A North Korea hacking team used Google Play Store apps with malware to track, threaten, and blackmail people who escaped from the authoritarian country. The defectors were invited to download the seemingly innocent apps through Facebook.
Security May 20, 2018
Some 'Fortnite' players took to Reddit and the 'Fortnite' forum to report that hackers accessed their accounts and made fraudulent charges. Epic Games says it's aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
Security March 14, 2018
Users subscribed to 1Password can now try out a new security function. The service can now check if a password has been compromised or not.
Apps/Software February 24, 2018
An investigation by Consumer Reports revealed that smart TVs by Samsung and Roku carry easy-to-find flaws that hackers can exploit. The study also found that the internet-connected appliances may be collecting too much information from its viewers.
Smart Home February 8, 2018
Cisco released a security advisory for a dangerous VPN bug discovered by NCC Group. The vulnerability found in the WebVPN feature of the company's Adaptive Security Appliance software may be exploited by hackers to take full control of systems.
Security January 31, 2018
Hackers hijacked YouTube ads to exploit users' CPUs for cryptocurrency mining, but YouTube addressed the issue. The company says it blocked the malicious ads and removed the attackers from its platform.
Google January 29, 2018
Three hackers have pleaded guilty to the creation and operation of the Mirai botnet. The botnet, a collection of internet-connected devices, was sued to take down large parts of the internet in October 2016.
Security December 14, 2017
A security researcher discovered that HP laptops come with hidden keylogger software that hackers can activate if they gain physical access to the target device. HP confirmed that the keylogger is present in more than 460 models of its laptops.
Security December 12, 2017
Mobile security firm Appthority discovered a new vulnerability among iOS and Android apps that it named the Eavesdropper bug. The blame for the security mishap are the careless developers of the nearly 700 affected apps.
Security November 10, 2017
A security researcher discovered that hackers can abuse iOS permissions to have apps secretly take pictures and record videos using the iPhone's cameras. How can you protect yourself against this new iOS privacy problem?
Apple October 29, 2017
Need $1,000? Google has announced that it’s going to pay developers who can spot security vulnerabilities in some apps available on the Play Store. The program includes remote-code-execution vulnerabilities and proof of concepts on Android 4.4 or higher.
Security October 21, 2017
The SNES Classic Edition has been hacked, just over a week after its launch. Owners of the retro console can now add more titles to its games line-up, including 'Chrono Trigger,' 'ActRaiser,' and 'Earthworm Jim'.
Video Games October 8, 2017
Hackers working for the Russian government were able to steal classified documents from the NSA after a contractor placed the files on his home computer, which was running Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Did the security company work with the hackers?
Security October 6, 2017
An August 2013 Yahoo security breach, which was said to have exposed 1 billion users, is now believed to have compromised all 3 billion Yahoo accounts at the time. If you think you are affected, here's what you should do.
Security October 4, 2017
A federal court ruled that the FBI can keep the vendor and price of its iPhone hacking tool a secret. The tool was used to unlock the iPhone 5C of one of the shooters of the 2015 San Bernardino tragedy.
Apple October 2, 2017
A former NSA hacker revealed a vulnerability that allows hackers to steal passwords stored in a Mac computer just as Apple launched macOS High Sierra. What can users do to protect themselves from the exploit?
Apple September 26, 2017
The recently reported CCleaner hack affected 2.3 million users, but those people were not the real targets. The hackers were found to be targeting major tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, with the second stage of the attack.
Security September 22, 2017
Users of the popular Windows app CCleaner should immediately check if the software installed in their computers are of the latest version. Hackers have compromised one version of the program by injecting malware into its official installation package.
Security September 18, 2017
The Equifax hackers have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, or about $2.66 million, by Sept. 15. The victims of the Equifax data breach should safeguard their information, whether or not Equifax pays the ransom.
Security September 10, 2017
A team of biologists and security researchers used DNA encoded with malware to compromise a computer. Should we all panic now that hackers are moving from exploiting computers to exploiting the human body?
Security August 11, 2017
Marcus Hutchins, the man credited for stopping the spread of the WananCry ransomware in May, has been arrested by the FBI. Hutchins allegedly created, maintained, and sold a banking malware in the past.
Security August 4, 2017
A newly discovered Amazon Echo hack can allow attackers to receive all the audio recorded by the smart speaker's microphone. Here's how you can stay safe from spying Amazon Echo devices.
