Christoph Karcher

Christoph is a London-based member of the Cyber-USA's Editorial team. Christoph places integrity at the pinnacle of successful journalism and believes this is somewhat lacking in traditional media. Christoph is an educator who balances his time between family, social activism and humanitarian causes and his vice is Football and cars.

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    How to Keep Your Web Hosting Account Safe From Hackers

    A lot of web hosting service providers offer a safe and secure service when it comes to preventing hackers, but that isn’t going to be enough to stop them in their challenge to get into your hosting account to steal important files. If you have a website for your business that needs to be up […]

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    Amazon Web Services suffer massive outage taking popular sites down

    If you were surfing the Internet about 3 hours ago and couldn’t reach some of your favorite websites, then don’t worry since you were not the only one facing the issue. In fact, users worldwide were unable to reach RunKeeper, Medium, Trello, Imgur, Giphy, Soundcloud, Quora, Business Insider, Coursera, and Time Inc and many other […]

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    Hackers deface thousands of website by exploiting WordPress vulnerability

    WordPress vulnerabilities which were discovered recently have been negatively and sometimes fatally affecting countless websites thus far. Initially, there were three flaws (identified about two weeks back) for which WordPress has already released security updates. However, we later learned that there was another huge vulnerability that allowed cyber-criminals to obtain unauthorized remote access to manipulate […]

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    Breach Notification Website LeakedSource Allegedly Raided, Shut Down

    LeakedSource, a website dedicated to informing the public about data breaches, has gone offline and it has been 24 hours now since it is down. Speculations are rife that the website has become the target of a raid from law enforcement for being a controversial platform of breach notification. The assumption comes from the message […]

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    ThePirateBay.org goes down; dark web domain is up and running

    You are not alone; the ThePirateBay.org (TPB) domain is offline worldwide. The reason for this outage is unclear, but the good news is that you can still access the site on the dark web through Tor browser, thanks to ThePirateBay’s .onion link. Currently, visitors can see a CloudFlare warning message on TPB domain revealing that the site is offline […]

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    India’s Famous Horse Racing Site Hacked with Dharma Ransomware

    A popular horse racing website (Racingpulse.in) that operates out of Bangalore, India was reportedly hacked on Tuesday. The hackers posted a statement on the home page informing that the entire data on the website has been encrypted. As is the norm, they also informed about what they expected as ransom. The ransom note suggested that they […]

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    Student Arrested for Selling Keylogger that Infected thousands of devices

    A malware developer from Great Falls, Virginia created a keylogger having the capability of recording every single keystroke on a computer and sold it to over 3,000 people. As a result, around 16,000 systems were infected. The US Department of Justice released a press release revealing that the 21-year old hacker Zachary Shames was arrested […]

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    British NHS Trust Investigates Suspected Cyberattack

    England’s largest health trust has been hit by a suspected cyberattack that led to IT administrators taking many systems offline at four hospitals in London while the matter gets investigated. The trust says it has not yet determined whether the disruption was malicious or involved ransomware. On the morning of Jan. 13, an internal email […]

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    Researchers Warn Against “free internet without Wi-Fi” WhatsApp Scam

    WhatsApp has lately become the prime target of malicious threat actors and scammer probably due to the widespread global following that the platform enjoys. Eset Security researchers are unearthing one scam after another that is making use of WhatsApp. On the other hand, scammers are coming up with innovative new strategies to lure victims towards […]