The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

September 20, 2018

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P. Møller-Maersk sits beside the breezy, cobblestoned esplanade of Copenhagen’s harbor. A ship’s mast carrying the Danish flag is planted by the building’s northeastern corner, and six stories of blue-tinted windows look out over the water, facing a dock where the Danish royal family parks its yacht….


What We Now Know About Iran’s Global Propaganda Campaign

September 18, 2018

They set up phony news websites with narratives ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored schedule. They stole photos for their social media profiles and made up epithets to catfish unsuspecting victims. They formed an incestuous web of advertisement across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, Reddit, and other platforms. They seemed to have a thing for Bernie Sanders. And then they got caught. Yes, that’s the story of the…


How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Swap Attack

September 16, 2018

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million suit against AT& T. A bustling underground violation reverberating. They all have roots in an old problem that has lately located brand-new urgency: SIM card swaps, a victimize in which hackers steal your mobile identity–and use it to upend your life. At its most basic degree, a SIM swap is when someone convinces your carrier to switch your phone number over…


Instagram enables support for third party authenticator security apps

September 15, 2018

Multiple ways and means to authenticate . Image: LightRocket via Getty Images About time, Instagram. On Tuesday, Instagram announced several changes intended to improve security for its 1 billion customers. Among the changes is the ability to use third party authenticator apps to log in to Instagram, including DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator. Instagram did not previously aid these capacities, although it did allows users 2-factor authentication( 2FA) with text…


Reddit Got Hacked Thanks to a Woefully Insecure Two-Factor Setup

August 7, 2018

Reddit said in a blog post Wednesday that a hacker broke into the company’s systems in June and gained access to a variety of data, including consumer emails, generator code, internal records, and “all Reddit data from 2007 and before.” And it likely could have been avoided if some Reddit employees were employing two-factor authentication apps or physical keys instead of their phone numbers. “On June 19, we learned that…


Russian Hackers Kept DNC Backdoor Longer Than Anyone Knew

July 27, 2018

The indictment Friday of the pages of the Washington Post , and Crowdstrike, security rights firm hired to respond to the breach, written a detailed technical account. Today’s Lt. Col Sergey Morgachev allegedly administers the GRU’s geek squad, heading the department that codes “the worlds largest” notorious malware on the Internet, like the backdoor programs X-Agent and Sedreco, and the stealth VPN known as X-Tunnel. That latter group is also…


Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That

July 4, 2018

Days after President Donald Trump met with Northern korean despot Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the president touted the strength of the two leaders’ relationship. “I can now call him, ” he told reporters at the White House on Friday. “I rendered him a very direct amount. He can now call me if he has any difficulty. We have communication.” The US and North koreans have an extremely complicated and…


The damage from Atlantas huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

June 24, 2018

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the most difficult cyberattack targeting a U.S. metropolitan to date. On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware content locking their respective files and challenging an approximately $50,000 pay in bitcoin( the rate has fluctuated since ). The…


White House Cuts Critical Cybersecurity Role as Threats Loom

June 2, 2018

A little over a month ago, the White House forced out Tom Bossert, its cybersecurity czar. A week afterwards, cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce said he would depart as well. And now, rather than replace either, the Trump administration will do without anyone at the helm of its cybersecurity policy. It couldn’t have picked a worse time. The news that the newly appointed national protection consultant John Bolton has decided to…


Can hackers put an end to cybercrime? These ‘ethical hackers’ say yes.

May 13, 2018

Players in the World Hackathon in Guadalajara, Mexico, in July of 2017 Image: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock The last two years have appreciated the Equifax violate, the WannaCry cyberattack, a nefarious DDoS attack that destroyed the internet for a full day, and a laundry list of other security infringes of the stores, eateries, and retailers we know and adoration. A skilled hacker has a dangerous amount of power…


Snowdens Bitcoin Fan Gets His WishTo Be Arrested

March 29, 2018

An Oregon man who once asked the government to arrest him for imparting Bitcoin to anarchist, and Bitcoin enthusiast who depicted national attention in April 2015 with his objection of then-president Barack Obama’s directive as forbidding any financial support to Snowden, who was then participating his third year of exile in Russia. Ives’ complained by sending the whistleblower 33 pennies worth of Bitcoin and calling out it out on Twitter…


Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5 Billion of Cryptocurrency

March 21, 2018

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of bitcoin, accuses of swindling more than$ five billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other resources from the property of a computer-security expert. Wright, who claimed in 2016 that he established the computer-based currency for the purposes of the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, allegedly schemed to use phony contracts and signatures to lay claim to bitcoins mined by peer Dave Kleiman, another cryptocurrency adherent, who died…


Tony Soprano of Cybercrime Snitches on Russian Hacker

March 17, 2018

Accused Russian hacker Peter Levashov is losing his defense attorney following the discovery that the same lawyer was simultaneously representing a cybercrime ringleader who informed on Levashov in a plea deal. The bizarre spin connects for the first time two of the U.S. government’s biggest cybercrime catches: Levashov, who was extradited from Spain this month on U.S. charges that he passed the massive Kelihos botnet, and Gery Shalon, a Russian-born…


Leaked: Secret Documents From Russias Election Trolls

March 11, 2018

The Kremlin-backed troll farm at the center of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election has softly suffered a cataclysmic security breach, The Daily Beast has confirmed, in a divulge that spilled new more detailed information on its operations onto obscure corners of the internet. The Russian ” information exchange ” Joker.Buzz, which auctions off often stolen or confidential information, advertised a leakage for a large cache of the access…


Bitcoin Dives After SEC Says Crypto Platforms Must Be Registered

March 10, 2018

Bitcoin slumped back below $10,000 after the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission reiterated that many online trading platforms for digital assets should register with the agency as exchanges. The largest cryptocurrency dropped as much as 13 percentage to $9,416 after the SEC statement boosted concerned about the fact that stiffening regulation may limit trading. Bitcoin is down about 50 percent from its high-pitched of almost $20,000 in December in part…


Feds Bust Designers of the Botnet That Crippled the Internet

January 12, 2018

A federal courtroom in Alaska unsealed evidences Tuesday showing that a number of young men have entered plea arrangements over their alleged roles in a huge, malicious network of internet-of-things devices. Mirai, as the botnet was known, was used in massive onslaughts throughout 2016. Josiah White, who applied the hacker handles Lightspeed and thegenius, helped generate the Mirai botnet, according to court records. A second man, Paras Jha, who cybersecurity…


Another reason why you should never ever download Flash on your Android phone

October 20, 2017

Image: getty images Consider this yet another PSA on why you should never ever download Adobe Flash Player, or anything resembling it if you’re employing an Android phone. Security researchers at ESET have discovered a new kind of ransomware infecting Android phones on a tier nobody’s ever seen before. Called DoubleLocker, the exploit encrypts the data on the infected machine and then changes its PIN number so victims are locked…


Equifax was allegedly hacked months before its massive breach

October 10, 2017

Jeez . Image: RHONA WISE/ EP-AEFE/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK Equifax was hacked this past summer. You already know this. Nonetheless, according to a brand-new report, the company’s computer systems were likewise allegedly broken into in March. And here’s the kicker: The same crew might be responsible for both occurrences. That’s right, the same culprits behind the stealing of personal information on potentially 143 million Americans might have been poking around in…


Facebook pledges $1 million for cybersecurity education

July 27, 2017

Image: Mike Nelson/ Epa/ REX/ Shutterstock Less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg mocked the notion that his social network might have any serious impact on the U.S. election, Facebook announced that it will donate fund to cybersecurity education endeavors as well as a new project to ensure election security. Facebook’s director security officer, Alex Stamos, announced the new funding on Wednesday at Black Hat USA, the largest seminar devote…


Jared Kushner says a fake Guccifer tried to blackmail him for Bitcoin

July 25, 2017

The Kush . Image: REX/ Shutterstock Jared Kushner prince of the United States and future savior of the Middle East wants you to know that not all computer crazies worked to help his father-in-law during the course of its 2016 presidential campaign. The Kush sat before investigates in Congress on Monday to talk about his meetings with Russian tribe leading up to last year’s election, and he wanted the committee…