Tag: hacking

Cybersecurity Firm: Russia-linked Hackers Targeting US Senate

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying to…

Anonymous Hackers: We Didn’t Take Down Daily Storm Site

Leaders of the hacking collective Anonymous are denying reports that they hijacked the notorious white-supremacist website The Daily Stormer early Monday. A post near the top of the site declares “End of Hate: Anonymous Now in Control of Daily Stormer” next to an image of the hackers’ signature Guy Fawkes mask. Your Anon News, a…

Experts Warn Of Second Wave Of Ransomware Hacks

Thousands of new cases from the global ransomware cyberattack were reported Monday in Asia, although there were no immediate reports of major breakdowns. Security experts had warned of fresh fallout from Friday’s attack when people returned to work on Monday and restart their computers. Many workers, especially in Asia, had already left their offices on…

Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting the…

Trump Sides With Assange On Russia Hacking

President-elect Donald Trump is seemingly taking the word of Julian Assange over that of the U.S. intelligence community, writing on Twitter that the WikiLeaks founder “said it was not the Russians who gave” him the leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other prominent political officials. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could…

Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find out…

Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding the…

Democratic Party Hacked By Russians

The head of the Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday the organization had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored agents who were trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a similar leak in July roiled the party. A link to the documents was posted on WikiLeaks’ Twitter account and attributed to alleged hacker Guccifer 2.0.…

FBI Says Hackers Breached U.S. Election Systems

The FBI is sending out a warning that two local state election boards were breached by foreign hackers. This comes amid increasing concerns and a call by Donald Trump for the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. Several news outlets are reporting that the hacking occurred in Arizona and Illinois. In a bulletin the FBI…

Leslie Jones Hacked, Nudes Leaked

Saturday Night Live comedienne and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones became the victim of another round of internet abuse Wednesday when her website was hacked and nude photographs were leaked. After breaching Jones’s website, the hacker published nude photos along with images of her driver’s license and passport, effectively leaking her personal information to the web.…

Russian Gov’t Hackers Penetrated DNC Stole Research on Trump

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach. The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read…

Anonymous Hackers Group Released KKK List Which Include GOP Senators

Anonymous hacker group, which last week vowed to expose Ku Klux Klan members, has begun publishing personal details of alleged KKK adherents, according to news reports. Anonymous said it would reveal the identity of 1,000 members of the KKK after gaining the information through a compromised Twitter account associated with the group, the International Business…

Apple Confirms Malware Found in Apps [VIDEO]

Apple said Sunday it was removing malicious iPhone and iPad malware discovered in several apps in its iOS App Store. The company confirmed the cleanup after several cybersecurity firms reported finding malicious code called XcodeGhost in hundreds of apps, marking the first large-scale attack on Apple. Before the hack, only five malicious apps had ever…

‘Suicides’ Over Ashley Madison Hack [VIDEO]

Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada. The force held a news conference today about their investigation into the website hack at Toronto Police Headquarters. Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media is offering a $500,000 (£240,000) reward for information leading…

19 Kids And Counting’s Josh Duggar Was on Ashley Madison [VIDEO]

Leaked data from a hack of the Ashley Madison website reveals that Josh Duggar seemingly had an account while serving as the executive director of the Family Research Council. The data shows that he used a credit card with a billing address that matches his grandmother’s home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Duggar paid almost $1,000 for…

Ashley Madison Hacked Site Could Reveal 37 Million Cheaters [VIDEO]

A data breach on adulterers’ social network Ashley Madison has exposed the personal data of some of its 37 million users, the blog Krebs on Security reported Monday. An individual or group of hackers called “The Impact Team” posted a sample of the leaked data, which has since been taken down. The hackers have threatened…

Hackers Hit Xbox, PlayStation Networks [VIDEO]

Hackers take responsibility for crashing PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox networks over Christmas, asking for retweets in exchange for ending the problem. The group Lizard Squad took to Twitter to announce it was behind the connection failure, adding that it used distributed denial-of-service attacks to flood the networks with traffic and bring down the services. Lizard…

Ooopsy! North Korea’s Internet is Now Down [VIDEO]

North Korea is having major Internet problems, not that they had great internet before, but now they are totally in the dark. This just days after President Barack Obama promised a proportional response to the devastating hacks against Sony. The country, which the FBI accused last week of the cyberattack, is suffering a total Internet…

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.” Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea’s massive propaganda machine during times of high tension with Washington. But a…

FBI warns businesses of cyber attack after Sony confirms hack [VIDEO]

The FBI warned businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch attacks in the U.S., following an attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week. The ‘flash’ warning said that unknown hackers have used malware to override data on hard drives of computers, making them inoperable and shutting down networks. It did not…

State Dept Email System Hacked

The State Department shut down its entire email system over the weekend after technicians detected “activity of concern” in portions handling unclassified emails, according to a senior official. According to the official, no classified emails were breached. Following the AP’s initial report on the hacking incident, the State Department declined to comment on how many…

Cyberattack on JPMorgan Hits 83m People

A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and makes the intrusion among the largest ever. Until just a few weeks ago, JP Morgan had said it believed only one million accounts had been affected.…

Stolen celebrity images prompt policy change at 4Chan

4Chan, the website where leaked celebrity nudes first surfaced has moved to comply with US laws on stolen content. Many of the images were initially shared on the /b/ discussion board of 4Chan which has been notorious for ignoring copyright laws. 4Chan has now said it will enact a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) policy…