Cyber Attacks

'Crackas with Attitude' suspect arrested in U.K.

'Crackas with Attitude' suspect arrested in U.K.

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The teen suspected of leaking the information of several U.S. government officials was arrested in the U.K.

Phony CloudFlare DDoS page redirects victims to Nuclear EK

Phony CloudFlare DDoS page redirects victims to Nuclear EK

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Threat actors are using a fake CloudFlare DDoS check page to redirect victims to a nuclear EK.

Researchers spot macro malware used to spread Neutrino

Researchers spot macro malware used to spread Neutrino

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Researchers at Zscaler spotted attackers using macro malware as a vector to spread the Neutrino bot via spearphishing emails.

BlackEnergy malware deployed using malicious Word docs

BlackEnergy malware deployed using malicious Word docs

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Researchers have spotted attackers using malicious Microsoft Word documents distributed via spearphishing emails to spread the Black Energy Trojan in Ukraine.

Israel's Electric Authority hit by massive cyberattack

Israel's Electric Authority hit by massive cyberattack

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The Israeli Electric Authority was hit by a massive cyberattack during a period of record-breaking power consumption.

Anonymous takes credit for shutting down 14 Thai police wesbites

Anonymous takes credit for shutting down 14 Thai police wesbites

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Anonymous claimed responsibility for shutting down 14 Thailand police websites on Tuesday amidst police corruption allegations

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

Anti-ISIS hacktivists take credit for attacks on Trump, BBC, BlackLivesMatter

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The hacktivist group New World Hacking has claimed to be behind cyberattacks against Trump, BBC and BlackLivesMatter sites.

PlayStation and Xbox stood strong through Christmas, but not without bugs

PlayStation and Xbox stood strong through Christmas, but not without bugs

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Despite looming threats the Xbox Live service and PlayStation Network (PSN) weren't shut down by any massive DDoS attacks.

All cybergangs want for Christmas is to shut down Xbox and PlayStation

All cybergangs want for Christmas is to shut down Xbox and PlayStation

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Cybergangs set out to ruin Christmas with massive DDoS attacks against popular gaming networks.

Army National Guard announces 13 new cyber units across 23 states

Army National Guard announces 13 new cyber units across 23 states

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The U.S. Army National Guard announced new cyberdefense measures that will enable greater cyber protection capabilities in every state.

Researchers: malvertising attacks delivering Nuclear EKs and ransomware

Researchers: malvertising attacks delivering Nuclear EKs and ransomware

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Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted an increase in malvertising attacks delivering Nuclear EKs and ransomware.

Internet's root name servers DDoS attacks peak at 5M queries per second

Internet's root name servers DDoS attacks peak at 5M queries per second

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Two unusual DDoS attacks targeted several of the the internet's root name severs.

APT28 stronger, faster in recent months

APT28 stronger, faster in recent months

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APT28 has been has shown increased activity in recent months with more high profile targets and more sophisticated methods.

5M affected in VTech breach; security concerns raised with popular holiday items

5M affected in VTech breach; security concerns raised with popular holiday items

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A breach at Hong Kong-based toymaker VTech has affected nearly five million and prompted some to rank it the fourth biggest breach to date.

BrtMedia video malvertising highlights industry shortcomings

BrtMedia video malvertising highlights industry shortcomings

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Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a video malvertising campaign that highlights the ad industry's lack of security.

Cryptowall 4.0 spotted in nuclear exploit kit

Cryptowall 4.0 spotted in nuclear exploit kit

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Researchers at SANS Internet Storm Center spotted a nuclear exploit kit delivering the Cryptowall ransomware in nuclear exploit kits.

CryptoCoinsNews offers bounty for perpetrator of DDoS attack

CryptoCoinsNews offers bounty for perpetrator of DDoS attack

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CryptoCoinsNews and Hacked are offering a reward for information on a cyberattack launched against them.

Report: Banking trojans and weaponized Office docs month's top attack vectors

Report: Banking trojans and weaponized Office docs month's top attack vectors

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Researchers at Invincea report that banking trojans delivered by weaponized Office documents were the top attack vector for the month of October.

Report: Enterprises should consider user behavior analytics to detect attacks earlier

Report: Enterprises should consider user behavior analytics to detect attacks earlier

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Understanding user behavior analytics could help enterprises detect cyberattacks earlier, according to researchers at Rapid7.

U.S. officials targeted in spate of Iranian cyber attacks

U.S. officials targeted in spate of Iranian cyber attacks

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a spate of cyberattacks targeting the email and social media accounts of Obama administration personnel in recent weeks.

Kaspersky says CoinVault and Bitcryptor done

Kaspersky says CoinVault and Bitcryptor done

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Kaspersky Lab has declared CoinVault and Bitcryptor dead following the both the arrest of its alleged authors and release of a final set of decryption keys.

Researchers leak location and enable MitM attacks on LTE devices

Researchers leak location and enable MitM attacks on LTE devices

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Researchers demonstrate attacks against LTE devices to expose vulnerabilities and practical attack points.

Arrests made in Commack High School hack

Arrests made in Commack High School hack

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Three Commack High School students have been arrested by the Suffolk County, N.Y. police department and charged with hacking into the school's computer system.

Retail and health fields to lead cyber insurance premium spike

Retail and health fields to lead cyber insurance premium spike

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Following a rising number of cyberattacks against U.S. companies, cyber insurance premiums have spiked this year, according to Marsh data.

Four teens, adult arrested for Ziggo DDoS attacks

Four teens, adult arrested for Ziggo DDoS attacks

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Four teens and an adult were arrested in connection with two major DDoS attacks against Netherlands' internet provider Ziggo in August.

DDoS attack sent 4.5 billion requests using mobile browsers

DDoS attack sent 4.5 billion requests using mobile browsers

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Researchers at CloudFlare spotted a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that used mobile browsers to flood a site with 4.5 billion requests.

PornHub, YouPorn hit in malvertising campaign

PornHub, YouPorn hit in malvertising campaign

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Researchers at Malwarebytes detected another malvertising campaign targeting popular adult sites over the weekend, this time against PornHub and YouPorn.

xHamster targeted in another malvertising campaign

xHamster targeted in another malvertising campaign

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xHamster has been hit by another malvertising attack, and it may be part of campaign that struck other big sites earlier this year.

DHS awards Univ. of Houston $2.6M contract for DDoS research

DHS awards Univ. of Houston $2.6M contract for DDoS research

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The University of Houston was awarded a $2.6 million contract from the DHS to develop technologies to defend emergency response systems from DDoS attacks.

Researchers find ransomware disguised as porn video player

Researchers find ransomware disguised as porn video player

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Researchers at Zscaler's discovered a new variant of Android ransomware disguised as a porn video player application.

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