Wednesday's news that the networks of several South Korean broadcasting organizations and banks have been partially or entirely crippled by coordinated attacks has raised a lot of questions, the main of which is "who is behind the attacks?" South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok immediately stated that they would not be ruling out the possibility of North Korea being involved, which is understandable because relations between the two countries have been extremely strained lately.
A blog of well-known hard disk drive manufacturer Seagate has been compromised to contain malicious iFrame injections that redirect users to websites hosting the Blackhole exploit kit, warns Sophos.
A former web producer for a Tribune Company-owned television station in Sacramento, Calif., was charged today in an indictment for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website, the Justice Department announced.
NBC's website has been compromised, and is redirecting users to malicious sites, reports Dancho Danchev.
The wish to automate repetitive and boring tasks is not restricted to those who engage in legal enterprises, so it's no wonder that we have lately witnessed a rise in DIY kits marketed to cyber crooks and scammers.
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