Tag Archives: cybersecurity

New WhatsApp Bug Could Have Let Hackers Secretly Install Spyware On Your Devices

whatsapp hacking vulnerability

The recent controversies surrounding the WhatsApp hacking haven’t yet settled, and the world’s most popular messaging platform could be in the choppy waters once again. The Hacker News has learned that last month WhatsApp quietly patched yet another critical vulnerability in its app that could have allowed attackers to remotely compromise …

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Two Arrested for Stealing $550,000 in Cryptocurrency Using Sim Swapping

SIM swap scam

It appears that at least the United States has started taking the threat of Sim Swapping attacks very seriously. Starting with the country’s first-ever conviction for ‘SIM Swapping’ this February, U.S. Department of Justice has since then announced charges against several individuals for involving in the scheme to siphon millions …

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New Group of Hackers Targeting Businesses with Financially Motivated Cyber Attacks

Malware Attack

Security researchers have tracked down activities of a new group of financially-motivated hackers that are targeting several businesses and organizations in Germany, Italy, and the United States in an attempt to infect them with backdoor, banking Trojan, or ransomware malware. Though the new malware campaigns are not customized for each …

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New ZombieLoad v2 Attack Affects Intel’s Latest Cascade Lake CPUs

ZombieLoad microarchitectural data sampling vulnerability

Zombieload is back. This time a new variant (v2) of the data-leaking side-channel vulnerability also affects the most recent Intel CPUs, including the latest Cascade Lake, which are otherwise resistant against attacks like Meltdown, Foreshadow and other MDS variants (RIDL and Fallout). Initially discovered in May this year, ZombieLoad is …

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Hackers Breach ZoneAlarm’s Forum Site — Outdated vBulletin to Blame

ZoneAlarm forum data breach

ZoneAlarm, an internet security software company owned by Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Technologies, has suffered a data breach exposing data of its discussion forum users, the company confirmed The Hacker News. With nearly 100 million downloads, ZoneAlarm offers antivirus software, firewall, and additional virus protection solutions to home PC …

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Rogue TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Data to Tech Support Scammers

trend micro insider threat data breach

Do you always uncomfortable trusting companies with your data? If so, you’re not alone. While companies do much to protect themselves from external threats, insiders always pose the highest risk to a company’s data. Unfortunately, when we say companies can’t eliminate insider threat completely, cybersecurity firms, who are meant to …

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Facebook Reveals New Data Leak Incident Affecting Groups’ Members

facebook groups data leak

Facebook today revealed yet another security incident admitting that roughly 100 app developers may have improperly accessed its users’ data in certain Facebook groups, including their names and profile pictures. In a blog post published Tuesday, Facebook said the app developers that unauthorizedly access this information were primarily social media …

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Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

hacking voice controllable devices with laser light

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the targeted device instead of using spoken words. Dubbed ‘Light Commands,’ the hack relies on a vulnerability in MEMS microphones embedded in …

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Watch Out IT Admins! Two Unpatched Critical RCE Flaws Disclosed in rConfig

rConfig network configuration management vulnerability

If you’re using the popular rConfig network configuration management utility to protect and manage your network devices, here we have an important and urgent warning for you. A cybersecurity researcher has recently published details and proof-of-concept exploits for two unpatched, critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in the rConfig utility, at …

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