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High demand for hackers on the dark web
"Since March 2020, we have noticed a surge of interest in website hacking, which is seen by the increase in the number of ads on forums on the dark web."
Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Hackers breached software provider SolarWinds, directly infecting the company’s Orion software as well as several local, state and federal agencies.
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
Check Point warns of surge in phishing scams as hackers impersonate delivery vendors
Hackers are impersonating trusted delivery vendors, like Amazon, DHL and FedEx, to commit financial fraud.
Hackers difficult to distinguish from legitimate users - study
Almost half of all actions by attackers are identical to the usual activities of users and admins, a new report has found.
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
NordVPN's latest Cyber Risk Index reveals the top 10 at-risk countries for a cyber attack.
Dark web packed with offers to hack corporate networks
"The larger the hacked company is, and the higher the obtained privileges, the more profitable the attack becomes."
Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
"We want to make Australia the best place in the world for women to build and scale a startup. #SheHacks is the perfect starting point for any woman wanting to create something great."
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
Underground cybercrime industry for cheating continues to grow
As a result to increasing exam pressure, grade hacking services and fake diplomas are becoming more easily available online, according to new Kaspersky research.
University of Waikato's Cyber Challenge kicks off
"There is a definite shortage of cyber security professionals in the industry and through the cyber security challenge, we hope to create a more aware and cyber-ready generation in the face of the growing cyber security threats."
Security professionals want to return fire – Venafi
Seventy-two percent of professionals surveyed believe nation-states have the right to ‘hack back’ cybercriminals.
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
'DerpTrolling’ faces jail time for Sony DoS attacks
A United States federal court has charged a 23-year-old man for the hacks on Sony Online Entertainment and other major companies back in 2014.
Access to thousands of breached sites found on Russian underground market
A number of the available servers investigated by Flashpoint led analysts to conclude that most of the breaches are from either US, Russian, or German hosting services.
How to secure your business against social media hijacking
Australian businesses and organisations’ widespread use of social media puts them at high risk of being hacked.
Tesla takes ex-employee to court for hacking and sharing confidential info
Tesla has taken a former employee to court for allegedly hacking company data and handing it over to third parties.
China's biggest hacking community to expand hackathons to across Asia & India
China’s biggest hacker community has launched its 2018 Global Hackathon Programme and plans to expand it across Asia, India, the UK and Europe.
Rumours fly about who was behind the PyeongChang Olympics hack
The Olympic Destroyer campaign comes at a precarious time of geopolitical tensions with several possible perpetrators but no conclusive proof.
Oracle MICROS POS vulnerability may compromise 330,000 POS systems
A vulnerability in Oracle’s POS systems may affect more than 330,000 payment systems across the globe, putting files and sensitive information at risk