Archive | hackers

Another Ransomware Attack Is Rapidly Spreading Across Europe

Hackers hit Ukraine’s national bank, the state power provider, an airport, and a number of other agencies and companies with a ransomware attack on Tuesday. This left top-ranking Ukrainian officials unable to access computers and an untold number of citizens unable to access their money. The scariest part? The United…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

Russia’s Attack on the US Election Was Apparently Much Worse Than We Thought

If you had any doubt that Russian hackers attempted to meddle with the United States electoral system, a new report from Bloomberg is here to scare the shit out of you. Not only did Russia go after a voting software supplier in one state (as previously reported by The Intercept), Putin’s cyber army reportedly targeted…Read […]

Continue Reading

Russia’s Attack on the US Election Was Apparently Much Worse Than We Thought

If you had any doubt that Russian hackers attempted to meddle with the United States electoral system, a new report from Bloomberg is here to scare the shit out of you. Not only did Russia go after a voting software supplier in one state (as previously reported by The Intercept), Putin’s cyber army reportedly targeted…Read […]

Continue Reading

Hackers Built a Weapon to Trigger Blackouts—and It Could Work Anywhere

The seemingly local cyberattack that cut power to part of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, last December could have been a test run. And security researchers now say the malware believed to have caused the blackout is actually modular, mostly automated, and highly adaptable. That means it doesn’t just work on electrical grids…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

Russian Hackers Testing Malware With Britney Spears’s Instagram 

In an impressive bit of cyber-sleuthing, security researchers have discovered that a nasty piece of malware was being tested by a Russian-speaking hacker group and it was using the comment section of Britney Spears’s Instagram as a way to call home.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

Cops Think This Tijuana Biker Gang Hacked Into and Stole Over 100 Jeeps

On Tuesday, federal authorities announced that several members of the Tijuana-based Hooligans Motorcycle Club had been indicted for some stealing $4.5 million worth of Jeeps in San Diego County. How’d they do it? Stolen keys? Smash and grab operation? Nah, according to police, these bikers just gained access to a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

Subtitles Open You Up to Hackers When Using Popular Media Players

On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

Trump’s Bodyguard Leaks the Defense Secretary’s Phone Number ‘the Old-Fashioned Way’

Donald Trump famously doesn’t trust computers. At an event on New Year’s Eve, he told reporters, “You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way.” Well, a pen and paper screwed him when his bodyguard recently displayed the cellphone number of the…Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Report: New Pirates of the Caribbean Being Held for Ransom by Internet Pirates

It’s been a dizzying few days for news about hackers demanding ransom. It’s hard to tell which events are connected. But according to multiple reports, hackers are threatening to leak a major film owned by Disney, and sources tell Deadline that the movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales.Read more… Continue […]

Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s Massive Phishing Worm

Over a million Gmail users got hit by a phishing worm on Wednesday afternoon, sending the security world into a cacophony of screams and laughter. Screams, because the attack looked like it came from Google itself. Laughter, because the attack looked like it came from Google itself.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

This Hacker Is My New Hero

The hacker’s name is Janit0r. You’ve probably never heard of him, but perhaps you’ve heard of his work. Janit0r is reportedly the one behind a particularly gnarly but undeniably fascinating form of malware called BrickerBot. BrickerBot, as the name implies, will brick internet of things (IoT) devices that fail a…

Read more…

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media