Posts Tagged ‘hack’

Why Windows hack is being blamed on Russia-linked group

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Terry Myerson said Strontium was exploiting the bug to infect PCs in order to get access to potentially sensitive data. Strontium is also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, and has previously been blamed for attacking a French TV network and the US Democratic Party. Read more:

Microsoft attacks Google’s Windows hack alert

November 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Google published details of the yet-to-be-fixed bug on Monday after giving Microsoft a week to react. Google said the issue was “particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited”. Read more:

Tesla updates software after car hack

September 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Tesla has updated its software after researchers from China hacked into the operating system of its electric cars. The team from Keen Security Lab remotely manipulated the brake system on a Tesla while it was on the move, from a distance of 12 miles (19km). Using a laptop, the hackers also managed to open a […]

Hardware hack defeats iPhone passcode security

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

iPhone passcodes can be bypassed using just £75 ($100) of electronic components, research suggests. A Cambridge computer scientist cloned iPhone memory chips, allowing him an unlimited number of attempts to guess a passcode. The work contradicts a claim made by the FBI earlier this year that this approach would not work. The FBI made the […]

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September 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »

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Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staff

September 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Two Americans have been arrested and charged for allegedly helping to hack high-ranking US government officials. The US Department of Justice said Andrew Otto Boggs and Justin Gray Liverman were part of the “Crackas With Attitude” group blamed for the attacks. Email accounts of the CIA’s director, the chief of National Intelligence and many others, […]

And the worst passwords from the hack are…

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Remember It’s a music tracking and analytics service where users sign up to share what their favourite music is so they can discover who they’re frequently listening to, what other artists they might like, or talk to other fans of their favourite groups. It was a pretty unique service when it first came out […]

Dropbox hack leads to 68 million passwords dumped online

September 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Earlier in the week, Dropbox forced password resets after stumbling across user credentials online that it believes were stolen in a 2012 breach. Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus […]

Apple issues urgent iPhone software update after attempted hack with ‘most sophisticated spyware’ ever seen

August 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Apple has issued a global upgrade of its iOS mobile operating system after a botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in iOS to take complete control of iPhone devices. An Apple spokesperson said: “We were made aware of this vulnerability […]

Hack Apple, get paid — by Apple

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

How much is a flaw in Apple software worth? The answer to that question has long been a mystery, because Apple didn’t pay security researchers who reported bugs to the company. That changed Thursday, when the head of Apple security, Ivan Krstic, said the company would pay bug bounties — up to $200,000 — to […]

Democrat hack: Who is Guccifer 2.0?

July 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A lone hacker calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 has claimed responsibility for a damaging hacking attack on the US Democratic Party. In that attack, gigabytes of files including emails and other documents that revealed the inner workings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were taken. Technical evidence has now come to light suggesting Guccifer 2.0 has links […]

Food chain Wendy’s hit by massive hack

July 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Popular US food chain Wendy’s has been hit by a massive cyber attack, the company has confirmed. The company reported suspicious activity earlier this year, but the scale of the breach is far bigger than first anticipated. At least 1,025 of its restaurants were targeted – with debit and credit card information stolen. The company […]

Oculus chief latest social media hack victim

July 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The chief executive of Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus, Brendan Iribe, has become the latest in a string of company bosses to have their social media accounts hacked. The Oculus boss had his Twitter account compromised, but it is now restored. Google’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Uber’s Travis Kalanick and Twitter’s Dick Costolo have […]

Facebook ‘hack’ victim exposes passport scam

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Facebook user Aaron Thompson has exposed an online thief who gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account. It granted the “hacker” access to Mr Thompson’s personal and business Facebook pages. Mr Thompson shared his experience on news site Reddit when he realised he was […]

‘Significant’ number of TeamViewer users hacked

June 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Remote login software maker TeamViewer has beefed up its security controls after users reported their machines had been hacked via the program. Installed on millions of PCs, the TeamViewer software lets people access a machine via the web. Reports of attacks on TeamViewer users grew sharply last week, as many shared their experiences via social […]

Zuckerberg’s social media accounts targeted by hackers

June 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

He might run the world’s biggest social networking site, but not even Mark Zuckerberg is immune to being hacked. The Facebook founder’s accounts on sites including Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest appear to have been briefly compromised on Sunday. A hacker group called Ourmine, which has more than 40,000 Twitter followers, claimed responsibility. The group […]

MySpace and Tumblr hit by ‘mega breach’

May 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Hundreds of millions of hacked account details from social networks MySpace and Tumblr have been advertised for sale online. In both cases, the logins appear to have been stolen several years ago but only recently came to light. The incident comes the same month it emerged that a four-year-old database containing more than 167 million […]

Oculus anti-piracy update cracked in a day

May 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

An anti-piracy update for the Oculus virtual reality platform has been cracked within a day of release. The update lets games verify that they were legitimately purchased and are running on an approved Oculus device. It also breaks an unofficial patch called Revive that lets Oculus-only games run on rival devices. But Revive’s creator found […]

Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid

May 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A cyber-attack, similar to one that saw $81m (£56m) stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank, has hit a second bank. The warning about the second attack came from Swift, which oversees the financial messaging network that underpins global money transfers. Swift said the target was a commercial bank but did not name the organisation or reveal […]

TalkTalk profits halve after cyber attack

May 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Telephone and broadband provider Talktalk saw profits more than halve following a hack attack on its systems last October. Profits fell to £14m compared with £32m a year earlier. That fall is partly due to the costs of last year’s serious cyber attack, which cost the company £42m. Dido Harding, TalkTalk chief executive told the […]

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