Hackers behind the Bangladesh bank heist created malware to compromise the SWIFT financial system. Security researchers said the malware allowed attackers to modify a database logging the bank’s activity over the SWIFT network, to delete records of outgoing transfer orders and to intercept incoming transfer confirmation messages, and to manipulate both account balance logs and a printer used to make hard copies of the transfer orders.
A security researcher looking for flaws in Facebook's internal network has found traces of another intruder who got into the system first.
The hacker, or hackers, had access to Facebook's internal system for several months, giving them access to hundreds of employee usernames and passwords, explained researcher Orange Tsai in a blog post published last week.
Cisco Systems has released patches to fix serious denial-of-service flaws in its Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) software, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software and the Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) library that's used in many products.
While your brain on drugs may be analogous to a fried egg, your brain on Instagram may be like a super-secure form of identification, researchers report in a new study. Fingerprints are so twentieth century. The authors envision future security systems that authenticate or grant access by monitoring a user’s brain while looking at random pictures, such as snapshots of Anne Hathaway or a slice of pizza.
The Australian government is watching and has the means to launch a cyber attack.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced a massive A$230 million cash injection to arm the country for cyber security issues and deal with online threats it is facing, including cyber war and internal whistleblowers.