Activist group Anonymous Indonesia on Monday claimed it had defaced more than 170 Australian websites to protest at reports of Canberra spying on its nearest neighbour and strategic ally.
Hundreds of Australian Websites Attacked for #OpAustralia By Indonesian Hackers," it posted on Twitter, listing the sites which appeared to be mostly small businesses that ended with the Australian domain .au.
Several Qatar-based websites were hacked into and shut down by an online group of cyber criminals supporting Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
A number of Qatar websites with the domain name .qa were taken offline for several hours, with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claiming responsibility.
Some of the websites targeted include government portals, the Ministry of Interior, the Supreme Education Council, facebook.qa, google.com.qa, and several Qatar based new sites.
“Qatar is #down” the SEA tweeted on Saturday.
Quite possibly, the largest raw packet bandwidth attack in history slams a site for nine hours, but the site under attack stays afloat.
Unbeknownst to many people in the world, late last week one of the largest attacks in the history of the Internet was taking place—a massive nine-hour barrage that leveled an unrelenting 100 Gigabits of traffic at its peak.
In May, it turned out that the hackers had succeeded in gaining access to the private email account of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the email system of the Belgian Foreign Office.
An investigation was started, and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders now confirms that there are indications that the case has a Chinese link.
A British schoolboy has been arrested over the “world's biggest cyber attack” as part of an international swoop against a suspected organised crime gang.
The 16-year-old was detained by detectives at his home in south-west London after “significant sums of money” were found to be “flowing through his bank account”.
He was also logged on to what officials say were “various virtual systems and forums” and had his computers and mobiles seized as officers worked through the night to secure potential evidence.
Three major U.S. data providers said on Wednesday they were victims of cyber attacks, after a cybersecurity news website linked the breaches to a group that sells stolen social security numbers and other sensitive information.
An FBI spokeswoman said the bureau was investing the breaches but declined to elaborate.
The disclosures, by Dun & Bradstreet Corp, Altegrity Inc's Kroll Background America Inc and Reed Elsevier's LexisNexis Inc, came after website KrebsOnSecurity first reported the breaches.
Chinese hackers have been reportedly trying to monitor and gain access to the technology used by the US in developing military drones.
Manager of threat intelligence at FireEye, Darien Kindlund, who monitored the espionage, said that the Chinese campaign is the largest to be solely focused on drone technology
Kindlund said that the campaign seems to align well with the focus of the Chinese government to build up their own drone technology capabilities
Abu Dhabi Police has issued a warning to companies in the UAE following a spate of cyber-attacks by international hackers.
Two recent cyber heists involving about Dh1million have left business wary because hackers are found to intercept communications of business deals that take place between local buyers and foreign suppliers to target funds.