Cyber-Attack

Japanse SDF officials mum over reported cyber-attack

Japanse SDF officials mum over reported cyber-attack

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Japanese Defence Ministry and Self-Defense Force (SDF) was targeted in September by a sophisticated cyber-attack, according to sources cited by The Japan Times.

33.8% of financial services firms unaware of cyber-attacks they face

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In the last year, 66.2 percent of financial services institutions have faced at least one cyber-attack.

Popular YouTube video blog hacked by jealous teenager

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In a cyber-attack coordinated by an alleged jealous teenager, the YouTube account of Theo Ogden, 15 of Hampstead North London, has been deleted.

Researchers gain root access to Android devices using Rowhammer attacks

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An international team of researchers have developed an exploit to "root" access Android phones made by LG, Samsung and Motorola using Rowhammer hardware attacks.

New NATO report claims China's cyber-space influence continues to grow

New NATO report claims China's cyber-space influence continues to grow

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A new report by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) has shown a comprehensive overview of the evolving Chinese cyber-structures.

Turkish group responsible for failed cyber-attack on Vienna airport

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Austrian police are investigating a failed cyber-attack on the Vienna airport and the authenticity of a claim of responsibility from a Turkish political group.

New study reveals that numerous UK businesses are unprepared for a cyber-attack

New study reveals that numerous UK businesses are unprepared for a cyber-attack

Andrew Dalglish explains the potential risk for UK businesses as a result of so many not being prepared for an attack, plus looks at common weaknesses in current cyber-security and how they might be overcome.

HEI Hotels hacked! Malware targets POS systems

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Hackers have attacked 20 hotels in the US run by HEI Hotels and Resorts with a targeted malware. The hotels included 12 Starwood, six Marriott, one Hyatt and one InterContinental.

Estonia in talks to back up data in UK

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Fearing a Russian cyber-attack, Estonia is reportedly negotiating with the UK and Luxembourg governments to store citizen data in the UK.

Bots account for 49% of all internet traffic

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Bots are essentially the worker bees of the web, used to power search engines such as Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo.

North Korea prepared for massive cyber-attack on South Korea

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South Korean law enforcement officials said North Korea spent two years hacking into more than 100,000 computers as a prelude to a nationwide cyber-attack.

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

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Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the US Memorial Day weekend.

Surrey teenager charged under Computer Misuse Act over Mumsnet hack

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A teenager from Surrey has been charged with a cyber-attack on Mumsnet, forcing the parenting website to reset the passwords of its 7.7 million members.

BoE demands UK banks to step up cyber-security after Bangladesh attack

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Following the attack in February on the Central Bank of Bangladesh, the Bank of England (BoE) has issued an urgent call to order all British banks to carry out a security review of any computer connected to the SWIFT network.

Hacker on trial for €100k British Airways DoS attack

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A 23-year-old man appeared in court to face charges for allegedly launching Denial of Service attacks against British Airways, two police websites and a game retailer.

Researchers spot phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

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Researchers spotted a spike in phishing attacks, email scams and spam messages that mimic branding from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

UK mobile software firm 51Degrees suffers a cyber-attack

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UK mobile software and device detection firm 51Degrees has been hacked. The company has notified its customers of the breach via an urgent email.

BT Tower mock cyber-investigation unveils hidden IT talents

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In an effort to find the best hidden cyber-security talent, BT and the Cyber-security Challenge UK staged a mock investigation into a cyber-attack at London's BT Tower last weekend.

Potential cyber-attack devastating for UK energy infrastructure

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The World Energy Council has warned the UK is a risk with a huge cyber-attack on its energy infrastructure.

Third of UK universities victimised by cyber-attacks

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Over one-third of universities in the UK are hit by cyber-attacks every hour.

House of Cards star fears Sony hack repeat

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Having recently taken on the studio boss role at Relativity Studios, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey fears a hack similar to that of Sony Pictures will occur again.

DDoS attack disrupts Irish National Lottery

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The Irish National Lottery website and ticket machines operations have been disrupted by a cyber-attack.

Ashley Madison user base surges post summer cyber-attack

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Up from 39 million at the time of the July 2015 hacking that exposed almost every user, more than 43.4 million members are registered on infidelity website Ashley Madison.

Russian hackers blamed for power outages in Western Ukraine

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Power outages on Christmas Eve in Western Ukraine have been blamed on Russian special services hackers.

DDoS attacks up 180 percent in Q3 2015: Akamai

DDoS attacks up 180 percent in Q3 2015: Akamai

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Akamai's Q3 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report offered up a mixed bag of news indicating a very large increase in distributed denial of service attacks, while noting the length and severity of the incidents were down.

Twitter warns of state-sponsored attacks on its users

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A warning email was tweeted yesterday by several Twitter users that came from the platform's network security staff.

DDoS attack knocks Danish Parliament website offline

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A Danish Parliament spokesperson confirmed that its website, folketinget.dk, was taken offline Friday morning due to a DDoS attack.

Iran finds, admonishes person claiming Daesh is cyber-threat

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Iran Chief Brigadier General Kamal Hadianfar said at a Monday press conference that the person spreading the rumor that Daesh might poses a cyber-threat to Iran has been identified and admonished by FATA.

China accused of cyber-attack on Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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China is being accused of a major cyber-attack on the computer system of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

DDoS attacks continue to increase

DDoS attacks continue to increase

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Surveys report on the current state of DDoS attacks.

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