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New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

June 07, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered an ongoing sophisticated botnet campaign that is currently brute-forcing more than 1.5 million publi...
Hacker Puts Airport's Security System Access On Dark Web Sale For Just $10

Hacker Puts Airport's Security System Access On Dark Web Sale For Just $10

July 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you can't find it on Google, you will definitely find it on the Dark Web . Black markets on the Dark web are not known for just ...
UK Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Up to 90 MPs' E-mail Accounts Hacked

UK Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Up to 90 MPs' E-mail Accounts Hacked

June 26, 2017Mohit Kumar
A cyber attack has hit the email system of UK Houses of Parliament on Friday morning that breached at least 90 emails accounts protected ...
Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances

Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances

March 25, 2017Wang Wei
Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from...
Hacker reveals How He Could have Hacked Multiple Facebook Accounts

Hacker reveals How He Could have Hacked Multiple Facebook Accounts

August 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
How to Hack a Facebook Account? That's possibly the most frequently asked question on the Internet today. Though the solution is ha...
Bug Hunter Found Ways to Hack Any Instagram Accounts

Bug Hunter Found Ways to Hack Any Instagram Accounts

May 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
How to hack an Instagram account? The answer to this question is difficult to find, but a bug bounty hunter just did it without too man...
Now We Know — Apple Can Unlock iPhones, Here's How to Hack-Proof your Device

Now We Know — Apple Can Unlock iPhones, Here's How to Hack-Proof your Device

February 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Apple has been asked to comply with a federal court order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5C by one of the terrorists in the San Bernar...
Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

January 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The majority of Internet users are vulnerable to cyber threats because of their own weaknesses in setting up a strong password. But, are...
THN Weekly RoundUp – 12 Hacking Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

THN Weekly RoundUp – 12 Hacking Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

October 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Here we are with our weekly roundup, showcasing last week's top cyber security threats and challenges. Just in case you missed a...
WordPress Security: Brute Force Amplification Attack Targeting Thousand of Blogs

WordPress Security: Brute Force Amplification Attack Targeting Thousand of Blogs

October 09, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Most of the times, we have reported about WordPress vulnerabilities involving vulnerable plugins, but this time security researchers ha...
Bug in OpenSSH Opens Linux Machines to Password Cracking Attack

Bug in OpenSSH Opens Linux Machines to Password Cracking Attack

July 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A simple but highly critical vulnerability recently disclosed in the most widely used OpenSSH software allows attackers to try thousands...
Hacker Released 'iDict' Tool That Can Hack Your iCloud Account

Hacker Released 'iDict' Tool That Can Hack Your iCloud Account

January 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
Hackers have a great start of new year 2015, giving a public threat to Apple’s online iCloud service. A hacker using the handle " Pr0x1...
Google's reCAPTCHA can tell if You're a Spambot or Human with Just a Click

Google's reCAPTCHA can tell if You're a Spambot or Human with Just a Click

December 04, 2014Mohit Kumar
Many a time we deal with those strange words and phrases that ask us to type them back in plaintext while signing up for an account. Yes...
Keeping the Bots at Bay: How to Detect Brute Force Attacks

Keeping the Bots at Bay: How to Detect Brute Force Attacks

November 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Thanks to recent events involving certain celebrities’ stolen pictures, “brute-force attack” is now one of the hot buzz words making its...
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