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#hacking | Simple Yet Effective, Raccoon Malware Making Inroads among Cyber Criminals

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans That’s quite a track record for a piece of malware dismissed by some for having a relatively limited feature set. Despite the reputation issues, Raccoon is a reliable niche weapon that offers a way for nontechnical attackers to get up and running quickly. That’s a big […]

#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […]

#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 […]

#hacking | Nemty Ransomware Expands Its Reach, Also Delivered by Trik Botnet

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans From analysing the malware’s code, we can see that it skips the routine if the created IP address is a local one (Figure 4). The malware can infect public IP addresses with port 139 open that are using any of the common administrator usernames and passwords […]

Computer #hacking #investigation #leads to #huge #cache of #child porn

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Parkville man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison after pleading guilty to computer hacking and child pornography charges. Jacob Raines, 38, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to six years in prison. Raines pleaded guilty in May to charges of computer intrusion and using […]

Hacking #back is a #terrible #idea, but #companies are #still #keen to try it

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Tired of being attacked by cyber criminals, some organisations are keen to take the fight back to the hackers. But the risks of ‘hacking back’ are likely to be much greater than any potential gains. Hacking back against an assailant — perhaps tracking down the systems […]

A #Hacking Group Is #Already #Exploiting the #Office #Equation Editor #Bug

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A week after details about a severe Microsoft Office vulnerability came to light, at least one criminal group is now using it to infect users. The group is not your regular spam botnet, but a top cyber-criminal operation known to security researchers as Cobalt, a hacking […]

Turn off #cameras and #tracking devices in children’s #Christmas #presents to prevent #hacking, Information #Commissioner tells #parents

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Parents should turn off the cameras and automatic tracking devices in their children’s Christmas presents because of the risk of hacking, the Information Commissioners’ Office has warned. With a rise in the number of ‘smart’ toys and devices gracing the wish list this year, parents should […]

Iranian #national #charged with #hacking #HBO

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Department of Justice on Tuesday charged an Iranian national with hacking the computer servers of HBO and seeking to extort the company after stealing episodes and scripts of popular shows, including “Game of Thrones.” Behzad Mesri, aka “Skote Vashat,” was charged with fraud, aggravated identity […]

Wikileaks release #reveals #CIA impersonated #Kaspersky Lab while #hacking people

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Central Intelligence Agency created and used code that pretended to be from Kaspersky Lab while hacking people, a big twist on what has been an ongoing saga of allegations of Kaspersky colluding with the Russian government, according to the latest release by Wikileaks of leaked top […]

Why #Trump is #sticking with #Obama’s #China #hacking #deal

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans President Donald Trump has broken with a host of Obama-era international agreements, from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the Paris climate pact — but he’s showing every sign of sticking with a 2015 hacking accord with China. Last month, the Trump administration quietly reaffirmed the agreement, which […]

Chinese #hacking group #returns with new #tactics for #espionage #campaign

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Chinese hacking operation is back with new malware attack techniques and has switched its focus to conducting espionage on western corporations, having previously targeted organisations and individuals in Taiwan, Tibet, and the Philippines. Dubbed KeyBoy, the advanced persistent threat actor has been operating out of […]

Chinese #Hacking Efforts More #Strategic, Less #Noisy

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Chinese hackers, once some of the most careless and noisy hackers around, have become very careful and much more strategic at choosing the targets they go after. The prototype of the Chinese hacker is well documented in the cyber-security industry. Chinese actors hack whatever they can, grab whatever […]

CHINA #TESTS THE #LIMITS OF ITS #US #HACKING TRUCE

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans FOR THE LAST two years, America’s cybersecurity relationship with China has been held up as a triumph of digital diplomacy: Since the two countries signed an agreement not to hack each others’ private sector companies for commercial gain in late 2015, that pact has come to represent one […]