Tags: hacking

KillaMuvz jailed for selling hacking tools

Essex based cybercriminal Goncola Esteves, aka KillaMuvz has been jailed for 24 months. Esteves was charged with running a website (reFUD.me) that allowed hackers to test their code against anti-virus scanners. He also sold his own software tools that allowed cybercriminals to evade detection by security software. Esteves was arrested earlier this year as part of…

ONS says fraud and computer misuse more likely than robbery

The ONS has published its overview of fraud and computer misuse statistics for England and Wales. It has also published the dataset on which this is based. Taken together, the two make for some interesting reading and how a very different view to that of the cybersecurity industry. The Crime Statistics for England and Wales…

New Turla attack targets embassies and consulates

Security specialist ESET has identified a new campaign by state sponsored hacking group Turla. The details are contained in a blog from researcher Tomas Foltyn. There is also a report titled: “Diplomats in Eastern Europe bitten by a Turla mosquito.” The campaign is aimed at the embassies and consulates of post-Soviet states such as Estonia,…

McAfee warns of phishing attacks on Winter Olympics

Security analysts at McAfee Advanced Threat Research have identified a phishing campaign aimed at the Winter Olympics. The event is to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea between 9 and 25 February this year. Details of the phishing campaign were published in a blog by Ryan Sherstobitoff and Jessica Saavedra-Morales. The emails were sent to icehockey@pyeongchang2018.com.…

Singapore MINDEF launches bug bounty programme

The Singapore Ministry of Defence has announced the MINDEF Bug Bounty Programme. David Koh, head of MINDEF made the announcement during a visit to the Cyber Defence Test and Evaluation Centre (CyTEC). At first glance this would appear to be a gauntlet thrown down to hackers and a recipe for disaster. It is not. On…

CyberX to demonstrate jumping the ICS air gap

Security vendor CyberX is to demonstrate how to jump the industrial control system (ICS) air gap at Black Hat Europe this week. The attack targets Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) which are widely used in manufacturing, especially in robotic assembly lines. By targeting PLCs the attackers can bypass existing IT security solutions. According to David Atch,…

DynaRisk to help support victims of cyberattacks

DynaRisk has announced a partnership with UK charity Victim Support. The deal is the first between a charity and a cyber security company. It is aimed at providing help for victims of cyberattacks and fraud. The company will help victims to decrease their vulnerability to further attacks. Andrew Martin, CEO and founder of DynaRisk said:…

BT & Airbus set Cyber Security Challenge

The Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass finale takes place on 12-14 November and it’s going to be tough. Attendees will have earned their place through taking part in a series of Cyber Security Challenge events across the UK. Among the challenges they have already faced are those looking at mock cyber-attacks on the Ministry of…