Hack hall of shame

“I may be an ‘uppity admin’, but at least I still have a job”

Sysadmins are often pressured by pushy and arrogant users trying to break out of the boundaries of established policies. This is a story of an IT admin who got even.

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Hack Hall of Shame – April 2016

If March 2016 was the month of Ransomware, April 2016 was surely the month of voter data with more than 140 million records being available online after both the Philippines and the Mexican voter databases were breached.

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Hack Hall of Shame – March 2016

March was certainly the month of ransomware with more medical institutions held at ransom by these kind of cyberattacks.

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Hack Hall of Shame – February 2016

Maybe it was a fluke of the extra leap day or maybe it’s just the calm before the storm, but February was a relatively quiet month in terms of hacks and cyber-attacks.

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Hack Hall of Shame – January 2016

We started the year with a wave of hacktivism which saw both Anonymous and New World Hacking launching attacks against the likes of Donald Trump, and Saudi Arabian, Thai and Nigerian government websites.

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Ten horrible 2015 hacks that made us doubt our security future

Instead of our monthly Hack Hall of Shame, in December we are counting down the top 10 worst hacks from 2015 together with some lessons on how to keep safe in 2016.

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Hack Hall of Shame – November 2015

November seems to have been the month of DDoS attacks. Targets included several email providers such as HushMail, VPEmail and Protonmail but also attacks against the Tor Network.

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Hack Hall of Shame – October 2015

The month of October has been very heavy on the attack, breaches and vulnerabilities side. The TalkTalk breach and the T-Mobile hack alone are enough to send shivers down the infosec community.

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Hack Hall of Shame: September 2015

September brought news of yet another insurance breach as it was revealed that the details of over 10 million people were compromised in an attack on Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Hack hall of shame – August 2015

Most of us might have been on holiday during the month of August but hackers didn’t take any time off and the attacks just kept on coming.

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