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Hackers are using Microsoft Word to infiltrate computers

There are so many scams lurking in emails these days that it can feel dangerous to even check your messages. Between phishing links, viruses, and spam, the flow of junk hitting your inbox can seem endless at times. Fortunately, if you’re savvy enough, you can avoid any issues by ignoring these fake emails and moving on with your life. Not everyone is ... Read More »

US Seeks to Take Control of Infected Routers From Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave FBI the permission FBI can seize a domain that was being used to control infected devices Cisco Systems on Wednesday released a report on the hacking campaign The US government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers ... Read More »

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team ... Read More »

Ransomware Cyber Attack: Hackers Leverage Stolen NSA Tool to Wreak Havoc Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS Ransomware WannaCry leveraged hacking tools developed by NSA It exploits a known bug in Windows Researchers have observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries ... Read More »

All about your ‘fullz’ and how hackers turn your non-public statistics into bucks

If cyber criminals have a Holy Grail, it’s your fullz, or your complete set of private information. and they’llvisit exquisite lengths to get it. since 2005, more than 6,000 groups and companies have reported breaches. Judging from priordevelopments, approximately half of of those breaches likely concerned the publicity of sensitiveinformation, where customers’ names are paired with additional statistics consisting of ... Read More »

Hackers Ground 1,400 Passengers in Attack on Polish Airline LOT

A cyber-attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport on Sunday in what an airline spokesman described as the “first attack of its kind”.The attack occurred at around 4:00 pm (1500 GMT), and targeted the airline’s ground operations system, the carrier said in a statement. The incident, which led to the cancellation ... Read More »

Anonymous Hackers Attack Canada Government Websites

Hackers disrupted Canadian government websites for several hours on Wednesday, senior officials said, but denied that any personal data had been compromised in the cyber-attack.The hacker collective Anonymous took responsibility in an online video, saying it was done in protest of a controversial anti-terror law that dramatically expands the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency. The government’s public website ... Read More »