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Middle Eastern hacking group is using FinFisher malware to conduct international espionage

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

The discovery by Kaspersky Lab marks at least the fifth zero-day exploit used by the so-called BlackOasis group and exposed by security researchers since June 2015.

'Cyber mass shooter' is new danger of IoT age

by Shaun Waterman • 10 months ago

Gus Hunt is warning a disgruntled script kiddie could take down the World Wide Web. "That is a terrifying prospect ... That is what we are facing with the internet of things."

Report: 'destructive' malware knocks out Saudi Arabian computer networks

by Chris Bing • 11 months ago

A new variant of malware based on a powerful computer virus named Shamoon — used to disrupt computers operated by Saudi Aramco and other energy companies in 2012 — has appeared in the wild, researchers say. Multiple private and pubic organizations in Saudi Arabia recently became the target of this mutated virus, according to Bloomberg News.

What we've learned about arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin

by Chris Bing • 12 months ago

The man arrested by the FBI in connection with elite hacking tools being publicly leaked was found with a massive library of government data, had multiple unregistered firearms in his possession and was found to be communicating online with various individuals in Russian.

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