Russian state hackers exploit WinRAR vulnerability
Russian state-affiliated hacker gang APT29 is exploiting the CVE-2023-38831 vulnerability in WinRAR 6.23 and older versions. A combined tactic of "old-school phishing and new cloaking capabilities" is used for this purpose. This is what the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NDSC) ind... Read more
Octo Tempest: Microsoft warns of aggressive hacker gang
Microsoft recently published details about the hyper-aggressive Octo Tempest hackers. This hacker gang carries out its attacks through various methods and demands a ransom for stolen data through threats.
According to Microsoft, Octo Tempest is one of the most aggressive hacker gangs it has enco... Read more
Kevin Mitnick, former most wanted hacker, dies at 59
Kevin Mitnick, who became one of the world's most wanted hackers in the 1990s, has died at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. Mitnick also made a name for himself as a security consultant, author and speaker.
"Much of his life reads like a fiction story. The word that most of us who knew him ... Read more
‘Dutch hacker steals personal data of millions of Austrian citizens’
The Amsterdam Prosecutor's Office disclosed that a 25-year-old Dutch man was arrested in late November on suspicion of stealing personal data from tens of millions of people worldwide, including most of Austria's population.
The data was allegedly offered for sale. The cybercriminal landed on t... Read more
Data of half a million people at risk in hack on Red Cross
An enormous hack has hit the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The personal data of as many as 515,000 people has been stolen. The perpetrator of the attack is unknown at this time.
According to the IRCR, the hackers managed to steal personal information from databases of at least... Read more
Hacker behind $600-million heist of Poly Network’s assets has returned the stolen crypto
Poly Network, the cross-chain decentralized finance platform provider, had about $600 million cryptocurrency stolen from it earlier this August. In a strange turn of events, the funds have all been returned.
The hack was first reported on August 10 and involved the theft of Ethereum, Polygon, an... Read more
Hacker offers access to C-level executives email accounts
On a closed-access underground forum used by Russian hackers, a cybercriminal is selling passwords for email accounts belonging to hundreds of C-level execs in companies all over the world. The forum is named Exploit.in and was discovered just last week.
The hacker is selling email, and password... Read more
Design tool Canva victim of proud hacker
At the end of last week, the design and marketing tool Canva became the victim of a hack. The service now advises users to change their password as a precaution.
Last weekend, Canva discovered a security problem. A hacker entered the system, and ran off with usernames and email addresses. Canva imme... Read more
Hacker empties out Git repositories and asks for ransom money
Hundreds of developers have fallen victim to a hacker who has cleared out the Git source repositories and replaced them with a ransom demand. The attacks seem to be coordinated across different hosting services, such as GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab.
The attacks started on Friday, reports ZDNet. It i... Read more
Hacker steals 932 million user data in two months
A hacker named Gnosticplayers has managed to steal 932 million user data from 44 companies in just two months. The hacker already talked to ZDNet in February about wanting to sell the data of over a billion users, writes the website.
Since mid-February, the hacker has been posting series of hacked ... Read more