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Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hacker Rewarded $70,000 for Finding Way to Bypass Google Pixel Phones’ Lock Screens

November 10, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Google has resolved a high-severity security issue affecting all Pixel smartphones that could be trivially exploited to unlock the devices. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-20465 and reported by security researcher David Schütz in June 2022, was remediated as part of […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Bed Bath & Beyond Investigating Data Breach After Employee Falls for Phishing Attack

November 1, 2022

Via: Security Week

Only few details have been shared by the retailer as the investigation is ongoing. The company explained that it became aware of unauthorized access to some data after an employee was targeted in a ‘phishing scam’ in October. The hacker […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Uber Says It’s Investigating a Potential Breach of Its Computer Systems

September 16, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Ride hailing giant Uber disclosed Thursday it’s responding to a cybersecurity incident involving a breach of its network and that it’s in touch with law enforcement authorities. The New York Times first reported the incident. The company pointed to its […]


Data loss, Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker claims access to Shanghai Covid app, threatens to sell data on millions of users

August 15, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A hacker claims to have breached Shanghai’s Covid app and stolen the personal user data found there According to a Reuters report, a cybercriminal going by the name XJP took to the hacker forum Breach Forums, to advertise a database […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Cisco has been hacked by a ransomware gang

August 11, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

U.S. networking giant Cisco Systems has been hacked, the company confirmed on Wednesday, after Yanluowang ransomware operators claimed the attack on their leak site. But according to Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence team, the breach resulted in the exfiltraton of inconsequential […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Hacker Claims Major Chinese Citizens’ Data Theft

July 5, 2022

Via: Security Week

A sample of 750,000 entries posted online by the hacker showed citizens’ names, mobile phone numbers, national ID numbers, addresses, birthdays and police reports they had filed. AFP and cybersecurity experts have verified some of the citizen data in the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Capital One identity theft hacker finally gets convicted

June 21, 2022

Via: Naked Security

Remember the Capital One breach? We did, though we felt sure it had happened a long time ago. Indeed, when we checked, it had: the story first broke almost three years ago, back in July 2019. At the time, the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

U.S. warns of North Korean hackers posing as IT freelancers

May 18, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Companies and other organizations should be careful when employing IT freelancers, lest they end up hiring North Korean hackers. The advice comes from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

U.K. Hacker Jailed for Spying on Children and Downloading Indecent Images

January 14, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A man from the U.K. city of Nottingham has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for illegally breaking into the phones and computers of a number of victims, including women and children, to spy on them and […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

How to avoid getting hacked in 2022?

December 30, 2021

Via: Panda Security

The chances of you being on the lookout for a New Year resolution are high! One of the most important resolutions worth considering for 2022 should be NOT to get hacked this year. There have been way too many high-end […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker Jailed for Stealing Millions of Dollars in Cryptocurrencies by SIM Hijacking

December 1, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A sixth member associated with an international hacking group known as The Community has been sentenced in connection with a multimillion-dollar SIM swapping conspiracy, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) said. Garrett Endicott, 22, from the U.S. state of Missouri, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

US Cryptocurrency Promoter Pleads Guilty to Advising NKorea

September 28, 2021

Via: Security Week

Virgil Griffith, who is based in Singapore, launched projects in 2018 to provide services to individuals in North Korea by developing and financing cryptocurrency structures, including cryptocurrency mining, according to the Southern District Court of New York. A ruling will […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Nigerian Threat Actor Targeting Aviation Industry Since 2018

September 20, 2021

Via: Security Week

Despite a lack of sophistication, the adversary has remained under the radar by keeping their operation small and through the use of off-the-shelf malware and of several cryptors bought on online forums. While focusing on the aviation industry, the adversary […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Pakistani man sentenced to 12 years of prison for his role in AT&T hacking scheme

September 20, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The Pakistani national Muhammad Fahd (35) was sentenced to 12 years of prison in the United States for his primary role in a seven-year scheme to illegally unlock nearly 2 million AT&T phones. Fahd was the mind behind a criminal […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

California Man Hacked iCloud Accounts to Steal Nude Photos

August 25, 2021

Via: Threat Post

A California man impersonated an Apple customer support technician in a socially engineered email campaign that stole people’s iCloud passwords to break into accounts and collected upwards of 620,000 private photos and videos. Hao Kuo Chi, 40, of La Puente, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Iranian Hackers Target Several Israeli Organizations With Supply-Chain Attacks

August 18, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

IT and communication companies in Israel were at the center of a supply chain attack campaign spearheaded by an Iranian threat actor that involved impersonating the firms and their HR personnel to target victims with fake job offers in an […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Threat actor claims to have stolen 1 TB of data belonging to Saudi Aramco

July 19, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Threat actors that goes online with the moniker ZeroX claim to have stolen 1 TB of sensitive data from the Saudi Arabian petroleum and natural gas giant end it is offering for sale it on multiple hacking forums. The oil […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker deposited $1M in a popular cybercrime marketplace to buy zero-day exploits

July 8, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

A threat actor that goes online with the name “integra” has deposited 26.99 Bitcoins on one of the cybercrime forums with the intent to purchase zero-day Exploits from other forum members, researchers from threat intelligence firm Cyble. According to the […]


Editorial

Thinking Like a Hacker (Ethically)—the Why and How

July 8, 2021

Via: John Mathews

Background In May 2017, 230 thousand computers were infected by a ransomware cryptoworm, called WannaCry—leading to roughly $100 million in damages, according to Infosecurity Magazine. The first of these attacks were first recorded in Europe at 3:24 am EDT, as […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Russian hacker Pavel Sitnikov arrested for distributing malware via Telegram

June 1, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Pavel Sitnikov (@Flatl1ne), a prominent figure of the hacking underground, was arrested earlier this month by Russian authorities on charges of distributing malware via his Freedom F0x Telegram channel. The Russian hacker is a member of multiple underground hacking communities […]