Data Breach

Three men made $4m by Hacking US M&A Lawyers

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The men are alleged to have obtained inside information from two firms by hacking their networks. Once they obtained access to the law firms’ networks, they targeted email accounts of law firm partners who worked on high-profile M&A transactions. That information was used to purchase stock in five companies before public announcements were made. By […]

Data Breach

Hack Market Information vendors and make $30 Million

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A gang of Ukrainian hackers broke into the networks of Marketwired L.P. (Marketwired), PR Newswire Association LLC (PRN), and Business Wire and stole press releases containing confidential nonpublic financial information relating to hundreds of companies traded on the NASDAQ and NYSE.  Traders then made upwards of $30Million by trading the news. It seems the hackers […]

Hacking

If you want to know how to Hack here it is…

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Last year Hacking Team – who provide an industrial Hacking service to governments was hacked.  The hacker grabbed their email and source code and released it to the world.  Turns out that Hacking Team provided amongst other things covert surveillance software which was sold to some fairly illiberal regimes.  They also manufactured zero-day exploits. A good example […]

Encryption

Internet Security is currently utterly broken!

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The software that is meant to keep your Credit Card transactions, email, online banking and passwords safe is broken A basic error in a cryptographic software library that underlies the security of most of the internet has broken it and therefore has MASSIVE consequences for you. Heartbleed The error allows anyone on the internet to […]