Showing posts with label Hackers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hackers. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

White Hats Initiate Cyber Security Plan at ROOTCON15



Ethical #hackers unite against #cyber threats, create roadmap for PH cyber defense | #TpromoCom #CyberDefense #WhiteHats | With cybercrime one of the biggest immediate threats facing companies today, one of the effective yet little-known methods that can counter their assaults is the engagement of white hat or ethical hackers. https://bit.ly/3mPdTBu

This unique strategy was highlighted in ROOTCON15, the longest-running and premier hacking conference in the Philippines, which recently held a webinar where leaders in the field and knowledge partners from the private sector discussed various issues related to cybersecurity for the Philippines as seen from the perspective of white hat hackers.

During the discussion, DevNull, goon at Rootcon, expressed that... 

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Security camera hacking: Here's how to stop it from happening to you

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#Security #camera hacking: Here's how to stop it from happening to you
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity | #Hackers can compromise your home security and privacy. A few basic measures can make it a lot harder for them. https://bit.ly/3zuuYpH

Last year, an ADT home security customer noticed an unfamiliar email address connected to her home security account, a professionally monitored system that included cameras and other devices inside her home. 

That simple discovery, and her report of it to the company, began to topple a long line of dominoes leading back to a technician who had spied, over the course of four and a half years, on hundreds of customers -- watching them live their private lives, undress and even have sex.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Grid’s ‘town crier’ separates cyber signal from noise


Grid’s ‘town crier’ separates #cyber signal from noise | #TpromoCom | The U.S. power grid’s hub for cyberthreat information got word last December that hackers had breached FireEye Inc., one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies (eenews). 

FireEye wasn’t the only victim: Several government agencies soon discovered that they, too, had been swept up in a massive hack of Austin, Texas-based IT firm SolarWinds Inc., whose hijacked Orion software product was also used by many large electric utilities.

"We immediately spun up into response mode," said Manny Cancel, CEO of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), in a recent interview. The information clearing... (read more

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Morse Code Used by Hackers in Phishing Attacks

#Hackers Spotted Using Morse Code in #Phishing Attacks to Evade Detection
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | Microsoft has disclosed details of an evasive year-long social engineering campaign wherein the operators kept changing their obfuscation and encryption mechanisms every 37 days on average, including relying on Morse code, in an attempt to cover their tracks and surreptitiously harvest user credentials. https://bit.ly/3yNfWed

The phishing attacks take the form of invoice-themed lures mimicking financial-related business transactions, with the emails containing an HTML file ("XLS.HTML"). 

The ultimate objective is to... (read more)

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Monday, August 9, 2021

3 hackers held for hacking Shwapno’s system

3 hackers held for hacking Shwapno’s system Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:27, Aug 08,2021 (image)

3 #hackers held for #hacking Shwapno’s system | #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | The police on Saturday night arrested three members of a hackers’ group who hacked the digital system of Shwapno and generated illegal digital vouchers worth Tk 18 lakh, said a press release. https://bit.ly/3CIE97Y

The arrested are M Nasimul Islam, Rehanur Hasan Rashed and Raisul Islam. 

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit chief and additional police commissioner M Asaduzzaman disclosed the information of their arrests at a press conference on Sunday. (read more)





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Thursday, July 15, 2021

US Gov Offers $10 Million for Info on Foreign Hackers


US Gov Offers $10 Million for Info on Foreign #Hackers
| #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberSecurity #Ransomware | The U.S. government has announced new initiatives aimed at combating ransomware and other cyber threats, including a new website and significant rewards for information on foreign hackers (securityweek). https://bit.ly/3B9zAm7

The new website, StopRansomware.gov, is designed to serve as a central hub that consolidates ransomware resources from all government agencies, including CISA, the FBI, the Secret Service, NIST, the Department of Treasury, and the HHS. Its goal is to provide useful resources for individuals, businesses and other organizations.

StopRansomware.gov provides information on what to do if you have been hit by ransomware, avoiding ransomware, and reporting cyber incidents to authorities. It also hosts ransomware alerts and statements from... (read more)






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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Chinese Hackers Target Government Entities in Widespread Campaign


Chinese Hackers Target Government Entities in Widespread Campaign
| #TpromoCom #Hacker #Hackers #CyberSecurity #CyberAttack | A newly uncovered advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign is targeting a large number of users in South Asia, including government entities, according to a new report from anti-malware vendor Kaspersky (securityweek). https://bit.ly/3B2GZnp

Dubbed LuminousMoth, the activity involves cyberespionage attacks on governments since at least October 2020 but, unlike similar attacks that are highly targeted, this campaign stands out due to its size: roughly 100 victims in Myanmar and 1,400 in the Philippines.

The main focus of the attacks, however, was only a subset of victims that included high-profile organizations, including government entities both within the two countries and abroad. (read more)



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Monday, March 29, 2021

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to US homeland security emails

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to US homeland security emails
| #TpromoCom #SolarWinds #Hacker #CyberSecurity | Intelligence value of SolarWinds hacking of then acting secretary Chad Wolf is not publicly known (guardian). https://bit.ly/3rzPfFB

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of homeland security (DHS) and members of cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, the Associated Press (AP) has learned. https://bit.ly/3rzPfFB

“The SolarWinds hack was a victory for our foreign adversaries and a failure for DHS,” said Rob Portman, top Republican on the Senate homeland security committee. “We are talking about DHS’s crown jewels.” 

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Linux Systems in Peril of Hacking Hackers? Find Out Here!

New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems
| #TpromoCom #Hacker #Linux #CyberSecurity | Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could let attackers circumvent mitigations for speculative attacks such as Spectre and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory (thehackernews). https://bit.ly/3fn8fof

Discovered by Piotr Krysiuk of Symantec's Threat Hunter team, the flaws — tracked as CVE-2020-27170 and CVE-2020-27171 (CVSS scores: 5.5) — impact all Linux kernels prior to 5.11.8. Patches for the security issues were released on March 20, with Ubuntu, Debian, and Red Hat deploying fixes for the vulnerabilities in their respective Linux distributions. 

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So What Makes a Hacker Tick?

Understanding The Psyche Of A Modern-day #Hacker
| #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberCrime #CyberSecurity | Every cyberattack varies in cause and damage. Despite this, they all contain key components that are applicable to both external and insider threats (informationsecuritybuzz).  
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The tried and tested formula involves cyberattackers finding a way in, navigating the system, extracting information, and then exiting and covering their tracks. Learning these steps to understand the journey cyberattackers take will help you better protect your organisation from these kinds of attacks. 

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