Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security worked with officials around the world to help develop decryption tools for popular ransomware variants. Ransomware victims in Europe and the United States have also been given the tools notify authorities of infections in an effort to better track and combat ransomware.
A new congressional report indicates the Chinese government was likely responsible for hacks at the FDIC in 2010, 2011 and 2013. A total of 12 workstations were compromised and 10 servers were penetrated and infected with a virus.
The $150 million experimental investment fund known as Decentralized Autonomous Organization has been hacked, resulting in a loss of $55 million in digital currency. The June 17th hack resulted in a loss of 3.6 million ethereum coins as attackers created an identical fund and moved the money into it.
A Turkish hacking group is likely responsible for the release of 10GB of UAE-based Invest Bank files. The archive is said to contain internal files and sensitive financial documents, including customer data.
The hacktivist group is waging a “a 30-day campaign against central bank sites across the world,” according to a new video posted on the group’s YouTube page. The Target List includes the U.S. Federal Reserve, as well as Fed banks in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond and St. Louis.
A Bangladesh Bank was a victim of a malware attack that allowed hackers into the bank’s SWIFT software to transfer money and even hide their tracks in the process. $81 million were stolen.
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Verizon has released a statement confirming that “Verizon Enterprise Solutions recently discovered and fixed a security vulnerability on our enterprise client portal. Our investigation to date found an attacker obtained basic contact information on a number of our enterprise customers.” Experts believe the exposure of the clients’ contact information leaves them more vulnerable to phishing attacks.
VTech has issued a notification that customer accounts and related kids profiles worldwide have been affected. User profile information includes name, email address, password, secret question and answer for password retrieval, IP address, mailing address and download history. Moreover, children’s name, gender and birthdate were also stored.
A group of hackers claims to have breached the FBI’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP), which includes records of individuals who have been arrested by U.S. federal agencies as well as tools for sharing information between U.S. federal agencies and partners located both domestically and abroad.
Law enforcement has informed the discount stock brokerage firm Scottrade that hackers accessed its computer network nearly two years after the start of the breach. Names and addresses of 4.6 million clients between late 2013 and early 2014 were exposed.
We’ve seen how easy it is to hack a civilian vehicle, but this time, the consequences could be deadly. A research initiative in Virginia is trying to get ahead of the game by testing hacking capabilities of police vehicles.