As thousands of organisations work to contain and clean up the mess from the devastating Wana ransomware attack, the fraudsters responsible for releasing the digital contagion are no doubt counting their earnings and congratulating themselves on a job well done. But according to a review of the Bitcoin addresses hard-coded into Wana, it appears the perpetrators of what's being called the worst ransomware outbreak ever have made little more than $US26,000 ($35,220) so far from the scam.
With all the technology advances they’ve made, why can’t banks and credit unions keep the ATM, a product of the 1960s, safe from attack? The number of payment cards compromised at U.S. ATMs and merchants monitored by FICO swelled 70% in 2016. Compromises of ATMs and merchant devices themselves in the U.S. rose 30%, following a sixfold increase in 2015.
A hacker, purportedly from Iraq, defaced a site previously used by President Donald Trump for campaign fundraising. The "hack" occurred Sunday on the server, secure2.donaldjtrump.com. It was short-lived. A screenshot of the defacement was posted on the subreddit Hacking.