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  • The Cost of Arrogance (Ransomware Hack)

    05/14/2017 11:38:51 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 17 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 05/14/17 | Karl Denninger
    The Cost Of Arrogance I hate having to use this.... Told ya! It wasn't that long ago that I wrote a few articles on the hubris of our government thinking they were the smartest people in the room when it came to computer hacking. I pointed out that while we undoubtedly have very smart people working for the NSA and other three-letter agencies so do other nations and their people, along with "unaffiliated" folks who are just plain old-fashioned troublemakers, are equally smart. Indeed, that was the focus of an article from 10/2014 in relation to one of Comey's brain-farts...
  • Russian-linked Hackers Gang Reportedly Behind NHS Hack Using ....

    05/13/2017 8:04:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    wccftech.com ^ | 1 hour ago May 13, 2017 | Zara Ali
    The massive cyber attack on NHS left the everyone thinking about the origin of hackers. Now, according to the latest report, the gang could have alleged links to Russia. The cyber attack is possibly a reprisal for attacks on Syria by the US.In April, a mysterious hacker group called Shadow Brokers went on claiming that it has stolen a ‘cyber weapon’ from an American spying agency. The group claimed that the tool would give it an open access to all the systems running Microsoft Windows operating system. Thes stolen cyber weapon belonged to the National Security Agency (NSA), which...
  • Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

    05/12/2017 7:27:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER
    Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere. The attacks amounted to an audacious global blackmail attempt spread by the internet and underscored the vulnerabilities of the digital age. Transmitted via email, the malicious software locked British hospitals out of their computer systems and demanded ransom before users could be let back in — with a threat that data would be destroyed...
  • NHS hit by major cyber attack with hackers demanding ransom (trunc.)

    05/12/2017 8:22:33 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 10 replies
    telegraph UK ^ | 5/12/17 | Laura Donnelly Henry Bodkin
    The NHS has been hit by a major cyber attack, with hackers demanding a ransom. Hospitals are understood to have lost the use of phonelines and computers, with some diverting all but emergency patients elsewhere. At some hospitals patients are being told not to come to A&E with all non-urgent operations cancelled. (truncated due to copywrite restrictions)
  • Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials

    11/05/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the U.S. officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger U.S.-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties. Obama administration personnel are...
  • Macron campaign was 'targeted by Russian hackers' [Fausses nouvelles]

    04/25/2017 3:30:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 25 April 2017 16:39 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the West, used “phishing” techniques to try to steal personal data from Macron and members of his En Marche! campaign, Japan-based Trend Micro said. Pawn Storm, also known as APT28, is also believed to be behind the attacks last summer on the US Democratic National Committee, thought to be aimed at undermining Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. It is widely...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

    04/10/2017 3:11:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/9/17 | John Rebeiro
    Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced on Saturday and released what they said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency tools they had earlier tried to sell.“Is appearing you are abandoning ‘your base’, ‘the movement’, and the peoples who getting you elected,” the group wrote in broken English in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump posted online on Saturday.The hacker group, believed by some security experts to have Russian links, released in January an arsenal of tools that appeared designed to...
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...
  • [N.Korea]Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history

    03/22/2017 11:02:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history he man behind the biggest bank heist in history may have been Kim Jong-un. Federal prosecutors are preparing to finger North Korea for orchestrating the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, according to a report.
  • Russian Hackers Are Blackmailing Liberal Groups!

