Hacking

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 Read More

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.

Pakistani Hackers Allegedly Deface Official Indian Sites

A team of Pakistani hackers have allegedly hacked and defaced the websites of Indian regional governments with offensive remarks on Indian PM Narendra Modi. Of the websites defaced were two governmental portals for the Gujarat state – Commissionerate of Higher Education and the Agricultural Produce Market Committee of Ahmedabad (APMC). The sites were also posted Read More

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North Korea Denies Phone Hacking Allegations

North Korean authorities have denied allegations that it sponsored smartphone hacking attempts on South Korea, following reports last week. South Korea’s NIS news agency reported that North Korean hackers had loaded mobile games with malware that were then downloaded by up to 20,000 Southerners to spy on the action of their inimical neighbors. However, this Read More

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Shadowcrew Vendor Jailed for 30 Months After Decade on the Run

A Bulgarian national has been sentenced to 30 months in prison by a New Jersey court for his role in Shadowcrew, a former cybercrime forum that bought and sold stolen credit card details. Aleksi Kolarov (32) had been on the run for nearly ten years but pleaded guilty to the charges against him, including identity Read More

Messiah Hacker Faces 105 New Charges

James Raj Arokiasamy, the Singaporean hacker better known as “Messiah”, has had 105 additional charges levelled against him, bringing his total number of charges to 162. Messiah was first brought before a court last November for hacking into the website of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, while he was actually living in Malaysia at the Read More

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