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Turkish Hactivism

In News by Jeff Pelliccio

Hactivisim in Turkey is an old practice. Since the evolution of  the Internet there have been groups promoting their nationalist ideologies by hacking Turkish national institutions, military and defense organizations, and defacing websites. The Ayyildiz Tim is a nationalist cyber hacker team operating in the region which was founded in 2002 and claims to be committed to economic, social and political …

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National Bank Of Blacksburg Gets Breached Again

In News by Jeff Pelliccio

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice… The National Bank of Blacksburg, a Virginia based bank, claims its insurance provider refused to cover the two in half million dollar loss the bank suffered from its 2016 and 2017 security breach. This breach happened not once, but twice in eight months after hackers broke into the Virginia financial institution …

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SingHealth Breach Targets Confidential Patient Information

In News by Jeff Pelliccio

SingHealth, the largest healthcare group in Singapore was targeted in a cyber attack that resulted in the breach of about 1.5 million patients confidential information. The attack occurred from June 27th 2018 through July 4th 2018, and affected the records of the patients who used SingHealth’s services from May 1st 2015 through July 4th 2018, a period of over 3 …

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Cobalt Gang Targets Canadian Banks

In News by Jeff Pelliccio

Two Canadian banks, the Bank of Montreal and the Simplii Financial were hit by cyber attacks. The attacks are believed to have been carried about by the Cobalt Gang — an APT-style criminal threat group which primarily carries out attacks leveraging the Cobalt Strike penetration testing framework. The group is said to have strong ties to Carbanak, a similar group …

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Fancy Bear Targets Routers

In News by Jeff Pelliccio

Several weeks ago the Russian backed APT named Fancy Bear / APT28 was suspected of initiating a cyber campaign against small home and office routers around the world. The malware named VPNFilter was spotted in 54 countries especially in the Ukraine prior to the Champions League final. Although Russia has denied involvement, the FBI issued a warning to Internet users …

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Cyber Attack at 2018 Winter Olympic Games

In News by Jeff Pelliccio

While spectators were getting to their seats to cheer on the athletes of their home country, a cyber attack was being carefully orchestrated. This weekend, 2018 Winter Olympic organizers in Pyeongchang have confirmed that their systems had fallen victim to a cyber attack shortly before opening ceremonies on February 10th 2018. While the details to the source or type of attack are not …

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North Korean Hackers Exploit Adobe Flash Vulnerabilty

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While North Korea has been busy fighting with President Trump and negotiating with South Korea to participate in the Winter Olympics, they’ve somehow found the time stay active with the cyber criminal community. Adobe Flash Gets Hacked Adobe has finally patched a fatal flaw in its Flash Player that North Korea hackers have been believed to be exploiting since November. …