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Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency

Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency
December 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered multiple attack campaigns conducted by an established Chinese criminal group that operates worldwid...

Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users
December 05, 2017Mohit Kumar
In the digital age, one of the most popular sayings is—if you're not paying, then you're not the customer, you're the product...

Over 70,000 Memcached Servers Still Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

Over 70,000 Memcached Servers Still Vulnerable to Remote Hacking
July 18, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Nothing in this world is fully secure, from our borders to cyberspace. I know vulnerabilities are bad, but the worst part comes in when p...

Katyusha Scanner — Telegram-based Fully Automated SQL Injection Tool

Katyusha Scanner — Telegram-based Fully Automated SQL Injection Tool
July 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A new powerful hacking tool recently introduced in an underground forum is making rounds these days, allowing anyone to rapidly conduct w...

Reliance Jio Customers' Data Allegedly Hacked – Company Denies Breach

Reliance Jio Customers' Data Allegedly Hacked – Company Denies Breach
July 09, 2017Mohit Kumar
Personal details of some 120 Million customers have been allegedly exposed on the Internet in probably the biggest breach of personal da...

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices
February 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by ...

Someone Hijacking Unsecured MongoDB Databases for Ransom

Someone Hijacking Unsecured MongoDB Databases for Ransom
January 03, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Nearly two years back, we warned users about publicly accessible MongoDB instances – almost 600 Terabytes (TB) – over the Internet which...

Dropbox Hacked — More Than 68 Million Account Details Leaked Online

Dropbox Hacked — More Than 68 Million Account Details Leaked Online
August 30, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hackers have obtained credentials for more than 68 Million accounts for online cloud storage platform Dropbox from a known 2012 data brea...

Two US State Election Systems Hacked to Steal Voter Databases — FBI Warns

Two US State Election Systems Hacked to Steal Voter Databases — FBI Warns
August 29, 2016Mohit Kumar
A group of unknown hackers or an individual hacker may have breached voter registration databases for election systems in at least two US...

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database
December 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
BREAKING: A misconfigured database has resulted in the exposure of around 191 Million voter records including voters' full names, th...

AntiVirus Firm BitDefender Hacked; Turns Out Stored Passwords Are UnEncrypted

AntiVirus Firm BitDefender Hacked; Turns Out Stored Passwords Are UnEncrypted
July 31, 2015Mohit Kumar
Forget about Financial services and Online shopping websites, but at least we expect from Security Firms and Antivirus vendors to keep o...

600TB MongoDB Database 'accidentally' exposed on the Internet

600TB MongoDB Database 'accidentally' exposed on the Internet
July 22, 2015Swati Khandelwal
System administrators have reportedly exposed almost 600 Terabytes (TB) of MongoDB database due to running outdated and unpatched versio...

Gaana.com Hacked, 10 Million Users' Details Exposed

Gaana.com Hacked, 10 Million Users' Details Exposed
May 28, 2015Mohit Kumar
Gaana.com -- One of India's most popular music streaming service with more than 10 Million registered users and 7.5 Million monthl...

Hackers Selling Database of 4 Million Adult Friend Finder Users at $16,800

Hackers Selling Database of 4 Million Adult Friend Finder Users at $16,800
May 25, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Email addresses, sexual orientations, and other sensitive details from about 3.9 Million Adult Friend Finder online hookup service are ...

MongoDB phpMoAdmin GUI Tool Zero-day Vulnerability Puts Websites at Risk

MongoDB phpMoAdmin GUI Tool Zero-day Vulnerability Puts Websites at Risk
March 03, 2015Swati Khandelwal
About two weeks back, over 40,000 organizations running MongoDB were found unprotected and vulnerable to hackers. Now, once again the u...

20 Million Credentials Stolen From Russian Dating Site 'Topface'

20 Million Credentials Stolen From Russian Dating Site 'Topface'
January 26, 2015Wang Wei
A database containing details of more than 20 Million users of a Russian-based online dating website has been allegedly stolen by a hack...

Drupal SQL Injection Vulnerability leaves Millions of Websites Open to Hackers

Drupal SQL Injection Vulnerability leaves Millions of Websites Open to Hackers
November 02, 2014Wang Wei
One of the most popular content management systems, Drupal , is warning its users to consider their websites as compromised unless their...

SQL Injection Vulnerability in 'Yahoo! Contributors Network'

SQL Injection Vulnerability in 'Yahoo! Contributors Network'
October 08, 2014Mohit Kumar
Yahoo! Contributors Network ( contributor.yahoo.com ), the network of authors that generated the contents such as photographs, videos, ...

Chinese Hackers Broke into the Database of U.S. Federal Employees

Chinese Hackers Broke into the Database of U.S. Federal Employees
July 10, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of United States government agency that keeps the personal information of all federal e...

Microsoft Outlook App for Android Devices Stores Emails Unencrypted on File System

Microsoft Outlook App for Android Devices Stores Emails Unencrypted on File System
May 21, 2014Mohit Kumar
If you have an account with Microsoft's popular free email service Outlook.com, and using Outlook app for Android, then there is a b...