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Hacking, when done ethically is not a crime, just like some of the personalities mentioned here who have contributed significantly to cyber security around the globe. White hat hackers use their cyber security skills to break into protected systems and networks to assess and test the cyber security level and bring out the vulnerabilities before a malicious attacker, or black…

As per the reports of the local German media, Different hacking groups conduct on an average of 20 cyber-attacks against the Germany's government networks every day. With their attacks getting more consolidated and sophisticated by the time, hackers are aiming at weakening the system, steal information and cause damage by breaching into the computer systems of the German institutions and…

On the grounds of the latest findings by the cyber security firm FireEye claimed that South Korean entities had been compromised online. These entities, as the investigation suggests, have been targeted by a group of hackers backed by Chinese state. The events comes in the lights of the Chinese government constantly raising concerns against the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude…

On the 28th of April, Wikileaks released details for Scribbles, also known as “Snowden Stopper”. It is alleged to be the whistleblower tracking tool that was devised by the CIA. It could embed the web beacon tags to the confidential documents, thus allowing the government agency to look into foreign spies as well as whistleblowers. What is a web beacon?…

While almost every other Tech sector is driven by greater productivity and reducing inefficiencies, the cyber security sector is fueled by Cyber-crimes. In the 2017, the cyber security spending is expected to cross $90 billion mark. The dramatic rise in cyber-attacks, Ransomware epidemic, deployment of less protected IoT devices, malware scams on smart devices, and more sophisticated phishing makes the…

With about 74 percent of the world to be attacked each year and the economic losses by such cyber-attacks to reach $3 trillion by 2030, Microsoft has called on the governments around the globe to create a digital Geneva Convention just like the war weary nations in 1949 came together and drew up Geneva Conventions which now binds 196 countries.…

Phishing is a form of cyber-attack in which an individual receives an email which appears to be from a trusted source. This deceptive mail can be dangerous in multiple ways as they can ask for money or take the individual to an equal deceptive website that can cause him to install malware onto his computer or fill in sensitive information.…

Just in the span of four months, the Holland based analytics app ‘Twitter Counter’ has once again acted as a gateway for hackers to upload pro-turkey messages from some highly prominent twitter handles belonging to celebrities, Forbes, UNICEF, Nike Spain, Amnesty International and several numerous other individuals and organizations. All these events follow the recent incident where Dutch officials prohibited…

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