One of the most prevalent forms of cyber-attacks, phishing takes the form of an email or a text message designed to trick us into giving up our personal information. A phishing email may be disguised to look as though it comes from a financial institution such as a bank. The aim of the email … More What is Phishing and why is it a problem?
The infiltration was only spotted and stopped after the hackers roamed the network undetected for almost a year. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, suffered a security incident recently that saw hackers make off with sensitive data relating to the agency’s Mars missions, including details about the Curiosity rover. The … More Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data
The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack
The arrest of a 25-year-old French man in Thailand apparently seals the fate of Rex Mundi, a hack-and-extort collective that operated since at least 2012. Europol has announced the arrests over the past year of eight French nationals who are suspected of being involved in a long-running hacking ring called Rex Mundi. The latest in a string … More Europol and partners dismantle prolific cyber-extortion gang
While the exact amount of stolen money and source of the cybercriminals are not known, the authorities have confirmed that no clients were affected. Cybercriminals infiltrated the Mexican financial system for several days at the end of April and stole nearly 400 million Mexican pesos (almost $20 million) from concentration accounts but not from private clients. It … More Mexico: Cybercriminals steal at least 400 million pesos through unauthorized transfers
Clarksons, the global shipping firm, has turned the tables on criminal hackers who attempted to extort a ransom payment after stealing confidential information from the company’s network. The business, which is thought to have suffered a breach at the hand of hackers earlier this month, has warned that the hackers may release some of the … More Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen
As you may have heard from the copious news coverage (including our own), the credit monitoring bureau Equifax, was hit with a security breach which has given thieves access to the data of 143 million people; this information comes primarily from customers in the US, as well as some in the UK and Canada. The data … More Equifax breach: 5 defensive steps to take now