For several years, FBI agents have been taking an unusual approach to detective work online – using malware against suspects who have not been proven guilty, just visited the wrong Tor site.
Somewhere in a small city in south central Russia, a group of men in their twenties have got away with what some are describing as one of the biggest cyber-heists in history.
Cybercriminals are waging a game of ‘cat and mouse’ with corporations, well-armed with malware protection AV software but facing adversaries who scan constantly for weak points, according to the first quarterly report released by the UK’s new Computer Emergency Response Team.
Aircraft communications equipment can be hacked via Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment systems, allowing access to communications systems aboard aircraft in flight – and even military systems could be at risk.
Since a recent claim researchers could “uncloak” Tor users for less than $3,000, there has been a flurry of activity in the “anonymous” online service – but in the form of new adverts, new markets, and new security.
After a technical error on a Mozilla database, thousands of email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for nearly a month – leaving 78,000 Mozilla app developers vulnerable to hackers.
The risks of using government use of malicious code in cyber conflict are examined in this paper by Andrew Lee and Stephen Cobb: Malware is called malicious for a reason: the risks of weaponizing code.
New malware targeting point of sale (PoS) systems, detected by ESET as Win32/Spy.Agent.OKG is described in a warning and analysis distributed by US-CERT, a reminder to increase security around PoS access.
This week in security news saw the world’s researchers discover a whole new range of Achilles Heels for PCs, the online privacy service Tor, and even ‘connected’ gadgets such as internet fridges.
The billions of USB ports in use in PCs are vulnerable to a new attack – which can undetectably install malware, steal data and seize control of machines.
Set up in the wake of Facebook’s controversial ‘experiment’, the 99 Days project aims to work out a more profound question: does the site make us happy?
A new report found hundreds of serious security flaws in some of the most popular Internet of Things gadgets – the problem is far deeper than thought, with 70% of the most popular such gadgets having serious security flaws.
For computer hackers, making the classic first-person shooter Doom play on odd devices is a quest that never ends – but an Australian team may have won the game for good, by running Doom on an ATM.
If intelligence and law enforcement agencies have a genuine need to spy upon some communications then it should not be via a backdoor that could put millions of innocent, law-abiding users at risk.
A single email wiped $300 million off the value of an Australian mining company, after an environmental activist, Jonathan Moylan and sent a press release to media organizations.