The website of Keighley Cougars Rugby League team has become the latest victim in a string of politicised pro-Islamic State hacking incidents.
The rugby club’s homepage was defaced with the messages “I love you Isis” and “Hacked by Team System DZ”, along with claims that the “State of Islam” is expanding. Images and music were also posted.
Team System DZ are a group of so-called ‘hacktivists’ - hackers who deface websites for idealistic or political reasons. They have recently targeted a number of seemingly obscure sites: a Florida synagogue, a seafood restaurant in the same state, New Brunswick University’s Student Union, and pro-Israel rapper Kosha Dillz.
The fact that 50% of business passwords can be cracked within a few minutes is deeply disturbing and yet, even though business owners are becoming more aware of the threat of weak passwords in the workplace, there’s a belief that a password is acceptable simply if it has fulfilled the minimum requirements for a password.
The my1login team are excited to be exhibiting and speaking at Law2014 in Manchester from 28th to 30th October 2014.
On Monday, hackers claimed to have stolen 7 million Dropbox logins, anonymously posting 'teasers' of the supposedly-stolen credentials on Pastebin - the teasers accompanied by the promise of more credentials in return for a Bitcoin donation. Dropbox have since poured cold water on the boasts, with senior Dropbox engineer, Anton Mityagin, claiming that "Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe."
Statistics for hacking incidents are pretty staggering; with over 30,000 websites hacked every day. But your blog’s not on a hacker’s radar, surely? Well... with Wordpress being used by 22% of the top 10 million websites, it's a prime target for hackers due to huge impact a single exploit can have. As recently as a couple of months ago 50,000 Wordpress websites were hacked after just one hole in a plugin was exploited.
A cursor with a life of its own, a new and unexpected toolbar, a redirected browser search, random popups, a series of calls from concerned colleagues who have been asked to send you money in Moscow…
Ever wondered what a hacking incident costs a business? Has your IT team set aside a contingency budget for it? Recovering from a hack unfortunately isn’t a case of just installing a new firewall or updating anti-virus software; with 2014 stats pegging the cost of a business data breach at a staggering $3.5 million (£2.1 million).
Studies over a nine-year period by the US-based Ponemon Institute confirm that – at 44% – malicious attacks are the most common cause of business data breaches.
Since the dawn of commerce, business owners have acknowledged that their greatest asset is their employees. Since the dawn of the internet, though, cyber-savvy business owners have acknowledged that they are also their greatest liability.
Most hacks don't hit the headlines, but when it's the US Government's HealthCare.gov that's hacked, you can be sure it'll make the news. A hacker, still unknown to authorities, recently compromised the HealthCare.gov's insurance enrolment website. According to the Department of Homeland Security, once the hacker had gained access, they proceeded to upload malicious software to target the site's visitors.