France SeeksHacker for Trial Over Death Following Prank

French prosecutors on Tuesday ordered infamous French-Israeli hacker Ulcan to stand trial over a telephone prank targeting the father of a French journalist who died soon after of a heart attack. The 36-year-old hacker, whose real name is Gregory Chelli and who has been living in Israel for the past few years, carried out the prank to take revenge on a journalist from the left-wing news site Rue 89…

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New Variant of the Houdini Worm Emerges

A new variant of the well-known Houdini Worm has been spotted in phishing attacks earlier this month, Cofense’s security researchers report.  Named WSH Remote Access Tool (RAT) by its author, the threat was released on June 2 and was spotted in a phishing campaign soon after. The email attachment contained an MHT file with a href link that directed victims to a .zip archive containing a version of the…

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US and Russia clash over power grid ‘hack attacks’

Image caption The complexity of Russia’s electricity grid makes it a hard target, says expert Russia has said it is “possible” that its electrical grid is under cyber-attack by the US. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said reports that US cyber-soldiers had put computer viruses on its electrical grid was a “hypothetical possibility”. His comments came in response to a New York Times (NYT) story which claimed US military hackers…

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