Category: Cyber Events

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  • Uiwix, yet another ransomware like WannaCry – only more dangerous

    In the last few days, the internet has been caught off guard with numerous updates being posted regarding the sprawling effects of the WannaCry ransomware that exploited the vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to hack more than 75,000 computers and counting last Friday. Nevertheless, it seems like the worst is yet to come. In […]

  • Researcher Finds Kill Switch for new variant of WannaCry Ransomware

    Internet users worldwide are now familiar with the WannaCry or WanaCrypt0r ransomware attack and how cybercriminals used it to infect cyber infrastructure of banking giants, hospitals, tech firms and sensitive installation in more than 90 countries. The users may also know that a British security researcher MalwareTechBlog accidentally discovered the kill switch of WanaCry by […]

  • IoT Devices Will Now Have Their Own Private Network – CloudFlare Orbit

    It’s common knowledge that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being hacked on a large scale and cyber criminals are turning them into a botnet that would then be used to launch DDoS attacks; finally a security solution may have arrived, and it is called Cloudflare Orbit. Most of the hacked IoT devices were hacked […]

  • Emergency Siren system hacked

    Someone hacked every single tornado emergency siren in Dallas

    You might know about hacking websites, traffic signboards or radio stations. But now, it’s time to add tornado emergency siren on the target list. Yes, someone hacked every single tornado emergency siren (156 ) in Dallas, TX on Friday night which sounded something like this: Ever wonder what the end of the world feels like? #dallas #sirens pic.twitter.com/dvokKWkZ6N […]

  • Fake News Site Targeting Android, Windows Users with Malware Scam

    A group of hackers is performing highly sophisticated cyber-attacks against high-profile organizations of Middle East – Cyber security firms Palo Alto Networks and ClearSky conducted a joint research on these attacks and found that the hackers were using several techniques on both Android and Windows operating systems used by officials at these organizations. Research conducted by […]

  • New Mirai variant launched a 54 hour DDoS attack on a US college

    Last August, a Malware called Mirai was discovered. Now, it appears that it has a new variant that has launched a 54-hour DDoS-attack against an unnamed US college. According to Imperva Incapsula, the attack occurred a month ago on February 28, and yet it is only now that the news it out. Researchers believe it to be […]

  • Russian bank Alfa Says it was Under DNS Botnet Attacks

    The Russian banking giant Alfa announced, in a press statement, that hackers targeted its cyber infrastructure in a large-scale DNS Botnet attack. The purpose appears to have been to make it seem as though the bank had been communicating with the Trump Organization. The bank is now asking U.S. to assist it to uncover the […]

  • Saudi-Iran: Proxy Wars Escalate To Direct Cyber Attacks

    The never ending cyber war between Iran and Saudi Arabia has reached a new height – Same goes for the use of Shamoon malware from Iran against the Kingdom. The renewed attacks have come after a four-year sabbatical with what seems like a newer, improved strain of the Shamoon malware virus. The Saudi government had issued a […]

  • Someone DDoSed A University Server By Hacking Its Vending Machines

    It is a fact that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are extremely vulnerable to exploitation from malicious threat actors, thanks to the phenomena of default login credentials and widespread availability that makes them easy targets. We have also come to know about the capabilities of even a smaller number of infected IoT devices as they […]

  • Protecting Small Business from Increasing Cyber Attacks

    No business, whether big or small, is safe in this era of cyber warfare. Target, TJ Maxx, and Home Depot are prime examples of how businesses loose million because of data breaches. Big-name businesses aside, even small businesses are being threatened with the same unfortunate fate. A report by IDC, a data firm, revealed that […]

  • Shamoon malware revisiting Saudi Arabia; cyberinfrastructure on high alert

    The dreaded Shamoon malware is back to haunt Saudi Arabia; therefore, the government has wasted no time in issuing a warning alert to a number of organizations. This time Shamoon’s new variant Shamoon 2 has been identified to be circulating and affecting Saudi organizations, according to CrowdStrike, an American cybersecurity technology company. Adam Meyers, CrowdStrike VP, […]

  • Researcher claims to expose identity of Mirai Botnet Author

    Brian Krebs, the famous Infosec journalist whose website KrebsOnSecurity was targeted with a massive amalgamation of Mirai botnets to launch a notorious DDoS attack in October 2016, has managed to identify the perpetrator of the crime. It seems Brian Krebs has been working hard to unmask the creator of Mirai botnet that has been creating havoc […]

  • Hamas Compromised Dozens of IDF Soldiers’ Phones Using Seductive Female Images

    The IDF and Israeli Security Agency Shin Bet have jointly conducted an operation called “Operation Hunter’s Network” against the Hamas network after the officials got a hint of a new campaign from Gaza-based Hamas hackers. In this new campaign, hackers posted seductive pictures of young, beautiful Israeli women on social media to attract IDF soldiers […]

  • UK’s Largest Hosting firm 123-Reg ‘Pounded’ by DDoS Attack

    UK’s largest domain registrar provider 123-reg has become a victim of a DDoS attack after which its users couldn’t access their email accounts as well as websites. This is only the beginning of 2017 and the hosting platform has suffered another big blow. The news about these attack was announced formally by the company via […]

  • Meet the Leet DDoS Botnet, Just as Powerful as Mirai

    Security experts from Imperva Security are describing Leet Botnet as more powerful than its counterpart botnet Mirai. In fact, Leet is being regarded as the winner of the title of most powerful DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack of 2016 with a humongous speed of 650 GBPS (gigabit per second) noticed recently by Imperva network. […]

  • Someone DDoSed ExtraTorrent Domain while ThePirateBay suffered downtime

    After the shutdown of Kickass Torrents domain, its fans moved onto ThePirateBay (TPB) and ExtraTorrent but someone conducted a series of massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on the ExtraTorrent domain on Christmas which continued until the next day whilst ThePirateBay also went offline for unknown reasons. Although it is unclear what happened to […]

  • Tumblr Attackers Now threatening to Ruin Christmas for Xbox Users with DDoS Attacks

    A group is claiming to have carried out a successful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Tumblr due to which the site went down this week and as a result, Tumblr was down on Wednesday for over 2 hours. This group of attackers goes by the handle of R.I.U. Star Patrol who state that they targeted […]

  • Steam and Origin Servers Down? Phantom Squad and PoodleCorp Claim Responsibility

    The famous DDoS attackers from Phantom Squad have claimed responsibility for conducting a series of powerful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) on Steam and online gaming platform Origin servers. Now, you must be wondering why? Well, that’s simply because Christmas is coming and for some reason unbeknown to anyone other than them, these attackers have developed a habit of targeting online […]

  • Anonymous Shut Down Thai Sites Against Internet Censorship, Surveillance Law

    The government of Thailand has been under the hammer of internet activist groups since the parliament approved an amendment to the 2007 Computer Protection Law. There is strong resentment among activists because the Single Internet Gateway project will be implemented by the amended law, which was passed on Friday. The Single Internet Gateway project of […]