Category: hacker

CISA Pushing U.S. Agencies to Adopt Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
Black Hat 2019, BUG BOUNTY

CISA Pushing U.S. Agencies to Adopt Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

A newly proposed CISA directive would require all U.S. agencies to develop and implement vulnerability disclosure processes for their internet connected systems. . CISA Pushing ... Read More

City of Johannesburg, on Second Hit, Refuses to Pay Ransom
bitcoin, Black Hat 2019

City of Johannesburg, on Second Hit, Refuses to Pay Ransom

A Shadow Kill Hackers attack that compromised the city’s network and shut down key services was the second ransom-related attack on the city in months. ... Read More

Pwn2Own Expands Into Industrial Control Systems Hacking
Black Hat 2019, critical infrastructure

Pwn2Own Expands Into Industrial Control Systems Hacking

White-hat hackers will now have the chance to win $20,000 for sniffing out remote code-execution flaws in industrial control systems. . Pwn2Own Expands Into Industrial ... Read More

Hacker breached servers used by NordVPN
data breach, data hack

Hacker breached servers used by NordVPN

NordVPN has been forced to admit that a hacker stole an expired TLS certificate key used to securely connect customers to its web servers. . ... Read More

vBulletin Flaw Exploited in Dutch Sex-Work Forum Breach
Black Hat 2019, breach

vBulletin Flaw Exploited in Dutch Sex-Work Forum Breach

A hacker is selling the email addresses of 250,000 users of a Dutch sex-work forum -- data that researchers say could be used for blackmail. ... Read More

Marc Rogers: Success of Anonymous Bug Submission Program ‘Takes A Village’
Black Hat 2019, bug

Marc Rogers: Success of Anonymous Bug Submission Program ‘Takes A Village’

Marc Rogers discusses the logistics behind a recently-proposed anonymous bug submission program, meant to encourage ethical hackers to submit high-level bugs anonymously. . Marc Rogers: ... Read More

Former hacker warns against password reuse
Black Hat, hacker

Former hacker warns against password reuse

Kyle Milliken is back from jail, and he has some advice for you: Do. Not. Reuse. Your. Passwords. . Former hacker warns against password reuse ... Read More

Capital One cryptojacking suspect indicted
Capital One, CFAA

Capital One cryptojacking suspect indicted

The former software engineer allegedly created scanners to look for misconfigured servers rented from a cloud computing company. . Capital One cryptojacking suspect indicted Naked ... Read More

KNOB Vulnerability in Bluetooth Could Manipulate Transmitted Data
hacker, SecurityLAB

KNOB Vulnerability in Bluetooth Could Manipulate Transmitted Data

Using this vulnerability, an attacker can reduce the length of an encryption key, making it easier to crack.The Bluetooth vulnerability, called KNOB, facilitates the selection ... Read More