Hackism

Cyber Crime and Safety

The advancements in technology have led the entire world to be accessible. Anything and everything you want is now at the click of a button. Whether it is things as simple as mathematic calculation or talking to people in other parts of the world, something that was once considered a dream. The rate at which the dependence on technology is increasing is tremendous and opens various doors for both opportunities

Simple Exploit Allows Attackers to Modify Email Content Even After It's Sent

Security researchers are warning of a new, easy-to-exploit email trick that could allow an attacker to turn a seemingly benign email into a malicious one after it has already been delivered to your email inbox. Dubbed Ropemaker (stands for Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky), the trick was uncovered by Francisco Ribeiro, the researcher at email and cloud security firm Mimecast. A successful exploitation of the Ropemaker attack could allow an

Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone’s neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars. In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals, vehicle manufacturing, telecommunications, banks and many businesses. Before WannaCry and Petya, the infamous Mamba full-disk-encrypting ransomware and the Locky

Hackers are using hotel Wi-Fi to spy on guests, steal data

An advanced hacking and cyberespionage campaign against high-value targets has returned. The so-called ‘DarkHotel’ group has been active for over a decade, with a signature brand of cybercrime that targets business travellers with malware attacks, using the Wi-Fi in luxury hotels across the globe. Hotel Wi-Fi hotspots are compromised in order to help deliver the payload to the selected pool of victims. The exact methods of compromise remain uncertain, but cybersecurity

PetyaWrap: Another Ransomware Outbreak Similar to WannaCry Hits Computers Worldwide

PetyaWrap: A new ransomware attack similar to last month’s self-replicating WannaCry outbreak is sweeping the world with at least 80 large companies infected, including drug maker Merck, international shipping company Maersk, law firm DLA Piper, UK advertising firm WPP, and snack food maker Mondelez International. It has attacked at least 12,000 computers, according to one security company. FURTHER READING NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers just dumped its most damaging release yet PetyaWrap,