Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

The following list, in no particular order, contains the names, their countries of origins, their (biggest) victim (s) and a short piece about who they are. Some are reformed and act as security consultants while others remain at large and are being hunted by the FBI, InterPol and others for their cybercrimes: Behzad Mesri Country: … Continue reading Top 100 Cybersecurity Hackers

How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense

Team members from different backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and neurological abilities are best equipped to tackle today's security challenges. The cybersecurity skills shortage and workforce gap continue to be of concern to organizations. As they seek to protect digital assets by finding professionals with the right skills, demand remains higher than supply. With recent surveys suggesting … Continue reading How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense

Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’ — Krebs on Security

A key malicious domain name used to control potentially thousands of computer systems compromised via the months-long breach at network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds was commandeered by security experts and used as a “killswitch” designed to turn the sprawling cybercrime operation against itself, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds disclosed this week that a compromise … Continue reading Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’ — Krebs on Security

Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector

Healthcare organizations continue to be a prime target for cyberattacks of all kinds, with ransomware incidents, Ryuk in particular, being more prevalent. Things went from bad to worse in this sector starting November when attacks increased significantly against the hospital and related organizations all over the world. Year end ransomware spikes In a joint report … Continue reading Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector

Police bring down “bulletproof” VPN services beloved by cybercriminals

Operation Nova brings down VPN services “intentionally designed for criminal activity” Customers warned that international law enforcement continues to investigate who might have used seized services for past attacks The FBI, working with law enforcement agencies across Europe, have seized three web domains and the server infrastructure used by a VPN service to allegedly help … Continue reading Police bring down “bulletproof” VPN services beloved by cybercriminals