fox who leads DevOps at NuData.

Major databreach exposes data on most of Ecuador's citizens Special

An Elasticsearch server has leaked personal data on almost all of Ecuador's citizens, including their family trees, and children, plus some financial records and car registration information. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass assesses the situation.

US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure.

Looking behind the tweet: Dorsey hack explained Special

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was recently hacked on his own platform. New information that the hacker or hackers leveraged a SIM swapping tactic has come to light. A leading expert explains how this has happened and how to address the security weakness.

Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

Washington - Google security experts uncovered an "indiscriminate" hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and other data.

Q&A: Digital browser identities and the new illicit trade Special

IntSights has released the company’s research brief “Digital Browser Identities: The Hottest New Black Market Good” which provides an overview of the Richlogs marketplace and the digital identities market. Ariel Ainhoren provides the details.

Hacking of connected cars stands as a major security threat

Connected vehicles will need better security feature to avoid cyber-attack. A new report finds that connected cars are open to being hacked and this stands as a major security threat.
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