Tag: Chinese hackers

How to stay safe in an internet-connected car

Imagine driving in an internet-connected car whilst a hacker takes over control of it. Not a pleasant thought. While a hacked internet-connected refrigerator might render sour milk, cars represent a serious threat to your health. Recently, a group of young, Chinese hackers showed a proof-of-concept how they took remotely control of a Tesla on a […]

USPS Still Assessing Damage, Delays Financial Report

The US Postal Service continues to feel the effects of its November data breach and will now delay the filing of its 2014 financial report as the agency still hasn’t determined whether financial data was compromised or not. USPS submitted a Notification of Late Filing to the United States Postal Regulatory Commission, dated November 28, […]

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Kenya Charges 77 ‘Sophisticated’ Chinese Hackers

Kenyan authorities have arrested and charged 77 Chinese hackers operating out of a “cyber-command centre” in Nairobi. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations raided a house in Nairobi’s Runda area and arrested several Chinese nationals who were allegedly planning a large scale operation to hack different systems in Kenya, including ATMs and mobile payments system M-Pesa […]

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Best Taiwan VPN

The Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan conducted a survey and found that in 2011, 81.8 percent of Taiwanese households had Internet access. The constitution of Taiwan provides freedom of press and speech, and the political system also allows complete freedom to its citizens. There have been no official restrictions on Internet surfing or government […]

Mandiant Founder: Russia Responsible for Financial Breaches

Russia is behind the recent spate of cyber-attacks on financial institutions, claims cybersecurity expert Kevin Mandia, the founder of Mandiant Security. Mandia is currently in Australia ahead of this week’s G20 meeting in Brisbane, where Vladimir Putin will be in attendance. Mandia has accused Russia of sponsoring the cyber-attacks that recently rocked US finance, such […]

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China Criticizes US Remarks on Hackers

China has criticized the US for the “fabrication of facts” in claims that Chinese hackers cost the US billions of dollars every year. FBI James Comey made the remarks last Sunday where he stated that Chinese hackers were targeting American firms and costing the US economy billions as a result. “I liken them a bit […]

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Power Sector Is Just as Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

While there is hardly any industry that has escaped the notorious attempts of hackers, critical industries such as energy face a higher risk of cyber attacks, according to a recent study from Unisys. The survey, spanning 13 countries and 599 info-tech executives, was recently conducted by Ponemon Institute to decipher the readiness of companies working […]

Canadian Government Blames Chinese Hackers Over Attack

The office of Canada’s National Research Council recently fell prey to a cyber-attack from alleged Chinese hackers, say Canada’s CIO. Chief information officer Corinne Charette revealed that the R&D body was forced to shut down a number of its computers last weekend in response to the “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor”. The Canadian government had […]

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Japan Boosts Cyber Security For 2020 Olympics

Japan recently organized a drill to strengthen the national security for the 2020 Olympics. The administration invited hackers and asked them to attack various government and corporate websites in order to find security flaws. The Japanese government is following the British, who invited ethical hackers to test their computers before the 2012 London Olympics. In […]

Chinese Hackers Breach US Personnel Database

Last March, an unknown group of Chinese hackers successfully penetrated the systems of the United States Office of Personnel Management, stealing the details and information of thousands of government employees in one of the greatest losses of publicly held data to date. It’s still unclear how the attackers got in, and so far the United […]

IE10 Exploit Targets US Veterans Website

Internet security researchers at FireEye have reported that Chinese hackers were discovered attempting to exploit the networks and computers of United States veterans. Named “Operation Snowman“, the attack relied on watering hole techniques to lure people onto fake, malware-laden versions of the US Veterans Foreign Wars website. By changing around certain bits of iframe data, […]

NSA Infiltrates World of Warcraft and Xbox Live in Search of Terrorists

Okay now it’s just getting goofy. Not content with the ability to read our emails, listen to our phone calls, track our internet traffic, the NSA has officially cracked the online continent of Azeroth with their own Horde of undercover Mages, Warlocks, and virtual Warriors. According to documents released by the New York Times, ProPublica, […]