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Capital One Hacker Also Accused of Hacking 30 More Companies and CryptoJacking

Capital One Hacker Also Accused of Hacking 30 More Companies and CryptoJacking
August 29, 2019Wang Wei
Former Amazon employee Paige Thompson , who was arrested last month in relation to the Capital One data breach , has been accused of hack...

French Police Remotely Removed RETADUP Malware from 850,000 Infected PCs

French Police Remotely Removed RETADUP Malware from 850,000 Infected PCs
August 28, 2019Mohit Kumar
The French law enforcement agency, National Gendarmerie, today announced the successful takedown of one of the largest wide-spread RETAD...

Ransomware Attack Caused Power Outages in the Biggest South African City

Ransomware Attack Caused Power Outages in the Biggest South African City
July 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
Yesterday, some residents of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, were left without electricity after the city's power comp...

Slack Resets Passwords For Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach

Slack Resets Passwords For Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach
July 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you use Slack, a popular cloud-based team collaboration server, and recently received an email from the company about a security incident...

EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users

EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users
July 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus secur...

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach
July 09, 2019Wang Wei
After fining British Airways with a record fine of £183 million earlier this week, the UK's data privacy regulator is now planning t...

Watch Out! Microsoft Spotted Spike in Astaroth Fileless Malware Attacks

Watch Out! Microsoft Spotted Spike in Astaroth Fileless Malware Attacks
July 09, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Microsoft have released details of a new widespread campaign distributing an infamous piece of fileless malware ...

Ubuntu-Maker Canonical’s GitHub Account Gets Hacked

Ubuntu-Maker Canonical’s GitHub Account Gets Hacked
July 07, 2019Mohit Kumar
An unknown hacker yesterday successfully managed to hack into the official GitHub account of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linu...

DDoS Attacker Who Ruined Gamers' Christmas Gets 27 Months in Prison

DDoS Attacker Who Ruined Gamers' Christmas Gets 27 Months in Prison
July 04, 2019Wang Wei
A 23-year-old hacker from Utah who launched a series of DDoS attacks against multiple online services, websites, and online gaming compan...

Two Florida Cities Paid $1.1 Million to Ransomware Hackers This Month

Two Florida Cities Paid $1.1 Million to Ransomware Hackers This Month
June 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
In the last two weeks, Florida has paid more than $1.1 million in bitcoin to cybercriminals to recover encrypted files from two separate r...

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week
June 21, 2019Mohit Kumar
Okay, folks, it's time to update your Firefox web browser once again—yes, for the second time this week. After patching a critical ...

Tor Browser 8.5.2 Released — Update to Fix Critical Firefox Vulnerability

Tor Browser 8.5.2 Released — Update to Fix Critical Firefox Vulnerability
June 20, 2019Mohit Kumar
Important Update (21 June 2019) ➤  The Tor Project on Friday released second update ( Tor Browser 8.5.3 ) for its privacy web-browser that...

5 Keys to Improve Your Cybersecurity

5 Keys to Improve Your Cybersecurity
June 18, 2019The Hacker News
Cybersecurity isn't easy. If there was a product or service you could buy that would just magically solve all of your cybersecurity p...

When Time is of the Essence – Testing Controls Against the Latest Threats Faster

When Time is of the Essence – Testing Controls Against the Latest Threats Faster
June 12, 2019The Hacker News
A new threat has hit head the headlines ( Robinhood anyone?), and you need to know if you're protected right now. What do you do? ...

Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users' Data Exposed

Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users' Data Exposed
May 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more detai...

North Korean Hackers Using ELECTRICFISH Tunnels to Exfiltrate Data

North Korean Hackers Using ELECTRICFISH Tunnels to Exfiltrate Data
May 10, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have issued another joint alert about a new piece of malware that the prolifi...

Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace 'Wyzant' Suffers Data Breach

Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace 'Wyzant' Suffers Data Breach
May 06, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Wyzant —an online marketplace that makes it easy for parents and students to connect with private tutors, in-person and online, in over 2...

Israel Neutralizes Cyber Attack by Blowing Up A Building With Hackers

Israel Neutralizes Cyber Attack by Blowing Up A Building With Hackers
May 06, 2019Mohit Kumar
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) claims to have neutralized an "attempted" cyber attack by launching airstrikes on a building in G...

Hackers Found Exploiting Oracle WebLogic RCE Flaw to Spread Ransomware

Hackers Found Exploiting Oracle WebLogic RCE Flaw to Spread Ransomware
May 01, 2019Mohit Kumar
Taking advantage of newly disclosed and even patched vulnerabilities has become common among cybercriminals, which makes it one of the pr...

'Karkoff' Is the New 'DNSpionage' With Selective Targeting Strategy

'Karkoff' Is the New 'DNSpionage' With Selective Targeting Strategy
April 24, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The cybercriminal group behind the infamous DNSpionage malware campaign has been found running a new sophisticated operation that infects...
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