Category: Hacker

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Identity theft

Customers reporting OnePlus payment website was hacked and reported credit card fraud

January 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Several customers of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. OnePlus claim to have been the victim of fraudulent credit card transactions after making purchases on the company webstore. A large number of OnePlus users claim to have been the victim of fraudulent […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Hacker

Nissan Canada Informs 1.1 Million Customers of Data Breach

December 22, 2017

Via: Security Week

Nissan Canada revealed on Thursday that the personal information of some customers may have been compromised as a result of a data breach discovered by the company on December 11. The incident affects individuals who have financed their vehicles through […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Europol releases dramatic video of Romanians arrested for spreading CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

As part of an extensive law enforcement operation called “Bakovia,” Romanian authorities on Wednesday arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States using the infamous Ransomware-as-a-Service model leveraging two of the […]

Hacker, Network security, Privacy protection

‘Starwars’ is a ‘dangerous’ password to use, says SplashData

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

‘Starwars’ is one of the newest additions to 2017’s Worst Passwords of the Year list, as determined by SplashData in its annual report. According to the company’s CEO, this password is “dangerous.” Millions continue to use easily guessable passwords despite […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Word slams the door on DDEAUTO malware attacks

December 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Remember the DDEAUTO vulnerability? DDEAUTO, short for automatic dynamic data exchange, is a command you can put right inside the data of an Office file to get it to pull data out of another file. According to Microsoft’s official documentation, […]

Access control, Hacker, Virus & Malware

Leaky Windows 10 password manager allows hackers to steal your data

December 18, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

A noted Google developer has discovered a troubling flaw in a popular password manager that Windows 10 installs by default. Hackers could get their hands on user passwords via clickjacking and/or malicious code-injection techniques. Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Hacker

Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

December 15, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

A proposed new law could make it legal for companies to hack back against attacker. But will it work? Destruction, loss of data, intellectual property theft, fraud, embezzlement, disruption to business, restoration—globally, the costs of dealing with hacking are staggering. […]

Hacker, Network security

Hacking bitcoin and blockchain

December 12, 2017

Via: CSO Online

It is hard to turn on the television or read a tech blog without getting inundated with stories about bitcoin or blockchain. The biggest reason bitcoin is so popular is its nearly 2,000 percent increase in price over the last […]


Elite U.S. Government Hacker Charged With Taking Secret Information

December 4, 2017

Via: Security Week

A member of the US National Security Agency’s elite hacking team has been charged with illegally removing top secret materials, in an embarrassing breach for the crucial electronic espionage body. The Justice Department said Friday that Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, […]

Hacker, Mobile security

North Korea’s Lazarus Group Evolves Tactics, Goes Mobile

November 21, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The group believed to be behind the Sony breach and attacks on the SWIFT network pivots from targeted to mass attacks. The Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking team thought to be behind last year’s attacks on the SWIFT financial […]