Tag: Hacker

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 …

ATM Hackers Double Down on Remote Malware Attacks

‘Cash Out’ Malware Attackers Increasingly Infect ATMs From Afar, Experts Warn Attackers are increasingly hacking into banks’ networks to gain access to the IT infrastructure connected to their ATMs, security experts warn. Attackers then push malware onto the ATMs that allows a …

Hackers May Have Traded On Stolen SEC Data

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will face a Senate committee next week following the agency’s disclosure that hackers pulled secret market data from its systems and possibly used it to conduct trades. In a lengthy statement …