The DNC said no financial, donor or personal information appears to have been accessed or taken, suggesting the hack was traditional espionage and not done by criminal hackers
, the Post reported.
Adrian Nish, BAE's head of threat intelligence, said he had never seen such an elaborate scheme from criminal hackers
This could potentially be a gift to authoritarian regimes and criminal hackers
"Among other things, Encription specializes in penetration testing - which means they can mimic the techniques of malicious hackers and take those learnings to educate and mitigate the cyber risks posed by criminal hackers
The next step in understanding a company's overall cybersecurity risk is an evaluation of the motivation of threat actors like criminal hackers
, state-sponsored groups, and rogue employees to direct their efforts at a particular company.
Spear phishing is an email that appears to be from an individual or business you know, but it is actually criminal hackers
The announcement warned that criminal hackers
are using new malicious software named after the TV character Punky Brewster, but spelled "Punkey," to steal personal financial data.
Mitnick, who claims his company has a 100 per cent success rate while penetrating major corporations to test their security over the last 14 years, said criminal hackers
likely have similar success rates.
Los Angeles-based Asterion Multimedia said it has unveiled its new software "framework" designed to thwart would-be thieves, media pirates and other criminal hackers
from ripping off Hollywood movies from production companies large and small.
Backups of data and systems are the last, best line of defence against destructive criminal hackers
. In the case of threats like data ransoming they may be the only way to beat the bad guys.
Bloomberg cited security experts saying that the attack appeared "far beyond the capability of ordinary criminal hackers
Daniel further said that the Obama administration has adopted a passive approach to offensive and retaliatory cyber attacks against nation states and criminal hackers
caught attacking US networks, Washington Times reports.