Government of Punjab, Pakistan Website Hacked Against Police Brutality

Waqas

http://hackread.com/government-of-pakistan-website-hacked/

Excerpt:

“Pakistani hackers are furious over police brutality on their citizens. Last week it was the website of Pakistan Electric Power Company (Private) Limited (PEPCO) targeted against shooting bullets at protesters.”

 


California man spies on cops through surveillance drones

 

Pushpa Mishra

http://hackread.com/california-man-spies-cops-through-surveillance-drones/

Excerpt:

“While the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is still awaiting approvals to use its recently acquired pairs of unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor Southern California, a civilian has been using it almost for a month!”

 


Google’s Nest security warning after researchers show off 60-second hack

 

Rob Waugh

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/25/googles-nest-security-warning-researchers-show-60-second-hack/

Excerpt:

“Google’s Nest thermostat can be hacked in under a minute, according to a blog post and video posted by GTV Hacker. The hack, to be demonstrated in public at this year’s Def Con conference in August, would allow attackers complete control over the device and access to the user’s home network.”

 


Banking fraud campaign steals 500k euros in a week

 

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2793

Excerpt:

“The experts at Kaspersky Lab have discovered evidence of a targeted attack against the clients of a large European bank. According to the logs found in the server used by the attackers, apparently in the space of just one week cybercriminals stole more than half a million euros from accounts in the bank.”

 


1.3M personal records exposed in Montana data breach

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17052

Excerpt:

“1.3 million people will be notified that hackers gained entry to a State of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) computer server, state officials announced on Tuesday, but added that there is no indication that the information on the server has been accessed and compromised.”

 


Data breaches in 2013 exposed 14% of all debit cards

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17055

Excerpt:

“Financial institutions weathered the Target data breach and are looking for solutions to enhance security, with many issuers now planning to implement EMV debit, according to PULSE. Debit program performance continues to improve, as active cardholders increase their usage of debit.”

 


Dropbox-themed phishing is after multiple login credentials

 

Zeljka Zorz

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17040

Excerpt:

“Phishing emails purportedly leading users to a file hosted on Dropbox are targeting Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail, and Aol email users, warns Malwarebytes' Jovi Umawing.”

 


Identity theft consequences and tips to stay secure

 

Mirko Zorz

http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2054

Excerpt:

“In this interview, Tom Feige, CEO of idRADAR, shares alarming identity theft stories, explains the consequences of getting your identity stolen, offers advice to organizations that want to prevent their employees from becoming victims of identity theft, and more.”

 


Court decides bank is not to blame for $440k cybertheft

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17029

Excerpt:

“In many ways, small businesses are the perfect target for money hungry cyber crooks. Smaller companies are unlikely to have dedicated IT employees, making it less likely they would notice a breach, or that employees with follow security policies (if they are put in place at all). On the other hand, a company's bank account is likely to hold more money than a random private person's.”

 


Five steps towards cyber breach preparation

 

Ben Densham

http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2052

Excerpt:

“Earlier this week, Domino’s Pizza became the latest victim of a breach and ransom demand. Recent DDoS attacks on Evernote and Feedly DDoS, along with the efforts of Cryptolocker and other tricks to extort hard cash from unsuspecting users, are rapidly gaining momentum and are becoming a serious threat to individuals and organisations of all sizes. These brazen attempts to make a quick profit will only be fuelled for as long as they remain successful.”

 


Employees take too many risks with Wi-Fi security

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17014

Excerpt:

“UK employees are potentially putting their companies at risk of cyber-attack when using mobile devices for work purposes while on holiday or on a short break, new research has found.”

 


Targeted attack against Vietnamese government: right on the MONRE

 

Oh Sieng Chye

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/20/targeted-attack-against-vietnamese-government-right-on-the-monre/

Excerpt:

“ESET researchers recently came across a targeted attack against the Vietnamese government’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). In this report, we will look at how the attackers targeted Vietnamese government employees, the behavior of the malware on MONRE’s systems, and how the attackers attempted to exfiltrate data.”

 


Brazil's World Cup Of Cyber Attacks: From Street Fighting To Online Protest

 

Federico Guerrini

http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2014/06/17/brazils-world-cup-of-cyber-attacks-from-street-fighting-to-online-protest/

Excerpt:

“Spear-phishing, DDoS attacks, malware. While people are protesting in the streets of São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro against the organizers of the FIFA World Cup, which they see as an useless waste of money, taking place while the majority of the population is still struggling to make a living, another conflict is raging online.”

 


FBI arrests alleged NullCrew hacker

 

Lee Munson

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/06/18/fbi-arrests-alleged-nullcrew-hacker/

Excerpt:

“Federal prosecutors have arrested and charged a Tennessee man for allegedly conspiring to attack a number of businesses and educational organisations since the middle of 2012.

According to court papers, Timothy Justin French (aka "Orbit") is part of a hacking group, known as NullCrew, who have claimed responsibility for a number of high-profile attacks against telecommunications companies, educational institutions and government agencies.”

 


Can digital forensics keep up with smartphone tech?

 

William Jackson

http://gcn.com/articles/2014/06/16/forensics-technology-race.aspx

Excerpt:

“The explosive growth in both the use and capacity of smartphones has led to a sea change in digital forensics, creating technology challenges for the justice and law enforcement communities and raising legal questions that in some cases have gone to the Supreme Court.”

