Tag: 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 Plants Keylogger Devices on Company Systems Faces 12yr in Jail
Security Update

Hacker Plants Keylogger Devices on Company Systems Faces 12yr in Jail

A hacker admitted to planting hardware keyloggers on computers belonging to two companies to get unauthorized to their networks and steal proprietary data. He now ... 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

Hacker Breached Servers Belonging to Multiple VPN Providers
Security Update

Hacker Breached Servers Belonging to Multiple VPN Providers

Servers belonging to the NordVPN and TorGuard VPN companies were hacked and attackers stole and leaked the private keys associated with certificates used to secure their ... Read More

Hack-ception: Benign Hacker Rescues 26M Stolen Credit Card Records
Consumer Threat Notices, Credit Card Fraud

Hack-ception: Benign Hacker Rescues 26M Stolen Credit Card Records

There’s something ironic about cybercriminals getting “hacked back.” BriansClub, one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. ... Read More

Hacker wants $300 for 250,000 records stolen from sex worker site
Ashley Madison, blackmail

Hacker wants $300 for 250,000 records stolen from sex worker site

In spite of prostitution being legal in the Netherlands, this could lead to the same type of blackmail attempts/suicide from Ashley Madison. . Hacker wants ... 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