Phishing beats keylogging as a means of hijacking email credentials, Google has found in a study.
Anyone casually surfing the internet at home can be deployed as an unwittingly productive member of a hacker’s workforce, a practice known as “cryptojacking” that is on the rise.
Stephen Gates is chief research intelligence Analyst at Zenedge which specialized in cloud-based denial-of-service-attack mitigation, API protection and bot management, among other things. Gates sees an uptick in API attacks and believes API risks are often completely overlooked, meaning hackers could take advantage of vulnerabilities, especially via mobile apps. “Hackers have determined that APIs are untapped territory and often can improve the likelihood of success in achieving their criminal outcomes,” he says.
Three fellow co-defendants remain at large in Russia, unlikely to be extradited.
A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Dow Jones, and a data analytics firm working for the Republican National Committee are three entities with seemingly little in common. Yet all three store data in the cloud and all three recently suffered data breaches.
A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.
Slightly over one year ago, several major distributed denial-of-service (“DDoS”) attacks took place, including a major event affecting the domain name service provider Dyn , which caused outages and slowness for a number of popular sites, including Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Twitter.
Hacking is pervasive and a source of anxiety for nearly every company. Hacked companies facing financial and reputational harm, and even regulatory action, find themselves in the spotlight with little recourse and often without knowledge of the attacker’s identity.
WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed.