Social engineering is the use of deception to manipulate individuals into disclosing sensitive information that may be used to compromise a network, infiltrate an organization, gain access to trade secrets, or in furtherance of an espionage operation. In this article we look at ways to protect yourself from these types of attacks.
In current times, the term may describe a person who attempts to gain unauthorized access to computers, with less than honorable intentions, or the person who counters the bad intentioned one. But, there is a pretty broad spectrum of hackers and a variety of motivations for hacking.
For the past two days, secure email provider ProtonMail has been fighting off DDoS attacks that have visibly affected the company's services, causing short but frequent outages at regular intervals.
Europol, French, UK, and Thai police arrested eight people they suspect to have been involved or to have been part of a notorious hacker group known as Rex Mundi (Latin for "King of the World").
Chinese cyberspies are evolving their tactics, focusing on IT staffers, relying more and more on spear-phishing instead of malware, and gathering code signing certificates from hacked software companies in the preparation of future supply-chain attacks.
Security researchers can't explain how and why malware has infected computers that control MRI and X-ray machines at countless of healthcare organizations across the world.
Cobalt, a highly-skilled group of hackers who target banks and financial institutions, may have committed a mistake and accidentally leaked a list of all their current targets, according to Yonathan Klijnsma, a security researcher with RiskIQ.
US authorities have acted on one of the worst-kept secrets in cyber-security and have filed official charges against three Chinese hackers part of one of China's elite cyber-espionage unit.
A week after details about a severe Microsoft Office vulnerability came to light, at least one criminal group is now using it to infect users.
Hacking group OurMine has breached Vevo, a video hosting service, and has leaked files from the company's internal network.
Indian authorities have announced they arrested four suspects on suspicion of leaking episode 4 of Game of Thrones season 7, titled "Spoils of War."
Each day, countless of security researchers are fighting the good fight in an effort to help companies remove malware from infected computers and servers.
The hacker group known as The Dark Overlord (TDO) leaked today the first eight episodes of an upcoming TV game show, set to premiere on ABC on Sunday, June 11.
Hackers are holding Disney for ransom, threatening to release a high-quality version of the "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" movie on torrents unless they're paid a huge sum of money in Bitcoin.
A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems."
A person or group of malware authors calling themselves "Mafia Malware Indonesia" claimed responsibility for writing a collection of ransomware families that includes threats such as KimcilWare, MireWare, MafiaWare, CryPy, and the recent SADStory and the eponymous Mafia Malware Indonesia ransomware.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) charged four suspects today for orchestrating the 2014 Yahoo data breach during which attackers stole details for over 500 million Yahoo users.
The Turkish-Dutch political conflict has spewed into cyberspace during the past few days as Turkish hackers have defaced hundreds of websites and Twitter accounts with political messages and pictures of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A hacking crew that goes by the name of National Hackers Agency (NHA) has defaced 605 websites in one go after they managed to get access to a server from UK hosting firm DomainMonster.
Crooks lurking around the Internet's underbelly have created a service called Ripper.cc, a database of known and proven fraudsters.