Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

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 […]

Hackers Unlock Files From 2020 Breach, Exposing Personal Info of Nearly All Israeli Voters

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Kacper Pempel / Illustration. JNS.org – The personal information of nearly all Israeli voters was exposed online on Monday, a day before the country’s general election, financial daily Calcalist reported Tuesday. […]

North Korean Hackers Tried To Steal COVID Vaccine Technology: Report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean hackers attempted to steal information about coronavirus vaccines and treatments, South Korea’s intelligence service said Tuesday, but it denied a lawmaker’s claim that vaccine maker Pfizer Inc. was targeted. Earlier Tuesday, Ha Tae-keung, a member of parliament’s intelligence committee, told reporters that the National Intelligence Service told him […]

Cyberpunk hackers ‘sell off’ CD Projekt Red’s stolen source code after ransomware attack

Hackers have reportedly sold off the source code of CD Projekt’s ‘The Witcher 3’ and ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ titles, after attempting to hold the Polish video game developer and publisher to ransom. Fresh from a public outcry over the shambolic release of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ before Christmas, CD Projekt Red (CDPR) was in the news again this […]

Europol detains 10 hackers over $100 million cryptocurrency theft from celebrities

8 criminals were arrested by Europol on Tuesday following an international investigation into the theft of $100 million of cryptocurrencies through sim swapping attacks that targeted celebrities and high-profile figures. The eight individuals were detained in the United States, after two others were arrested in Malta and Belgium, all part of the same network of […]

Hackers try to contaminate Tampa, Florida town’s water supply

Hackers broke into the computer system of a facility that treats water for about 15,000 people near Tampa, Florida and sought to add a dangerous level of additive to the water supply, the Pinellas County Sheriff said on Monday. The attempt on Friday was thwarted. The hackers remotely gained access to a software program, named […]

Suspected Chinese hackers used SolarWinds bug to spy on US payroll agency

Suspected Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in software made by SolarWinds Corp to help break into US government computers last year, five people familiar with the matter told Reuters, marking a new twist in a sprawling cybersecurity breach that US lawmakers have labeled a national security emergency. Two people briefed on the case said FBI […]

Hackers shut down synagogue website during MLK weekend sermon by Warnock

Hackers shut down an Atlanta synagogue’s live stream of Senator-Elect Raphael Warnock delivering a sermon to honor Martin Luther King, whose church he leads. Kent Alexander, The Temple’s president, said in a letter sent Saturday to congregants that the website’s service provider said “malicious user agents … continuously loaded the Temple website with the objective […]

Iranian cyberattack claims new victim – and Israeli hackers vow revenge

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Hackers leak documents revealing China’s coronavirus censorship

China’s efforts to influence online opinion during the coronavirus pandemic has been brought to light through secret government directives and other documents that have been discovered and reviewed by The New York Times and ProPublica. It is no secret that China rigidly controls internet content, however the discovered documents, which were shared with the Times […]

Hackers’ Broad Attack Sets Cyber Experts Worldwide Scrambling to Defend Networks

The SolarWinds logo is seen outside its headquarters in Austin, Texas, US, December 18, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Sergio Flores Suspected Russian hackers who broke into US government agencies also spied on less high-profile organizations, including groups in Britain, a US internet provider and a county government in Arizona, according to web records and a security source. […]

Hackers say they sold batch of information stolen from Israeli insurance firm

Hackers who stole a vast trove of information from an Israeli insurance company said on Tuesday they had finished selling an initial batch of documents and threatened to sell additional information on the dark web. A hacking group calling itself Black Shadow broke into the Shirbit insurance firm at the beginning of the month and […]

Suspected Russian hackers spied on US Treasury emails – sources

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the US Treasury and Commerce departments, according to people familiar with the matter, adding they feared the hacks uncovered so far may be the tip of the iceberg.The hack is so serious it led to a National Security Council meeting at […]

