Remember the Hacker who hacked Hacking Team?
In 2015, a hacker named Phineas Fisher hacked Hacking Team – the Italy-based spyware company that sells spying software to law enforcement agencies worldwide – and exposed some 500 gigabytes of internal data for anyone to download.
Now, the Spanish authorities believe that they have arrested Phineas Fisher, who was not just behind the embarrassing
One of the FBI’s Most Wanted Hackers who was arrested in Germany earlier this year has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a scheme that hacked computers and targeted the US government, foreign governments, and multiple US media outlets.
Peter Romar, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal court in Alexandria to felony charges of conspiring to receive extortion proceeds and to
It seems like the NSA has been HACKED!
An unknown hacker or a group of hackers just claimed to have hacked into “Equation Group” — a cyber-attack group allegedly associated with the United States intelligence organization NSA — and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools (malware, private exploits, and hacking tools) online.
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Hacking Team – the infamous Italy-based spyware company that had more than 400 GB of its confidential data stolen last year – is facing another trouble.
This time not from other hackers, but from its own government.
Hacking Team is infamous for selling surveillance spyware to governments and intelligence agencies worldwide, but now it may not be allowed to do so, as the Italian export
Adobe has released a massive update for Flash, the application that has become the Internet’s problem child. The update contains patches for more than 30 vulnerabilities in Flash on Windows, OS X, and Linux. Adobe pushed out the fixes on Tuesday afternoon, the latest in a long series of fixes for Flash in the last […]
A new version of the Rig Exploit Kit is fueling a malware campaign that has already claimed close to one million victims.
Hacking Team officials are disputing reports that the company sold its surveillance and intrusion software to oppressive regimes in countries that were under sanction. The company said it sold its products “strictly within the law and regulation as it applied at the time any sale was made.” The new statement from Hacking Team comes after two […]
Yesterday Microsoft released an emergency security update for all of the supported Windows version (this means Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows RT and apparently even the unreleased Windows 10). The patch is supposed to fix an exploit that would allow hackers to access another computer easily. According to the company the flaw lies in the way the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts.
“An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights,” Microsoft says in their security bulletin. “There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit this vulnerability, such as by convincing a user to open a specially crafted document, or by convincing a user to visit an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts.“
Microsoft also says that while they had information that indicates that the issue was public there is no evidence that the vulnerability was used in any actual attack on customers.
The vulnerability itself was apparently found after going through loads of data from the Hacking Team email breach.
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Microsoft patched a Windows kernel zero day vulnerability uncovered among the data stolen from the controversial Hacking Team.
Hacking Team promised to rebuild its controversial surveillance software while two more Adobe Flash Player zero day vulnerabilities were uncovered.