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  1. cageymaru

    Chinese Hackers Are Expected to be Charged with Breaking into U.S. Service Providers

    The Chinese government sponsored hacking group known as "APT 10" or "cloudhopper" is expected to be charged with a multiyear scheme of breaking into U.S. technology service providers in order to compromise the networks of their clients. "The service providers often are not the initial victim...
  2. FrgMstr

    Thousands Of 3D Printers and Files Exposed Online

    The SANS Internet Storm Center (and me 10 months ago-pictured below) reports that over 3,759 Octoprint (OctoPrint is an open source web-based host for RepRap printers.) 3D Printers are available online and with unauthenticated access granted for any aspiring saboteurs and those dabbling in the...
  3. cageymaru

    Many Cellphones Offered by the Four Major US Carriers Have Built in Vulnerabilities

    Critical flaws are built into phones sold by the four major U.S. cellphone carriers according to research funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The flaws allow a hacker to gain access to data, emails, text messages, and "escalate privileges and take over the device" according to...
  4. FrgMstr

    Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine!

    We finally know, well innocent until proven guilty kind of know, who the greaseballs are behind some of the major hacks that we have been talking about for the last few years. These Ukrainian hackers are getting nailed for crimes involving more than 100 U.S. companies. The authorities caught...
  5. DooKey

    Ransomware Infection Cripples Shipping Giant COSCO's American Network

    Shipping Giant COSCO has a nasty ransomware infection on their hands and its entire American IT infrastructure is down as a result. They haven't responded to requests for the type of infection and fortunately for them it isn't causing shipping delays at this time. However, they are telling their...
  6. DooKey

    Hackers are Selling Backdoors Into PCs for Just $10

    Just the other day we were talking about military documents on the dark web selling for as little as $200 and today the talk is about hackers selling backdoors into PCs for just $10 on the dark web. This latest offer was discovered when researchers at McAfee Labs looked into the sale of remote...
  7. FrgMstr

    Hackers Go After Big Banks in Canada

    The worst kind of hack you can have is the one you don't know you have, until the hackers contact you and tell you, you have been hacked. This seems to be exactly what has happened with the Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank. Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO), Canada’s fourth biggest lender...
  8. FrgMstr

    Hackers Gonna Hac....uh Get Stoned

    This article proclaims that the FBI is hurting to find good hackers due to these guys being a bunch of potheads. Then goes on to offer zero proof that any of this is actually happening. I think the author got stoned and forgot what he learned in journalism class. All that said, maybe it is...
  9. DooKey

    Crytpocurrency Not a Safe Way to Launder Your Stolen Money

    Europol recently caught the mastermind of the plot to hack over $1B from financial institutions back in 2013. The criminals tricked banks into downloading fake ATM software and this allowed them to empty out the ATMs at will. Once they got the cash they put in in bank accounts and then bought...
  10. DooKey

    New Group of Hackers Targeting Banks Around the World

    According to cyber security firm Group-IB, there is a new hacker group in town called MoneyTaker. Evidently they have been operating over the last 18 months, stolen $10 million, and no one was the wiser. They are using a multitude of different attack vectors and seem to be pretty good about...
  11. DooKey

    New Senate Bill Includes Jail Time for Executives Who Conceal Data Breaches

    In the it's about time department, Senate Democrats have submitted a bill that will provide for jail time for executives that conceal data breaches. Maybe with something like this in force these big companies might actually take cybersecurity seriously and protect our private data to the best...
  12. DooKey

    Uncle Sam to Strap Body Sensors to Hackers in Nuke Lab Security Study

    The US Department of Defense is funding research into how hackers hack, with an interesting twist. It wants to wire them up with body monitoring equipment to measure how they react while hunting down and exploiting security flaws. I'm not really sure this will give the US any real insight into...
  13. DooKey

    The Pentagon Opened Up to Hackers - And Fixed Thousands of Bugs

    Over the last couple of years the Pentagon has been offering bounties to people that submit vulnerabilities and one hacker made a total of $15K by reporting multiple bugs. This worked out great for the DoD, but people kept submitting bugs after the various bug bounties were over. What they've...
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