Tag: Hacker

Iranian hackers step to the forefront

Move over, Russia and China. Iran is making a bid for the United States’ chief cybersecurity rival. “For the first time in my career, I’m not convinced we’re responding more to Russia or China,” FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said in …

US charges Iranian man with HBO hacking

The US has charged an Iran-based hacker with accessing HBO’s computer systems, stealing data and attempting to extort millions of dollars US authorities have charged Behzad Mesri in connection with the theft of 1.5TB of data from US television network HBO and …

Potential rift with China over hacking charges

The Justice Department tried and failed to get Beijing’s help with locating and apprehending three Chinese hackers who stole sensitive data from the manufacturing giant Siemens and two American companies, a DOJ spokesman told MC on Monday. The Trump administration …

Blockchain hype exploited by spammers and phishers

Hackers are exploiting the popularity of blockchain technologies in spamming and phishing campaigns, warns Kaspersky Lab Multiple blockchain-themed fraud schemes exploiting the hype around the technology have been spotted in recent months, according to security researchers. This proves cyber attackers are …

‘Hacking back’ is back

A controversial cyber defense tactic anathema to many national security officials is making a surprising resurgence on Capitol Hill,” report Martin and Tim. The legislation, commonly known as the “hack back” bill (H.R. 4036), authorizes individuals and companies to exit …

Why Russian hackers changed their focus

Two social media giants testified before Congress Tuesday that they saw Russian-linked accounts and advertisements evolve after a campaign spent bashing Hillary Clinton. The new target, according to the story from Pro Tech’s Nancy Scola and Ashley Gold? Undermining the …

A history of hacking and hackers

A security professional’s view on criminal hacking has shifted away from the traditional stereotype of the hacker, towards a much more diverse cross-section of wider society During the early 90s, the US government decided to crack down on criminal computer …