Posts Tagged ‘Hackers’

Billionaires Hackers ClubIt’s not a secret that many things in business depend on connections, and IT industry is no exception. Therefore, as a result of acquaintances a good number of prosperous projects emerged.

A striking example of cooperation is PayPal club: a group of familiar with each other PayPal former employees, have combined their efforts to call into existence a good bunch of extremely successful businesses, including Tesla Motors, LinkedIn, Palantir Technologies, SpaceX, YouTube, Yelp and Yammer. Four of them have become billionaires, which has probably made their friendship even stronger. (more…)

whitehatDo you want to spend the rest of your life in a boring office doing typical corporate nonsense, or do you want to get paid for hacking? For many teens and young adults, this is a dream come true. Spending your days destroying viruses, outsmarting other hackers and being the hero that thwarts a cyber terrorism attack. While this might seem like a fantasy, the truth is that you could be doing this for the government. Ethical hackers are needed, and you can fulfill this need while making a good amount of money.

Hackers Required

Did you think that the computer science niche was overcrowded? You would be right in most cases, but this isn’t true with cybersecurity. Only about five percent of all available positions have been filled. That allows you to leap into one of the many remaining jobs. Not only that, but the need for security experts is rising because cyber terrorism is becoming more common. (more…)

HackersIf you can do a number of things, the need for a huge number of IT professionals is not required to prevent hackers from taking over your online banking system.

Essentially, small businesses find online banking very convenient and easy while at the same time very vulnerable to cyber criminal targets. Lots of small businesses out there lack the huge budgets and IT resources many big companies have in plenty. Legal protection is also low due to differences in protection laws as many small businesses have lots of difficulty in loss recovery.

Your Business At Risk

Cyber criminals today have so many smart softwares to use to break into the huge number of web accounts awaiting them with many businesses tricked into providing lots of sensitive data through cunning emails and phishing attacks. You will find websites and emails that engage in phishing seemingly very legitimate and sensitive information is entered such as credit card information, passwords and usernames. Once the information has been secured, the account is targeted so that funds can be transferred or log in details sold to various cyber criminals out there. (more…)

browser history for blackmail


The virus has learned to use the browser history for blackmail

Fraudsters who send fake notifications on behalf of the government or law enforcement authorities that the user’s computer listed for suspicious activity, began to use the new technology. For greater credibility of its threats cybercriminals started using browsers history of victims.

Recall that extortionists usually send notice to potential victims that they have ever visited prohibited resources, or are engaged in distribution of illegal content, and so the system was subjected to blocking. To unlock the computer user to pay a fine.

Malefactors are sure that scared owners of the blocked computers won’t understand the events and silently will pay fine. (more…)

Kaspersky LabExperts of “Kaspersky Lab” analyzed programs containing vulnerabilities that are most often used by hackers to commit attacks on computers.

According to a published report, an average of one user account for 12 vulnerabilities in the software. All in all, it was discovered more than 132 million vulnerable applications. These and other figures and was able to identify trends in the study of data from 11 million computers in the composition of the cloud network Kaspersky Security Network, from January to December 2012.

Last year it was discovered 806 unique vulnerabilities. Only 37 of them were found in at least 10% of the computers for at least one week in the period of analysis. This sensitive software that can attract the attention of criminals. 37 These vulnerabilities have been found in 11 different groups of programs. The most vulnerable are the products Adobe Shockwave / Flash Player, Apple iTunes / QuickTime and Oracle Java. (more…)

Trend MicroAntivirus company Trend Micro has detected a new type of malicious software that masquerades as a patch for the environment Java, allegedly eliminating vulnerabilities in this latest development.

Recall that Oracle over the past 7 days did release an update for Java 7 that addresses one of the critical dangerous vulnerabilities, but independent security experts say that the company failed to eliminate all the problems in Java and users computers are still under attack. Obviously, this decided to play by criminals.

In Trend Micro say they found the fake pseudo-patch Java 7 Update 11, is present in at least one site that has no relation to the original Oracle and Java. During the downloading and installation of this patch on the computer there is a malicious software. (more…)

HackersBackdoor allowed hackers to gain administrative access to the SCADA-systems, owning only the IP-address of the device.

Industrial Company of New Jersey, USA, was the victim of hackers who broke into its automated control system (Industrial control system, ICS). Hackers gained access to the system through the backdoor, which was introduced by producer ICS.

According to the memorandum the FBI, hackers gained access to the control of heating and ventilation. Hackers are systematically unauthorized access to the ICS during February and March of this year, after a Twitter user under the alias @ ntisec, which is linked to organized burglary, posted a message on the need to strengthen the protection of SCADA systems.

Hackers used Shodan search engine to find systems Tridium Niagara, directly connected to the Internet. It was at issue was discovered Shodan IP-address of the company in New Jersey, which eventually affected. (more…)

HackersAccording to experts, cyber criminals target, at least 30 major U.S. banks.

Antivirus company McAfee researchers found that cybercriminals are preparing a number of large-scale attacks against the United States, which would be implemented in the spring of next year.

As it became known to the experts, the project named ‘Blitzkrieg’ should destabilize the system of U.S. online-banking.

As the hacker under ‘vorVzakone’ nickname reported, preparation for implementation of the project began in September of the current year. Then malefactors started uniting in the groups capable ‘to strike blow’ to the USA at any time.

According to the cybercriminal, in plans of hackers – attacks to 30 American banks at which carrying out malefactors intend to use the Trojan programs being more effective, than the Zeus or SpyEye tools.

Experts of McAfee established that hackers plan to use the modified virus Gozi Prinimalka developed on the basis of a trojan created in 2008 of Gozi. (more…)

Cloud Browsers

Cloud Browsers for Hackers

Cloud browsers – for example, Opera Mini, Amazon Silk Could or Puffin Browser – can give hackers free computing resources.

This conclusion was made by U.S. researchers, who showed to anonymously use the processing power of cloud browsers.

Cloud browsers provide user interface, and a significant part of computational problems related to the processing of the web page, they are transmitted to the remote execution server. Therefore, this type of browsers most relevant for mobile devices, which have a smaller than desktop computers computing resources. With the increasing use of smartphones and tablets cloud browsers are becoming more popular and increasingly attracted the attention of cybercriminals and security experts.

Using the model of distributed computing Google MapReduce, an American research team led by William Enck was able to successfully execute a number of standard features in cloud computing infrastructures multiple browsers. In fact, the researchers have shown the possibility of free use cloud browsers to meet foreign challenges. (more…)

HackersResearchers from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki opened a breach in security, based on the features of the computer’s memory that can be used to gather passwords and other sensitive data, even if the PC is turned off.

Christos Georgiadis and colleagues explained how their discovery could be used by experts in forensic science to extract evidence of prosecutorial computers and hackers to obtain personal information and bank details.

The researchers pointed out that most people assume that when you turn off the computer all the data in RAM are deleted, wrote ‘Flight International’. In fact, they are lost when the power supply is broken.

Scientists believe that criminologists and so attackers can gain access to the data most recently used applications. They pointed out that the launch of new memory-demanding applications will overwrite data in memory while using the computer, but simply off the machine leaves the vulnerability in the security and privacy. So when scripts to extract forensic evidence from off the computer easier than working. (more…)