Palestinian hackers launch advanced cyberspying operation, Israeli firm says

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North Korean Hackers Target Virus Vaccine Makers as IBM Warns of Cyber Attack on Supply Chain

North Korean hackers have reportedly launched coordinated cyberattacks against at least six drug makers working on developing coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics in America, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. In mid-September, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned U.S. lawmakers that foreign hackers, particularly from China and Russia, are trying to steal U.S. coronavirus vaccine research and […]

‘Ideological cyber terror’: Israeli firm refuses to pay hackers’ ransom

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Hackers who breached Israeli insurance firm demand $1m to keep data private

Hackers who stole clients’ personal data from Israeli insurance company Shirbit are demanding approximately $1 million in order to keep the information private. The hacking group Black Shadow said Wednesday night that if the requested sum of 50 bitcoins ($950,000) is transferred into its account within 24 hours it will not publish or sell the […]

Suspected North Korean Hackers Target COVID-19 Vaccine Maker AstraZeneca

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. The hackers posed as recruiters on networking site LinkedIn and WhatsApp […]

Iran hackers ‘phished’ researcher by posing as Israel’s ex-intel chief — report

Iranian hackers impersonated the former head of Israeli military intelligence and his assistant to fish for analysis from a researcher at a think tank, Channel 13 news reported on Friday. According to the report, an email was sent on November 1, ostensibly from a Gmail account belonging to Deborah Oppenheimer, Director of External Relations and […]

‘Operation Quicksand’: Iran-linked hackers target Israel in ‘new cyberwar phase’

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Iran says hackers attacked two of its key government institutions

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Sign Petition Against This Bill! These Holes Could Make it Easier For Hackers to Steal Cryptocurrency.

US Anti-Encryption Bill Forces Companies To Build Security Holes In Apps/Hardware, and Some Effects Will Spill Over To The Crypto World… Silicon Valley NewsroomOctober 12, 2020No Comments It’s so strange how both parties seem to magically come together for the worst things. But apparently nothing unites a usually broken system more than when they need […]

Dutch man who blamed hackers for anti-Semitic death threats against his neighbors is acquitted

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Dutch judge acquitted a man who said that hackers took over his computer and posted anti-Semitic death threats against his Jewish neighbors, with whom he had had a decade-long dispute. The Dutch Jewish community’s watchdog, the Center for Information and Documentation in Israel, or CIDI, in a statement Monday blamed last […]

‘Crypto-jacking’: Bitcoin rise prompts hackers to ditch ransomware for mining fraud

The sky-rocketing value of some cryptocurrencies in 2017 apparently prompted hackers to move away from tried and tested ransomware as a source of extortion and direct their attention towards crypto-jacking. Hacking incidents known as ‘crypto-jacking’ jumped 8,500 percent over the year, according to IT security firm Symantec. READ MORE: Bitcoin soars above historic $20,000 mark Crypto-jacking […]

Hackers stealing customers’ Spotify details via WhatsApp scam

READ MORE: Spanish parents may spy on kids’ WhatsApp chats, court rules Spanish users of the messaging service reported receiving a WhatApp message purportedly containing a URL for a one-year free subscription to Spotify Premium, the ad-free version of the popular music streaming service. After clicking the link, oblivious users were directed to a page […]

Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive, a taboo-breaking revelation that drew […]

What You Don’t Know About Trump and His Alleged Collusion with Russian Hackers

Open one of those scam emails that ends up in the spam folder of your email inbox and it’s likely to either have come from the US, Russia, China or Vietnam. There is an alleged special breed of hacker hailing from Russia that has created many of the nastiest phishing email […]

Mobile App Flaw Allows Hackers To Control Smart Home Devices and Spy on Owners

October 27, 2017 By Nicholas West As people begin acquiring greater numbers of smart tech gadgets to manage their lives and homes, each one of these items is being revealed as an open invitation to be spied upon. We’ve heard about vulnerabilities being exposed in children’s toys, baby monitors, smart TVs, smartphones and […]

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