Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

Iran marks 44th anniversary of revolution as online hackers interrupt state TV coverage

The Islamic Republic marked the 44th anniversary of the Iranian revolution on Saturday with state-organised rallies, as anti-government hackers briefly interrupted a televised speech by President Ebrahim Raisi. Raisi, whose hardline government faces one of the boldest challenges from young protesters calling for its ouster, appealed to the "deceived youth" to repent so they can […]

European hospitals targeted by ‘pro-Russian’ hackers

Hospitals in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Poland and the US have been hit by cyber-attacks, according to Dutch authorities. Source

Hackers Demand $10M From Riot Games to Stop Leak of ‘League of Legends’ Source Code

Hackers stole the source code for League of Legends, and now they’re asking for $10 million from developer Riot Games. Motherboard has obtained a copy of a ransom email the hackers sent to Riot Games. “Dear Riot Games,” it begins. “We have obtained your valuable data, including the precious anti-cheat source code and the entire […]

“North Korean hackers” in 2022

The author constantly writes about the “crimes of hackers from the DPRK,” and after talking about the problems that the cybersecurity of the Republic of Korea is facing, it’s time to talk about what hackers from the North have recently been accused of. Cryptocurrency theft The claim that the Pyongyang regime is making money for […]

The case of Virgil Griffith and other affairs of “the accomplices of the Pyongyang hackers”

On April 12, 2022, the Southern District Court of New York sentenced American programmer and former Ethereum cryptocurrency developer Virgil Griffith to 5 years and 3 months in prison for visiting DPRK and giving a lecture on cryptocurrency technologies. He initially received 20 years in prison, but his sentence was reduced after he pleaded guilty […]

California’s new digital license plates made cars trackable by hackers

Reviver says it’s mission is to “modernize” the driving experience, and the way it does that is by developing the world’s first digital license plate and connected vehicle platform. Source

Russian Hackers Tried to Break Into the U.S.’s Top Nuclear Labs: Report

Hackers tied to a Russian bodybuilder and IT worker attempted to hack American nuclear research labs last year, according to a report from Reuters. The hacking group Cold River used phishing techniques in an attempt to access the Brookhaven, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. According to Reuters, Cold River ran its scheme during the […]

Seoul: North Korean Hackers Stole $1.2B In Virtual Assets

South Korea’s spy agency says North Korean hackers have stolen an estimated 1.5 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in cryptocurrency and other virtual assets in the past five years. Source

Hackers could have full access to everything on the phones of WhatsApp users

This was possible through a security issue disclosed by WhatsApp itself ( last week. All a hacker had to do to control your phone was send you a malicious video or start a video call with you on WhatsApp. You are probably thinking “Yeah, but if I updated WhatsApp to the latest version, I am […]

Japan’s Government Websites Targeted by Suspected Pro-Russian Hackers

Japan has initiated a probe into cyberattacks on government websites, for which a pro-Russian hacker group has reportedly claimed responsibility, according to local reports. Japan’s digital agency said Wednesday that its e-Gov website—which provides administrative information—and several other ministry websites were inaccessible from around noon on Sept. 6. The websites were restored later that day. […]

Hackers Create Traffic Jam in Moscow by Ordering Dozens of Taxis at Once Through App

Hackers created a traffic jam in Moscow on Thursday by ordering dozens of taxis from the ride-hailing app Yandex Taxi to converge on the same location in one of the first known instances of attackers using an app-based taxi company to create chaos on the roads. Video circulated on social media showing a very long […]

Crypto Hackers Have Stolen $1.9 Billion so Far in 2022, Says Chainalysis

Around $1.9 billion worth of digital tokens were stolen by hackers from the beginning of the year through July, according to blockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis. This is up 58 percent from the same time last year, as decentralized cryptocurrency DiFi protocols have become increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. DeFi protocols, with cross-chain bridges in particular, are used […]

Hackers Steal a ‘Very Large’ Batch of Private Data from Australia’s Disability Scheme

Hackers Steal a ‘Very Large’ Batch of Private Data from Australia’s Disability Scheme Medicare and tax file numbers are publicised after the scheme’s client management platform was breached last month. Hackers have obtained and published part of a “very large” batch of medical records and other sensitive information belonging to participants of Australia’s National Disability […]

Hackers Steal a ‘Very Large’ Batch of Private Data from Australia’s Disability Scheme

Hackers Steal a ‘Very Large’ Batch of Private Data from Australia’s Disability Scheme Medicare and tax file numbers are publicised after the scheme’s client management platform was breached last month. Hackers have obtained and published part of a “very large” batch of medical records and other sensitive information belonging to participants of Australia’s National Disability […]

Russian Hackers Leaked ProtonMail Messages of Senior Brexiteers: Google Official

The alleged hacking of the ProtonMail accounts of Brexit supporters including a former spy chief and leading Members of Parliament (MPs) was the work of Russian hackers, an official from ProtonMail competitor Google has claimed.

