Cyber Attack Archive

Attorney-Client Privilege – Under Cyber Attacks

Law firms are the perfect targets for hackers according security experts. “It is almost a daily occurrence that we read about cyber attacks in the news. Unfortunately, on or around January 25, 2015, our firm was the victim of a single cyber attack, by a relatively new variant

Gamers targeted by CryptoLocker, a ransomware virus

  I was telling some time ago about a type of virus, ransomware which basically encrypts your data and you can not regain access unless you pay an amount of money  as a reward. CryptoLocker has a new variant which targets gamers and stop them playing their favourite games unless they pay a

Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

The UK’s National Crime Agency has arrested this week 56 suspected hackers as part of a “strike week” against cybercrime. In total, 25 separate operations were carried out across The United Kingdom. Those arrested are suspected of being involved in a wide variety of cybercrimes including data theft,

Tracking the FREAK ATACK, a huge SSL security flaw

  Called Freak, Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys, the security breach exists on high-profile websites. It is supossed that seven hours is all it takes to crack the encryption that is in place on some supposedly secure websites. Browsers can be hijacked and tricked into accessing websites using legacy encryption.  There was

PwC: cyber attacks caused damage to companies estimated at 2.7 billion. dollars

  Number of cyber security incidents detected in companies in 2014 increased by 48% over the previous year, reaching 42.8 million global events, apparent from an analysis performed by PwC – The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, based on the responses of 9,700 managers responsible

Forbes.com attacked by Chinese hackers

Chinese hackers attacked Forbes.com web site with an malicious software (malware) that target only certain visitors, which include several US defense institutions and financial services, according to cyber security companies, iSIGHT. According to iSIGHT and Invincea, someone compromised this application for three days (November 28 until December 1, 2014) or

Google warns Microsoft and Apple: fix the vulnerability or we will disclose

  Google said that its elite team consisting of hackers and programmers search security deficiencies of its software applications and other companies, Google warning that if its competitors will not eliminate vulnerabilities within 90 days, then they will make public. Google claims that software vendors must act quickly

Anthem, an insurance company, was the target of a large cyber attack

  Anthem Insurance Company, the second largest in the United States, was the target of a cyber attack, hackers managed to steal personal data for many former or current clients and employees of the company, reports Reuters. Anthem announced Wednesday that hackers broke into an IT system

Facebook says it was not the victim of a cyber attack, invoking technical problems

    Facebook says it was not the victim of a cyber attack, invoking technical problems  this morning for unavailability. Facebook invoke technical issues related to configuration changes to systems which fall off 50 minutes this morning.  “The network” denies rumors which says that it was the victim of a cyber

CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts, hacked by a terrorist group of Islamic State

    An affiliated group  of terrorist network of Islamic State has conducted cyber attacks against official Twitter and YouTube accounts of US Central Command (CENTCOM), broadcasting threats against US troops, reports The Washington Post newspaper. Assigned messages of hackers have begun to appear on the CENTCOM Twitter