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The 2020 State of Breach Protection Survey – Call for Participation

The 2020 State of Breach Protection Survey – Call for Participation

December 17, 2019The Hacker News
2010-2019 decade will be remembered as the time in which cybersecurity became acknowledged as a critical concern for all organizations. With rapidly growing security needs and respective budgets, it is now more essential than ever for security decision-makers to zoom out of the 'products' mindset and assess their security stack in light of the overall breach protection value that their investments return. The 2020 State of Breach Protection Survey ( click here to participate ) attempts to map out for the first time how breach protection is practiced and maintained globally – what are the common products, services, concerns, and challenges that are most common amongst organizations. Any security professional filling the anonymous salary survey questionnaire , organised by The Hacker News in partnership with Cynet, will get a free copy of the survey report once it is released in January 2020. You can complete the questionnaire here . Why is that important? Because unli
THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Stories You Should Not Miss

THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Stories You Should Not Miss

December 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Here we are with our weekly roundup, briefing this week's top cybersecurity threats, incidents, and challenges, just in case you missed any of them. Last week has been very short with big news from the theft of over 4,700 Bitcoins from the largest cryptocurrency mining marketplace to the discovery of a new malware evasion technique that works on all versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. Besides this, the newly discovered Janus vulnerability in the Android operating system and a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Malware Protection Engine (MPE) for which Microsoft released an emergency patch made their places in our weekly roundup. I recommend you to read the entire news (just click 'Read More' because there's some valuable advice in there as well). So, here we go with the list of this Week's Top Stories: Process Doppelgänging: New Malware Evasion Technique A team of researchers, who previously discovered AtomBombing
The Hacker News Celebrates 7th Anniversary — Big Thanks 🥂 to Our Readers

The Hacker News Celebrates 7th Anniversary — Big Thanks 🥂 to Our Readers

November 01, 2017Mohit Kumar
The Hacker News (THN), the widely-read cybersecurity news source for hackers and technologists, is celebrating its 7th Anniversary today. This is a huge milestone for THN and our team, but this day really belongs to you—our readers. Without you, we would not be here, and we appreciate you for reading, commenting, and sharing our content every day. 7-years ago today we started this website with an aim to provide a dedicated platform to deliver latest cybersecurity news and threat updates for everyone, including students, enthusiasts, technologists, security researchers and hackers as well. Times flies when you are having fun! "Over 6,700 Posts, 33,500 Comments And 293 Million Pageviews" We have always admitted that we do not cover everything, never did, never could, we just cover things that are important to our readers and impact a broader audience. So this is the actual difference between The Hacker News and a full-fledged media outlet. Since November 1, 20
THN Weekly Roundup — 10 Most Important Stories You Shouldn't Miss

THN Weekly Roundup — 10 Most Important Stories You Shouldn't Miss

July 22, 2017Mohit Kumar
Here we are with our weekly roundup, briefing this week's top cyber security threats, incidents and challenges. This week has been very short with big news from shutting down of two of the largest Dark Web marketplaces and theft of millions of dollars in the popular Ethereum cryptocurrency to the discovery of new Linux malware leveraging SambaCry exploit. We are here with the outline of this week's stories, just in case you missed any of them. We recommend you read the entire thing ( just click 'Read More' because there's some valuable advice in there as well ). Here's the list of this Week's Top Stories: 1. Feds Shuts Down AlphaBay and Hansa Dark Web Markets — Dream Market Under Suspicion On Thursday, Europol announced that the authorities had shut down two of the largest criminal Dark Web markets — AlphaBay and Hansa — in what's being called the largest-ever international operation against the dark web's black market conducted by the
Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

June 23, 2017Wang Wei
British police have arrested two men in the UK conspiring to hack into the computer networks of US tech giant Microsoft with plans to steal customers' data from the software giant. The suspects — 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell — were arrested by the detectives from the Britain's South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Thursday morning (22 June 2017). The UK authorities arrested them from their home in Lincolnshire and Bracknell and seized a number of devices after searching their home. While it is still unclear what systems were targeted, SEROCU believes the suspects are part of a larger international group that involved breaking into the Microsoft's network between January 2017 and March 2017 to scoop up the customer information. "This group is spread around the world and therefore the investigation is being coordinated with our various partners," Rob Bryant, detective sergeant SEROCU's Cyber Crime Unit said while
The Hacker News (THN) Celebrates 6th Anniversary Today

The Hacker News (THN) Celebrates 6th Anniversary Today

November 01, 2016Mohit Kumar
Can you believe that it's been 6 years since we first launched The Hacker News? Yes, The Hacker News is celebrating its sixth anniversary today on 1st November. We started this site on this same day back in 2010 with the purpose of providing a dedicated platform to deliver latest infosec news and threat updates for Hackers, Security researchers, technologists, and nerds. Times flies when you are having fun! The Hacker News has become one of the World's popular and trusted Hacking News channel that went from ~100,000 readers to more than 10 million monthly readers — all because of THN readers high enthusiasm. In this short span of time, The Hacker News has achieved a series of milestone: The Hacker News Facebook page is going to hit 1.5 Million Followers, More than 1.6 Million followers on Google Plus+ , Over 200,000 Email Subscribers , And around 307,000 Twitter Followers. What's more? The Twitter Account of The Hacker News became officially verified (
Happy 5th Birthday To Us! The Hacker News is Celebrating Its Anniversary Today

