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The CCleaner Attack Linked to State-sponsored Chinese Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Security researchers revealed that the CCleaner chain attack, which resulted in millions of users downloading a backdoored version of the CCleaner PC software utility, was linked to state-sponsored Chinese hackers. The attack started in July with compromising a CCleaner server, which let attackers inject backdoor code in two versions of…

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WannaCry Some More? Cybercriminals Using NSA Hacking Tools to Attack Citizens

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A cybersecurity firm has announced hacking tools linked to the US National Security Agency are being exploited by cybercriminals. NSA-linked hacking tools are being used by cybercriminals in efforts to remotely steal money and confidential information from online banking users, according to researchconducted by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. Proofpoint researchers discovered two different banking trojans in the wild, with computer…

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Police: N. Korean Malware Used in Hacking Attack on S. Korean ATM Machines

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Police suspect that North Korea is behind the leak of financial transactions data which resulted from the hacking of dozens of ATM machines in subway stations and convenience stores earlier in March. The National Police Agency’s Cyber Bureau announced on Wednesday that its investigation so far has found that a…

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Hackers attack Hillary Clinton

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell victim to a cyber-attack after she endorsed a social media platform for her political supporters, a media report said today. Clinton on Sunday personally endorsed a new, relatively unknown website called Verrit, after which it went offline. Start-up founder and Democratic operative…

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CHINESE HACKERS ATTACK GURUGRAM COMPANY

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Millennium City witnessed its first case of Ransomware attacks by Chinese hackers with two cases coming to light recently. A city-based clothing company has reported to the Gurugram police that the hackers had demanded Rs 25 lakh from them as ransom. The other case involved a ransom demand of…

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Hackers have cashed out on $143,000 of bitcoin from the massive WannaCry ransomware attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hackers have cashed out on more than $143,000 worth of bitcoin relating to ransoms paid from the massive WannaCry cyber-attack earlier this year. Bitcoin payments made by victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack – which totaled 52.2 BTC (around $143,000) – were withdrawn from online wallets overnight. This was confirmed…

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Teenage hacker who conspired to attack Sussex Police told to pay with pocket money

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A teenage hacker who conspired to attack Sussex Police and the Hong Kong government has been told his pocket money should be docked. The 17-year-old boy from Hove, who cannot be named for legal reasons, played a ‘significant role’ in an online hacker conspiracy group. He appeared at Worthing Magistrates’…

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Global cyber attack could spur $53 bln in losses-Lloyd’s of London

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The report, co-written with risk-modeling firm Cyence, examined potential economic losses from the hypothetical hacking of a cloud service provider and cyber attacks on computer operating systems run by businesses worldwide. Insurers are struggling to estimate their potential exposure to cyber-related losses amid mounting cyber risks […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Weakening encryption is an attack on our freedom

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in London, there is a renewed attempt by global governments to increase surveillance of the internet. Taking aim at encryption, Malcolm Turnbull stated that, despite it being “a vital piece of security for every user of the Internet … encrypted messaging applications…

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Everything to Know About The Worldwide Ransomware Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Meet the sequel to WannaCry, the wide-ranging ransomware attack that crippled businesses around the globe last month. On Tuesday, another widespread ransomware attack began halting unprepared businesses in their tracks. The new attack uses the same method of propagation as WannaCry: A leaked hacking tool called Eternal Blue, which has…

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