Report: Chinese Hackers Stole Trillions in Intellectual Property from Multinational Companies

Boston-based security firm Cybereason released a report Wednesday which chronicled a “massive Chinese intellectual property theft operation” dubbed “Operation CuckooBees.” 

FBI: Hackers Develop Tools to Access Computer Systems of Energy Facilities

Hackers developed software that could access computer systems used in energy facilities, officials said Wednesday, but did not specify a hacking organization.

Hackers Successfully Penetrated 21 U.S. LNG Producers Just Before Ukraine Invasion

Two-week blitz. Twenty-one major energy companies. State-sponsored hackers. “Pre-positioning.”  This is clearly a warning shot to tell the U.S. “We know where you live and we have a key to your house.” Expect the next great event to be a massive cyber-attack to cripple American infrastructure. ⁃ TN Editor In mid-February, hackers gained access to […]


‘Carolyn told the jury that she would go on to visit Epstein’s house ‘over 100’ times more from the ages of 14 to 18, with some kind of sexual activity happening every single time. ‘Carolyn admitted to Maxwell – and later Epstein – that her mother was an alcoholic and that she had been abused […]

Hackers Minutes Away From Crippling Australian Electrical Grid

Up to three million Australian homes were minutes away from losing power after a major energy network was hit by a ransomware attack from hackers in November. Queensland’s CS Energy was subjected to a sustained ransomware attack on Nov. 27, in what the chief executive officer has described as a worryingly accelerating trend. The attack […]

Hackers leak data of Israel LGBTQ community after ransom demand not met

A hacker group calling itself Black Shadow has leaked the profile data of hundreds of Israeli members of the LGBTQ community after an Israeli firm refused to pay a $1 million ransom, the Jerusalem Post reported yesterday. The hackers broke into web hosting company Cyberserve’s servers, seized data from gay chat and dating app Atraf, Dan bus company and tour […]

Ukrainian Hackers Instead of North Korean Hackers

On October 15, 2021, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) reported that four members of an unnamed money laundering organization, including its leader, were detained in a joint investigation that involved Ukrainian police, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Interpol. Three Ukrainians and another foreigner are accused of distributing the Clop ransomware that paralyzed […]

Hackers To Unleash Killware — And It’s as Bad as It Sounds

(USA Today) — Even as most Americans are still learning about the hacking-for-cash crime of ransomware, the nation’s top homeland security official is worried about an even more dire digital danger: killware, or cyberattacks that can literally end lives. The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in April galvanized the public’s attention because of its consumer-related complications, […]

‘The regime is bleeding brains’: Meet the hackers trying to bring down Belarus’ disputed president

The crackdown on dissent in Belarus has been ruthless, methodical and, at times, relentless. Most of Europe had been largely oblivious until the diversion of a Ryanair flight to Minsk and the arrest of a dissident journalist caught people’s imagination in May. But while the authorities may have tried to crush public opposition to long-time […]

Kimsuky or New Adventures of “North Korean Hackers”

There is a lot of writing about North Korean hackers, and every six months or a year the author makes a kind of summary, pointing out how the stories about the Pyongyang trail have become a self-replicating myth, and the expression “Hackers believed to be linked to North Korea” – a proof. Moreover, spring-summer 2021 […]

Smart IoT Devices Can Be Weaponized By Hackers To Launch Even Larger DDoS Attacks

The internet of things (IoT) has increased the prevalence of intelligent objects at home. These devices can be anything from smart light bulbs to televisions, appliances to cameras, and even water heaters – can be hacked and weaponized to create an army of smart devices to scale up attacks against corporations and governments, according to Bloomberg.  Researchers […]

How Did FBI Get Private Key to Bitcoin Wallet Used by Pipeline Hackers?

Via: Bloomberg: In the digital world, though, it’s a simple matter to then transfer those Bitcoins to another address. And another. And another. This is done to obscure a trail and mask the flow of funds, kind of like money laundering. By May 27, the FBI had identified at least two dozen different Bitcoin addresses used […]

Hacked American Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers $5 Million In Ransom To Restore Operations

The hacked American Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction. The largest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. is returning to service following a cyberattack that took the fuel artery offline for five days. The company paid […]

Feds Issue Emergency Declaration for 17 States, D.C. After Hackers Attack Largest U.S. Pipeline

The cyberattack on the largest pipeline in the United States resulted in the federal government issuing a state of emergency for 17 states and the District of Columbia.  The emergency declaration covers Alabama, Arkansas, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, Axios […]

Report: DarkSide Hackers Committed ‘Double Extortion,’ Stealing Data

Hackers stole data during the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack Thursday ahead of the pipeline operator shutting down from the apparent attack, according to news reports. The hackers of the 5,500 miles pipeline reportedly started their attack Thursday, “stealing a large amount of data before locking computers with ransomware and demanding payment,” according to people familiar with the matter who spoke […]

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