Crypto exchange company Binance lost more than $40 million worth of bitcoin to hackers in a large-scale security breach, the CEO said on Tuesday. The Binance hack poses a question: is cryptocurrency safe?
Security May 9, 2019
The investigation Jeff Bezos ordered when The National Enquirer threatened him with private text and photos has concluded that Saudi hacked the Amazon CEO’s phone. No proof yet whether these two are linked, though.
Security April 1, 2019
Hackers have stolen about 773 million email addresses and over 21 million passwords in a massive data breach dubbed Collection #1. Here's how to check if you're affected.
Internet January 20, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Nintendo is reportedly shipping new Switch unit with upgraded protections. The patched systems are allegedly more resistant to hacking attempts, such as the infamous Fusée Gelée exploit.
Video Games July 12, 2018
Game streaming service Rainway noticed hundreds of thousands of error reports related to adware attacking certain users. The company discovered that the victims all downloaded a 'Fortnite' cheating app, which secretly included malware that infected their computers.
Video Games July 6, 2018
A South Korean 'Overwatch' hacker is facing jail time for a hacking tool that he created for the massively popular multiplayer shooter. Blizzard has been working with the Seoul National Police Agency to eliminate 'Overwatch' cheating.
Video Games June 26, 2018
A new attack on a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange caused the value of Bitcoin to drop. Coinrail confirmed that it was hacked but did not specify the exact value of what was stolen.
Business Tech June 14, 2018
Cisco Talos has determined that the router malware VPNFilter is more dangerous and widespread than first thought. There isn't much to do but to install the latest firmware updates and perform a factory reset on routers.
Security June 7, 2018
President Donald Trump uses two iPhones, one for phone calls and one for Twitter. He is reportedly refusing to follow security measures that will protect his phones from hacking.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 23, 2018
PUBG has formally announced the arrest of 15 hackers in China after being suspected of developing cheating tools. The game has been facing rampant cheating by players in China.
Video Games April 30, 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
A Project Zero researcher found critical flaws in two uTorrent versions, which would leave users vulnerable to hacking and snooping. Fixes are on the way, but you might want to stop using uTorrent in the meantime.
Security February 22, 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
Attackers took advantage of Google’s advertising platform to put cryptomining currency code inside YouTube ads. The perpetrators primarily used Coinhive to facilitate the attacks, a controversial subscription service.
Security January 27, 2018
Hackers on the same Wi-Fi network as Tinder users can now gain access to their photos. This is because Tinder doesn't use HTTPS encryption for information such as images.
Apps/Software January 26, 2018
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Lookout have uncovered Dark Caracal, a global spying operation that has compromised thousands of Android smartphones and Windows computers in 21 countries. Further investigations revealed that the hackers may be nation-state actors.
Security January 19, 2018
Intel’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is on the way. At his CES 2018 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich promised 90 percent of the affected chips will be patched this week, and the rest by end of January.
Security January 9, 2018
A notorious hacking group recently shared an upcoming Nintendo Switch exploit that is allegedly future-proof. Team-Xecuter likewise hinted that their hack will be released soon.
Video Games January 5, 2018
'Bloodborne' hackers used datamining to dig through the game's files to find hidden bosses. New dungeons were found containing bosses that weren't used in the game.
Video Games January 3, 2018
A mysterious add-on named Looking Glass 1.0.3 started appearing in Mozilla Firefox browsers earlier this week. Users thought they were hacked, but it was just a marketing stunt for the 'Mr. Robot' TV show.
Security December 17, 2017
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
Uber paid two hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a massive data breach, current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has admitted. Fifty-seven million driver and rider accounts were put at risk.
Security November 22, 2017
Phishing has been ranked above keylogging and third-party breaches as the biggest online threat. Google says that hackers have stolen 12 million credentials using the method between March 2016 and March 2017.
Security November 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
Google's new Advanced Protection Program is out to protect you online from malware, hacking, phishing, and any other method of stealing your personal and sensitive information.
Security October 18, 2017
Researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK, which allows other nasties, including connection hijacking and malicious injection. It lets attackers monitor traffic between computers and wireless access points.
Security October 17, 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
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
Over 3 TB of data were stolen from Vevo by OurMine and uploaded online briefly. It wasn’t supposed to be published publicly, but Vevo made a huge mistake.
Security September 16, 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
Turns out hacking voice assistants is an easy thing to do. A group of researchers discovered that ultrasonic frequencies inaudible to humans can be used as a way to access voice-enabled assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana.
Security September 7, 2017
Hackers have gotten ahold of accounts and email addresses of 6 million Instagram users, reports claim. The hackers created a database called Doxagram that lets you pull data at $10 per search.
Security September 2, 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
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