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Operation Parliament malware targets Middle East region

Cyber-espionage campaign targets government agencies, legislative bodies, and large corporates

OceanLotus hacker group launches malicious MacOS backdoor

Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered how the hacker group OceanLotus, which is also known in cyber-security as APT 32, APT-C-00, SeaLotus, and Cobalt Kitty, is using a new backdoor to target MacOS computers.

Guccifer 2.0 identified as Russian GRU operative via Moscow IP

Guccifer 2.0 apparently forgot to activate a virtual private network during communications, allowing US investigators to identify the hacker as an intelligence agent at Russia's GRU.

New ransomware Zenis will delete backup files even if victim pays

A self-proclaimed "mischievous boy" who calls himself "ZENIS" unleashed ransomware attacks that encrypt the files and then purposely deleted the backups.

Bouncy Castle let down by inadequate protection of BKS-V1 keystore files

The BKS version 1 keystore files for Bouncy Castle, a collection of cryptographic APIs for C# and Java applications, reportedly contain a weak hash-based message authentication code (HMAC) that can easily be cracked by hackers.

Android spyware maker Retina-X's servers breached twice in two years

Retina-X Studios, maker of several Spyware apps designed to help parents and enterprises keep tabs on children and employees, was hacked again, resulting in the compromise of sensitive data belonging to users.

Annabelle delivers a panopoly of horror stories to deliver ransomware

All ransomware is a nightmare but Annabelle is a real horror, appearing more designed to 'show off the skills' of the developer who created it, rather than real a bid to raise ransom payments.

Lauri Love wins appeal against extradition to US for trial

Lauri Love, the British hacker facing up to 99 years in prison if extradited to the US and found guilty of illegally infiltrating US government computer systems, has won his appeal against extradition health grounds.

Grey's Anatomy resolves hospital hacker plot, security experts analyse plot

Previously on Grey's Anatomy... Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital's network was taken over by a hacker who demanded millions in Bitcoin, in what was essentially a ransomware attack.

British hacker jailed for cyber-attacks against Pokemon, Google, and Skype

A British computer hacker was arrested on charges stemming from launching thousands of cyber-attacks against firms, including Pokemon, Google and Skype.

Half of Norway's population have medical data leaked

Healthcare data has been stolen from more than half of Norway's population by a hacker or hacker group. The attack happened on 8 January according to BleepingComputer and came to light this week.

Huawei router vulnerability exploited, most are unlikely to be patched

An amateur hacker who has titled himself 'Nexus Zeta' has managed to exploit the Huawei home router HG532 by finding all the necessary information on online forums just a few days before carrying out the attack.

Russian cyber-criminal targeting European businesses jailed

A Russian hacker who ran a sophisticated computer hacking network that stole over £2 million from UK businesses has been jailed for nine years.

Royals, celebs, plastic surgery pix stolen. Dark Overlord demands ransom

The London Bridge Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Clinic has confirmed in a posted statement that it had been hit with a cyber-attack and data was stolen. The clinic did not say exactly what types of information were compromised.

NHS 1.2 million patient name database hacked 'to expose weaknesses'

The NHS has suffered a data breach in its SwiftQueue appointment booking system whose database contains confidential records on up to 1.2 million people according to an exclusive report in the Sun tabloid newspaper.

Ukrainian malware author accuses Russia in US DNC hack investigation

A Ukrainian who authored malware that US intelligence officials say was used by an Russian APT group to hack the Democratic National Committee has become a witness for the FBI.

HBO hackers may have made off with 1.5 TB of data

The hackers who breached HBO and leaked episodes material allegedly from next week's Game of Thrones - with threats to leak more - may have stolen more than 1.5 Terabytes of data, equal to some 750 hours if true.

Hackers set off 156 emergency sirens in Dallas, Texas in early hours

Residents of the iconic Texas city woken in the middle of the night by wailing emergency sirens, in an incident being blamed on an unknown hacker.

Huge hacking operation uncovered targeting victims' supply chain

Advanced Persistent Threat group linked to China said to be attacking companies by targeting their suppliers - scale of operation said to be unprecedented.

UAE medical centre hit, hacker claims good intentions

A medical centre in the UAE has been modestly breached by a hacker who claims to want to teach them a lesson in security.

200 million Yahoo user credentials for sale on dark web

Yahoo and the company's users may be facing a data breach of epic proportions if a hacker who claims to be hawking 200 million Yahoo account credentials is proven true.

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on US soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organisation.

Hacker taps US Congressman's cellphone

After a hacker got into the phone of Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, the California lawmaker is asking for an investigation.

Massive cyber-heist pulled on Bangladesh's central bank

Over £57 million has been stolen from the Bangladeshi Central bank by hackers - Bangladesh government threatening to sue the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Brazilian hackers brazen and bold, says report

A new report from Trend Micro, paints the Brazilian cyber-crime scene as bountiful and its members brazen.

I hacked Citrix, says Russian hacker w0rm

Citrix, a provider of virtualisation, cloud computing and remote assistance software and services to thousands of organisations worldwide, has reportedly been breached which, if true, would lay bare millions of customer endpoints.

ISIS hacking pro killed in drone strike

Siful Haque Sujan, one of the Islamic State's (ISIS) leading hackers, was killed in a 10 December drone strike, according to a release from US Central Command.

'Hacker Buba' holds UAE bank to ransom

One mysterious hacker has blackmailed a UAE bank threatening to release the account information of some of their most important clients over Twitter.