Chinese hackers are targeting aviation systems in the quest for information and intellectual property which will boost the country’s competitiveness, security researchers say. Cyberattacks against the aviation industry are nothing new, but with the inclusion of Internet-capable devices at the basic level of embedded devices to in-flight Wi-Fi and connected aviation systems, there are more avenues than ever that threat actors can exploit.
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Countless wannabe hackers are asking for coding help to use Mirai, all collected by Digital Shadows, a cybersecurity firm. These sometimes laughable pleas for help show that launching DDoS has become an attractive activity for hackers of all skills levels, and even those who have no skills, want in.
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BitSight’s fourth annual BitSight Insights Industry Benchmark report predicts that in 2017, there will be more attacks on legal service providers, fueled by the desire to acquire sensitive data and to attack a firm’s clients.
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A Turkish hacking crew is luring participants to join its DDoS platform to compete with peers to earn redeemable points that are exchangeable for hacking tools and click-fraud software. The goal, security researchers say, is to “gamify” DDoS attacks in order to attract a critical mass of hackers working toward a unified goal.
The hacking platform is called Surface Defense and is being promoted in Turkish-language Dark Web forums including Turkhackteam and Root Developer, according to Forcepoint Security Labs, the security firm that first uncovered and reported the DDoS platform.
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A notable blockchain industry investor was hacked today, the latest target in a string of apparent social engineering attacks that have taken aim at cryptocurrency users.The hackers claim to have stolen and liquidated 110,000 REP (upwards of $300,000) in the digital currency Augur plus an additional unknown sum of ether, the cryptocurrency on the ethereum blockchain, owned by Bo Shen, founder of VC firm Fenbushi Capital.
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The Kremlin is accusing unnamed foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks in the country.The Russian Government believes that foreign powers plan to conduct a PSYOps to destabilize the banks. Hackers could combine the diffusion of fake documents about the status of Russian banks with massive cyber attacks.
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Camelot, operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has issued a warning that tens of thousands of players’ accounts have been accessed by hackers.
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Over the weekend, riders of San Francisco’s municipal transit system (Muni) were allowed to travel for free because hackers had infected subway computers with ransomware. According to CSO Online, the attackers have demanded some $73,000 worth of bitcoin.
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A suspected cyberattack has disrupted internet service for nearly a million households in Germany. Only specific models of routers were affected, leading technicians to suspect a deliberate hack.
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