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'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.
12 Nov 18
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.
09 Oct 18
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.
08 Aug 18
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.
22 Jun 18
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.
06 Mar 18
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.
16 Feb 18
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
02 Feb 18
Ludicrous cybercrime profit means Mafia no longer constrained to the streets
Back in the day it was not uncommon for people to ransack stagecoaches and rob armoured trucks, but now they’re robbing servers.
12 Dec 17
In depth: A lawyer's perspective on ethical hacking & penetration testing in Asia
What is‘ethical hacking’ in an organisation and are there any grey areas in the law? We sat down with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Jack Ow to find out.
26 Oct 17
How hackers can wreak havoc on connected vehicles & ITS
In today’s connected world of smart devices and ever-increasing volumes of disruptive and destructive cyber attacks, ITS cybersecurity is mandatory.
25 Oct 17
Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?
09 Oct 17
State-sponsored election hacks are acts of cyber warfare - survey
78% of respondents said they would deem an act as cyber war if a nation-state was behind a successful or attempted hack of another country’s election.
11 Sep 17
US judge squashes Yahoo's attempt to stop data breach lawsuits
Both Yahoo and victims of its multiple data breaches have been granted – and denied – the ability to dismiss lawsuits after its massive data breaches.
05 Sep 17
It's possible for cyber attackers to change what's in your emails
A newly-discovered exploit called ROPEMAKER allows an attacker to remotely change the content of any email post-delivery.
24 Aug 17
Upside-down flag prompts hack against Malaysian websites
The hackers used the words “Bendera Negaraku Bukanlah Mainan”, which loosely translated, means ‘my country’s flag is not a toy’.
22 Aug 17
Malware in your DNA sequence data? Technically, it’s possible
Could hackers exploit your DNA sequence and encode it with malware? A new study from the University of Washington says yes, it’s possible.
11 Aug 17
Aussie startup pre-empts hackers with smartphone tech that blocks NFC attacks
All it takes is for malicious code to be injected through the NFC feature on a smartphone and a hacker pushing out malicious RFID signal to a phone."
08 Aug 17
Chinese firm hacks way to success at Microsoft Hackathon
China-based IT firm Ping An Technology was the only Chinese company to be invited to Microsoft’s Hackathon in the US this year.
07 Aug 17
Mandiant security researcher stung by hackers - parent co FireEye denies entire network breach
It seems that not even security experts are immune to hacks, after reports surfaced this week that one unlucky researcher was hit by hackers.
02 Aug 17
Sententia talks IoT hacking, surveillance & modem backdoors at ASIAL Conference
“The internet is filth. It’s hackers and rats, infiltrating the internet. It’s our job to make it clean.”
27 Jul 17
Arbor Networks ponders what triggered the DBE hack - and how attackers did it
Questions abound on what triggered recent DBE website hacking and Arbor Networks ponders on possible tactics used.
20 Jul 17
Inside NZ's 'ethical hacking' firm and its quest to make systems safer
"For organisations running Windows 7 or older, upgrading to Windows 10 will bring enhancements that help to protect against such vulnerabilities."
26 Jun 17
How education can avoid being the next hacking target
Article from security experts Sedara looking at the unique security threats the education sector's IT face.
12 Jun 17
Hooligans! Mexican bike gang charged with hacking Jeep Wranglers
Nine members of a Mexican-based motorcycle gang have been charged with stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers worth at least $US 4.5 million
07 Jun 17