George Hatzichristos

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Hackers target Port of Barcelona, maritime operations had not affected

The Port of Barcelona was hit by a cyber attack, fortunately, maritime operations had not affected.<p>On September 20, 2018 morning, the Port of …

Ransomware, fileless attacks and cold boot give firms the shivers

There have been several cyberattacks targeting hospitals, city administrations and sporting events in the past few months. Photo: iStockphoto<p><b>New</b> …

Cyber-attacks

Brewery became victim of targeted ransomware attack via job vacancy ad

You may not need a cautionary tale about opening email attachments, but this story is a reminder that you don’t have to be the biggest and most …

Don't fall for the latest fake check scams

You open your mail, and you find something unbelievable: a check for $10,000. You think it’s an advertisement, but then you realize it’s authentic. You could actually cash this piece of paper for real money. And you wonder: <i>Is this a scam?</i><p>Check fraud has been on the rise lately, perhaps because this …

Bitcoin devs warn of possible chainsplit following severe DDoS vulnerability

Bitcoin Core developers have issued an important statement to the entire community, as the fallout from a recently disclosed DDoS vulnerability intensifies.<p>The vulnerability, which researchers disclosed earlier this week, made it possible for miners to sabotage the Bitcoin BTC network by sending …

Mining

British spies 'hacked into Belgian telecoms firm on ministers' orders'

British spies are likely to have hacked into Belgium’s biggest telecommunications operator for at least a two-year period on the instruction of UK ministers, a confidential report submitted by Belgian prosecutors is said to have concluded.<p>The finding would support an allegation made by the …

Telecoms

Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code

Malicious code redirects users to tech support scams, some of which use new "evil cursor" Chrome bug.<p>Thousands of WordPress sites have been hacked …

Cyber-attacks

New ransomware can turn your computer into a hacker's tool

This new malware isn't letting any part of an infected computer go to waste.<p>The Virobot ransomware -- spotted on Sept. 17 by Trend Micro researchers -- doesn't just lock up infected computers, it also enlists them as part of its massive botnet.<p>Ransomware is a prevalent tool for cybercriminals, …

Trend Micro

Arran Brewery hit by ransomware attack

<b>A Scottish brewery has warned other firms to stay alert after it fell victim to a sophisticated ransomware attack.</b><p>Arran Brewery said it was locked out of its own computer system after being duped into opening an email attachment that contained a virus.<p>The culprits then demanded a three-figure sum …

Employment

Trump Loosens Secretive Restraints on Ordering Cyberattacks

President Trump has authorized new, classified orders for the Pentagon’s cyberwarriors to conduct offensive attacks against adversaries more freely and frequently, the White House said on Thursday, wiping away Obama-era restrictions that his advisers viewed as too slow and cumbersome.<p>“Our hands are …

Cyber-attacks

Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

Japanese bitcoin exchange is robbed of $60 million worth of cryptocurrency

Its digital wallet was connected to the internet and remained vulnerable<p>Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has been robbed of $60 million worth of digital coins, its parent company Tech Bureau announced today, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Zaif was hacked on September 14th during a two-hour time frame. …

Bitcoin Exchange

Europol: Criminals are still using Bitcoin, but ISIS loves Zcash

Europol has found that Bitcoin is still the chosen cryptocurrency of the internet underworld.<p>The insight comes from Europol’s latest Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. Among other things, the research claims cybercriminals still favor Bitcoin BTC over other cryptocurrencies …

Cryptocurrency

Hackers have planted credit card stealing malware on local government payment sites

Security firm FireEye has confirmed that a widely used web payment portal used to pay for local government services, like utilities and permits, has been targeted by hackers.<p>Hackers have broken into self-hosted Click2Gov servers operated by local governments across the US, likely using a …

City Politics

Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach

Newegg is clearing up its website after a month-long data breach.<p>Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payments page which remained for more than a month between August 14 and September 18, Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ, told TechCrunch. The …

British Airways

Hackers behind Mirai botnet could be sentenced to working for the FBI

Three young hackers went from believing they were "untouchable" to helping the FBI stop future cyberattacks.<p>The trio of hackers behind the Mirai botnet -- one of the most powerful tools used for cyberattacks -- has been working with the FBI for more than a year, according to court documents filed …

Cyber-attacks

CamuBot Malware Camouflaged as Bank Security App to Steal Credentials

By WaqasA new banking malware has been discovered that is targeting bank customers in Brazil. Dubbed as CamuBot, it is identified to be a unique …

"Lawful intercept" Pegasus spyware found deployed in 45 countries

At least ten operators of Pegasus spyware have deployed the malware outside their country's border, new Citizen Lab report finds.<p>Security researchers …

Human Rights

Cyber attack led to Bristol Airport blank screens

<b>Bristol Airport has blamed a cyber attack for causing flight display screens to fail for two days.</b><p>An airport spokesman said the information screens were taken offline early on Friday to contain an attack similar to so-called "ransomware".<p>They are now working again at "key locations" including in …

Cyber-attacks

HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

It’s not tax season in the UK, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out mail looking to swipe both card details and email logins in one …

Two EOS Gambling Platforms Suffer a $260,000 Hack

<b>During the past four days, two EOS platforms have been hacked off more than a quarter of a million dollars which resembles 44,427.4302 EOS.</b><p>A few …

Hacking

How My Email Account Got Hacked and the Steps I Took After Finding Out

My email account got hacked recently 🙁.<p>I’ll explained what happened, how it happened, and the steps I took to prevent this sort of thing from …

Routers

Nasty piece of CSS code crashes and restarts iPhones

Vulnerability most likely affects any iOS and macOS app that uses the WebKit rendering engine to display web pages. Apple is investigating.<p>A security …

Cyber-attacks

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany's IT sector association on Thursday.<p>Industry association Bitkom surveyed 503 …

Cyber-attacks

Google’s prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links searches to phone numbers

Google is reportedly building a prototype system that would tie Chinese users’ Google searches to their personal phone numbers, as part of a new search service that would comply with the Chinese government’s censorship requirements. <i>The Intercept</i> writes that the “Dragonfly” Android app, a secret …

Human Rights

Russians Planned Attack on Lab Testing Salisbury Nerve Agent, Swiss Say

BRUSSELS — Two Russian spies caught in the Netherlands and expelled had been plotting cyber sabotage of a Swiss defense laboratory analyzing the nerve agent used to poison a former Russian agent in Britain, Swiss officials said Friday.<p>The story — first reported by the Dutch newspaper NRC and the …

Nerve Agents

How To Check If Your Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

Did you ever wonder if your Twitter account has been hacked and who had managed to gain access and when it happened? Twitter now lets you know this. …

Apps

Russian man pleads guilty, admits he ran notorious Kelihos botnet

Peter Yuryevich Levashov was first indicted relating to the Storm botnet back in 2009.<p>The man federal prosecutors say operated the Kelihos botnet has …

Personal Information

New cold boot attack affects "nearly all modern computers"

Security researchers find a new way to disable current cold boot attack firmware security measures to steal sensitive data from high-value …

Cybersecurity

Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob

Tesla has taken plenty of innovative steps to protect the driving systems of its kitted-out cars against digital attacks. It's hired top-notch …

Belgium