Hacking has gone through several eras over the years, each with its own unique characteristics and motivations. Understanding the history of computer hacking is important for understanding its impact on technology and society, the current state of cybersecurity, and for developing effective strategies for protecting against cyber threats. Debbie Hooper of Security Boulevard explores the history of computer hacking and cybersecurity threats from the 1950s to present day. In our next post, we
A Swiss hacker says she found a copy of the FBI's "no-fly" list on an unsecured server. The 2019 list, with over 1.5 million entries, includes an overwhelming number of Muslim passengers. The server, maintained by CommuteAir, also held private employee data, such as passport numbers. The FBI Terrorism Screening Center's secret "no-fly" list just got a lot less mysterious thanks to a bored Swiss hacker who was exploring unsecured servers in her free time.
Crimew, described by the US Department
Earlier this month, the infamous hacking group LulzSec’s founder issued a stern warning to the US. If 2020 was coined The Year of the Digital Pandemic, then 2021 has still not discovered any digital vaccines. Cyber-attacks have grown rapidly over the past year, and are showing no indications of slowing down. One ‘former’ Black Hat hacker expressed his growing concern at the lack of preparedness the United States has shown.
The US government has been attacked by several world superpowers durin
NYANxCAT is a prolific hacker who programs new pieces and versions of malware, shares it widely, and records blackhat hacker educational YouTube videos which has over 150,000 views. He uses GitHub repository, sells his hacker tools and services using PayPal and Bitcoin. In this report, we discuss some of the samples of NYANXCat malware, his business models, and possible Kuwaiti identity.
(Figure 1. NYANxCAT GitHub logo)
NYANxCAT Hacker Profile
Name: possible name: Hmoud [Hu
Cyberattacks on Small to Medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are continuing at a relentless pace for 2020, with most data breaches coming from outside the organization. Cyber-attacks are up and average 75% since the Corona pandemic. Cybersecurity analysts believe hackers are specifically targeting these smaller firms because they know SMBs lack adequate resources and enterprise-grade security tools, making them easier prey than larger businesses.
A new report from Cisco counters this misconception.
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