Happy 5th Birthday To Us! The Hacker News is Celebrating Its Anniversary Today

November 01, 2015Mohit Kumar
Hey friends, guess what? Yes, yes.. you read that right... It's Party time for all of us, as The Hacker News (THN) is celebrating its 5th Anniversary Today. And what an epic 5 years it has been! We began our journey on this same day back on November 1, 2010, as a dedicated news platform for Hackers, Security researchers, technologists and nerds. And just because of your support ' The Hacker News ' has become one of the World's popular Hacking and Technology News Platform that went from ~100,000 Readers to more than 4 Million unique monthly readers. So now it's time to Celebrate… and most importantly, Congratulate you all for the success of THN. Thank you all for your enthusiasm, contribution, support, sharing, love, time and efforts as well. We wouldn't be here, five years on and still going strong, if you didn't support us too. Future Plans at The Hacker News We don't cover everything, never did, never could, we just publicized the th
THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Hacking News Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Hacking News Stories You Shouldn't Miss

October 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We are back with THN Weekly RoundUp to spread lights on last week's top cyber security threats and challenges, just in case you missed any of them (ICYMI). Last week, we came to know about many security threats including how Google records and stores our Voice searches, How hackers can use Radio-waves to control our Smartphones from 16 feet away and How did the NSA break Trillions of Encrypted connections. Also, some of last week's news included USB Killer v2.0 and a real-life Thor-like Hammer . I recommend you to read the entire news (just click ' Read More ' because there's some valuable advice in there as well). Here's the list: 1. Google OnHub Router Runs on Chrome OS; Here's How to Root it Google OnHub Router runs Chrome operating system, the same Linux-based OS that powers Google Chromebook laptops and desktops. Google OnHub is a modern wireless router designed by Google and TP-Link. It operates networks on both t
THN Weekly Roundup — 15 Most Popular Cyber Security and Hacking News Stories

THN Weekly Roundup — 15 Most Popular Cyber Security and Hacking News Stories

September 14, 2015Mohit Kumar
We are once again here with our weekly round up based on last week's top cyber security threats and challenges. I recommend you to read the entire thing ( just click ' Read More ' because there's some valuable advice in there as well ). Here's the list: 1. Reminder! If You have not yet, Turn Off Windows 10 Keylogger Now Microsoft is very powerful in tracking every single word you type or say to its digital assistant Cortana using its newest Windows 10 operating system. The keylogger that Microsoft put in the  Technical Preview of Windows 10  last fall made its way to  Windows 10 Free  public release first rolled out back in July. Besides various  Windows 10 privacy issues , there is a software component that is a bit more complicated than you thought. It tracks your inputs using: Keyboard Voice Screen Mouse Stylus Information about your Calendar and Contacts If this keylogger, which is more than just a keylogger, makes you feel creepy then need
Spy Agencies Rely on Hackers for Stolen Data and Monitoring Security Experts for Expertise

Spy Agencies Rely on Hackers for Stolen Data and Monitoring Security Experts for Expertise

February 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The NSA and GCHQ have tracked and monitored the activities of independent and nation-state hackers, along with some of the foremost security researchers in order to gather information on targets and pilfer the stolen data from hackers' archives, top secret Snowden documents reveal. State-sponsored, individual Blackhat hackers and hacking groups target some or other organizations on an ongoing basis. So, by monitoring the work of 'freelance' and rival state hackers, the NSA and its allies get the stolen information, such as email accounts or chats owned by target of their interest, without doing much of hard work. HACKERS STOLE FROM TARGETS & AGENCIES STOLE FROM HACKERS According to the latest revealed documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden , the hacks and sophisticated breaches on the targets were carried out by the state-sponsored and freelance hackers, but the stolen data, referred to as 'take', was then pilfered by the agencies for
'The Hacker News' Celebrating its 4th Anniversary

'The Hacker News' Celebrating its 4th Anniversary

November 01, 2014Mohit Kumar
Dear THN Readers, ' The Hacker News ' is celebrating its 4th Anniversary today and we would like to thank every single Hacker, Researcher, Journalist, Enthusiast who has contributed to our phenomenal growth. When we began our journey 4 years back as a Small Local Community of few Hackers and Security Researchers, we had a dream of providing the Hacking Community with World's not first but best Hacking and IT Security News Platform. We wanted to gift hacking community members and security researchers their own trusted and an unique News platform, which is run by Hackers and dedicated to Hackers, a platform which is free from Censorship, Conventions, Governments and Borders. Now, we have been Internationally recognized as a leading news source dedicated to promoting awareness for cyber security experts and hackers. We are happy to announce that this project is now Supported and endorsed by thousands of Security Experts, administrators and members of vario
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from 'The Hacker News'

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from 'The Hacker News'

December 25, 2013Swati Khandelwal
The Christmas spirit has finally arrived. It's Christmas Day, a time for family and friends. We have had another wonderful year here at ' The Hacker News ', so we not only want to wish you a Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, but also thank you for reading our articles, commenting, sending tips and joining us for spreading Cyber awareness. We really appreciate your support and engagement with THN and with same goal i.e. To provide the most up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics that relate to hackers and security experts worldwide, we will return back with new ideas, gifts and stories from 1st January, 2014. Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Happy New Year to you and yours.
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