Cyber Attack News, Articles and Updates
U.S. CIO Troy Scott promoted a $3 billion proposal to modernize government technologywhile speaking at an annual summit.
Citizen Lab and Lookout researchers detected an active spyware which exploited three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities.
Intel and Kaspersky researchers developed a free decryption tool for victims of the Wildfire variant of ransomware.
The personal website of Saturday Night Live comedian and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was taken offline after hackers vandalized the site.
About 22,000 documents have leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS which is building submarines for the Indian navy.
Spending big bucks is not always necessary for corporations to put a decent cybersecurity program in place.
Researchers believe Fancy Bear hacked the Olympic drug-testing agency in retaliation for WADA's recommendation to ban all Russian athletes from the Olympics.
A hacker has stolen around 808,000 accounts from two forums run by Epic Games, the games maker has confirmed the hack and is investigating what happened.
The top three findings from Trend Micro's TrendLabs six-monthly threat trends are the doubling of ransomware families, geographic spread of business email scams and increasing Flash and IOT vulnerabilities spotted.
France and Germany discuss 'tapping' encrypted end-to-end networks such as WhatsApp and Skype
In the name of a slain gorilla, hacktivists appear to have targeted the twitter account Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard.
Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organizations in at least 30 countries.
Malwarebytes researchers spotted a SMS scam in the UK targeting parents and adults who know someone by the name Sarah.
ESET researchers spotted the Nemucod downloader used to spread banking trojans and other malware operating in Brazil.
A cyber vigilante took internet justice into his own hands when he infected the computer of an tech support scammer with Locky ransomware.
Independent researcher Michael Gillespie discovered a unique ransomware variant posing as a Pokémon Go application for Windows.
London police have kicked off a pilot program that has law enforcement hiring private law firms to challenge cybercriminals in civil rather than criminal court.
The infamy of Donald Trump is being leveraged by canny cyber-criminals for everything from spam to credential phishing.
With nearly a quarter of ID fraud victims being savvy users of mobile and social media platforms in the UK last year, regular device updates nor computer literacy are stopping users from engaging in harmful online behaviour.
A group of researchers discovered a Linux bug which could allow serious hijacking attacks against the USA Today website and other popular sites.
A new APT group has emerged on the Indian subcontinent, identified by ForcePoint as 'Monsoon'
A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.
IOActive researchers found that half of the cyber vulnerabilities in connected vehicles could grant an attacker full or partial control of a vehicle.
Paradoxically, 'good' news for businesses and ransomware cyber-criminals alike appears to be bad news for security platform provider FireEye.
Over the past two years, three out of every four organisations have been hit by the loss or theft of important data.
Venture capitalist investments in cybersecurity firms have seen a 235 percent growth rate over the past five years as cyberthreats increase.
Insurance firm Zurich is offering a discount on monthly insurance fees should a customer use the IoT alarm offered by Cocoon, despite security concerns over IoT devices.
Phoenix-based Banner Health is notifying patients of a cyberattack that compromised patient records.
Ransomware poses a growing and critical threat to enterprises. In 2015, there were nearly 407,000 attempted ransomware infections and over US$ 325 million (£244 million) extorted from victims and numbers are expected to rise.
F-secure has linked the use of a Remote Access Trojan, to a recent ruling in the Philippines vs. China territorial dispute.
SC Magazine Articles
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- Industry pros react to Cisco, Fortinet advisories after possible Snowden NSA leak
- Trust exercise: Symantec's new website security expert is reaching out to hacker community
- U.S. government extends offer to protect states from electoral cyberthreats
- Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- Microsoft warns of new, self-propagating ransomware in the wild
- Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought
- Three zero-days found in iOS, Apple suggests users update their iPhone
- Sony enables two-factor authentication for PlayStation
- Attacks increase as a result of DDoS-for-hire services
- WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook
- Researchers find seven classes of vulnerabilities in iOS sandbox security feature