WhatsApp vulnerability allows hackers to suspend your account
A newly-discovered flaw in the Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp can allow an attacker to suspend your account, using just your phone number. The proof-of-concept of this attack was developed by Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña.
It involves some pretty simple steps, where...
Facebook will not notify half-billion users affected by data leak
What's more, the tech giant is still refusing to do anything about the problem.
Facebook did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were recently made public in a database. Facebook had originally obtained the leaked details through the misuse of a feature before 2019. To make ...
Dutch hackers get 200k for finding critical security leaks in Zoom
Two Dutch hackers from Computest Security, Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade, have discovered critical security vulnerabilities in the video calling application Zoom. For discovering and reporting these critical security leaks, they will receive a reward of 200,000 dollars.
The security experts of ...
European Institutions were targeted in a cyber-attack
A spokesman claims the attackers did no serious damage.
Attackers hit a range of European Union institutions including the European Commission in a significant cyber attack last week, according to Reuters.
A spokesperson for the commission said that a number of EU bodies “experienced an IT ...
Hackers target LinkedIn users with fake job offers
Hacking group aims to infect users of the platform with malware
A group of malefactors calling themselves “Golden Chickens” is targeting LinkedIn users. They are enticing these professionals with offers of employment while really intending to infect those who respond with malware.
AP report: SolarWinds hack obtained emails of top DHS officials
The attack compromised high placed officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the Associated Press.
The AP reported this week that the widely reported SolarWinds hack actually compromised the emails of top U.S. DHS officials. The news service reports that suspected Russi...
OpenSSL patches high-severity take-down vulnerability
The most widely used software library for encrypting website and email encryption, OpenSSL, has patched several high-severity flaws that make it easy for hackers to completely shut down a lot of servers at the same time.
OpenSSL offers users tested cryptographic functions that implement Transpor...
German government agencies compromised by Exchange vulnerabilities
The state security authorities say 4 in 6 breaches represented a "possible compromise".
The recent wave of hacker attacks on Microsoft Exchange systems has now affected six German federal agencies, according to the German government's Office for Information Security. which goes by the German acr...
Google: Pandemic is causing bot attacks to increase
As more companies move online as a result of COVID-19, bot attacks are becoming more common.
Google is warning that bots are causing more problems for business. They also point out that many companies are failing to take bots seriously, and only focus on the most obvious types of attacks.
BlackBerry Threat Report details rise of COVID-19 exploitation
Blackberry says cyber criminals are becoming better at finding and targeting vulnerable organizations.
This week, Blackberry released their 2021 BlackBerry Threat Report. The report details a sharp increase in cyberthreats facing organizations since the onset of COVID-19.
The research shows ...
North Korea set to increase hacking attempts, experts say
COVID's impact on the DPRK is driving them to increase their hacking campaigns.
Experts expect North Korean hackers to launch more cyber attacks this year. The increase in attacks is due to the pressure North Korea is under both from the Coronavirus pandemic and food shortages.
North Korea's ...
DHS says SolarWinds hack was far more widespread than first thought
Agency confirms that 30% of the hack victims did not even use SolarWinds software.
Investigators have revealed the recent cyber attack that penetrated government agencies and blue-chip businesses may be far greater than first realized.
Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes first reported last week ...