SWIFT: More banks hacked; persistent, sophisticated threat is here to stay

SWIFT: More banks hacked; persistent, sophisticated threat is here to stay

SWIFT warned that more banks have been attacked, some losing money in the high-tech heists, and urged banks to tighten security since the persistent and sophisticated threat is here to stay.

08/31/16

Two state election systems attacked, FBI suspects ‘foreign hackers’

Two state election systems attacked, FBI suspects ‘foreign hackers’

FBI warned of two state election systems being attacked, Illinois and Arizona, and advised states to search for similar 'foreign hacker' activity in their logs.

08/29/16

Baltimore cops using private company's aerial cameras to conduct secret surveillance

Baltimore cops using private company's aerial cameras to conduct secret surveillance

Persistent Surveillance Systems mount cameras on a Cessna and fly for hours above Baltimore to conduct surveillance likened to Google Earth with TiVo capabilities; Baltimore police have not publicly disclosed the unblinking...

08/24/16

Malware alert: Dump on WikiLeaks contained over 3,000 malicious files

Malware alert: Dump on WikiLeaks contained over 3,000 malicious files

Malware expert Vesselin Bontchev discovered 323 malware instances in his first scan of WikiLeaks' email dump from Turkey’s ruling political party; he listed 3,277 in his second report. WikiLeaks quietly 'neutered' some of the malware....

08/22/16

1.4 billion Android devices vulnerable to hijacking thanks to Linux TCP bug

1.4 billion Android devices vulnerable to hijacking thanks to Linux TCP bug

8 out of 10 Android devices vulnerable to spying since they are vulnerable to the Linux TCP bug.

08/17/16

Hacking group purportedly hacked NSA-linked Equation Group, auctioning cyber weapons

Hacking group purportedly hacked NSA-linked Equation Group, auctioning cyber weapons

A group going by the Shadow Brokers claim to have hacked the Equation Group, which is believed to be linked to the NSA, and is auctioning off the 'best' cyber weapons.

08/15/16

Thugs developing cat-themed ransomware for Androids and Hitler ransomware for PCs

Thugs developing cat-themed ransomware for Androids and Hitler ransomware for PCs

Cat-themed ransomware targeting Androids can encrypt files and silently steal text messages; Hitler ransomware targeting PCs demands payment via a gift card; after one hour, the user's files are deleted.

08/10/16

Hackers demonstrated first ransomware for IoT thermostats at DEF CON

Hackers demonstrated first ransomware for IoT thermostats at DEF CON

Ransomware-infected smart thermostats, it's no longer hypothetical. An attacker could crank up the heat and lock the IoT device until a ransom was paid to unlock it.

08/08/16

$6 device can break into hotel rooms and infect PoS systems

$6 device can break into hotel rooms and infect PoS systems

At DEF CON, a researcher will unveil a small $6 device which can be used to duplicate every keycard in a hotel, so an attacker could break into every room, as well as to infect point-of-sale systems.

08/04/16

Russia: Hey, don’t blame us, 20 of our government organizations were hacked too

Russia: Hey, don’t blame us, 20 of our government organizations were hacked too

As the FBI starts investigating a cyberattack on the DCCC, Russia claims 20 of its government organizations were hacked too.

08/01/16

KeySniffer: Hackers can snag wireless keyboard keystrokes from 250 feet away

KeySniffer: Hackers can snag wireless keyboard keystrokes from 250 feet away

From hundreds of feet away, attackers can see everything that is being typed as well as type directly on a PC due to flawed wireless keyboards from at least eight vendors.

07/27/16

Schneier: Next president may face IoT cyberattack that causes people to die

Schneier: Next president may face IoT cyberattack that causes people to die

With IoT and cyber-physical systems becoming the new normal, respected security guru Bruce Schneier suggested the next president may face 'a large-scale internet disaster that kills multiple people.'

07/25/16

Your router won’t protect you when smartphones attack smart homes

Your router won’t protect you when smartphones attack smart homes

Your home router, or firewall, won't protect you when smartphones attack smart homes.

07/20/16

Delilah malware secretly taps webcam, blackmails and recruits insider threat victims

Delilah malware secretly taps webcam, blackmails and recruits insider threat victims

Delilah malware taps computer and webcam to get dirty little secrets, then blackmails victims into becoming an insider threat and coughing up a company’s secrets.

07/18/16

Warrantless cellphone tracking: Federal judge kicks DEA's stingray evidence to the curb

Warrantless cellphone tracking: Federal judge kicks DEA's stingray evidence to the curb

For the first time, a federal judge put the feds on notice about warrantless cellphone tracking by kicking DEA's stingray evidence to the curb.

07/13/16

After bomb robot in Dallas, expert wants taser-wielding robot in every police car

After bomb robot in Dallas, expert wants taser-wielding robot in every police car

One robotics expert believes police robots will be ubiquitous and one with less-than-lethal capabilities should be in every police car just as each cop car now comes equipped with a laptop.

07/11/16

Hackers can exploit smartwatches, fitness trackers to steal your ATM PIN

Hackers can exploit smartwatches, fitness trackers to steal your ATM PIN

Smartwatches and fitness trackers can be exploited to give attackers your ATM PIN and passwords.

07/07/16

2015 Wiretap Report: No wiretap denied, encryption rarely encountered

2015 Wiretap Report: No wiretap denied, encryption rarely encountered

Encryption is not the scary ‘going dark’ devil the government makes it out to be as it was rarely encountered during wiretaps conducted in 2015.

07/05/16

Security vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton 'as bad as it gets' warns researcher

Security vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton 'as bad as it gets' warns researcher

Google Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy warned of multiple critical vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton products, including a '100% reliable remote exploit' and a 'wormable' flaw that requires no user interaction by...

06/29/16

Hacker selling 655,000 patient records from 3 hacked healthcare organizations

Hacker selling 655,000 patient records from 3 hacked healthcare organizations

A hacker is reportedly trying to sell more than half a million patient records, allegedly obtained from exploiting RDP, on a dark web marketplace.

06/27/16

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