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Hackers Can Use Microsoft Customer Support To Read Private E-Mails

Microsoft confirmed that hackers targeted a limited number of e-mail accounts on Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook. It assured its users that it takes data protection very seriously, and it is currently investigating the issue.

Microsoft April 17, 2019

Medtronic Admits Hackers Can Take Over Implanted Cardiac Defibrillators

Hundreds of thousands of Medtronic heart devices were flagged for security flaws. The vulnerabilities can allow hackers and cyber attackers to access and modify the devices.

Medicine March 25, 2019

Hackers Who Cracked Tesla Model 3 Security In Competition Win Electric Car And $375K

Tesla awarded a group of hackers an electric car and $375,000 after it successfully exposed the vulnerabilities of the Tesla Model 3. The hackers used a JIT bug in the renderer to penetrate the infotainment system of the vehicle.

Car Tech March 24, 2019

Nintendo Switch Online Hack Arrives Less Than A Day After Launch: Play Your Own ROMs On NES Emulator

Nintendo Switch Online was already hacked within a day since its Sept. 18 launch. Hackers figured out that they can add and play their own ROMs on the service's NES emulator.

Video Games September 21, 2018

Google Hacked By Own Employee: Vulnerability Found In Supposedly Secure Doors Of Sunnyvale Campus

The supposedly secure key card-enabled doors of Google's Sunnyvale campus were hacked. Fortunately, it was a Google employee with no ill intentions, but it again raises concerns over Internet of Things security.

Google September 4, 2018

Apple Hacked By Teenager Who Placed 90 GB Of Secure Files In A Folder Named 'Hacky Hack Hack'

A 16-year-old hacker pleaded guilty to infiltrating Apple's servers. The Australian student accessed customer accounts and stole 90 GB worth of secure files, which he amusingly placed in a folder named 'hacky hack hack.'

Apple August 17, 2018

Android Exploit Uses SD Cards: Here's How To Protect Yourself Against 'Man-In-The-Disk' Attacks

Cybersecurity firm Check Point discovered that hackers may take advantage of Android apps that wrongly use external storage such as SD cards. Here's how 'man-in-the-disk' attacks work, and how to protect yourself against them.

Security August 13, 2018

HP Bug Bounty Program Will Pay Up To $10,000 For Hacking Printers

The HP bug bounty program, the first of its kind in the printer industry, is offering as much as $10,000. Hackers who sign up look for software vulnerabilities, which attackers may use to infiltrate wider networks.

Security August 1, 2018

Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.

Google July 13, 2018

Hackers Steal 600 Gallons Of Fuel From A Gas Station In Detroit

Hackers stole hundreds of gallons of fuel from a gas station in downtown Detroit via hacking. Not much is known about the method they used, but it’s believed they took advantage of a vulnerability present in internet-connected devices.

Security July 10, 2018

North Korea Hackers Use Android Apps With Malware To Harass Defectors

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

'Fortnite' Players Facing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Fraudulent Charges

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

1Password's New Feature Lets You Check If Your Password Has Been Stolen

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

Smart TVs Are Vulnerable To Hackers And Collect Too Much Data, Consumer Reports Says

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 Warns The World Of Super Dangerous VPN Bug: Here's What It Does

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

Google Shuts Down Hackers Who Hijacked YouTube Ads For Cryptocurrency Mining

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

Mirai Botnet Creators Plead Guilty: Here's What The 3 Hackers Did And What Awaits Them

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

Some HP Laptops Have A Hidden Keylogger That Hackers Can Activate

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

Eavesdropper Bug Discovered In Almost 700 iOS And Android Apps: Careless Developers To Blame

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

Hackers Can Use iOS Apps With Camera Access To Spy On iPhone Owners

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

Google Is Paying $1,000 For Every Malware Or Security Issue Found On Popular Third-Party Apps

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

SNES Classic Edition Hacked: You Can Now Add More Games To The Retro Console, At Your Own Risk

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

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Secrets With The Help Of Kaspersky Antivirus Software

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

Every Single Yahoo Account Hacked In 2013 Security Breach: Here's What You Should Do

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

iPhone Hacking Tool Used By FBI In San Bernardino Case Will Remain A Secret

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

Apple Launches macOS High Sierra With Massive Security Risk That Allows Hackers To Steal Passwords

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 CCleaner Hack Goes Deeper: Malware Targeted Microsoft, Google, And Other Major Tech Companies

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

CCleaner Users, Update Right Now: Hackers Injected Malware Into The App, Infecting 2.3 Million

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

Equifax Hackers Demand $2.66 Million Ransom For Stolen Information, With Sept. 15 Deadline

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

Hackers Infect Computer With Malware Encoded In Strand Of DNA: Should We All Panic?

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

WannaCry Hero's Dark Past Comes Back To Haunt Him? Cybersecurity Expert Arrested For Allegedly Unleashing Banking Malware

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

Amazon Echo Hack Can Make The Smart Speaker Spy On You: Here's How To Keep Yourself Safe

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 Hacked: 1.5 TB Of Data Stolen, Including Script For Unreleased 'Game Of Thrones' Episode

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

Hacker Group Anonymous Claims NASA On Verge Of Making Alien Life Announcement

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

Password Manager OneLogin Hacked: Attacker May Also Have Acquired A Way To Unlock Encrypted Data

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

Hackers Leak Private Photos Of Celebrities From Plastic Surgery Clinic

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

Binge Watchers, Beware: Hackers Are Using Subtitle Files To Spread Malware And Take Over Computers

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 Hold 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Hostage: Will Disney Pay The Ransom?

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 Calls Out NSA For Stockpiling Cybersecurity Secrets: WannaCry Ransomware Should Serve As 'Wake-Up Call'

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 Inject Malware Into Video App HandBrake For Mac: How To Check If Your Computer Is Compromised

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

Hackers Upload Stolen 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 5: Other TV Shows And Movies Next?

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

Hacker Steals Unreleased 5th Season Of 'Orange Is The New Black' And Blackmails Netflix

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

Hackers Vow to Crack The Nintendo Switch, Despite $20,000 Bug Bounty

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 Starts Investigation On Possible Security Breach: Customers, Check Your Credit Card Statements

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

Hackers Set Off 156 Dallas Emergency Sirens, Caused Late-Night Panic: Smart Cities To Have Security Issues?

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

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