Category Archive: Security

Students Hack High School to Change Grades, Get Lunch Refunds
  • 31
    May

Students Hack High School to Change Grades, Get Lunch Refunds

Two students from Bloomfield Hills High School are the main suspects of a recent hack discovered at the school this week. The two broke into the school's MISTAR Student Information System portal where they changed grades, attendance records, and attempted...

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Police Seize Servers of Bulletproof Provider Known For Hosting Malware Ops
  • 21
    May

Police Seize Servers of Bulletproof Provider Known For Hosting Malware Ops

Dutch police have seized ten servers belonging to a bulletproof hosting provider known for harboring child pornography sites and command and control servers for DDoS botnets, cyber-espionage, malvertising, spam, and malware operations. The name of the hosting provider is MaxiDed, a...

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Police Dept Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!
  • 16
    May

Police Dept Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!

Ransomware has infected the servers of the Riverside Fire and Police department for the second time in a month. The first ransomware infection took place on April 23, last month and encrypted ten months worth of work data related to active investigations....

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Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet
  • 10
    May

Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet

Officials from the city of Innsbruck in Austria have shut down a local ski lift after two security researchers found its control panel open wide on the Internet, and allowing anyone to take control of the ski lift's operational settings........

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Cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion worth of personal data in 2017
  • 20
    Feb

Cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion worth of personal data in 2017

Businesses’ efforts to combat fraud were not very successful in 2017 because it turns out that cybercriminals stole $16.8 billion personal data last year according to the latest researches. A new identity study states that the number of victims increased...

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Hacker Uses Malware to Steal Gas From Paying Customers
  • 24
    Jan

Hacker Uses Malware to Steal Gas From Paying Customers

Russian authorities have arrested Denis Zayev in Stavropol, Russia, on accusations of defrauding countless of car owners with malware installed on gas pumps all over southern Russia. According to Russian news outlets [1, 2], Zayev developed malware that he installed...

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Chinese Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Running VPN Service
  • 24
    Dec

Chinese Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Running VPN Service

Chinese authorities have sentenced a local man named Wu Xiangyang to five years and six months in prison for running an unsanctioned VPN service. Police arrested Wu earlier this year for running a website that offered access to a VPN...

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Man Hacks Jail Computer Network to Get Friend Released Early
  • 6
    Dec

Man Hacks Jail Computer Network to Get Friend Released Early

A Michigan man pleaded guilty last week to hacking the computer network of the Washtenaw County Jail, where he modified inmate records in an attempt to have an inmate released early. The man, Konrads Voits, 27, of Ann Arbor, Michigan,...

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What is Domain Hijacking and how to recover a stolen domain name
  • 29
    Aug

What is Domain Hijacking and how to recover a stolen domain name

Do you run or maintain a website? If so, you must have heard the term – Domain Hijacking. With competition taking over the market these days, protecting your businesses identity is a must. And domains are one of the most...

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What's the difference between an antivirus and anti-malware?
  • 6
    Jul

What’s the difference between an antivirus and anti-malware?

So you've read somewhere online about malware and viruses, but just what are they and what are the differences between antivirus and anti-malware products? Two major types of protection for Windows (and PC owners in general) are an antivirus and...

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