Cyber Crime Archive

Cyber attack on Lufthansa customer database

Hackers had broken the database of the German Lufthansa airline customers, Der Spiegel newspaper, quoted by Agerpres. Lufthansa said it had taken prompt action, but admitted “that failed to prevent illegal access to records of customers’. According to Der Spiegel, unidentified hackers have accessed data site users, compromising their

Russian hackers have managed the most sophisticated cyber attack on the White House

A group of russian hackers managed to break the White House computer system, gaining access to private information which contain the program of US President Barack Obama, writes CNN. According to available information, the attack, behind which they may be Russian hackers, as stated by the authorities, was

Obama wants a programme to sanction hackers

A new program that allows the government to punish foreign hackers was urged by US President to be created. The government will now be able to target those attempting cyber attacks on US assets and infrastructure and sanction hackers. “Cyber-threats are one of the most serious economic and national security

Github under DDOS attack

Github is under massive DDOS attack coming from China. This attack started on 26 March 2015, and the main attacker is Baidu. On it’s service status page, Github posted on 26 March this message: We’ve identified and mitigated a DoS attack that was impacting service. Service is

How to know if you have been hacked

81% of large businesses have suffered malicious data breaches shows in a cybersecurity survey, made by UK Government’s in 2014. That indicate almost one in five didn’t. “In this context, it’s impractical to prove a negative,” said Lenny Zeltser, a senior faculty member at the SANS Institute, who

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