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Tag Archives: Hackers

#infosec | Amazon Doorbell Camera Lets Hackers Access Household Network

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A vulnerability detected in Amazon doorbell cameras made it possible for hackers to gain access to the owner’s household computer network. The weakness in the Ring Video Doorbell Pro IoT device was discovered by researchers at Bitdefender in June of this year. Researchers found that the credentials of […]

Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the targeted device instead of using spoken words. Dubbed ‘Light Commands,’ the hack relies on a vulnerability in […]

#hacking | Florida Officials Pledge to Combat 2020 Election Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans (TNS) — “Foreign adversaries” and “malign foreign actors” are trying to influence and attack Florida’s election systems, FBI officials say, and they need your help to combat them. “You are the first line of defense against foreign influence operations and cybercriminals worldwide,” Rachel Rojas, special agent […]

Iranian #Hackers Have Set Up a #News Outlet to #Court Possible #Targets, #Security Firm Says

An Iranian cyber espionage group known as Charming Kitten is believed to be behind a campaign targeting academic researchers, human rights activists, media outlets and political advisors focusing on Iran, according to a report published earlier this week by Israel-based threat intelligence company ClearSky Cyber Security. The group has also set up a news outlet […]

Companies #Look To #Cyber Insurance For #Protection Against #Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans You have health insurance, car insurance, homeowner’s insurance, how about cyber insurance?   More and more local businesses are buying protection for themselves from huge financial losses in a cyber-attack.   Cyber protection is a fairly new offering in the insurance industry.  But one Sioux Falls development company […]

Three #Steps To #Protect Your #Network From #Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans According to a recent Technology, Media and Telecom Risk Index, c-level executives voted cyberattacks/hijacks as the fourth most pressing risk to their business. A perfect storm of legacy systems, complex hybrid networks, and the influx of data traffic is exposing vulnerabilities for hackers to not only […]

Black #Friday #cyberattacks to #break #records as #hackers enlist #bots

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Identity is central to this increasing problem, and it is available in abundance due to the massive data breaches that have rocked the world in 2017. We are in the midst of a week predicted to be record breaking in terms of cyberattack volumes, with malicious […]

Hackers Obtained #Access to #NSA Employee’s Home #Computer, #Kaspersky Lab Reveals

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Kaspersky Lab has updated its investigation on the hacking of a home computer used by an NSA employee. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kaspersky IT security company has announced that access to information on the home computer of the employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) could have been obtained by an unknown […]

How #hackers crack #passwords and why you can’t #stop them

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Experts agree that it’s long past time for companies to stop relying on traditional passwords. They should switch to more secure access methods like multi-factor authentication (MFA), biometrics, and single sign-on (SSO) systems. According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of hacking-related breaches […]

Google: Our #hunt for #hackers reveals #phishing is far #deadlier than #data #breaches

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google has released the results of a year-long investigation into Gmail account hijacking, which finds that phishing is far riskier for users than data breaches, because of the additional information phishers collect. Hardly a week goes by without a new data breach being discovered, exposing victims […]

Hackers #hired for #year-long #DDoS attack #against #man’s former #employer

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans US federal prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a 46-year-old man with hiring a cyberhitman – well, technically, three hacking services – to launch a year-long campaign of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on his former employer. Prosecutors say that John Kelsey Gammell, 46, contacted seven […]

Fancy Bear #hackers are now #exploiting the #New York terror attack to #spread their #malware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As the US justice department forges ahead with its investigation into the Trump administration and any possible collusion with Russia, the Fancy Bear hackers continue refining their attacks against global targets. As part of their new phishing campaign, the hackers are capitalising on the recent New […]

Mobile #Pwn2Own 2017 #Hackers #Exploit Fully #Patched #Mobile Devices

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security researchers demonstrate new zero-day vulnerabilities in fully patched Apple, Samsung and Huawei mobile devices at the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 security event in Tokyo. On the first day of the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition in Tokyo, security researchers demonstrated new zero-day attacks against fully patched […]

iPhone #Wi-Fi #bug lets #hackers #hijack your #phone and #secretly install #malicious #apps

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The cyber security community is still reeling after the revelation of the KRACK security vulnerability that breaks down Wi-Fi encryption. Now it seems another Wi-Fi-based bug has also been discovered. Presented at the global Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo, a team of researchers demonstrated how a […]