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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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."
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.
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
Gemalto's perspective: Hacking for the greater good
Ethical hackers are now one of the most important and effective tools at strengthening collective security and making the cyber landscape safe.
Pirates of the Caribbean film held ransom by, well.. pirates
The hackers have demanded an enormous undisclosed amount of money be paid in Bitcoin. Disney apparently refuses to pay, and is working with the FBI.
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
Film Review: The Fate of the Furious
I for one hope to see this series run until the wheels fall off.
'Smart' vibrator allows strangers to watch
Apparently the Svakom Siime Eye, an internet-connected sex toy with a built in camera, is laughably easy to hack.
Espionage expert offers five viewpoints on state-sponsored hacking
Carbon Black sits down with former CIA operative Eric O'Neill to talk state sponsored attacks and why the ANZ regions is probably not a future target.
Kid hacker hijacks 160,000 printers around the world as a warning
The culprit was in fact an 18 year old British high-school student, interested in cyber security and the seemingly trivial defences of printers.