Adobe finally responds to claims of North Korean hackers exploiting Flash zero-day for TWO MONTHS

… authorities have long warned that cyber attackers based in the North have … day flaw. They believe that hackers associated with the authoritarian government … , targeted attacks against Windows users,” it explained. “These attacks leverage … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Adobe finally responds…

North Korea is barely wired. How did it become a global hacking power?

North Korea is one of the least wired nations on Earth. It has two internet connections to the outside world, one that crosses the Yalu River into China, and the other plugs into Russia’s Far East. Even with that, its internet traffic is scant. “It’s…

Could Platform Safe Harbors Save the NAFTA Talks?

As the sixth round of talks over a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) kicks off in Montreal, Canada, this week, EFF has joined with 15 other organizations and 39 academic experts to send the negotiators an open letter [PDF] about the importance of platform safe…

AG Josh Stein will investigate Uber, team with NC Republican on cyber attack protections

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced on Monday that he planned to investigate Uber as part of his office’s attempts to strengthen consumer protections against data breaches. The announcement came up during a news conference in which Stein, a Democrat, teamed up with Rep….

North Korea rejects U.S. accusation, says it is not linked to any cyber attacks

SEOUL (Reuters) – A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North’s first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach. “As we have clearly stated on…

North Korea accused (again) of hacking PCs to mine cryptocurrencies

Hackers based working for the North Korean government have been hacking into computers and servers in order to mine cryptocurrencies, according to Bloomberg. The North Korean government has long been accused of using illegal activities to raise foreign currency via its ‘Bureau 39’ organisation. In…

North Korean hackers hijack computers to mine cryptocurrencies – Tech News | The Star Online

North Korean hackers are hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrencies as the regime in Pyongyang widens its hunt for cash under tougher international sanctions.  A hacking unit called Andariel seized a server at a South Korean company in the summer of 2017 and used it to…

Man Threatened Company with Cyber Attack to Fire Employee and Hire Him Instead (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A North Carolina judge sentenced a Washington man this week to 37 months in prison for threatening a company with attacks unless they fire one of their employees and hire him instead. According to court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer, on…

North Korea rejects U.S. accusation, says it is not linked to any cybe

SEOUL (Reuters) – A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North’s first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach. “As we have clearly stated on…

North Korea denies links to any cyber attacks

North Korea hits back at US claims that it unleashed the WannaCry cyber attack. A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North’s first response since the United States publicly blamed it for…

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