Smart Home August 1, 2017
HBO confirmed that it suffered a cyberattack, with hackers stealing 1.5 TB worth of data. The hackers have uploaded episodes of 'Ballers' and 'Room 104,' along with written material connected to the next episode of 'Game of Thrones.'
Security July 31, 2017
A YouTube video believed to come from the hacker group Anonymous claimed that NASA may soon announce the existence of alien life. Do scientists support the idea that intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations really exist?
Space June 26, 2017
OneLogin suffered a security breach that potentially compromised customer data. Making the attack potentially much more damaging is that the hacker may have also acquired a decrpytion method for encrypted data.
Security June 2, 2017
A group of hackers attacked a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic and released private client information, along with personal photos including nude pictures. The hacking group, identified as the ‘Tsar Team,’ demands Bitcoin ransom in exchange for the sensitive stolen data.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017
Security researchers have discovered an exploit in various media players that allow hackers to use subtitles in spreading malware and taking over computers. Here are the affected apps, and how you can protect yourself from the subtitles hack.
Apps/Software May 24, 2017
Digital pirates are holding a stolen copy of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' as hostage. If Disney does not pay the ransom, the hackers will release the fifth film in the franchise online.
Movies/TV Shows May 16, 2017
Microsoft called out the National Security Agency for stockpiling cybersecurity vulnerabilities that led to the massively damaging WannaCry ransomware attacks. The company believes that the technology industry, customers, and governments need to team up against hackers.
Microsoft May 15, 2017
Hackers were able to compromise one of the download mirrors for the Mac version of the popular open source video transcoder app HandBrake. Users who recently downloaded the software are advised to check if their computer has been infected with malware.
Security May 9, 2017
A group of hackers known as The Dark Overlord has uploaded the first 10 episodes of the unreleased fifth season of Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black.' Will TV shows and movies from other studios and networks be leaked next?
Movies/TV Shows April 30, 2017
A hacker claimed that he has stolen the fifth season of 'Orange is the New Black,' which is scheduled for a June 9 release. The hacker is threatening to leak the episodes unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount as ransom.
Movies/TV Shows April 29, 2017
Nintendo recently expanded its bug bounty program, offering up to $20,000 to those who would report Nintendo Switch exploits and vulnerabilities. Hackers, however, are confident that they will still be able to break open the hybrid console.
Video Games April 14, 2017
GameStop has launched an investigation into an alleged security breach that compromised the credit card information of its online customers. Hackers were said to have posted the stolen data for sale on the black market.
Security April 10, 2017
Dallas emergency sirens were set off by hackers, causing residents of the city to panic due to the possibility of an attack and flood 911 with thousands of calls.
Security April 9, 2017
The Department of Justice is accusing four people of being participants in the hacking attacks launched against Yahoo. The data breaches, which affected over a billion users, were previously claimed to be connected with the Russian government.
Security March 15, 2017
The documents uploaded by WikiLeaks on the alleged hacking tools of the CIA revealed that the agency can supposedly breach the control systems of vehicle to carry out undetectable assassinations. Should the public worry?
Car Tech March 11, 2017
CloudPets join the ranks of toys targetted by hackers. Multiple toy hacking incidents add children's toys to the list of hacker-vulnerable devices along with medical devices and smart home appliances.
Security March 3, 2017
Yahoo reveals new information regarding the 2015 and 2016 data breach, and it should make users really worried. Counterfeit cookies were used to breeze through security protocols.
Security February 19, 2017
A malware named “Operation BugDrop” has been used by the hackers for collecting information and data from Ukrainian business. The bug was first discovered by intelligence firm CyberX.
Security February 19, 2017
The Wi-Fi-connected My Friend Cayla doll could be used by hackers to spy on children, so has been banned in Germany with parents advised to destroy the to
Security February 17, 2017
Hackers have been able to install RetroArch, a program used to emulate several retro consoles, into the NES Classic Edition. This allows it to run games for other classic devices such as the SNES, Sega Genesis and Game Boy.
Video Games February 11, 2017
To understand how to protect quantum computing networks from threats, researchers from the University of Ottawa became hackers themselves, uncovering clues in the process to bolster hacking protection for next-generation computing systems.
Material Science February 7, 2017
Anonymous, the famous hacker group, has staked claims that it has sensitive information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The group is yet to reveal how it plans to share the information.
Internet January 18, 2017
The outgoing Obama administration has issued sanctions and expulsions over allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential elections. Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, decided not to retaliate, and here's why.
Security December 31, 2016