Category: Cyber Attacks

  • WannaCry Copycat ‘WannaLocker’ Ransomware Hits Android Devices

    The IT security researchers have discovered a malware in China that has mimicked WannaCry ransomware attack to some extent and has been named “WannaLocker.” The ransomware is similar to WannaCry regarding how it appears on the screen and how it demands ransom in order to unblock one’s files. Android phones become the victim: The research from […]

  • Al Jazeera News Platforms Hit by Massive Cyber Attacks

    The Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel has said that its digital media network and the official website are under a series of cyber attacks. In a post on its website, the news channel revealed that its cyber infrastructure is “undergoing systematic and continual hacking attempts.” “These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms. […]

  • Leaked NSA Exploit ‘EternalBlue’ Being Used in New Trojan Attacks

    A recently leaked NSA exploit that was discovered in the biggest ransomware attack (WannaCry) ever is now powering Trojan malware. The EternalBlue exploit was leaked by the hacking group known as The Shadow Brokers and it was known for using the Server Message Block Protocol SMB vulnerability in Windows to hijack computers. Before it was discovered and got […]

  • 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 […]

  • CNN Report Shows Fallout 4 Screenshots to Explain Russian Hacking Scheme

    No matter how hard you try, nowadays it is literally impossible to explain what computer hacking entails only because the scope of hacking has become so vast and far-reaching. This is why whenever we read or see in news reports about computer hacks, we only get to see images of keyboards or monitors showing a […]

  • 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. […]