Articles on Cyber Security

United States Department of Defense data leaked by Anonymous hackers
dod-coin-on-american-flag. A group called the "Wikiboat" belongs to Anonymous hackers have attacked the Defense.gov website and leaked data from the website. They have published the leaked data to the pastebin note. Also, today the Wikiboat targeted the GEMA.de website and took it offline.

The leaked data includes some officials name, Emails ID's and Phone numbers as shown below:

The most valuable thing in our computer or network is the data we create. After all, that data is the reason for having the computer and network in the first place. Anybody for whom data is important, security is more important than that and if you’ll not follow the security guidelines then it would be very difficult to secure your information from the external attacks. Operating systems and applications can always be reinstalled, but user-created data is unique and if lost, may be irreplaceable.

Skype+Vulnerability+Exposing+User+IP+AddressesSkype is warning users following the launch of a site devoted to harvesting user IP addresses.The Skype IP-Finder site allowed third-parties to see a user's last known IP address by simply typing in a user name. A script has been uploaded to Github that offers these options. According to the page, it can be used to lookup IP addresses of online Skype accounts, and return both the remote and the local IP of that account on a website.

A day after messing with servers maintained by Reliance Communications, Anonymous, an international hacker collective, defaced two websites belonging to BJP on Sunday. Through its Twitter account (@opindia_back) it announced that www.mumbaibjp.org and www.bjpmp.org.in were hacked by the group. After the hacking, the group posted a message to web users, asking them to organize protests against "web censorship" in India on June 9.

KhantastiC haXor and 1337 of Pakistan hacked around 37 Government sites of India today. The reason of the hack is the war raging between the two countries for a good amount of time now.

KhantastiC did not deface the index of the sites. Rather he uploaded a page which appeared to be like www.site.com/khan.html instead of defacing the index. But 1337 defaced the index of the sites.

List of Hacked Sites:


After weeks of confusion and frustration with blocked websites, the mess finally looks to be clearing. Indians are all heaving a sigh of relief because their ISPs have unblocked the access to the file-sharing, video-streaming BitTorrent sites that include The Pirate Bay, Torrentz.eu, Vimeo among others.
It was in news last month that following Reliance, Airtel had also blocked torrent services and video sites after they received the ‘John Doe’ court order. Thousands of users from various states of India found the access to torrents blocked.

Andrew James Miller, a 23-year-old resident of Devon, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count of conspiracy, two counts of computer fraud, and one count of access device fraud, according to a statement issued by the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

Police have detained a 22-year-old hacker who created a system of networked computers that was used to steal more than 150 million rubles ($4.47 million) from people's bank accounts and already one of the most wanted hacker in the world. But now, "Hermes" is, has been tapped over six million computers and earns around 5 million francs, was caught in Russia.

Today is a great day to be a security enthusiastic since Zimperium kicked off the first ever penetration testing tournament. — Welcome to the Pentester’s Worldcup! Zimperium, a mobile security software start-up was founded by Itzhak “Zuk” Avraham, a world-renowned white-hat hacker, in 2011. The Pentester’s World Cup is part of Zimperium’s efforts to increase awareness about mobile security, and simultaneously enhance the security of its range of award-winning products.

Payment services provider PayPal will reward security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in its website with money, if they report their findings to the company in a responsible manner. If you manage to find a security flaw in any of PayPal’s products, you may be entitled to a cash reward. "I'm pleased to announce that we have updated our original bug reporting process into a paid 'bug bounty' program," PayPal's Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett said in a blog post on Thursday.