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How to be an ethical hacker

At first glance, the term “ethical hacking” may seem like an oxymoron. That’s because criminal “hacker” has become a pejorative that’s closely tied to the bad guys — black hat threat actors looking to steal or corrupt data or other assets within digital reach. The truth is, there are plenty of good guys in the…

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Freshmen hack high school WiFi to avoid a test

Two Secaucus, N.J., high school freshmen have been accused of allegedly knocking their school’s WiFi system offline possibly using a malware as a service deal to create the situation. The two 14-year-old boys were arrested last week and charged with computer criminal activity and conspiracy to commit computer criminal activity, according to CBS New York.…

Microsoft grabs APT35/Charming Kitten websites in court ordered take down

Working under a court order Microsoft seized control of 99 websites allegedly controlled by the Iranian hacker group APT 35. Charming Kitten has been associated with Iran. Microsoft obtained clearance to take action against APT35 (aka Phosphorus, Charming Kitten, Ajax Security Team) by the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. after the company took legal…

Hacking Back

Close your eyes for a moment and whisper the term “hack back.” Doesn’t it conjure up familiar rough-hewn heroes played by the likes of Charles Bronson and Kris Kristofferson who roamed the silver screen with some regularity in the 1970s, tracking down bad guys and meting out justice when authorities either could not or fell…

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Cybersecurity trends in 2018

End of the year wrap-ups always want to name a year something, like the “Year of Ransomware” or the “Year of Artificial Intelligence,” but it would be difficult to pin 2018 to a specific threat or trend, as so many reared their ugly heads. With that noted, it is pretty simple to define the year…

Georgia’s Kemp accuses Dems of failed hack of voter reg system

As an already contentious governor’s race in Georgia draws to a close, the Republican candidate, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has accused the Democratic Party of Georgia of “a failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system.” Kemp’s office said it wouldn’t comment on the probe. “I can confirm that the Democratic Party…

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