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Catching ‘Hell’: Navalny Says Notorious Russian Hacker To Be Unmasked In Germany

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For years, a mysterious self-identified “hacker” has boasted about wreaking havoc against prominent Kremlin critics, claiming responsibility for stealing troves of their personal e-mails leaked online and hijacking their social-media accounts. To date, however, the true identity of the individual — known by the online pseudonym Hell and arguably the Russian-language Internet’s most notorious alleged hacker — has never been publicly confirmed. But that may soon change for the pseudonymous blogger, who once bragged that “they can’t catch me.” A Bonn court on June 24 is set to hear a criminal case against the online activist that opposition leader Aleksei Navalny claims is based on materials he provided to German prosecutors. “Anyone who wants to personally get to know the hacker can do so just one week from now,” Navalny wrote in a June 18 post on his website. Navalny declined to give the individual’s name, but identified the blogger as a 41-year-old man. Hell’s targets have included the famous novelist-turned-Kremlin-critic Boris Akunin; the fiery dissident Valeria Novodvorskaya, who died last year; and numerous journalists and political activists prominent in opposition circles. Going After Navalny But Hell’s greatest impact on Russian political life was his alleged hack of Navalny’s e-mails […]

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Prime Minister Flags Cyber-Security Concerns, Says India Can Play Big Role

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Flagging the threat to cyber-security globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can play a lead role in dealing with this “bloodless war” as he launched a digital initiative to which the corporate world pledged over Rs. 4,50,000 crores. He pitched for a digital revolution in the country and exhorted the industry to boost domestic production of electronic devices, which account for second largest imports, under the ‘Make in India‘ programme. Inaugurating ‘Digital India Week’ in New Delhi, he said digitalisation of all government work is essential to deal with problems like corruption, help provide transparent and efficient governance and bridge the rich-poor divide. Highlighting the country’s potential in IT sector, Modi called upon the Indian youth to innovate and go for “Design in India”. He promised government support to ‘startups’ and said India has the potential of becoming the second country after the USA in this area. “We have to move from e-governance to m-governance. M-governance does not mean Modi governance. It means mobile governance,” he said at a function in New Delhi which was attended by several ministers, top Indian industrialists and CEOs of some global companies besides a few BJP leaders like L K Advani […]

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Cyber security is a board room issue, says CBI

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Speaking at the CBI Cyber Security Conference, Fell says: “Getting cyber security right is critical for modern businesses, whatever their sector or size. “Awareness of this critical business risk has risen in recent years, especially as the number of prominent cyber hacks hitting the headlines has sharply increased. “Unfortunately, even as awareness in the business community has increased, with a small uptick in action, there is still a disconnect between awareness and action – especially for our high growth small and medium sized businesses, who are at just as much at risk as global brands. “Nearly all businesses suffer cyber-attacks – 81 per cent of large businesses suffered a security breach last year alone, with the figure for small businesses at 60 per cent. “Whilst the number of these attacks is going down, as hackers have become more sophisticated and targeted, the cost of these attacks almost doubled last year. “That puts the average cost for large businesses between £600,000 and £1.15 million and for small businesses between £65,000 and £115,000. “Like any other large scale threat to your company, the issue of effective cyber security should be firmly on the agenda of the board. “Yet only about half of […]

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US Spy Chief James Clapper Says China ‘Lead Suspect’ In Cyber Hack

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A US Intelligence Chief, James Clapper, has accused China of being a “leading suspect” in the massive hack of a US government agency holding the personnel records of millions of Americans. Clapper is the highest-ranking US official to publicly implicate Beijing since news of the data breach emerged. The statement comes after three days of high-level talks in which China and the US agreed to a “code of conduct”. Media report says China always dismissed suggestions that it was behind the hacking. Speaking at a conference in Washington DC, Mr Clapper said: ”China remains the leading suspects, but the US government continues to investigate.” It is also reported that on June 5, the US Office of Personnel Management said that more than four million employees, retirees, contractors and job applicants may have had their personal data compromised. Meanwhile, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that China and the US would come up with a code of cyber conduct. He said, ”There was an honest discussion, without accusations, without any finger-pointing, about the problem of cyber theft and whether or not it was sanctioned by government or whether it was hackers and individuals that the government has the […]

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86 percent of websites at risk from hackers, says WhiteHat

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Even though software bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock exposed weaknesses in hundreds of thousands of company websites, many are still vulnerable to being hacked. Data from a recent study by WhiteHat Security which examined the vulnerabilities of more than 30,000 websites showed the majority of organisations have some kind of weakness in their systems. WhiteHat found that 86 per cent of all websites tested had at least one flaw considered serious enough to potentially allow a hacker to take control over all, or some part, of the website, compromise user accounts on the system, access sensitive data, violate compliance requirements, and possibly make headline news. There were also 56 per cent of websites that had more than one of these vulnerabilities. Of the sectors WhiteHat studied, the report found 55 per cent of retail trade sites, 50 per cent of healthcare and social assistance sites, and 35 per cent of finance and insurance sites were always vulnerable to a serious breach. Transport layer protection, which is a protocol that ensures communications security over a computer network, was the most likely vulnerability on their websites. Jeremiah Grossman, founder of WhiteHat Security, says: “This year’s report has shown that the amount […]

