SAPVoice: You Need A Hacker’s Mindset To Fight Cybercrime’s $6 Trillion Price Tag

For eye-popping business stats, look no further than cybersecurity. CSO predicted cybercrime damage costs will total $6 trillion, and cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion by 2021. It’s not just that companies must be hyper-vigilant in a hyper-connected world where innovations like IoT, AI and…

Hackers are making U.S. ATMs spit out cash like slot machines

[embedded content] Hackers able to make ATMs spit cash like winning slot machines are now operating inside the United States, marking the arrival of “jackpotting” attacks after widespread heists in Europe and Asia, according to the world’s largest ATM makers and security news website, Krebs on Security….

The Dutch were a secret U.S. ally in war against Russian hackers, local media reveal

The Washington Post examines how, nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of American democracy. (Dalton Bennett,Thomas LeGro,John Parks,Jesse Mesner-Hage/The Washington Post) BERLIN…

Cyber Attacks on U.S. Power Grids Can Be Deterred With Password Changes

Article 0 Comments A key to preventing cyber attacks from crippling U.S. power grids could be changing passwords on internet routers, wifi-connected thermostats and smart lawn-sprinklers. “A significant share” of internet attacks result from unchanged factory default passwords on web-connected devices that allow hackers to…

Report on Press Freedom 2017 – South Asia Journal

From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace. Credit: Karnika Kohli/The Wire New Delhi: The ‘India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ by The Hoot confirms with data what an alarming year 2017 was for journalists,…

A superstar Chinese hacker just won $112,000 from Google, its largest bug bounty ever

Jeff Chiu/AP Google just awarded its largest bug bounty ever to a Chinese researcher named Guang Gong.  Gong discovered a security issue that affected Pixel phones and received a total payout of $112,500 from Google. But Gong is a pro at hacking Pixel phones —…

U.S. Banks Face Growing Threat from Cyber Attacks: New Bank Regulator

Article 0 Comments U.S. banks are facing a growing threat from cyber attackers and making defense against them more complex by relying on third-party firms for support, according to a report released Thursday by Joseph Otting, the Trump administration appointee who took over a key…

Half of companies suffer financially motivated cyber attacks

Cyber attacks driven by ransom demands are on the increase as criminals seek to cash in on the soaring values of crypto currencies according to a new report. The 2017-2018 Global Application and Network Security Report from cyber security company Radware finds that reported ransom…

iTWire – Has OnePlus checkout page been hacked?

A British security outfit has raised the possibility that the online payment page of the phone company OnePlus may have been compromised, based on comments in OnePlus forums and the make-up of the site. Researchers at Fidus Infosecurity said in a blog post that they…

Russian hackers targeting US Senate email accounts: Report

San FRancisco, Jan 13 (IANS) A hacking group allegedly associated with the Russian government is actively targeting the US Senate’s internal email system since June 2017, a cyber security firm claimed on Saturday. According to Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, this is the same group…