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‘Anonymous’ claims credit for taking down Atlanta PD website

An apparent tweet from the Anonymous hacking group is claiming credit for perpetrating a cyberattack on the Atlanta police department web site, stating that the act was retaliation for the June 12 fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks. “Atlanta police officers involved in fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. @Atlanta_Police has been taken #Offline” states a…

HackerOne bug bounty hunters give to COVID-19 relief fund

HackerOne is helping white hat hackers to donate some of their bug bounties to benefit groups battling COVID-19. The group has created a specific website,  https://hackerone.com/hackforgood, where HackerOne participants can “invite” hackforgood as a collaborator on any bug bounty program on which they are working. As a collaborator they can then be assigned a portion,…

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White hat hackers find thousands of vulnerabilities: DoD

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center (DC3) received more than 2,800 validated vulnerability reports from a variety of sources, according to its 2019 Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP). In 2019 the VDP processed 4,013 vulnerability reports establishing that 2,816 were in fact previously unknown vulnerabilities, according to the VDP’s annual report. The VDN was…

Research: Hacktivism activity and chatter has markedly dropped since 2016

After peaking in 2016, the number of active hacktivist groups have since dipped precipitously, as has overall online chatter regarding hacktivism, according to a new report from researchers at Recorded Future. Furthermore, the researchers found a marked reduction in the frequency of large-scale international hacktivism campaigns. Members of the company’s Insikt Group team theorize that…

Everything is hackable: The crowd is here to help

The cybersecurity industry at large is facing a massive skills shortage. Coupled with a growing attack surface and economically incentivized adversaries, this skills gap has made it more difficult than ever for organizations to shore up their defenses. Security experts are in high demand, meaning they can command higher paychecks. It also means they have…

APT34 hacked back by Lab Dookhtegan

A hacking group going by the name Lab Dookhtegan has posted the tools used by the infamous Iranian APT34 cyberespionage group. APT34, also known as HelixKitten and OilRig has purportedly been behind many attacks, but this time was victimized when a data dump of tools was posted on a Telegram channel, reported Bleeping Computer. The…

Israel comes under cyber attack

Report: Israel examines hacker’s claim of voter registry breach

Israeli authorities are reportedly investigating a hacker’s claims on Twitter that he successfully breached the country’s voter registry in the days leading up to tomorrow’s 2019 legislative election. Nicknamed DarkCoder, the hacker contended in a Saturday tweet that he stole information on 6 million Israeli voters, even posting a picture displaying victims’ names identity numbers…

Pro-ISIS attackers compromise U.S. Central Command Twitter and YouTube accounts

Report: Hackers hijacking old Twitter accounts to post pro-ISIS content

Hackers supporting ISIS have recently been spreading terrorist propaganda on social media by hijacking old, largely abandoned Twitter accounts that were never confirmed via email by their rightful owners, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Generally, the impacted accounts were inactive for long periods of time before they were taken over. Reportedly, many were compromised over the…

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