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Cyber threats relatively unknown outside IT, says expert

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Few business people outside IT departments have any knowledge of current information security threats, according to BH Consulting founder and chief executive Brian Honan. “In many businesses, few non-IT people have heard of even big information security threats, such as the Heartbleed vulnerability or attacks like the one on Sony Pictures,” he told Computer Weekly. This lack of familiarity of the continually changing threats to information security is one of the biggest challenges to raising the cyber literacy and security awareness of non-technical executives, said Honan. “To many people in the business side of things, cyber security is something that is in the background, or something they pay attention to only for regulatory compliance reasons,” he said. Despite the growing importance of information security to business, added Honan, there is still not a good understanding of the issues by the business. “Information security professionals struggle to engage the business on the topic because they tend to focus only on the technical aspects using terms and concepts unknown outside IT,” he said. “This makes information security a mysterious part of the organisation that is associated with telling people in the business that they cannot do things because of security.” Consequently, information security […]

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International Hacker Group Controlled KY GOP’S Website and says More on the Way

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The international hacking group, Anon Coders, still had control of the Republican Party of Kentucky’s website until about 11 a.m. Tuesday and told The State Journal they did it to spread the message that Muslims are not terrorists. RPK Chairman Steve Robertson said­­­­­­­ the website went down sometime Saturday afternoon and as of late Tuesday morning he had not been contacted by anyone in the group. “We use the website only for updates. Our information for contributions are housed on a different domain site by itself,” Robertson said. “We only use it (the hacked site) for information and it isn’t connected to our internal databases or servers in the building. It’s been a big inconvenience. We’ve been fortunate.” The Anon Coders hacking team signed the Kentucky GOP’s site with their handles: Slim El, Albanian Attacker, Black Worm, Dr. T3rrOr, ResCool1337, Sys Ghost, AnoaGhost, XghosTny, Verus Noir, Dark Shadaw Tn, Dr.AfenDena, M4Xs4L1M1 and all Muslim Hackers. In a message to The State Journal the group Anon Coders said they didn’t do it for amusement, but as a message to “all corporate governments, all countries,” to inform all that Muslims are not terrorists and that “it is a misconception that Muslims are […]

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Serious crime on CTA falls to 4-year low, Emanuel says

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Serious crime on the Chicago Transit Authority fell to the lowest level in four years in 2014, officials said Tuesday. A one-year, 26 percent drop in serious crime came after the CTA added thousands of security cameras to its rail fleet and completed outfitting all its train cars with cameras in May 2014. All CTA buses have had cameras since 2003. The development followed two consecutive years of increases in serious CTA crime, a category that includes murder, criminal sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery and theft, data released by the Chicago Police Department indicated. Over that four-year period, serious CTA crime peaked in 2013, at 2,748 incidents, then dropped 26 percent in 2013 to 2,021 incidents. Images from CTA security cameras helped police arrest at least 235 suspects in crimes committed on or near CTA properties in 2014 — a 12 percent increase from 2013, officials said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who faces challengers in his bid for re-election next week, announced the news Tuesday in a joint news release with CTA President Forrest Claypool. “We are committed to the safety of every Chicagoan who takes public transportation, we are sending the message that we will not tolerate criminal activity, […]

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Hacker ring stole $1B from banks in 30 countries, says report

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A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday. The hackers have been active since at least the end of 2013 and infiltrated more than 100 banks in 30 countries, according to Russian security company Kaspersky Lab. Target cyberattack pits banks, retailers against each other Home Depot security hack: What to do if your cards are breached Cyberattack hits South Korean banks, TV networks After gaining access to banks’ computers through phishing schemes and other methods, they lurk for months to learn the banks’ systems, taking screen shots and even video of employees using their computers, the company says. Once the hackers become familiar with the banks’ operations, they use that knowledge to steal money without raising suspicions, programming ATMs to dispense money at specific times or setting up fake accounts and transferring money into them, according to Kaspersky. The report is set to be presented Monday at a security conference in Cancun, Mexico. It was first reported by The New York Times. The hackers seem to limit their theft to about $10 million […]

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Dating apps pose US corporate security risk, says IBM

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The millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by International Business Machines. IBM security researchers said 26 of 41 dating apps they analyzed on Google’s Android mobile platform had medium or high severity vulnerabilities, in a report published on Wednesday.IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems. Apps such as Tinder, OkCupid and Match have become hugely popular in the past few years due to their instant messaging, photo and geolocation services. About 31 million Americans have used a dating site or app, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study. IBM found employees used vulnerable dating apps in nearly 50 percent of the companies sampled for its research. Using the same phone for work and play, a phenomenon known as “bring your own device,” or BYOD, means users and their employers are both open to potential cyberattacks. “The trouble with BYOD is that, if not managed properly, the organizations might be leaking sensitive corporate data via employee-owned devices,” said the IBM report. IBM said the problem is that people on dating apps […]

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