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Shoddy Code is Behind Many of the Biggest Recent Data Breaches

It’s an unfortunate side effect of our current tech landscape that we’ve become desensitized to news of another major corporation suffering a massive data breach. They happen all too often, for far too avoidable reasons, and companies refuse to learn their lessons. Although there are a variety of factors that […]

Malicious websites have been quietly hacking iPhones for years, says Google

Google reveals malicious websites were secretly used to hack into iPhones for years Security researchers at Google have discovered a series of hacked websites that were delivering malware designed to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. These websites, which were visited thousands of times a week, […]

Russian hackers are using IOT devices to compromise corporate networks, warns Microsoft

Microsoft detected Russian hackers targeting VoIP phones, printers, and video decoders to breach secure networks Russian state-sponsored hackers are using vulnerable office internet of things (IoT) devices to breach enterprise or corporate networks, Microsoft announced on Monday. The OS maker stated that the Russian hacking group known as Strontium (also […]

Capital One Data Breach: 100 million customers exposed in massive hack

100 million customers personal data exposed in Capital One data breach Capital One, the Virginia-based bank with a popular credit card business, on Monday, announced that a hacker gained access to more than 100 million of its customer accounts and credit card applications resulting in a massive data breach. According […]

Russian FSB Intel Agency Contractor Hacked, Secret Projects Exposed

Hackers steal massive trove of Russian-spy agency data and leak it to the media Hackers broke into the server of a major contractor for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and stole 7.5 terabytes of data in what is possibly “the largest data leak in the history of the work […]

Israeli firm can steal your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are vulnerable to malware from an Israeli firm Israel-based cybersecurity company, NSO Group has developed a surveillance tool that can obtain user data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft servers, according to The Financial Times. NSO Group, whose software product was used to hack […]

Florida City Pays Out $460,000 To Ransomware Hackers

Florida Lake City fires IT employee after paying $460k ransom in malware attack Lake Metropolis, Florida on Monday voted to pay 42 Bitcoins (or about $460,000) to hackers after a ransomware attack that crippled the city’s computer systems, according to a report by ZDNet. The city described the incident as […]

Anonymous hacker sentenced after dropping USB while throwing Molotov cocktail

Hacker Who Threw ‘Molotov Cocktail’ At A Bank Gets Exposed After Leaving Flash Drive A Belgium hacker was sentenced to eighteen months in prison after his USB drive was found at the scene of a Molotov cocktail attack on a bank in 2014, reports ZDNet. The accused, a 35-year-old man […]