A group claiming to be an Armenian branch of hacker collective Anonymous has leaked 7 GB worth of documents relating to Azerenergy, the leading energy producer in the Eurasian country of Azerbaijan.
Financial details, offshore communications, contracts, research and photos of passports are among the documents that have been leaked, with the group adding “illegal schemes” to the mix in an announcement posted Tuesday afternoon to cyberguerilla.org – a forum designed to maintain anonymity.
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It looks like AnonGhost declared war on Twitter and Japan as AnonGhost hacker Mauritania Attacker and his team were able to steal 10000 Twitter accounts in a sniffing session. Mauritania Attacker said that Twitter should get prepared for future attacks as this was just a demo to show how scared Twitter actually should be.
Windows users are by far the most targeted ones by malware-wielding criminals, but that doesn't mean that OS X and Linux users should feel impervious.
In fact, RSA researcher Limor Kessem warns that a banking Trojan targeting the Linux operating system has been spotted being sold online by a cybercrime team based in Russia.
Most companies are not aware that they have been compromised and their intellectual property stolen, a cyber security firm has said.
"Most organisations who we actually end up doing forensics investigations for didn't figure out for themselves that they'd actually suffered a compromise - that they'd been hacked," John Yeo EMEA director at Trustwave told News24.
Trustwave division Spiderlabs specialises in penetration testing or ethical hacking.
A Twitter account used by international news agency Thomson Reuters was compromised this week, by hackers affiliated to the Syrian Electronic Army.
The group has claimed responsibility for a series of high-profile hacks against media organizations and messaging apps over the past few months, with hacks targeting the Financial Times, CBS and chat apps such as Tango and Viber.
"Give it time." It's something many mums have uttered to their frustrated youth, and it's something that's also uttered amongst the hacker crowd each time a new device emerges. In the case of Google's $35 Chromecast, it took but a couple of days for the HDMI streaming stick to be exploited.
A multi-pronged identity fraud attack on the Australian Taxation Office early this year has led to the establishment of a new team of identity crime busters in the organisation.
The ATO has cautioned social media users that the criminals had perpetrated the scam using data stolen from a taxpayer's online activities.
The ATO client identity unit in Canberra is modelled on a similar outfit in the United States' Internal Revenue Service that was established after the September 2001 attacks on the country.