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The 7 Most Wanted Iranian Hackers By the FBI

The 7 Most Wanted Iranian Hackers By the FBI

Mar 25, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has lengthened its Most Wanted List by adding seven Iranian hackers who are accused of attacking a range of US banks and a New York dam. On Thursday, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) charged seven Iranian hackers with a slew of computer hacking offences for breaking into computer systems of dozens of US banks, causing Millions of dollars in damages, and tried to shut down a New York dam. The individual hackers, who allegedly worked for computer security companies linked to the Iranian government, were indicted for an " extensive campaign " of cyber attacks against the US financial sector. All the seven hackers have been added to the FBI's Most Wanted list, and their names are: Ahmad Fathi , 37 Hamid Firoozi , 34 Amin Shokohi , 25 Sadegh Ahmadzadegan (aka Nitr0jen26), 23 Omid Ghaffarinia (aka PLuS), 25 Sina Keissar , 25 Nader Saedi (aka Turk Server), 26 All the hackers have been charg
Bangladeshi Hackers defaced BCCI website after Board approves ICC takeover proposal

Bangladeshi Hackers defaced BCCI website after Board approves ICC takeover proposal

Jan 27, 2014
Apart from various Government websites falling victim to Hacking attacks, the latest to be targeted by hackers belongs to the world's richest cricket Board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Late night on 26th January ( 65th Republic Day of India ), the official website of Indian cricket's Governing body, BCCI.TV has been defaced by Bangladeshi hacker who goes by the name Ashik Iqbal Chy . The ' About Us ' page on the website has the message " Don'T MesS UP WitH TiGeRs! " along with the image of the Bangladesh national cricket team running with the Bangladeshi Flag. The ' Attack ' on BCCI's website is most likely in response to the latest draft proposal, which aims to shift the control of global cricket from the hands of International Cricket Council (ICC) into the hands of top three cricket boards BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ; therefore the fate of cricket in smaller countries like Bangladesh, New Zeala
Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Feb 14, 2024Financial Security / Cyber Threats
The landscape of cybersecurity in financial services is undergoing a rapid transformation. Cybercriminals are exploiting advanced technologies and methodologies, making traditional security measures obsolete. The challenges are compounded for community banks that must safeguard sensitive financial data against the same level of sophisticated threats as larger institutions, but often with more limited resources. The FinServ Threat Landscape Recent trends show an alarming increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals now deploy advanced techniques like deep fake technology and AI-powered attacks, making it increasingly difficult for banks to differentiate between legitimate and malicious activities. These developments necessitate a shift towards more sophisticated and adaptive cybersecurity measures. Take these industry statistics, for example. Financial firms report 703 cyberattack attempts per week.1 On average, 270 attacks (entailing unauthorized access of data, appl
Philippines-Malaysia Cyber war over Sabah land dispute

Philippines-Malaysia Cyber war over Sabah land dispute

Mar 04, 2013
A series of websites defacement has been conducted between Philippines and Malaysia over the dispute in the land of Sabah. Hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous group from Malaysian and Filipino and attacking websites of each other. It was believed that the first online attacks were made by Malaysians and defaced the government-owned site of the municipality Moal Boal, Cebu, hours after a skirmish erupted between police and Sulu gunmen on Friday. Meanwhile the online shop of Philippine mobile services provider Globe Telecom was defaced by hackers claiming to be from the " MALAYSIA Cyb3r 4rmy ". A series of websites defacement has been conducted between Philippines and Malaysia over the dispute in the land of Sabah #security — The Hacker News™ (@TheHackersNews) March 2, 2013 On other side  Philippine Cyber Army hackers claiming to have attacked 175 Malaysia-based sites," Greetings Malaysia! Greetings Government! Stop attacking over our cyberspace or
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The Critical State of AI in the Cloud

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Wiz Research reveals the explosive growth of AI adoption and what 150,000+ cloud accounts revealed about the AI surge.
Israel preparing their Cyber Army under Unit 8200

Israel preparing their Cyber Army under Unit 8200

Nov 05, 2012
The Israeli military has set plans to boost its cyber warfare capabilities with a better Cyber Army by expand its Unit 8200. " It has become clear that the demand for soldiers in this field is growing, which is why we're searching for solutions not only in Israel but abroad as well ," a top officer in the Manpower Directorate. Unit 8200, Israel's equivalent to the NSA, is undergoing a massive expansion. The U.S. Army ad slogan may be: " The Army needs a few good men ." But IDF Unit 8200′s slogan is: " The IDF needs a few good hackers ." Actually not a few, more like hundreds if not thousands. The disclosure comes amid recent reports that the Israeli army is working to enhance its cyber-warfare abilities. Military intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi is slated to invest 2 billion shekels (525 million U.S. dollars) to that end in the coming years. " The military officials are tasked to track "young computer geniuses" and persuade them to immigrate to Israel for
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