hacking news Archive

Hacker News was hacked? Characters Vulnerability found

Today I discovered an interesting vulnerability in the Ycombinator’s Hacker News website. For those of you who don’t know what’s all about this website, below I added a short description of it: Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is

Verizon hacked, 1.5 million customers details for sale

According to cyber security blogger Brian Krebs, more than 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise customers contact information was leaked on an underground cybercrime forum. Not all Verizon’s customers were affected, the hack targeted only Verizon’s B2B Enterprise Solutions. Krebs says that earlyer this week, a deep-web forum advertised

Skype bug that allowed hackers to find users IP information was fixed

Up until now more or less experienced hackers were able to find the IP address used by a Skype user only by knowing the account name. Hackers were able to attack their victims after knowing the IP addresses of them. This bug was first discovered in 2012.

Paris Attacks were Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS

According to The Intercept, there are signs that point to unencrypted communications between the attackers from the Paris Attacks that happened in November 2015. Remember that on the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, the capital of France, and

Let’s Encrypt vulnerability discovered in ACME

Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority that it’s free, automated and open. Currently in Public Beta, Let’s Encrypt is a new step forward for better security and privacy. Let’s Encrypt team wants HTTPS to become the default. Everyone can own free SSL certificates signed by Let’s

FBI offers reward of 4.2 million dollars for five hackers

The Washington Post published the list of most wanted hackers, offering a total of 4.2 million dollars for them. Russian Yevgeny Mikhailovich Bogacev, dubbed ZeuS comes first, offering $ 3 million for his capture. He is accused of Trojans used to steal bank account details, passwords and

Chinese Hackers stole data from up to 4 million American federal employees

The US government announced on Thursday it had detected computer piracy of personal data belonging to a total of four million federal employees who, according to the Washington Post, were committed by the Chinese. This “cyber intrusion” was detected in April 2015 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM),

Hackers attacked the US IRS: personal data of more than 100,000 Americans, compromised

IRS (Internal Revenue Service), believes that the hackers who stole personal data of 100,000 US taxpayers would come from Russia. The attacks took place over a period of four months and authorities have found that it contained some cyber criminals in the country led by Vladimir Putin, shows

Russian hackers gained access to Obama’s emails

The New York Times has reported that Russian hackers, who managed to access the White House computer system, were able to read President Obama’s unclassified emails. The breach was more intrusive than they admitted. “The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department’s unclassified system, do not appear to have

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