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Top Exploits and Hacks Debuted at Black Hat and DEFCON This Year

Every July hackers from around the globe descend on Las Vegas, Nevada for a week of hacker conferences which includes Black Hat USA, DEFCON, and BSides Las Vegas. The annual week of hacker conferences brings security researchers who present their latest findings on computer vulnerabilities and exploits. 2017 marked the 25th DEFCON, which has been held in Las Vegas every ... Read More »

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Two Arrested in Connection to Recent Microsoft Hacks

According to a report from the South East Regional Crime Unit, law enforcement in Britain arrested two men for their involvement in a conspiracy to hack into Microsoft networks. SEROCU reported an investigation into an “unauthorised intrusion into networks that Microsoft owns.” The breach occurred sometime between January and March, sources wrote. Police in Britain, during a raid connected to ... Read More »

WikiLeaks Exposes CIA’s SSH Hacks for Windows and Linux

WikiLeaks has released new documents in their Vault 7 series of leaks exposing the CIA’s hacking tools. The new documents cover tools that the CIA uses to hack the Secure Shell (SSH) cryptographic protocol. SSH allows users to securely access other computers remotely over an unsecured network. Two exploits that allow the CIA to capture and exfiltrate SSH credentials are ... Read More »

Anonymous Hacks Freedom Hosting II, Bringing Down Almost 20% of Active Darknet Sites

A researcher known as @Deku_shrub, after he found a Reddit post mentioning an oddity, verified that an entity hacked Freedom Hosting II, one of the largest hosting platforms for hidden services. In 2013, the FBI indicted the creator and owner of the original Freedom Hosting, Eric Eoin Marques for hosting child pornography. Marques, a 31-year-old man from Dublin, fought against ... Read More »

Researchers Link Same Group To Yahoo, Dropbox, LinkedIn Hacks

Five hackers are behind the most recent tech company hacks, according to a report from a cybersecurity research firm. This finding was announced after the recent Yahoo breach where a link was discovered, connecting the breach to previous exploitations. Andrew Komarov, Chief Intelligence Officer of InfoArmor claims many of the reports on recent database breaches are considerably inaccurate. The hacks ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency hacks: The Biggest Heists In Blockchain History

Cryptocurrency is as hack-proof as it gets depending on the coin itself and on the hashing power that supports it. Their decentralized nature ensures that there is no single target to hack, and the blockchain itself ensures that no double-spending going on. Despite this, there have been some attack vectors that were exploited by hackers, allowing them to successfully (or ... Read More »

The U.S. is Investigating Another Supposed Series of Russian Hacks

Authorities in the United States have started investigating a series of Russian Intelligence cyberattacks gathering information from The New York Times and other major organizations. The hacks have been discovered by authorities over the past few months, news outlets reported earlier this week. The targeted attacks are believed to be related to the U.S. Democratic party, the report says. Earlier ... Read More »

Hacker Behind FBI, DHS Hacks Arrested

The pro-Palestine hacker known as “Cracka” was arrested in East Midlands, England by British authorities with the help of the FBI. The 16 year old, whose name officials have not released, is the suspected leader of “Crackas With Attitude”, the group who was responsible for the hacking of many people, including John Brennan, John Holdren, James Clapper, and Vonna Heaton. ... Read More »