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Over 12,000 Google Users Hit by Government Hackers in 3rd Quarter of 2019

Over 12,000 Google Users Hit by Government Hackers in 3rd Quarter of 2019
November 27, 2019Wang Wei
As part of its active efforts to protect billions of online users, Google identified and warned over 12,000 of its users who were targeted...

New Group of Hackers Targeting Businesses with Financially Motivated Cyber Attacks

New Group of Hackers Targeting Businesses with Financially Motivated Cyber Attacks
November 14, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have tracked down activities of a new group of financially-motivated hackers that are targeting several businesses and ...

How SMBs Can Mitigate the Growing Risk of File-based Attacks

How SMBs Can Mitigate the Growing Risk of File-based Attacks
October 02, 2019The Hacker News
Cases of document-based malware are steadily rising. 59 percent of all malicious files detected in the first quarter of 2019 were contai...

Just An SMS Could Let Remote Attackers Access All Your Emails, Experts Warn

Just An SMS Could Let Remote Attackers Access All Your Emails, Experts Warn
September 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
Beware! Billion of Android users can easily be tricked into changing their devices' critical network settings with just an SMS-based ...

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims
August 23, 2019Wang Wei
A prolific hacker who carried out phishing scams against hundreds of companies worldwide has been ordered to pay back more than $1.1 mill...

Android's Built-in Security Key Now Works With iOS Devices For Secure Login

Android's Built-in Security Key Now Works With iOS Devices For Secure Login
June 12, 2019Mohit Kumar
In April this year, a software update from Google overnight turned all Android phones , running Android 7.0 Nougat and up, into a FIDO-cer...

Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks

Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks
May 08, 2019Wang Wei
A bug hunter has discovered and publicly disclosed details of an unpatched browser address bar spoofing vulnerability that affects popula...

BEWARE – New 'Creative' Phishing Attack You Really Should Pay Attention To

BEWARE – New 'Creative' Phishing Attack You Really Should Pay Attention To
March 11, 2019Mohit Kumar
A cybersecurity researcher who last month warned of a creative phishing campaign has now shared details of a new but similar attack campa...

WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For

WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For
February 15, 2019Mohit Kumar
How do you check if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to log in? By checking if the URL is correct? By checking i...

Hackers Using Zero-Width Spaces to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection

Hackers Using Zero-Width Spaces to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection
January 10, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have been warning about a simple technique that cybercriminals and email scammers are already being using in the wild t...

GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers

GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers
October 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Chinese cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a widespread, ongoing malware campaign that has already hijacked over 100,000 home route...

Hacker Who Leaked Celebrities' Personal Photos Gets 8 Months in Prison

Hacker Who Leaked Celebrities' Personal Photos Gets 8 Months in Prison
August 31, 2018Swati Khandelwal
George Garofano (left) The fourth celebrity hacker—who was charged earlier this year with hacking into over 250 Apple iCloud accounts ...

Microsoft Detects More Russian Cyber Attacks Ahead of Mid-Term Election

Microsoft Detects More Russian Cyber Attacks Ahead of Mid-Term Election
August 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft claims to have uncovered another new Russian hacking attempts targeting United States' Senate and conservative think tanks ...

Email Phishers Using New Way to Bypass Microsoft Office 365 Protections

Email Phishers Using New Way to Bypass Microsoft Office 365 Protections
August 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Phishing works no matter how hard a company tries to protect its customers or employees. Security researchers have been warning of a ne...

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates
July 19, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft said it detected and helped the US government to block Russian hacking attempts against at least three congressional candidates ...

Hackers Found Using A New Way to Bypass Microsoft Office 365 Safe Links

Hackers Found Using A New Way to Bypass Microsoft Office 365 Safe Links
May 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers revealed a way around that some hacking groups have been found using in the wild to bypass a security feature of Micros...

Two Romanian Hackers Extradited to the U.S. Over $18 Million Vishing Scam

Two Romanian Hackers Extradited to the U.S. Over $18 Million Vishing Scam
May 08, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Two Romanian hackers have been extradited to the United States to face 31 criminal charges including computer fraud and abuse, wire fraud...

Scam Alert: Your Trusted Friends Can Hack Your Facebook Account

Scam Alert: Your Trusted Friends Can Hack Your Facebook Account
October 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you receive a message from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account, since they've ad...

Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links

Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links
August 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
Phishing — is an older style of cyber-attack but remains one of the most common and efficient attack vectors for attackers, as a majority...
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