WikiLeaks Website Hacked and Defaced By OurMine

A hacking group named to be “OurMine” has managed to hack and deface the official website of WikiLeaks earlier today. OurMine hackers had left the following message on its deface page:- Hi, it’s OurMine ( Security Group ), don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, Oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, …

Kaspersky Lab turns the tables, forces “patent troll” to pay cash to end case

“Why don’t you pay us $10,000?”.

In October, Kaspersky Labs found itself in a situation familiar to many tech companies: it was sued (PDF) by a do-nothing patent holder in East Texas who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away.

The patent-licensing company, Wetro Lan LLC, owned US Patent No. 6,795,918, which essentially claimed an Internet firewall. The patent was filed in 2000 despite the fact that computer network firewalls date to the 1980s. The ‘918 patent was used in what the Electronic Frontier Foundation called an “outrageous trolling campaign,” in which dozens of companies were sued out of Wetro Lan’s “headquarters,” a Plano office suite that it shared with several other firms that engage in what is pejoratively called “patent-trolling.” Wetro Lan’s complaints argued that a vast array of Internet routers and switches infringed its patent.


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WannaCry hero heads into Tuesday hearing as the security community crowdfunds his defense

Over the weekend, the security community raised legal funds for Marcus Hutchins, the researcher famed for stopping the spread of the malware known as WannaCry. Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was arrested by the FBI last week for his alleged role in disseminating Kronos, a banking trojan that first wrought havoc in 2014.

With a hearing set for Tuesday in Wisconsin, Hutchins’ many supporters have rallied to donate toward covering his legal costs. The fund was set up by former Symantec Cybersecurity Czar Tarah Wheeler and the tech law firm of Tor Ekeland.

How to improve IoT security

The trend to create IoT devices and equipment is creating daunting security challenges. Researchers say the only way to address the issue is to create a security culture.

The tsunami-sized trend to add intelligence with sensors and actuators and to connect devices, equipment and appliances to the internet poses safety, security and privacy risks.

Proof comes from a recent meta-study titled The Internet of Hackable Things (pdf) from researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Orebro University, Sweden; and Innopolis University, Russian Federation—compiled from industry and academic research reports—that finds smart devices used in healthcare and smart homes and buildings pose daunting risks.

iPhoneが髭剃りに?Lightning端子接続のサンコー「ポケット髭剃り for iPhone」

サンコー株式会社(本社:東京都千代田区)は2017年8月30日、Lightning端子に接続するだけでiPhoneが髭剃りになる「ポケット髭剃り for iPhone」(型番:PSHVRE3)を発表した。直販価格は税込980円で、既に販売が開始されている。