Hitachi Payment services accepts its systems were compromised

Hitachi payment Services conducted an audit regarding security breach that had compromised about 3.2 million credit cards issued by Indian banks in October 2016, after Reserve bank of India ordered an audit four months back. The company confirmed on Thursday that their system was affected by “a sophisticated injection of malware (malicious software code)”, that hampered detail of debit cards …

Hacker hijacked more than 150,000 printers

 For many of us hacking of printers seems to be next to impossible thing. But, a hacker has hacked more than 150,000 printers via the internet. The attack affected all kinds of printers- from home devices to shop receipt printers. The printers were hijacked and were instructed to churn out pages and print out strange messages. The printers which were …

Samara region protected from cyber-threatening through FinCERT

The Department of information technologies and communications of Samara region (in the Russian Federation) had tied up with the FinCERT (center for monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sphere of the General Directorate of protection and information security at Bank of Russia) and have information exchange agreement, according to REGNUM News Agency. The press conference of the …

Stay protected against USB sticks

The USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become a ubiquitous storage device for consumers and businesses alike in which they store everything under the sun-work files to personal clicks. Businesses often count on USB’s as a quick and easy back up tool for company data and applications. But this easy access and widespread usage is a major source of shipping ransomware …

Researchers’ find way to protect quantum computing networks from hacking

Chinese researchers have discovered the way to protect quantum computing networks from external attacks. They have managed to  build “the first high-dimensional quantum cloning machine capable of performing quantum hacking to intercept a secure quantum message.” University of Ottawa researchers has published their research in the journal Science Advances which explained that both traditional, and non-traditional computers, which uses quantum …