Archive for the ‘Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks’ Category

ShinyHunters Is a Hacking Group on a Data Breach Spree

May 21st, 2020
In the first two weeks of May, they've hit the dark web, hawking 200 million stolen records from over a dozen companies.

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The Nigerian Fraudsters Ripping Off the Unemployment System

May 19th, 2020
Security researchers have spotted the “Scattered Canary” group scamming vital benefits programs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Web Giants Scrambled to Head Off a Dangerous DDoS Technique

May 19th, 2020
Firms like Google and Cloudflare raced to prevent an amplification attack that threatened to take down large portions of the internet with just a few hundred devices.

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Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked Too

May 18th, 2020
New research shows vulnerabilities in popular cold-storage options that would have revealed their PINs.

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The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

May 12th, 2020
At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story. 

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Thunderbolt Flaws Expose Millions of PCs to Hands-On Hacking

May 11th, 2020
The so-called Thunderspy attack takes less than five minutes to pull off with physical access to a device, and it affects any PC manufactured before 2019.

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LockBit Is the New Ransomware for Hire

May 3rd, 2020
A recent infection, which managed to plunder a company's network within hours, demonstrates why the malware has become so prevalent.

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Reveals Ransomware’s Long Game

April 28th, 2020
Hackers laid the groundwork months ago for attacks. Now they're flipping the switch.

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How Spies Snuck Malware Into the Google Play Store—Again and Again

April 28th, 2020
Malicious Android apps from the so-called PhantomLance campaign targeted hundreds of users, and at least two slipped past Google's defenses.

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Sneaky Zero-Click Attacks Are a Hidden Menace

April 24th, 2020
Hacks that can play out without any user interaction may be more common than we realize, in part because they’re so difficult to detect.

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