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WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Hacking Tool Designed To “Impersonate” Russia’s Kaspersky Lab

On September 18th, the US Senate voted to ban the use of products from the Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab by the federal government, citing national security risk. The vote was included as an amendment to an annual defense policy spending bill approved by the Senate on the same day and was written to […]

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Spreads: “This Is A Targeted Attack.. On Critical Infrastructure”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The Bad Rabbit ransomware is spreading across Europe not long after the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks. But Bad Rabbit is a “targeted attack” with widespread implications. A new cyber attack is affecting numerous computer systems around Europe. The new strain of ransomware known as “Bad Rabbit” is believed to be behind all […]

The Next Cyber Hurricane Is Coming And It’ll Take Down The Internet

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Last year, the botnet Mirai caused a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in October, knocking popular websites off the internet for millions of users. Right now, the next cyber hurricane is on the way, and it could take down the entire internet. According to ZD Net, the botnet, dubbed “Reaper” by researchers at […]

“Not The Russians” – British MPs Blame Iran For “Brute Force” Hack

Yet another purported example of Russia-linked hackers infiltrating the email accounts of powerful government officials    has been conclusively debunked. The Guardian is reporting that a June incident where the accounts of dozens of UK ministers of parliament were infiltrated by shadowy hackers has been traced back to Iran. The UK intelligence community’s initial conclusion – […]

Yahoo Hacking Of 3 Billion Accounts Underlines Cyber Risk

Yahoo Hacking Of 3 Billion Accounts Underlines Cyber Risk – Yahoo admits every single one of 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft– Equifax hacking and security breach exposes half of the U.S. population– Some 143 million people vulnerable to identity theft– Deloitte hack compromised sensitive emails and client data– JP Morgan hacked and […]

Airports Systems Just Crashed Globally; Could The Power Grid Be Next?

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Airport computer systems crashed around the globe yesterday. The crash caused passenger delays, angst, and fright among travelers, but a more ominous question has arisen in light of this glitch. Could the next failure be a worldwide power grid outage? Thousands of travelers were grounded yesterday when a computer glitch […]

In Stunning Reversal, DHS Says Russians Were Not Behind Attempted Wisconsin Vote Hacking

Just in time for the weekend, the Associated Press reported on Friday that the Department of Homeland Security had notified 21 states earlier that day that their election systems had been targeted by malicious cyber actors. The states and DHS quickly jumped to the conclusion that Russia had ordered the cyberattacks, even though it was […]

Mysterious Hacker Leaks Emails Of Top US State Department Expert On Russia

Coming at a “sensitive” moment for US-Russian hacking diplomatic relations, on Friday Foreign Policy reported that emails belonging to a senior US State Department intelligence official involved in Russian affairs have been leaked by a hacker known as “Johnnie Walker.” The official, whose work is focused on Russian domestic affairs and who was described to […]

“Massive Cyberattack” Spreads Across Europe, Hits Ukraine, Russia, UK, Denmark

Update 3: Germany’s Merck also confirms it has been affected by the cyberattack: We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack. Other organizations have also been affected (1 of 2) — Merck (@Merck) June 27, 2017 We are investigating the matter and will provide additional information as we learn […]

US Accuses North Korean Government Of Cyber Attacks Since 2009

Step aside Russia: there is a new global cyber villian in the house – North Korea. On Tuesday, the U.S. government via the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group called “Hidden Cobra,” saying the group was part of the North Korean government and that […]