Web hacking was considered an ostracized field just a few years ago. These days it’s a subculture, with more and more average programmers learning the basics of the trade and pulling off impressive “conquests”.
This article originally appeared in Israeli publication The Marker. Read it in Hebrew here. By Jonathan Raveh In a world where security breaches can cause enormous daily losses of up to millions of dollars, companies have started to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to protect and secure the digital side of their
Shape Security: Getting Down to the Root of Hacking When treating an illness, it is generally more effective to treat the source of the problem rather than the symptoms. Shape Security is trying to do the same in the field of website security. While all other products are geared towards a faster, cheaper, and better
Hacking Group ‘Anonymous’ attacks Syrian Government websites In Response To Syrian Internal Internet Blackout In response to a Syrian government move which has closed all fax, phone and Internet lines coming out of the troubled country, the hacking group ‘Anonymous’ started last Friday to attack and shut down government and affiliated pro-Syrian websites.
Hacktivists reach a new level of cyber terror in Israel Since the outbreak of hostilities between Gaza and Israel, several Israeli companies as well as those doing business with them have absorbed quite a few cyber attacks. According to various sources, 44 million attacks have been prevented since rockets began falling.
EU Official hacked at an Internet Security Conference A European Union Official has come out in a statement which declared that her staff was hacked when they attended an internet Security conference last month in Azerbaijan. EC Vice President Neelie Kroes, released a statement about the ironic hack in her blog last week, where she
Securities and Exchanges Commission leaves sensitive data vulnerable to hackers Staff of the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) have left highly sensitive information from exchanges open to hacking and other cyber attacks because they miserably and negligently failed to secure their data and devices to the required standards. This statement came after inside information was leaked to the News Agency
Foreign Hacker Steals 387,000 Credit Card Numbers From South Carolina’s Department of Revenue A foreign hacker has managed to steal nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers as well as 3.6 million Social Security numbers from the South Carolina’s Department of Revenue. While most of the stolen credit card details were encrypted, 16,000 had no
Muslim Hacker Group Attack US National weather Service A Hacking group from Kosovo calling themselves the Hackers Security group have released sensitive hacked data from the US National weather service. The stolen information included, files from the web server and other sensitive data that could be used for a later attack.
This Year’s Hack In The Box Conference To Hold Big Hitters In The Web Application Security World This year’s famous Hack In The Box security conference is being held in Kuala Lumpur. Among the interesting events, Google will be hosting its Pwnium competition which first debuted at the CanSecWest security conference in March in Vancouver,