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FT: Hackers for hire ‘targeted hundreds of institutions’ Special

It has been revealed that a hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world.

FIN7 hacking group member arrested by the U.S. Special

U.S. officials have arrested an alleged member of the FIN7 hacking group (also known as the Carbanak Group) who have been involved in several high-profile cybersecurity incidences.

Biden, Trump campaigns targeted by foreign hackers: Google

Washington - Campaign staffs for both President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden have been targeted recently by foreign hackers, Google researchers said Thursday, highlighting persistent data security concerns ahead of the November US election.

Germany calls in Russian envoy, seeks sanctions over hacking

Berlin - Germany's foreign ministry on Thursday called in the Russian ambassador to discuss possible sanctions over a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament, in an escalating diplomatic row.

China rejects US claim of attempted vaccine theft as 'smearing'

Bejing - Beijing accused the United States on Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus.

Women hack the crisis: A global virtual all-women hackathon

“Women Hack the Crisis,” is a global all-female hackathon to create solutions for the problems women face now and post-COVID 19. The was organized by The Expat Woman, a global community of women on a mission to engage, educate and empower.

Merkel cites 'hard evidence' Russian hackers targeted her

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced frustration Wednesday that Russia was targeting her in hacking attacks, saying she had concrete proof of the "outrageous" spying attempts."I can honestly say that it pains me.

Insight into ShinyHunter hacking activities, as data goes on sale Special

Hacker group ShinyHunter is selling over 73 million user records on the dark web for just $18K, which they claim to have stolen from ten companies around the world.

US says Chinese hacking vaccine research: reports

Washington - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and cybersecurity experts believe Chinese hackers are trying to steal research on developing a vaccine against coronavirus, two newspapers reported Monday.

UK and US warn of cyber threat to health sector fighting virus

London - Britain and the United States warned Tuesday of a rise in cyber attacks against health professionals involved in the coronavirus response by organised criminals "often linked with other state actors".

Q&A: How hackers are seeking to 'supply' online backorders Special

As more people resort to online shopping and panic buying, e-commerce scams will become more common. While the rest of the world is standing by waiting for things to return to normal, hackers are not taking a break, says Neill Feather, of SiteLock.

Health Traffic Light crowned winner of Hack from Home event

Following on from the innovative Hack from Home event, designed to find solutions for COVID-19 around the world, the startup ‘Health Traffic Light’ has been crowned the winner.

Examples of how hackers are exploiting COVID-19 Special

In the UK, ackers are reportedly exploiting HMRC’s coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Also the NCSC has had to take down hundreds of scam coronavirus online stores. Will LaSala, Senior Director of Global Solutions at OneSpan looks into the issue.

Nation-backed hackers tune attacks to COVID-19 fears: Google

San Francisco - Google on Wednesday warned that nation-backed hackers are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to target health care organizations and those working to fight the pandemic.

'Hack from Home' hackathon to develop solutions for COVID-19

Dataswift has launched 'Hack from Home', which is a global virtual hackathon, designed to find technology solutions to fight the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate against its economic and societal impact.

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.
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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