Millions of dollars have been lost to an “ominous” new hi-tech tactic used by cybercriminals – where a low-powered DDoS attack is used as “cover” for a direct assault on the bank’s payment system.
The popular online “battle arena” game League of Legends has suffered a major security breach which exposed account information for North American players, as well as transaction records from 2011 including salted and hashed credit card numbers.
A hacker claims to have access to “the entire database of users on Twitter”, warning that “no account is safe”. He has leaked 15,000 account details via a file-sharing service as “proof” of his claims – although experts are skeptical.
Personal information for 14,000 U.S. Department of Energy employees has leaked in a data breach, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s the second major breach the Department has suffered this year.
A Texas family were horrified by an apparent hacker attack in which a criminal was able to spy on their two-year-old daughter and insult her through an internet-connected webcam.
Cybercriminals will unleash a wave of “zero-day” vulnerabilities to attack Windows XP machines after April 8, 2014, a security expert has claimed.
A security flaw has left all Android Bitcoin wallets vulnerable to theft, Bitcoin.org has warned. The vulnerability affects all Bitcoin wallets on the Android plaform.
Cybercriminals are turning to a new digital currency, Perfect Money, in the wake of the closure of the notorious Liberty Reserve, which was described as “the bank of choice” for cybercrime.
A self-styled “hacker” claims that crime can pay – saying that his 3 million-strong PC botnet earns him up to “$15,000 to $20,000” per hour.
The German developer of the hit shoot ‘em up series Crysis has taken its websites offline after a security breach in which user login details “may have been compromised.”
Fake adverts could be used to “remote control” internet browsers on a massive scale – allowing for cheap DDoS attacks, where millions of unwitting web users “attack” target sites.
New analysis and white paper detail how ESET researchers helped stop criminal hackers exploiting a Brazilian government website to retrieve data stolen by Trojan code that used spam and a Chrome browser plugin to steal confidential data from online banking customers.
Members of a Russian cybercrime forum attempted to frame respected security blogger Brian Krebs by mailing 13 bags of heroin to his home and alerting police.
A Twitter account used by international news agency Thomson Reuters was compromised this week, by hackers affiliated to the Syrian Electronic Army.
Earlier estimates of “trillion-dollar” damage to the world economy may have overstated the financial impact of cybercrime, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Two researchers are to demonstrate a “hack” that allows control over automobile systems including brakes and steering in models by Ford and Toyota – overriding the commands sent by the driver.
The popular messaging app Tango has been hacked – and hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claims to have accessed “millions” of users’ personal details, downloading 1.5 terabytes of information.
Passwords are outdated and “inevitably” fall into the hands of cybercriminals, according to a new advocacy group, Petition Against Passwords.
An Apple developer website was hacked last week, and has remained offline for days after an attack which Apple admits may have exposed, “names, mailing addresses, and email addresses.” A security researcher has claimed that the hack exposed up to 100,000 users’ details.
Millions of SIM cards in use today are vulnerable to hacking – allowing for attacks where SIM cards could be cloned remotely, or voicemail numbers could be changed, according to a German security researcher.