Tag: cyber-security

US says Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras

Washington police security was compromised by a computer hack in January US prosecutors have charged two Romanians with hacking Washington DC police computers linked to surveillance cameras just days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The pair are being held in Romania, having been arrested at Bucharest Otopeni airport on 15 December. Mihai Alexandru Isvanca, 25, […]

Security guru McAfee says his twitter account was hacked

John McAfee has said his Twitter account was hacked and used to promote lesser-known t:crypto-currencies. The cyber-security pioneer has rebuffed suggestions that the alleged incident undermined his own credentials saying: “I have no control over Twitter’s security”. But he also posted that he believed his mobile phone had likely been compromised. Twitter declined to comment […]

NatWest bank spat prompts web security changes

The Natwest website shows as “not secure”  in some web browsers NatWest bank has enhanced the security of its website, following a spat with security experts who spotted a vulnerability. Several researchers had asked why some banks used encrypted HTTPS connections for online banking, but not on their main customer-facing websites. When security expert Troy Hunt told NatWest […]

Fancy Bear Russian hackers’ UK link revealed

Some of Fancy Bear’s activities had previously been identified by the cyber-security company Crowdstrike When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target […]