Cybercrime & Hacking

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Governments hit back against webcam-snooping websites

Government officials in the U.S. and the UK are warning people to secure their webcams after sites that broadcast the contents of those cameras sprung up online.

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Attackers use Citadel malware to target password management apps

Attackers are using the Citadel Trojan program to steal master passwords for password management applications and other authentication programs.

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Intel and Europol team up to fight cybercrime

Intel's McAfee security branch and European law enforcement will exchange technical information and non-operational data related to cybercrime.


Anonymous wages cyberwar on the KKK with #OpKKK & #HoodsOff

Anonymous has been waging cyberwar on the KKK after the hate group said it would use 'lethal force' on Ferguson protesters. The KKK threatened to shoot anyone wearing a Guy Fawkes (Anonymous) mask. The FBI warned there will likely be...

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Malicious insider psychology – when the personal bubble bursts

External and mental pressure, an opportunity to steal confidential information and rationalization of the potential theft are the factors that contribute for an insider to turn against his employer. While these three factors are...

PCI Council looks to stem data breaches after bad year

The PCI Security Standards Council is hoping that emerging security technologies will help prevent breaches that made this year one of the worst ever.

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List of hacked government agencies grows: State Department, White House, NOAA & USPS

If whispers can be believed, then China is kicking cyber butt and taking names as the list of hacked government agencies grows to include the State Department, the White House, NOAA and USPS.

Cyberespionage group tied to OnionDuke malware

A malware program distributed recently through a rogue server on the Tor network was also used in targeted attacks against European government agencies.


Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

Beijing police arrested three people suspected of developing the "WireLurker" malware that may have infected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile devices.


Malicious insider psychology – when pressure builds up in the Fraud Triangle

Some of the insider threat incidents are caused by the negligence or even naiveté of insiders enabling an outside attack, while others are planned malicious actions of an insiders that involve stealing confidential company information...

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Sophos bets on the cloud to fight cyberattacks

Sophos is betting entirely on the cloud in a bid to make it easier for understaffed IT departments to manage cyberattacks

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NOAA confirms cyberattack on four weather sites

Four websites run by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been compromised in recent weeks

Rights groups, NGOs struggle against malware attacks

Activist and human rights groups are hit with the same types of intrusions as larger organizations, but have fewer resources to defend themselves.

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U.S. Postal Service suffers breach of employee, customer data

A U.S. Postal Service data breach has potentially compromised the personal information of 800,000 employees, as well as some customers who contacted the government service.


BrowserStack hacked: Attacker sends email to customers alleging shoddy security

After a hacker sent email to BrowserStack customers that claimed the company had no firewalls in place, stored passwords in plain text and other shoddy security practices, BrowserStack admitted it was hacked. Yet the company claims...

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Hackers are targeting execs on the road through hotel networks

For four years a group of sophisticated hackers has compromised the luxury hotel networks in the Asia-Pacific region to launch malware attacks against corporate executives and entrepreneurs traveling on business.

Biggest ever Tor raid hits 410 underground sites; 17 arrested

Raids by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and 16 European nations have closed hundreds of underground websites, including dozens dealing in weapons and drugs, and led to the arrest of 17 people.

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Home Depot attackers broke in using a vendor's stolen credentials

Home Depot said hackers used login credentials belonging to another company to access its network.

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