Top CyberSecurity News for November 10th 2016

  1. Russian Hackers Launch Targeted Cyberattacks Hours After Trump’s WinFrom Motherboard. 

Merely a few hours after Donald Trump declared his stunning victory, a group of hackers that is widely believed to be Russian and was involved in the breach of the Democratic National Committee launched a wave of attacks against dozens of people working at universities, think tank tanks, NGOs, and even inside the US government.

Around 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the hackers sent a series of phishing emails trying to trick dozens of victims into opening booby-trapped attachments containing malware, and clicking on malicious links, according to security firm Volexity, which observed and reported the five attack waves. The targets work for organizations such as Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, the Atlantic Council, the RAND Corporation, and the State Department, among others.

Top CyberSecurity News For September 29th 2016

  1. Guccifer 2.0 and Russia’s hidden agendaFrom SC Magazine. 

    Among the routine stream of network compromises and dumped login credentials this year, one attack stands head and shoulders above the rest for intrigue – the Democratic National Committee (DNC) breach. The hack led to political uproar, a high-level resignation, damaging leaks and, in a complete reversal of the norm, the nation state hackers have become more public since being discovered.

    It is worth starting with a recap. The FBI alerted the DNC to the presence of attackers on their network in April this year, but incident response specialists CrowdStrike found that there were two state-sponsored attackers with access to sensitive emails and data. The investigators assessed the network was first breached in the summer of 2015 and established the attackers had stolen large quantities of emails, campaign documents and donor information. Before the hack was publicly disclosed in mid-June, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the whistle-blowing website had ‘enough evidence’ to indict Hillary Clinton.

Top CyberSecurity News For September 28th 2016

  1. FBI investigating possible hack of Democratic Party staffer cell phonesFrom CNN. 

    The FBI has asked to examine the cell phones of a small number Democratic Party staffers as it investigates a possible hack, law enforcement and Democratic sources told CNN Tuesday.

    The development comes on the same day Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that 18 states have asked for help in warding off cyberattacks on their electronic voting systems.

Top CyberSecurity News For 17th June 2016

  1. ‘Guccifer 2.0’ Claims Responsibility for DNC Hack, Releases Docs to Prove itFrom Motherboard. A “lone hacker” calling themselves “Guccifer 2.0” has claimed responsibility for hacking the Democratic National Committee and claims reports that the Russian government perpetrated the attack are false. The hacker also says the DNC lied about—or didn’t know the extent of—what was stolen.

  2. ISIS hacker pleads guilty to giving terrorists US military kill listFrom ArsTechnica. A hacker the US authorities have labeled as the leader of an overseas Internet hacking group—the Kosova Hacker’s Security—pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges of providing material support to the US enemy. It was the first known prosecution of a hacker joining forces with a terror group in a bid to carry out terrorism, the government said.

Top CyberSecurity News For June 15th 2016

  1. Hacker steals 45 million accounts from hundreds of car, tech, sports forumsFrom ZDNet. A hacker has stolen tens of millions of accounts from over a thousand popular forums, which host popular car, tech, and sports communities. The stolen database contains close to 45 million records from 1,100 websites and forums hosted by VerticalScope, a Toronto-based media company with dozens of major properties, including forums and sites run by AutoGuide.com, PetGuide.com, and TopHosts.com.
  2. Hackers invade Dems’ servers, steal entire Trump opposition file. From Washington Post. Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach. The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.