    03/06/2017 10:45:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    In one instance, a group which funds protests against Trump is being blackmailed by Russian hackers. Terrible! BULLET POINTS: Post-election crime wave by attackers demanding bitcoins! Center for American Progress said to be among victims! The FBI and private security firms are in the process of investigating the hacking of Progressive Liberal Groups. At least a dozen groups have faced extortion attempts since the U.S. presidential election, said the people, who provided broad outlines of the campaign. The ransom demands are accompanied by samples of sensitive data in the hackers’ possession.
  • Flashback: First FISA Request on Trump Tower Came After Clinton and AG Lynch Met Privately on Tarmac

    03/05/2017 11:31:53 AM PST · by wtd · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Flashback: First FISA Request on Trump Tower Came After Clinton and AG Lynch Met Privately on Tarmac Was it coincidence or an indication of things to come? The pieces to Obamagate are falling together. On June 27th of 2016, Bill Clinton met secretly with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. A week later FBI Director James Comey laid out in a press conference the many scandalous activities taken by Hillary Clinton while she was President Obama’s Secretary of State and then he said the famous words: "Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would...
  • Russian Hackers Prank Phone Call to Senator McCain

    02/17/2017 6:42:09 AM PST · by tony75034 · 23 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    If you remember earlier we posted the prank call to the buffoon Maxine Waters. Not to be outdone, here is RINO John McCain in a pranked call with the same fake Ukrainian PM. Evidently all you need is a slavic accent and a few well placed calls to convince our high officials of fake identities. Listen to what he asks abotu Trump.
  • 3 nations tried cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton's private email server: AP

    10/08/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    see BS dot com ^ | oct 2015
    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press. While the attempts were apparently blocked by a "threat monitoring" product that Clinton's employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen....
  • Three Muslim IT Staffers Fired in Security Probe of House Intelligence Members

    02/06/2017 6:31:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including...
  • Russian security agents accused of treason reportedly charged with passing secrets to the CIA

    01/31/2017 4:10:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/31/17 | Natasha Bertrand
    A senior Russian intelligence officer who was arrested on suspicion of treason in December has been charged with passing secrets to the CIA, sources told the Russian news agency Interfax on Tuesday. Sergei Mikhailov was the deputy head of the information security department of the FSB, Russia's national security service. He was arrested along with Dmitry Dokuchaev, a cybersecurity expert who worked as a hacker under the alias "Forb" before joining the FSB; and Ruslan Stoyanov, a key cybercrime investigator at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. They were arrested shortly after the CIA concluded that Russian hackers, at the Kremlin's...
  • Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning: 'It Was Not My Most Honorable Moment'

    01/18/2017 11:34:09 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Adrian Lamo, the former recreational hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities, says he’s glad the WikiLeaks source will get a second chance. Lamo elicited a confession from Manning and gave it to military investigators in 2010, resulting in a 35-year prison sentence for the leaker who embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing a massive number of military and diplomatic documents. The informant says “it was not my most honorable moment,” though he says he made peace with the effects of his decision, even before President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted clemency to Manning, who will be released in May...
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • Pelosi Rebukes Media For Reporting on Hacked DNC Emails: ‘You Were Accomplices’

    01/06/2017 4:18:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2017 | 1:27 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly briefing with journalists House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized them from reporting on the hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), calling them ‘accomplices’ in what she said was an effort by Russia to disrupt the U.S. presidential election. […] “It was every single day you reported that there was an email that was embarrassing to the Clinton administration without saying, ‘We know this because of disruption by a foreign power into our electoral system,’” said the House Minority Leader. ‘You knew that,” Pelosi said. “You knew it was the Russians.” …
  • Report: Hacker Breaches ‘Lazy’ FBI Website Security

    01/06/2017 10:02:34 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ben Kew
    A hacker claims to have breached the FBI’s official website for the second time, describing their security systems as “lazy.” The hacker, who goes by the name CyberZeist, reportedly breached the FBI’s website and posted some of the private information he obtained to the open source site Pastebin. FBI trying to patch-up their Plone CMS #0day at https://t.co/IRhqdQjNbp, too late!! #ComingSoon #NewYearsEve pic.twitter.com/u7KOXNO3qV — CyberZeist (@cyberzeist2) December 31, 2016 “This leak is totally devoted to the Anonymous Movement,” he wrote. CyberZeist reportedly exposed a vulnerability in the Plone Content Management System (CMS) of the FBI’s, reportedly penetrating the website’s systems...