As Anonymous launches their newest operation against white supremacists and the alt-right, here is a look at a previous operation from the summer of 2015, which unfortunately may have led to the rise of the alt-right in the first place.
This past weekend, 5 different voting machines used in the 2016 election were brought to the the DEFCON computer conference in Las Vegas in order to see what type of damage hackers could do to these systems. According to reports, 4 of the 5 voting machine types were fully corrupted within just 3 and a half hours of the start of the event, some were hacked in as little as an hour and a half.
International security researches came out with a warning about some of the internets most popularly used DDoS programs this week. Not necessarily concerned about the damage using these programs can cause for other people, but because so many of the people whom had started to download them were getting hacked themselves.
Despite warming relations with Donald Trump, it appears as though Russia and the US are headed towards a digital Cold War. A few months after Russia banned American based tech company Microsoft from Government use, the United States has banned Russian based security company Kapersky from federal use all the same.
Earlier today the Washington Post released an “exclusive report” outlining how President Obama and the US Government developed a secret plan to hack the Government of Russia, in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the US election earlier that year. However, while the Post’s article confirms that this operation was indeed real, it does not break down how the operation was logistically pulled off. Inside my report, I will explain how the Post’s article is far from an exclusive, but rather just one piece of a much larger puzzle.
At yesterdays Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, “classified” information regarding the size and scope of Russia’s hacking into the US election system was released to the Senate and members of the press “for the first time.” However, as I will demonstrate, for those of us who have been reading and reporting on international hacking news for the last several years, while members of the US Senate may have just learned all of this information for the first time, international reporters have already exposed this information dating as far back as December 2015.
The Department of Defense has no reservations that they are vulnerable to hacking, so the agency has just announced its largest and highest paying bug bounty initiative in history. What’s behind this program and what should you know about Bug Bounty’s?
A recent study conducted by the National Crime Agency has concluded that the majority of hackers are not motivated by money, but rather by morality and idealism. With the results of the study in mind, what else can we learn about the general culture of hackers?
Denmark Defense Minister Hjort Frederiksen came out with a public statement this week, announcing how the Ministry and the emails of every employee attached to the Ministry had been hacked/breeched. Frederiksen went on to explain that Russian Operatives were behind the attack. More specifically, the Russian Fancy Bears.
An unknown vigilante hacker/programmer is attempting to hijack devices on the Internet of Things. Not to exploit them, but to inject them with malware which actually patches their vulnerabilities, preventing the devices from being hacked by other other BotNets in the future.
The website of Britain First was defaced and two of the groups leaders had their Twitter accounts hacked, warning the group to stop acting racist and threatening to deploy bombs at the groups upcoming rally. Ghost Squad appears to have claimed responsibility for the hack.
The UK released a report entitled “Lessons Learned from The EU Referendum” on April 12th, 2016. In it, Parliament suggests that Russian and/or Chinese actors launched a DDoS attack on the UK’s voter registration site, literally preventing 100’s of thousands of voters from signing up during the last days of registration ahead of the referendum vote.