Earlier today the Washington Post released an “exclusive report” outlining how President Obama and the US Government developed a secret plan to hack the Government of Russia, in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the US election earlier that year. However, while the Post’s article confirms that this operation was indeed real, it does not break down how the operation was logistically pulled off. Inside my report, I will explain how the Post’s article is far from an exclusive, but rather just one piece of a much larger puzzle.
This weekend Microsoft servers were hit with a significant DDoS attack, causing an outage on Skype which lasted the better part of two days. A new hacking group calling themselves CyberTeam has since claimed responsibility for the attack and promises more attacks are on the way
The Department of Defense has no reservations that they are vulnerable to hacking, so the agency has just announced its largest and highest paying bug bounty initiative in history. What’s behind this program and what should you know about Bug Bounty’s?
A recent study conducted by the National Crime Agency has concluded that the majority of hackers are not motivated by money, but rather by morality and idealism. With the results of the study in mind, what else can we learn about the general culture of hackers?
Denmark Defense Minister Hjort Frederiksen came out with a public statement this week, announcing how the Ministry and the emails of every employee attached to the Ministry had been hacked/breeched. Frederiksen went on to explain that Russian Operatives were behind the attack. More specifically, the Russian Fancy Bears.
An unknown vigilante hacker/programmer is attempting to hijack devices on the Internet of Things. Not to exploit them, but to inject them with malware which actually patches their vulnerabilities, preventing the devices from being hacked by other other BotNets in the future.
The website of Britain First was defaced and two of the groups leaders had their Twitter accounts hacked, warning the group to stop acting racist and threatening to deploy bombs at the groups upcoming rally. Ghost Squad appears to have claimed responsibility for the hack.
The UK released a report entitled “Lessons Learned from The EU Referendum” on April 12th, 2016. In it, Parliament suggests that Russian and/or Chinese actors launched a DDoS attack on the UK’s voter registration site, literally preventing 100’s of thousands of voters from signing up during the last days of registration ahead of the referendum vote.
The group that hacked the NSA last summer is back, releasing files from inside the NSA with a direct warning to President Trump not to engage in another US ground War. The group says they are not Russian operatives, rather former members of the US military and intelligence community. Their actions/threats are not to stand up for Russian interests, but instead to condemn Globalism and Zionism – which has dominated US Foreign Policy for decades.
Every year on April 7th the Anonymous hacker collective launches an attack against the Israeli Government. This year however, it appears as though the Government of Israel is taking pro-active measures by targeting anyone trying to target them.
Hacking is talked about in the news on a near daily basis, but almost no one in society seems to know anything about it. Most people would be surprised to know that some of the most popular and widely used hacking systems/tools are free and open source for anyone to own. Here are some of these system, as well as some additional information for all you n00bs
A website used to collect donations for Donald Trumps Presidential campaign and ironically featuring the word “secure” within its URL, was hacked and defaced by an unknown assailant from Iraq this weekend. Early reports seemed to be severely lacking on perspective about the hack, so I expanded upon the coverage.