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Trustjacking Exploit Abuses ITunes Feature To Spy On IOS Devices
21st Apr 2018 [48 hours ago] from PacketStormSecurity
Trustjacking Exploit Abuses iTunes Feature To Spy On iOS Devices
Teen Who Hacked Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Gets 2 Years In Prison
21st Apr 2018 [48 hours ago] from PacketStormSecurity
Teen Who Hacked Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Gets 2 Years In Prison
British Teen Hacker Who Rocked Top US Intelligence Officials Jailed For Cyber Terrorism
21st Apr 2018 [43 hours ago] from Topix
A British teenager who rocked the US intelligence community in a campaign of "cyber terrorism" has been jailed for up for two years. Between June 2015 and February 2016, he hacked email and phone accounts, accessing "extremely sensitive"...
No Coverage For Seafood Importer Netted In Phishing Scam
20th Apr 2018 [3 days ago] from Topix
On April 16, 2018, Beazley Group issued a report highlighting increased attacks on Microsofts cloud-based business products and services. The report stated that successful attacks typically are achieved by tricking employees into opening...
Facebooks New Data Policy: Answers To Your Privacy Questions - CNET
21st Apr 2018 [47 hours ago] from CNET News
We read through it since you probably wont.
Lazy Hackers Turn To Automated Attack Tools
17th Apr 2018 [5 days ago] from Topix
Cyber-attackers are turning to tools that automate the process of finding and hijacking vulnerable servers, a study has found. Put online by security firm Cybereason, the server was quickly found and hijacked in seconds by a bot that broke...
Several Australian Firms Face Cyber Attacks Blamed On Russia
19th Apr 2018 [4 days ago] from Topix
On Tuesday, up to 400 Australian companies were reportedly targeted by suspected Russian state-sponsored cyber attacks - a day after intelligence officials in the U.K. warned about possible cyber strikes by Moscow. The U.S., Britain and...
Apple Is Now Replacing Batteries For Cheaper MacBook Pro Laptops - CNET
21st Apr 2018 [44 hours ago] from CNET News
Certain MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar are eligible.
Bitcoin Heist Suspect Reportly Walked Out Of Low-Security Prison, Onto Flight
18th Apr 2018 [4 days ago] from PacketStormSecurity
Bitcoin Heist Suspect Reportly Walked Out Of Low-Security Prison, Onto Flight
NHS Website Defaced By Hackers
18th Apr 2018 [4 days ago] from PacketStormSecurity
NHS Website Defaced By Hackers
Flash! Ah-ahhh! WebEx Pwned For All Of Us!
18th Apr 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
Cisco issues critical patch to stop in-meeting attacks Cisco has patched a serious vulnerability in its WebEx software that lets an attacker remotely execute code on target machines via poisoned Flash files.…
LinkedIn Vulnerability Allowed User Data Harvesting
19th Apr 2018 [3 days ago] from SecurityWeek
LinkedIn recently patched a vulnerability that could have been exploited by malicious websites to harvest data from users’ profiles, including private information. read more
NDZ Blames Hackers After Tweet Claiming DA Plot In North West Chaos
21st Apr 2018 [38 hours ago] from Topix
Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has distanced herself from a tweet on her official Twitter account that accused Democratic Alliance members of bribing individuals to cause chaos in the North West province. The tweet,...
Ransomware, Stolen Data Or Malware: How Do Online Crooks Really Make Their Money?
20th Apr 2018 [3 days ago] from ZDNet
The cybercrime economy has "now become a kind of mirror image of contemporary capitalism", says paper.
Facebook Reportedly Looking To Design Its Own Chip - CNET
18th Apr 2018 [5 days ago] from CNET News
Social network may be joining the ranks of other tech giants seeking to reduce their dependence on chipmakers, Bloomberg reports.
Russia Dismisses Rare U.S.-British Warning On Hackers
18th Apr 2018 [5 days ago] from Topix
Russia has rejected allegations from the United States and Britain that Russian-backed hackers are escalating cyberattacks on American and British companies, government operations and infrastructure. "We dont know what these new accusations...
Hop To It, Bunnies: TaskRabbit Breach Means New Passwords
17th Apr 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
Repeat after The Vultures: dont re-use passwords IKEAs TaskRabbit app and Website, which links buyers with people skilled with Allen key experts and other errand-runners, remain offline a day after the company announced a data...
At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes
21st Apr 2018 [47 hours ago] from Yahoo News
Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent
IPhones, IPads Can Be Hacked Via Trustjacking Attack
18th Apr 2018 [4 days ago] from SecurityWeek
A feature that allows users to wirelessly sync their iPhones and iPads with iTunes can be abused by hackers to take control of iOS devices in what researchers call a “Trustjacking” attack. read more
Surge In Anonymous Asia Twitter Accounts Sparks Bot Fears
22nd Apr 2018 [32 hours ago] from SecurityWeek
Hong Kong - It has been jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation....
Popular Android Apps Leak User Data Via Third-Party SDKs
18th Apr 2018 [5 days ago] from SecurityWeek
Popular mobile applications that use third-party, ready-to-go advertising Software Development Kits (SDKs) expose user data by transmitting it over the insecure HTTP protocol, Kaspersky Lab warns. read more
Gold Galleon Hackers Target Shipping Industry
19th Apr 2018 [3 days ago] from Topix
Hackers have been targeting shipping companies in a series of attacks over the past year, according to new research from Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit, presented at the RSA Conference this week. Dell SecureWorks has dubbed the group...
Russian Hacker Warning: How To Protect Yourself From Network Attacks
17th Apr 2018 [6 days ago] from ZDNet
Consumers are urged to check their devices are secure - but how many devices are just forgotten about?
Atlanta Spending $2.7 Million On Ransomware Cyber Attack; Ransom Was $50,000
18th Apr 2018 [4 days ago] from Topix
The Atlanta skyline view from the 300-level concourse in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tuesday, as seen on Aug. 15, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The city of Atlanta is investigating a ransomware cyber attack that encrypted some personal...
Tech Firms Sign Accord Not To Aid Govt Cyber Attacks
17th Apr 2018 [6 days ago] from iTnews
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