Cyber-Attack News, Articles and Updates

Cyber-attack: how to prepare your organisation for 'the new normal'

With a marked increase in cyber-attacks on organisations in the private sector, David Mytton explains some important ways to prepare for what's fast becoming the inevitable.

Demi Lovato nudes leaked, scammer targets private citizens for sex shows

A spear-phishing scammer demanded a sex show from a private citizen after obtaining the victim's email credentials.

Hired Hackers target driverless car tech prompting threat sharing colab

A group of cyber mercenaries targeted Baidu's driverless car technology prompting the tech company to beef up security.

IT pros fear cyber-espionage may be top 2017 threat

A recent Trend Micro study found 20 percent of IT leaders believe cyber-espionage will be the top threat of 2017.

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.

Locked out: Hotel latest to pay up in ransomware attack

Peter Godden advises how to avoid a situation such as being hit by a fourth cyber-attack, as an Austrian hotel experienced earlier this year.

Hackers steal nude Kate Moss wedding photos

Kate Moss has become the latest celebrity to have her digital files targeted for intimate photos.

Emily Ratajkowski's iCloud hacked, nude photos allegedly leaked

Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski's iCloud account has again been hacked with as many as 200 sexually explicit images being removed.

Pittsburgh teen launched cyber-attacks on Belgium airport after ISIS attacks

A Pittsburgh child admitted to launching cyber-attacks on the Brussels airport just hours after last year's ISIS attacks.

Kaspersky: DDoS attacks growing stronger with unsecured IoT

Kaspersky researchers spotted a record setting 292 hour-long DDoS attack in Q4 2016, significantly beating the previous quarter's maximum attack.

Flokibot Trojan spotted targeting Brazilian POS infrastructure

Arbor Networks researchers spotted the Flokibot malware family to target Point of Sale Infrastructure in Brazil and other countries.

Stuxnext leaker pardoned by Barack Obama; Manning sentence slashed 80%

Instead of being sentenced, General James Cartwright, the man believed to have leaked the secret that the US and Israeli armies had developed the Stuxnet malware was pardoned by the outgoing Obama administration.

123 Reg again hit with DDoS attack

The UK domain registration site 123 Reg was hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, its second in six months, late last week.

Mobile malware disguised as Microsoft docs spread via WhatsApp

Mobile malware was spotted targeting WhatsApp users in India through messages claiming to be from government agencies.

Irish county council suffers attempted cyber-theft attack

The Meath County Council, which manages millions of euros a month in payments to thousands of public servants around Ireland, has suffered a €4.3m (£3.6 million) cyber-theft.

59% of consumers fear cyber-attacks disrupting celebrations

Consumers growing less forgiving: only four percent would unconditionally stay with a business that failed to inform them of a cyber-attack.

Legion hacking group attacking high profile Indian officials

The hacking group responsible for hijacking the Twitter accounts of several high profile Indian officials is now claiming to have access to 40 thousand plus servers.

Russian intelligence claims to bust up pending banking cyber-attack

The Russian intelligence service said it has disrupted a planned cyber-attack on that nation's banks that was slated to launch on 5 December.

Japanse SDF officials mum over reported cyber-attack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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