KnowBe4

Security Awareness Training Blog

Hacking Blog

Hacking news about techniques cyberriminals use, how they (sometimes) get caught, the organizations that have been hacked and how it impacts their business.

Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4 Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked ...
Continue Reading

Another Hacking Scandal? Russians could be behind 'cyber caliphate'

The US Senate is asking the Justice Department to look into the possibility that an Islamic extremist hacking group was actually the work of the Russian government.
Continue Reading

Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years (cover story PDF)

Here's some excellent ammo from TechRepublic for a long-term IT security budget proposal. For this TechRepublic cover story, their Editor in Chief EMEA Steve Ranger explains why deterring ...
Continue Reading

So, How Did Russia Succeed In Hacking Our Energy Systems?

The nightmare scenario is the grid going down and we're all pushed back a 100 years (electricity started around 1880 but only became common in the 1930s). James Conca wrote in Forbes: ...
Continue Reading

How did the Ukraine become a Hotbed of Criminal Hacking?

The New York Times came out with a great backgrounder why the Ukraine is such a hotbed for cyber criminals like Gennadi Kapkanov, 33, a Russian-born Ukrainian hacker, the man suspected of ...
Continue Reading

U.S. Court Sentences Russian Hacker to a Record-Setting 27 Years

On Friday, a Seattle Federal District Court judge sentenced 32 year old Roman Valerevich Seleznev  to 27 years in prison for running a vast credit card and identity theft operation, ...
Continue Reading

Hacking Compromised Brazilian Bank Top To Bottom

Now here is an IT hacking horror story for you! Kaspersky's blog tells the tale of a bank in Brasil who lost their full online presense and had all of its 36 domains, corporate email and ...
Continue Reading

Verizon Wanted A 925 Million Discount Because Of Yahoo Hacking. CEO Mayer gets 23 Million Parachute

A newly filed Schedule A proxy statement at the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Verizon requested a discount of 925 million dollar off the original 4.83 billion purchase ...
Continue Reading

Survey: Most Hackers Break In Within Six Hours

A recent survey of 70 professional hackers and penetration testers found that 60% of them take a maximum of just six hours to compromise a target. The research titled The Black Report, ...
Continue Reading

Is Lynda.com A Hacking Victim? They Lost 55K Records Somehow...

Lynda.com, the online learning unit of LinkedIn, has reset passwords for some of its users after it discovered recently that an unauthorized external party had accessed a database ...
Continue Reading

The 7 Levels Of Hackers

Eric Chabrow over at the Government Info Security blog found an interesting post by Stuart Coulson, who is a director of a hosting provider in the U.K. Coulson wrote a somewhat longish ...
Continue Reading

Uh oh, Yahoo May Have Been COMPLETELY Pwned

We predicted that this would happen on September 23rd when the news broke that Yahoo lost "at least" 500 Million credentials. Just for a change I'm quoting myself here:   :-D "Right, that ...
Continue Reading

InfoArmor: The Yahoo Hackers Were Not State-sponsored

Eastern European organized crime, not state-sponsored hackers, were behind the record breaking 2014 Yahoo data breach that exposed information about hundreds of millions of Yahoo user ...
Continue Reading

PAYCHEX: 60% Of Hacked SMBs Are Out Of Business 6 Months Later

Paychex wrote a great article about the urgency of creating a cyber security culture in your business. This is excellent ammo to send to your C-level execs: "Creating a cyber security ...
Continue Reading

TalkTalk Hackers Demanded $122K in Bitcoin

TalkTalk, a British phone and broadband provider with more than four million customers, disclosed Friday that intruders had hacked its Web site and may have stolen personal and financial ...
Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Hacking the Chip & Pin card technology is easy

The banks are promoting that the so called new "Chip & Pin" cards are much safer. They are also called the EMV chip system and touted to be secure. However, this technology is 15 years ...
Continue Reading

The Meaning Of The U.S. and China Hacking Agreement

Last Friday, after years of data breaches by Chinese hackers, many months of negotiations and occasional threats from the White House, while China's President Xi was in DC, the U.S. and ...
Continue Reading

Expert Russians Hackers Use Satellites To Hide Amazing Exploits

Ouroboros, one of the world’s most sophisticated hacking groups with close ties to the Russian government, has been accused of hijacking unencrypted commercial satellite communications. ...
Continue Reading

Pentagon Hacked Again, Compromising Employee Financial Info

Hackers infiltrated the Pentagon food court's computer system, compromising the credit and debit card info of an unknown number of employees. Lt. Col. Tom Crosson, a Defense Department ...
Continue Reading

2015 U.S Hacking Incidents More Than Previous Two Years Combined

In 2015 U.S. organizations are seeing a significant spike in hacking incidents. Over 122 Million records breached just from hacking alone. That is not counting all of the other incidents ...
Continue Reading

Get the latest about social engineering

Subscribe to CyberheistNews