Feds Sank Silk Road 2.0 and impounded Over 400 websites in a Dark web operation

Feds Sank Silk Road 2.0 and impounded Over 400 website in a Dark web operation

The Feds have arrested Blake Benthall- a 26 year old San Francisco man behind the illegal online drug bazaar, Silk Road 2.0 in the largest ‘dark web’ take down in history.  The site popularly known for drugs and other illegal substances has been raking more than $8 million in monthly sales and attracting over 150000 …

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FBI’s ploy to amend the Law and Expand its Hacking Territory beyond US

FBI expand its Hacking Territory

The FBI is known for eavesdropping and implanting Spywares on internet users. The agency could soon be on a hacking spree following revelations by the National Journal that the agency through the US Department of Justices has been secretly pushing for an amendment that would expands its hacking territory. In the clandestine mission, DOJ petitioned …

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US Firms “Hack Back’ Criminal Networks raising Legality and Morality Concerns

US Firms Hack Back Criminal Networks

In the recent past, US companies and top notch government agencies have been on the receiving end of very sophisticated cyberattacks and cyberespionage advances from foreign government backed hackers. Cyberattacks against the JPMorgan and other high profile corporation in US prompted the business community to find news way to shore up their defense mechanisms. More …

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Rovnix Trojan Malware infecting thousands of PCs in UK

Trojan Infecting PCs in UK

More than 130,000 windows PCs in UK have been infected with an advanced Trojan malware in the latest targeted attacks by the notorious Rovnix botnet, according to reports by Bitdefender antivirus firm. The Rovnix campaign, primarily targeted on UK Windows users have been dubbed the most successful targeted attack with over 87% of all successful …

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Security breach at US security Contractor USIS went undetected for Months

Security breach at USIS undetected

A cyber-attack at top US government security clearance contractor, USIS went unnoticed for several months raising serious credibility and Integrity questions on the company’s part. Sources close to the ongoing FBI investigation told The Associated Press that the network intrusion was similar to an earlier cyber-attack by Chinese government backed hackers. Although both USIS and …

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Hackers are Using Gmail Drafts to hide Malwares and Steal Data

Hackers Using Gmail Drafts to steal data

In the world tech, delete does not necessarily mean delete. Similarly, Gmail draft folder is not necessarily for storing unsent mails, reports by a security startup, Shape security unearthed a ploy by hackers to hide an innocent looking malware in the draft folder for stealing data from victim’s computer. According to researchers at shape security …

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Nigeria Cyber Army Hacked Indiana Department of Education Website

Nigeria Cyber Army Hacked Indiana Department of Education Website

Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) website has been pulled down following an attempted hack by Nigeria cyber army- a notorious group of cybercriminals who’ve been raking havoc on US cyberspace. The group exploited a known vulnerability in widely used Drupal content management software to compromise the site. “This morning (Monday), the Indiana Department of Education’s …

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The FBI Admitted Impersonating Seattle Times in Order to Distribute a Spyware

FBI Admitted Impersonating Seattle Times Spyware

FBI’s old dirty tricks are back to haunt the agency after documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier foundation (EFF) revealed the agency impersonated Seattle Times news agency in an effort to nab a 15 year old offender in 2007. Seattle Times editor Kathy Best based said she’s “outraged” that US top cops used a bogus …

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Suspected Russian Hackers Breached Whitehouse Unclassified Computer Networks

Russian Hackers Breached Whitehouse Computer Network

Hackers breached Whitehouse unclassified computer networks according to unofficial reports by Whitehouse insiders. The hackers, allegedly backed by the Russian government caused an “activity of concern on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network,” reported a Whitehouse official on condition of anonymity. Although no classified documents were compromised, the breach caused a serious network …

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Amplification DDoS Attacks are the Most Popular Cyber Threats

Amplification DDoS Popular Cyber Threats

Distributed Denial of services Attacks are the most popular in hackers’ toolkit as indicated by separate reports by Symantec and Akamai researchers. Akamai reported a 389% increase in average attack bandwidth between third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014. Technically, DDoS attacks reduces the ability of the computer resource to execute legitimate …

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