Turla Malware Targets Universities, Military & Intelligence Linux Machines

According to recently revealed research from the security scientists at Kaspersky Lab, a new form of Linux malware has been discovered, dubbed Turla, which closely mimics many of the same core functions as the the open source operating system in order to stay stealthy and avoid persistent forms of detection.

Sony Pictures Hacked & Blackmailed by Mysterious GOP

Since Monday morning, all of the servers and employee desktops at Sony Pictures have been in complete lock down, commandeered by a hacker (or group of hackers) going by the name “#GOP”. According to sources from Variety who work at Sony, their entire network has been “paralyzed”, and was “down for the whole day” at Read More

Email Hoax Sends G4S Stocks Down This Week

This week outsourcing company G4S fell prey to an extensive email hoax that ultimately saw its shares tank on Wednesday. A fake press release was circulated to journalists containing a link to replica website for the FTSE 100 company that was near perfect in imitation. The press release made startling (false) claims such as the Read More

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 Read More

BlackEnergy Malware Inside Critical US Infrastructure Since 2011

This week, researchers at Kaspersky Labs released their latest report on the infamous BlackEnergy malware, claiming that Russian hackers have been using the program to infiltrate vital pieces of the US energy infrastructure including power plants, hydroelectric dams, and manufacturers of equipment destined for nuclear-powered facilities. The bug, which targets both Windows and Linux-based machines, Read More


GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Should Help Intelligence Agencies

The new chief of GCHQ has come under fire for remarks made in the Financial Times, stating that social media aids terrorist groups and tech companies need to work more with intelligence officials. Robert Hannigan said that social media sites have a duty to ensure that their platforms are not being misused by devious entities Read More

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Phishing Scams Prey on Fidelity National Financial

Fidelity National Financial, a Fortune 500 mortgage provider, has seen an undetermined number of users’ information breached by a phishing scam, including bank account numbers, card numbers, and Social Security numbers. A number of employees fell prey to phishing attacks in April, says the notification letter, leading to the attackers gaining access to their usernames Read More

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