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New Cyber Attack Launched against Dalai Lama's 'Central Tibetan Administration'
According to warning by security firm Kaspersky, a massive cyberattack has struck the website of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) which is the official organ of 'His Holiness' Dalai lama's exiled government. Notably, Dalai Lama, 78 year old exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, f... read more
Bank man: System's down, let's have coffee. Oh SNAP, where's all the CASH?
Hackers use DDoSes to distract staffers... while nicking MILLIONS. Cybercrooks are running distributed denial of service attacks as a smokescreen to distract bank security staff while they plunder online banking systems, according to a researcher. Avivah Litan, vice president ... read more
Microsoft Reissues Ms13-066 Windows Server Patch
Microsoft has re-released one of the August security patches for Windows Server 2008 in order to fix a regression issue that would cause some servers to stop working. The MS13-066 patch was released again Monday after Microsoft discovered the problem last week. The patch in th... read more
International hackers launch cyber attack on council website
CYBER activists Anonymous hacked the Mole Valley District Council website on Sunday. The hacktivist collective Anonymous posted a sarcastic message defending the detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwaldâ€™s partner David Miranda at Heathrow airport last weekend. Hour... read more
Emergency 112 number hit by major outages, warns EU cyber agency
Millions of people across Europe have faced disrupted communications in dozens of major outages, with many incidents affecting access to the 112 emergency phone service, the EU's cyber security agency has warned. ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Securi... read more
Cyber Security in South Korea: The Threat Within
Since the first large scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in July 2009, the South Korean government has consistently accused North Korea of being the culprit behind other incidents. Specifically, it cites as responsible a hacking and cyber-warfare unit established i... read more
Lucrative business: cybercrime-as-a-service
With news of the struggling high street becoming a regular occurrence, it is not surprising that increasingly small businesses are seeking opportunities online. However legitimate SMEs are not alone in realising the benefits of the internet for business success. Cybercriminals... read more
Hacked Web Sites' Achilles Heel: Outbrain Service
The Syrian Electronic Army has been gaining attention after hacking the BBC Weather Twitter account in March 2012. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad -- who has knowledge regarding computing -- has referenced his "electronic army" before, but no formal ties between the SEA and his ... read more
Online Ads Could Create 'Million Browser Botnet'
Want to create a huge botnet to distribute malware, pump out spam, crack passwords or knock your enemy's website offline? Don't bother with designing malware to break into strangers' computers. Instead, say two researchers, all you need to do is spend a few bucks buying online ad... read more
GitHub code repository rocked by 'very large DDoS' attack
San Franciscoâ€“based GitHub, the online repository popular among software developers, suffered a major service outage on Thursday morning due to what it characterizes as a "very large DDoS attack." The outage was first reported on the GitHub Status Messages page at 15:47 ... read more