Hacks & Hackers

Insecure network attached storage devices are the common thread in a string of data breaches, including the recent leak of US Air Force personnel files, security experts say.

NAS Holes: Air Force Data Leak the Tip of Very Large Iceberg

In-brief: The recently disclosed trove of personnel files by an US Air Force officer is one piece of a much larger phenomenon: exposed, vulnerable and Internet-connected network attached storage (or NAS) devices chock full of gigabytes sensitive data.

Metasploit has added a feature to support scanning for wireless devices.

Targeting Internet of Things: Metasploit Tool Adds Wireless Device Detection

In-brief: The Metasploit Framework has a new extension to test for wireless devices that communicate over radio frequency (RF), Bluetooth and other protocols. 

The US Department of Justice indicted four men for the hack of Yahoo. Two of them have links to Russia's FSB. What do the charges mean for relations between Russia and the US in the theater of cyberspace?

Podcast: What does the Yahoo Indictment tell us about Russian state hacking?

In-brief: The Department of Justice announced charges against four men for the attack on Yahoo that netted information on 500 million users. But what do we know about the men and their alleged crime? Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Igor Baikalov of Securonix about the incident. 

The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored "advanced persistent threat" groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.

Report: Hacking Crews are all APT now

  In-brief:The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored “advanced persistent threat” groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.

Tax Day, 1920. These days, electronic filing is the norm and fraud linked to electronic tax returns is a major problem, says Michael Bruemmer of the firm Experian. (Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

Podcast: Fraud Linked to Stolen W-2s a growing Problem for Uncle Sam

In-brief: Experian Vice President of Data Breach Resolution tells The Security Ledger that tax ID fraud linked to stolen W-2 forms is up 25% this year, just the latest trend in a long running problem securing tax returns from scammers. But what’s the solution?