Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

HOUSTON — A cyberattack on a shared data network forced four of the nation’s natural-gas pipeline operators to temporarily shut down computer communications with their customers over the last week. No gas service was interrupted, the companies said, and the … Read More

Critical Flaw Hits Popular Windows Apps Built With Electron JS Framework

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Electron—a popular web application framework that powers thousands of widely-used desktop applications including Skype, Signal, WordPress and Slack—that allows for remote code execution. Electron is an open-source framework that is based … Read More

Critical Flaw in All Blizzard Games Could Let Hackers Hijack Millions of PCs

A Google security researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in Blizzard games that could allow remote attackers to run malicious code on gamers’ computers. Played every month by half a billion users—World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, Hearthstone and Starcraft … Read More

15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information

Remember “Crackas With Attitude“? A notorious pro-Palestinian hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks against United States intelligence officials and leaked the personal details of 20,000 FBI agents, 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers, and some number of DoJ staffers … Read More

Facebook Password Stealing Apps Found on Android Play Store

Even after many efforts made by Google last year, malicious apps always somehow manage to make their ways into Google app store. Security researchers have now discovered a new piece of malware, dubbed GhostTeam, in at least 56 applications on Google … Read More

Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

Cybercriminals have stolen a massive trove of Norway’s healthcare data in a recent data breach, which likely impacts more than half of the nation’s population. An unknown hacker or group of hackers managed to breach the systems of Health South-East … Read More

Board cybersecurity field trips

Maybe this time, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas!   The annual Consumer Electronics Show shifted from geek heaven to a decidedly more serious tone this year as entire Boards of Directors from companies around the country descend … Read More

A quantum of solace

A digital weapon of mass destruction is just over the horizon. If corporate and government leaders were caught off guard during the recent ransomware attacks, this will truly terrify them.   Ian Fleming’s creative liberties When he published a series … Read More

The Largest Prime Number to Date Has Been Discovered And It’s Hurting Our Brains

Meet the 50th Mersenne prime. MICHELLE STARR 5 JAN 2018 A newly discovered prime number has broken the record for the largest ever found, coming in at a whopping 23,249,425 digits. It’s called M77232917, and it’s the 50th prime number … Read More

Hundreds of GPS Location Tracking Services Leaving User Data Open to Hackers

Security researchers have unearthed multiple vulnerabilities in hundreds of GPS services that could enable attackers to expose a whole host of sensitive data on millions of online location tracking devices managed by vulnerable GPS services. The series of vulnerabilities discovered … Read More