Sometimes, the simplest plans are the smartest. And the most illegal.
That’s certainly the case with a group of accused criminals, including six American stock traders and two Ukrainian hackers, along with 23 other defendants—who stand accused of running a very, very lucrative scheme for almost five years, according to the AP.
Cyber-espionage group 'Pawn Storm' has been exploiting an unusual Java zero-day vulnerability to carry out drive-by-download attacks on a NATO country and US defence company, according to Trend Micro.
Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management. But on Thursday, officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. The first was the Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) system, an entity hosted for OPM at the Department of the Interior's shared service data center.
The Syrian Electronic Army, the notorious hacking group that has hit several high-profile media companies such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, and CNN, hacked the Washington Post mobile site on Thursday afternoon.
For a brief period of time, visitors to the Post’s mobile site (m.washingtonpost.com) saw pop-up alerts with messages such as “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.”
When we last checked in with Keurig, the coffee machine maker had just turned itself into a big, fat target for copyright reform activists. The problem: Keurigs’s promise to make its 2.0 machines incompatible with any single-serving coffee pods it hadn’t licensed. Critics compared the approach to the DRM restrictions that hobble the sharing of digital music.
And as with DRM, it now appears that Keurigs have been hacked.