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Epic hack, thousands of salted logins stolen

Epic hack, thousands of salted logins stolen

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.

Ransomware rise, email scams spread, Flash & IOT vulnerabilities up

Ransomware rise, email scams spread, Flash & IOT vulnerabilities up

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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.

Aussie teen let off the hook after initiating multiple DDoS attacks

Aussie teen let off the hook after initiating multiple DDoS attacks

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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.

Shakti info stealer designed for corporate espionage

Shakti info stealer designed for corporate espionage

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Researchers spotted a new information stealing trojan, dubbed Shakti, that may be of Indian origin and is designed for corporate espionage.

New Indian subcontinent APT group emerges

New Indian subcontinent APT group emerges

A new APT group has emerged on the Indian subcontinent, identified by ForcePoint as 'Monsoon'

DHS sets guidelines for reporting cyberattack to the feds

DHS sets guidelines for reporting cyberattack to the feds

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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.

Hackers investing 40% of crime proceeds in new criminal techniques

Hackers investing 40% of crime proceeds in new criminal techniques

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.

Cyberattack on NATO could trigger a military response

Cyberattack on NATO could trigger a military response

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A cyberattack on a NATO member could result in a conventional military response by the defense organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

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In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

University of Calgary pays $15,000 ransom to recover data

University of Calgary pays $15,000 ransom to recover data

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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.

SWIFT attackers' malware linked to Philippines bank attack and Sony hack

SWIFT attackers' malware linked to Philippines bank attack and Sony hack

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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.

Senate bill asks Obama administration to define cyber war

Senate bill asks Obama administration to define cyber war

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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.

British manufacturers urged to step up their cyber-security plans

British manufacturers urged to step up their cyber-security plans

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.

Cyber Warfare - Who are you going to call?

Cyber Warfare - Who are you going to call?

If your organization is connected to the Internet, you are very likely engaged in cyber warfare whether you like it or not.

'Bored' Filipino IT experts to be hired as white-hat hackers

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".

South Korea no 1 origin point for DDoS attacks

South Korea no 1 origin point for DDoS attacks

According to a new report by Imperva, South Korea serves as the most prolific point of origin for global DDoS attacks.

Educational network Janet hit with DDoS attacks

Educational network Janet hit with DDoS attacks

A wave of DDoS attacks were launched against the government-funded education network Janet yesterday morning.

U.S. cyber soldiers hitting ISIS hard

U.S. cyber soldiers hitting ISIS hard

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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.

Updated: Pentagon unclear on who will defend the U.S. against a cyberattack

Updated: Pentagon unclear on who will defend the U.S. against a cyberattack

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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.

South Korea blames north for attempted hack of government facilities

South Korea blames north for attempted hack of government facilities

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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.

U.S. Navy charts a new course to avoid cyberattacks

U.S. Navy charts a new course to avoid cyberattacks

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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.

Ukraine blames Russia for cyber-attack on airport

Ukraine blames Russia for cyber-attack on airport

Kiev warns more cyber-attacks likely after Black Energy malware found on server at country's largest airport.

Cyber-attack among World Economic Forum's top global risks

Cyber-attack among World Economic Forum's top global risks

The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risk report lists cyber-attacks as one of the biggest dangers in an ever more connected world.

NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

Silver Shadow draws together authorities from eight countries to test response by US and European law enforcement to a large scale cyber-attack.

Comcast malvertising attack uses multiple tricks to target customers

Comcast malvertising attack uses multiple tricks to target customers

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Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a malvertising attack targeting Comcast customers that combines an EK, phishing and a tech support scam.

China accused of cyber-attack on Australian Bureau of Meteorology

China accused of cyber-attack on Australian Bureau of Meteorology

China is being accused of a major cyber-attack on the computer system of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

Japanese minister warns of ISIS attacks in the near future

Japanese minister warns of ISIS attacks in the near future

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)

ISIS 'help desk' to support terror activities

ISIS 'help desk' to support terror activities

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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.

U.S. Air Force adds extra pay for cyberspace specialists

U.S. Air Force adds extra pay for cyberspace specialists

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The U.S. Air Force has added cyber warfare operations as a job position eligible for special duty pay.

Anonymous attacks two Japanese airports

Anonymous attacks two Japanese airports

In protest over the Japanese dolphin-hunting industry, Anonymous has launched DDoS attacks on two major Japanese airports.

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