Cyberattack News, Articles and Updates
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.
An Australian teen managed to avoid any jail time after pleading guilty to initiating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the nation's largest bank, his school and the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.
Researchers spotted a new information stealing trojan, dubbed Shakti, that may be of Indian origin and is designed for corporate espionage.
A new APT group has emerged on the Indian subcontinent, identified by ForcePoint as 'Monsoon'
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is attempting to eliminate the guess work for organizations when it comes to reporting a cyber incident by issuing a "how-to" guide.
Cyber-criminals are investing up to 40 percent of their stolen funds in improving and modernising their techniques and criminal schemes according to a recent report issued by cyber-experts at the Russian Ministry of Communications.
A cyberattack on a NATO member could result in a conventional military response by the defense organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Ten days after a malware attack crippled the University of Calgary's computer system school officials reported that it paid a $20,000 CDN, or $15,749 U.S.,ransom to regain access.
Symantec researchers linked a cyber attack on a Philippines bank to the group that stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Central Bank and to the 2014 Sony hack.
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016 bill this week asking the Obama administration to develop a set of guidelines for the U.S. military to follow in response to a cyberattack.
To face the growing number of cyber-threats as part of their efforts to get ready for the 4th industrial revolution, British manufacturers are being urged to step up their cyber-security planning.
If your organization is connected to the Internet, you are very likely engaged in cyber warfare whether you like it or not.
In order to better improve and ensure cyber-security of government websites, Philippine senator Ralph Recto plans to recruit "bored" Filipino hackers to serve as "cyber-commandos".
According to a new report by Imperva, South Korea serves as the most prolific point of origin for global DDoS attacks.
A wave of DDoS attacks were launched against the government-funded education network Janet yesterday morning.
The U.S. Cyber Command is taking the information security fight to ISIS hacking into the computers of individual fighters and interrupting the terror group's encrypted communications.
If the U.S. military normally has one thing down pat it's knowing who is in charge at any given time. However, when it comes to handling a massive cyberattack on the country, the Pentagon is not quite sure who should be issuing orders.
Tensions are running high on the Korean peninsula this week with South Korea's intelligence agency accusing its northern neighbor of an attempted cyberattack, while Pyongyang threatened to launch nuclear attacks against the south and United States.
The U.S. Navy may not be going back to the age of wooden ships and sails, but to defend against cyberattacks the Navy is stepping back from its current level of hyper connectivity and instead looking at ways to limit which systems are networked at any given time.
Kiev warns more cyber-attacks likely after Black Energy malware found on server at country's largest airport.
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risk report lists cyber-attacks as one of the biggest dangers in an ever more connected world.
Silver Shadow draws together authorities from eight countries to test response by US and European law enforcement to a large scale cyber-attack.
Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a malvertising attack targeting Comcast customers that combines an EK, phishing and a tech support scam.
China is being accused of a major cyber-attack on the computer system of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.
Following two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris, cabinet minister, Taro Kono, of Japan stated in an interview that his country is at risk of cyber-attacks by Daesh (ISIS)
The jihadist extremist militant group ISIS reportedly is taking the technological angle of its efforts seriously enough to create a "help desk" to teach recruits tricks that will allow them to communicate and pull off attacks.
The U.S. Air Force has added cyber warfare operations as a job position eligible for special duty pay.
In protest over the Japanese dolphin-hunting industry, Anonymous has launched DDoS attacks on two major Japanese airports.
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