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Latest hacking publications


Silence Trojan stealing money from Russian banks

Banks have fallen victim to a series of targeted attacks by a Trojan called Silence, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs. The financial institutions affected have mostly been Russian banks, though organisations in Malaysia and Armenia have also suffered attacks. The Trojan is another version of an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign; where the attacking… Read More


Kaspersky Labs to release source code to drive transparency

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs will be releasing its source code in an attempt to increase transparency following allegations about its connection to the theft of NSA files by Russian hackers. There have been various reports in the U.S. media, including major outlets such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, stating that… Read More


North Korean hackers stole classified military documents

South Korea has reported that North Korean hackers are believed to have stolen classified military documents last year, including the most recent U.S./South Korea wartime operations plans. Democratic Party Rep. Lee Cheol-hee made the report, stating that 235 GB of classified documents were stolen, according to information from South Korean defense officials. Hackers apparently broke into… Read More


SEC report shows data centre mismanagement may have allowed hack

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a report finding that it mismanaged its data centres in 2008, which may be connected to the 2016 hack of its EDGAR system. The SEC-authored report is damning of the organisation’s own behaviour, discovering many instances of poor practices and wasted funds. A full report was not… Read More


The Equifax example: Bridging the gap between Security and DevOps

If you are a security type you couldn’t help but witness the recent calling out of Equifax’s CISO, Susan Maudlin, and her subsequent departure alongside the company’s CIO. While their parting was procedural and indeed predictable, there is a school of thought that says this was simply a knee-jerk reaction to shore up a tanking share… Read More



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