Cyber Crime Archive

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

IBM Study: Companies rethinking cyber security strategies

  Approximately 60% of leaders in security believe that hackers have exceeded cybersecurity capabilities within their organization, said in a study conducted by IBM. Over 80% of security leaders believe that the challenges of external threats is increasing, while 60% agree that oraganizatiile are  exceeded in this cyber war,

Pro-Russian Hacker Group CyberBerkut Claims Attack On Bundestag Websites

      The German government announced on Wednesday that more of its websites, including that of the Chancellery, were victims of a major cyber attack, which was claimed by a group of pro-Russian Ukraine. The information was made public by an Executive spokesman Steffen Seibert, reports Reuters. The

The largest Bitcoin market from Europe, broken by hackers, causing millions of dollars worth of damage

Bitstamp, a major European bitcoin exchange, suspended operations after  recording losses of several million dollars. Most likely, losses were recorded following a cyber attack, informs Financial Times newspaper. Bitstamp, with offices in London and Slovenia suspended the withdrawal of funds and advised clients on the danger of opening new deposits after

Ransomware – a malware which encrypts your data

  Cyber threats have an enviable diversity and a proof of ingenuity of hackers is ransomware, a malware which encrypts your data in the “hard drive” and you can not regain access unless you pay an amount of money  as a reward. Few threats act in a way so

NTP critical vulnerability, solved by OS X update

The myth which says that Apple’s operating system, OS X is more protected against hacker attacks than other operating systems was once again dismissed. A critical vulnerability that could affect Mac users proved so dangerous that led the Cupertino company to publish for the first time in