US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

[ad_1] The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure. The Treasury said the three groups—dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel—were behind major thefts from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, as […]

Ukrainian man pleads guilty to hacking, wire fraud charges

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian, also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution as part of his […]

Move over, Paris. Sartorial hacking is le dernier cri

[ad_1] Not fashion chic; it is fashion cheek. We have moved from a fashion era of Power Dressing to Sartorial Hacking. Difficult to stop the pithy critiques but one must, to relay the anti-surveillance news. Garments were revealed at the DefCon cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. The designer Kate Rose presented the […]

Carnegie Mellon team flexes hacking prowess with fifth DefCon title in seven years

[ad_1] PPP members and CMU alumni Erye Hernandez (INI ’14; left) and Tyler Nighswander (CS ’13; right) compete at the annual DefCon capture the flag competition. Credit: Daniel Tkacik, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon University’s competitive hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), just won its fifth hacking world championship in […]

US issuing hacking alert for small planes

[ad_1] This March 12, 2013 photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. A DHS alert recommends […]