Israel has recently been swept by a wave of, reportedly, over 250 large fires, which led to dozens of arrests on suspicion of arson. Tuesday night, hackers compromised two major Israeli news channels, unexpectedly interrupting the broadcast. The hackers then showed images of Muslim holy cities and suggested the recent wave of fires was divine retribution shown in their place.
The hack came before the Knesset – the Israeli parliament – voted on a bill that aimed to prevent the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes. The bill would restrict Muslim call to prayer- known as adhan – as these would be outlawed in mosques.
Programs on Channels 2 and 10 were [...]
During the weekend of 5-6 November, Tesco Bank was hacked and £2.5 million pounds were stolen from its customers. Cybersecurity firm Cyberint probed the dark net for clues and caught hackers gloating.
According to the Israeli company, hackers were gloating on a variety of dark net platforms, such as AlphaBays’ forum, Hacking Forum and other lesser known pages. Reportedly hackers, were claiming the bank was a “cash milking cow”, and that it was “easy to cash out”. One of them even claimed he used to cash out £1.000 on a weekly basis, without being noticed.
Cyberint says it found discussions claiming a tool “brute forced” access to Tesco’s clients’ bank accounts. Its use [...]
“Don’t pull anything funny on Election Day, Russia,” New York Daily News wrote last week.
Apparently, tensions are high.
New York Daily News goes on to outline how U.S. military hackers are preparing secret cyber weapons to hit back if Russian forces try to interrupt US networks on Election Tuesday.
Intelligence officials are mum on what covert cyber weapons they’re going to deploy, as mentioned in classified documents revealed by NBC News.
The US military publicly boasts its advanced cyber defense systems. Simultaneously, US officials are warning of possible attacks by Russia or China.
Malware could shut off internet across the US, say military [...]
The day of reckoning will soon be upon millions of American as they head to the polls to elect its 45th President between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but according to one cybersecurity company, the voting machines used are vulnerable to hacking, reports CNBC.
According to Real Clear Politics, Clinton currently has 203 of the overall electoral college vote with Trump claiming 164. However, even though Clinton has remained in the lead for most of the election, there are concerns that vulnerability of the voting machines could leave them open to hackers.
Speaking to CNBC, Cris Thomas, a strategist for Tenable Network Security, said:
The machines themselves [...]