Cyber attack articles

13 million plaintext passwords stolen from free webhost go public

An Australian security researcher was recently tipped off about a five-month-old security breach involving free webhosting company 000Webhost. The anonymous tipster claimed the attacker(s) got away with sensitive information belonging to 13 million site users.

US Department of Energy confirms January cyber attack

The US Department of Energy recently confirmed that computers and servers at its Washington headquarters were compromised in mid-January. An e-mail sent to employees late last week confirmed the attack, citing that the personal data of several hundred employees and…

Stuxnet resurfaces in Iran, albeit less effective this time around

Iran has been hit with the Stuxnex worm once again according to an Iranian civil defense official. The attacks reportedly occurred at a power plant and other strategic locations like the Culture Ministry information center. This time, however, the country…