Tag: cyber attack

DDoS Cyber Attack Takes Out Netflix, Spotify on East Coast

Internet users on the east coast of the United States felt the burn Friday morning after a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, an internet performance service company. The attack made it difficult for users to access popular sites like Spotify, Netflix, Twitter, Amazon, and Reddit, starting around 7:10 a.m. ET. Dyn…

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…

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…

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…

U.S. Finds North Korea Behind Sony Hack [VIDEO]

The U.S. government has determined that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. U.S. investigators penetrated North Korean computer networks to trace the source of the hacking. According to investigators, the primary suspects are members of a North Korean cybersecurity unit called Bureau 121. However, it has not been ruled out…

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.…