In light of recent hacks, you might be interested in the groups that pose the greatest threats to our cybersecurity.
Ironically, the hacker groups that you should be afraid of also have the least intimidating names. Deep Panda, Putter Panda, and Flying Kitten have been listed by security technology firm CrowdStrike as the groups to watch out for. While they may seem cuddly, these hackers continue to be some of the most dangerous in the world.
The scope of yesterday's computer attack against JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank appears to be much larger than initially reported.
In addition to possibly affecting seven financial organizations, instead of two as originally reported, some bank records at JPMorgan were altered and possibly deleted, reported CNN, citing unnamed sources. The source of the attacks is not yet known.
The computers of high-ranking officials in agencies involved in the MH370 investigation were hacked and classified information was stolen.
The stolen information was allegedly being sent to a computer in China before CyberSecurity Malaysia – a Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation agency – had the transmissions blocked and the infected machines shut down.
Hackers have successfully infiltrated Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) computers twice in the past three years, according to a leaked internal investigation report.
News of the breaches broke via Nextgov, which claims to have learned of the breaches after issuing open records requests to the NRC. At the time of publishing the NRC had not responded to V3's request for comment.
In the 1969 classic The Italian Job, Michael Caine and crew commit a major gold heist by hacking into the traffic light system of Turin, Italy, to cause a massive traffic jam, giving the robbers a perfectly synced path to escape through the gridlock.
As it turns out, this piece of high-action Hollywood theatrics is not merely screenwriter fantasy. According to cyber security researchers at the University of Michigan, pulling off a caper like that wouldn’t even be difficult today.