For Sale: 533 million Facebook users’ records
A hacking forum is offering a database containing more than 533 million Facebook users’ details. The database was first noticed by Alon Gal, the Chief Technology Officer of Hudson Rock on April 3rd and was posted by a user called TomLiner on Raid Forums.
It claims that the information includes... Read more
North Korean hackers are now targeting security researchers
Google's Threat Analysis Group warned on Monday that North Korean threat groups have been targeting security researchers who work on vulnerability research and development in various organizations and companies.
The campaign involves threat actors who established a research blog and even created... Read more
Worldwide ransom DDoS extortionists return in a new wave of attacks
Security researchers have revealed that a ransom DDoS campaign is underway, targeting organizations all over the world. A cybersecurity alert by Radware indicates that the first wave of these attacks started in August. However, the DDoS campaigns were aimed at companies again, in the last week of D... Read more
Ticketmaster to pay $10 million to settle hacking charges
Imagine being a company that got hacked and then hacked others. That is Ticketmaster Entertainment for you. In 2018, Ticketmaster UK was hacked and is one of the earliest companies hit by the Magecart attacks.
The information stolen included addresses, names, phone numbers, payment details, and ... Read more
Finnish Parliament was hacked and MPs’ emails breached
The Finnish Parliament stated that hackers breached its internal IT system and gained access to email accounts belonging to members of parliament (MPs). Finland’s government officials said that the attack happened in the fall of 2020 and was not discovered until this month by the IT staff that ru... Read more
Google and Microsoft join Facebook’s legal battle against NSO
Tech giants file "friend of the court" brief that describes the Israeli firm as a menace.
Tech giants including Microsoft and Google joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO, according to Reuters. The firms filed an amicus brief in federal court that claimed NSO's tools were ... Read more
Trump downplays attack on federal agencies, blames China not Russia
Over the weekend, President Trump downplayed a serious cyberattack aimed at several US federal government agencies. Not only is the downplaying of this attack a strange approach to take, but also contradicts what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said about the hack.
In a public address, Pompeo lin... Read more
Android apps still exposed to a severe bug that was fixed in April
Security researchers have seen major Android apps vulnerable to a known flaw that gives attackers access to the users' phones and data. According to the research, the apps affected are some of the most used and well-known kind.
The affected apps include Bumble, Grindr, OkCupid, Cisco Teams, Moov... Read more
Hackers are using old techniques with a twist to great effect
Being a cybercriminal means being creative and coming up with new ways to breach a network. Usually, some innovation allows the breach of a system. However, while some of the actors out there are working on new ways to get into networks, others use time-tested methods.
In a new report by K... Read more
‘NAT Slipstreaming’ Allows Attackers to Remotely Bypass Firewall
Attackers can remotely access any TCP/UDP service bound to a victim machine just by the victim visiting a website.
Research over the weekend has demonstrated a new NAT-based hacking technique. This technique allows an attacker to bypass firewall protection and remotely access any TCP/UDP servi... Read more