A cybercriminal group identifying itself as Phantom Squad has launched an email-based extortion campaign against thousands of businesses, threatening to debilitate their websites with a DDoS attack on Sept. 30 if they do not pay a ransom of .2 bitcoins.
Hackers breached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR document filing system and may have used nonpublic information stored on the database to profit from insider trading, the regulatory body disclosed on Wednesday.
The Joomla! Project this week released version 3.8 of its content management system, which fixes two information disclosure vulnerabilities.
According to McAfee's 11th annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study, online searchers for the Canadian singer result in more malicious websites than searchers for any other famous personality.
A catastrophic worldwide cyberattack and the emergence of an IoT-enabled surveillance state were among the chief security and privacy fears expressed by experts polled for a new report about the internet and its future impact.
The Singapore division of life insurance firm AXA Insurance has reportedly suffered a data breach, after hackers stole roughly 5,400 customers' personal information from its Health Portal.
Almost 29 million user accounts registered with Taringa!, a Reddit-like social network for Latin American users, was stolen last month in a major data breach.
A newly discovered drive-by download campaign is infecting victims with Princess Locker ransomware, by way of the RIG exploit kit..
A social engineering scam orchestrated by the ElTest hacking group just had its final payload switched from ransomware to a remote access trojan, indicating a possible change in motive, researchers at Palo Alto Networks have reported.
A website known for publishing images stolen from celebrity's hacked accounts has struck again, this time reportedly posting intimate photos of Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Katharine McPhee and Stella Maxwell.
Attackers have been compromising popular online role-playing games from Aeria Games on unofficial websites, in order to infect players with a malware downloader called Joao, researchers from ESET have reported.
Cloud-based unified communications services provider Fuze earlier this year repaired three vulnerabilities in its TPN Handset Portal that, if exploited, could have exposed sensitive user data and credentials.
Hackers on Sunday stole close to $500,000 in Ethereum from Enigma, a cryptocurrency trading platform provider, after compromising the company's digital assets in order to advertise a fraudulent crypto wallet where users could buy tokens for an Initial Coin Offering.
Digital rebels hacked into dozens of Venezuelan government websites to oppose the dictatorial regime of opposing President Nicolás Maduro, according to multiple news reports.
SSL certification provider DigiCert will acquire Symantec's Website Security service and its related PKI solutions for $950 million and a roughly 30 percent stake in DigiCert common stock equity.
Government websites in Ohio, Maryland and New York have been defaced with a pro-ISIS message from a hacktivist group called Team System Dz, according to various news reports.
An annual audit of more than 1,000 top websites found that 52 percent have highly trustworthy cybersecurity and privacy practices, yet 46 percent failed the assessment altogether, with bank sites surprisingly faring worst of all.
Aware that terrorists take advantage of social media and messaging platforms to spread propaganda and securely communicate, Facebook on Thursday divulged its recent efforts to use AI to identify objectionable content.
The US-CERT on Thursday announced security updates to Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Chrome and the Internet Systems Consortium's BIND Domain Name System software.
A Stanford University website was reportedly compromised for four months without detection, allowing hackers to abuse it to host malicious web shells, phishing kits and defacement images.
Despite their anonymity, sites and services hidden on the dark web are not immune to cyberattacks, as recently demonstrated by a group of researchers who coaxed cybercriminals into attacking fake Tor sites in order to study their behavior.
The Terror Exploit Kit is rapidly evolving, no longer bombarding victims with multiple exploits in scattershot fashion, but rather applying only the hacking tools that work best against a specific compromised machine.