Malicious software that blocks access to computers is spreading swiftly across the world, snarling critical systems in hospitals, telecommunications and corporate offices, apparently with the help of a software vulnerability originally discovered by the National Security Agency.
On April 3, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced that it had been the victim of a cyberattack, seemingly at the hands of Fancy Bear, a Russian hacking group. The IAAF indicated that the hackers targeted athletes’ therapeutic use exemption applications which, if granted, allow athletes to use otherwise prohibited substances for therapeutic purposes (e.g. to treat illnesses). While this certainly is not the first instance of a hacking scandal in the world of professional sports, it and other recent incidents highlight the need for increased cybersecurity vigilance at sports organizations.
According to CNBC, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) let slip during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Wednesday that the government paid a hacker $900,000 to break into the iPhone of Syed Farook.
The Savoy, London. Eugene Kaspersky welcomes IBTimes UK to the exclusive 5-star hotel with a firm handshake. He is, as usual, just passing through, but his topic of conversation – the dark and murky work of cybercrime – has arguably never been more relevant.
Adam Mudd jailed for two years for creating attack-for-hire business responsible for more than 1.7m breaches worldwide