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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

USBdriveby can take control of a computer in a few seconds

  A few months ago was discovered a worrying  vulnerability of standard USB  which does not seem to be repaired, called BadUSB. Until now such information was only theoretical and no one has developed a software which can uses this security hole, but a well-known hacker Samy Kamkar has

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

GHOST glibc vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235) affects Linux Machines

A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects almost all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines. The Red Hat Product Security has been made aware of

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

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

Lizard Squad is attacking Tor Browser using DDOS

The hackers group called Lizard Squad which also claims responsibility for taking down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the Christmas Holiday, tweeted that they are behind the Tor Browser Cyber Attack from Friday. To clarify, we are no longer attacking PSN or Xbox. We are testing