Barclays hacking attack: four charged over £1.3 million theft

Four men have been charged in connection with the theft of £1.3m from a Barclays bank branch by taking control of its computer system. The money was transferred by a computer at a branch in Swiss Cottage, north London, in April after an alleged hacking attack. It is believed somebody posing as an engineer at […]

Belgacom Attack: Britain’s GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

A cyber attack on Belgacom raised considerable attention last week. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and seen by SPIEGEL indicate that Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency was responsible for the attack. Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden indicate that Britain’s GCHQ intelligence service was behind a cyber attack against Belgacom, a partly state-owned Belgian […]

Hidden Lynx – Professional Hackers for Hire

For the past few years, reports have continued to emerge detailing the activities of actors behind various targeted attacks or Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Here at Symantec Security Response, we’ve been keeping our eyes on a group that we believe are among the best of breed. We’ve given them the name of Hidden Lynx—after a […]

Rolling Stone | The Geeks on the Front Lines

Rolling Stone’s Feature Article: The Geeks on the Front Line by: David Kushner A HackMiami Review: “The cyberwar is on,” writes David Kushner in his penetrating analysis of the information security threatscape.  In an article titled, “The Geeks on the Front Line,” Kushner describes the emergence of the new generation of “code warriors” that he […]

2013 Winter Hacker Festival

HackMiami is proud to present  the 2013 Winter Hacker Festival in Miami Beach, Florida. Events include comprehensive SQL injection class, a Capture the Flag contest, and live music by the best performers in the nerdcore scene. This HackMiami sponsored event will be held December 5th-7th, 2013. While discussions over digital attack methodologies and information warfare […]

Who is winning the war on cybercrime

At first, Shawn Ballesty thought the delay in his rent payment arriving in the landlord’s account was normal. Then the landlord rang again: “Hey mate, your rent wasn’t paid,” Ballesty recalls his landlord saying, knowing he made the online transfer himself. “So I thought, I’ll send it again, just in case, then sort it out […]