 


#OpPetrol: Anonymous to attack major oil exporting countries on 20th June, 2014

 

Waqas

http://hackread.com/oppetrol-anonymous-to-attack-major-oil-companies/

Excerpt:

“The Anonymous hackers who initiated #OpPetrol in 2013 are back in news with same operation, this year on 20th June, 2014. AnonGhost hacking group has announced that it will target Saudi—Kuwaiti oil companies for their affiliation with Israeli companies.”

 


Local cops in 15 US states confirmed to use cell tracking devices

 

Cyrus Farivar

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/local-cops-in-15-us-states-confirmed-to-use-cell-tracking-devices/

Excerpt:

“A new map released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union shows that fake cell towers, also known as stingrays, are used by state and local law enforcement in 15 states.”

 


One-third of cyber attacks take hours to detect

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17005

Excerpt:

“More than one-third of cyber attacks take hours to detect. Even more alarming, resolving breaches takes days, weeks, and in some cases, even months.”

 


$445 billion lost due to cybercrime?

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16981

Excerpt:

“Cybercrime has a significant impact on economies worldwide. A new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) concludes that cybercrime costs businesses approximately $445 billion worldwide (approximately £266 billion), with an impact on approximately 150,000 jobs in the EU and 200,000 jobs in the U.S.”

 


Most people have done nothing to protect their privacy

 

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16970

Excerpt:

“Over 260 million people have been victims of data breaches and increased risk of identity theft since the Target revelations, yet nearly 80 percent have done nothing to protect their privacy or to guard their financial accounts from fraud, according to idRADAR.”

 


Identify stolen credentials to improve security intelligence

 

Nir Polak

http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2035

Excerpt:

“Data is the heart of an organization, and IT security teams are its protectors. Businesses spend billions of dollars per year setting up fortresses to safeguard data from anyone who dare try to take it. The latest forecast from analyst firm Canalys has IT security spending increasing to $30.1 billion by 2017. Despite this investment, data breaches are on the rise.”

 


UK government proposes life sentences for hackers

 

Zeljka Zorz

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16972

Excerpt:

“Hackers in the UK could be in for a world of problems, as the UK government is looking to hand out life-long prison sentences to those who are found guilty of organizing and executing devastating cyberattacks, reported The Guardian.”

 


Man Fined $6,400 for XSS Attack on Singapore President's Website

 

Eduard Kovacs

https://www.securityweek.com/man-fined-6400-xss-attack-singapore-presidents-website

Excerpt:

“A Singaporean man has been fined $6,400 for launching a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack on the official website of Istana, the residence and office of the President of Singapore, back in November 2013.

 


ESET Security Websites and Forum for Spain Hacked by Indonesian Hacker

 

Waqas

http://hackread.com/indonesian-hmei7-hacks-eset-spain-websites/

Excerpt:

“Hmei7 defacer from Indonesia has been conducting mass defacement for last couple of years. Today, the same defacer has hacked and defaced the official website of IT Security company ESET and 4 of its domains designated for Spain. The targeted websites include Spanish ESET’s official domain, ESET Security Forum and Training Center and Certification ESET Spain.”

 


List of Damage under #OpWorldCup and Anonymous’ target List of Sponsors

 

Praveen Kashyap

http://hackersnewsbulletin.com/2014/06/list-damage-opworldcup-anonymous-target-list-sponsors.html

Excerpt:

“It is already in the news that Anonymous group of hackers mainly from Brazil and also from all over the world going to hit this season’s World Cup Sponsors with Cyber-Attacks. Hackers dubbed this operation “#OpWorldCup,” you can also find many related tweets to the event through searching for the following Hash-tags: #tangodown, #Anonymous, #Brazil and #Worldcup.”

 


Bush Family Hacker "Guccifer" Pleads Guilty

 

Eduard Kovacs

https://www.securityweek.com/bush-family-hacker-guccifer-pleads-guilty

Excerpt:

“A Romanian national accused of hacking into the online accounts of several public figures, has pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him. Marcel Lazar Lehel, also known as Guccifer and Little Smoke, admitted to committing the offenses, but denied representing a threat to national security, as prosecutors suggested during the trial.”

 


Anonymous hacker group prepares cyber-attack on World Cup sponsors in Brazil

 

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_01/Anonymous-hacker-groupe-prepares-cyber-attack-on-World-Cup-sponsors-in-Brazil-1505/

Excerpt:

“The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games in a country struggling to provide basic services, said a hacker with knowledge of the plan on Friday.”

 


Molerats attacks continue targeting US, EU, Middle East organizations

 

Zeljka Zorz

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2778

Excerpt:

“Not all RAT-wielding attackers come from China, say FireEye researchers. For over a year they have been following the activities of a group of hackers that uses the Poison Ivy and Xtreme RATs and targets financial institutions, government organizations and surveillance targets in the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East.”

 


Beware of emails offering bogus HeartBleed removal tool

 

Zeljka Zorz

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2779

Excerpt:

“Malware peddlers are taking advantage of the fact that the existence of the Heartbleed bug has breached the confines of the cyber security world and has entered the awareness of Internet users around the world, and they are offering them a bogus "HeartBleed Virus Removal Tool."