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    Apple Extortion Attempt by Hackers Likely a Bluff

    An unknown hacking group is attempting to extract a $75,000 ransom from Apple, threatening to remotely wipe millions of devices using stolen account credentials unless the technology giant pays up by April 7. But there are doubts over the claims. The Turkish Crime Family, which apparently created a Twitter account in the past few days, […]

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    Backup Error Exposes 1.37 Billion-Record Spamming Database

    One of the world’s allegedly most prolific spamming operations inadvertently left backup databases accessible online, exposing upwards of 1.37 billion records and a raft of internal company information. Chris Vickery, a security researcher who works for the anti-virus company MacKeeper, discovered the databases, which belong to a US-based email and SMS marketing company called River […]

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    Cloudflare Coding Error Spills Sensitive Data

    A well-known Google security researcher discovered that Cloudflare was exposing chat messages, encryption keys, cookies, password manager data, hotel bookings and more. The content delivery network quickly confirmed the finding, traced it to a coding error involving just a single wrong character and put related remediations in place. But the leaked data had been cached […]

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    IRS: New Email Phishing Combines W-2 Theft, Wire Fraud

    The IRS is warning of one of the “most dangerous” kinds of phishing scams in which fraudsters are successfully tricking organizations into sending wage data on employees and then making fraudulent wire transfers. Some companies have already lost thousands of dollars to this fraud this year, the IRS says. The fraudsters have also widened their […]

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    Report: Russia Arrests Cybersecurity Official

    Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a top computer security official at the Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, on charges of treason. Sergei Mikhailov, deputy chief at the FSB’s Information Security Center – known as the CDC – has been accused of receiving money from “foreign organizations,” Russian daily newspaper Kommersant reports, citing unnamed […]

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    Memory-Resident Malware Creating Forensics Challenges

    Because attackers are now using memory-resident malware and tools that leave no trace on the disk, forensics experts must take a different approach to their investigations, says Christopher Novak, director of Verizon’s global investigative response unit. Organizations relying heavily on disk-based forensics may fail to detect breaches, he warns in part two of an interview […]

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    Notorious Shadow Brokers’ Group Now Selling Windows Hacking Tools

    Shadow Brokers is an emerging new group of black-hat hackers that has been making headlines lately for posting about prevailing vulnerabilities and exposing exploits out in the public. They became famous when they stole and sold “powerful” spying tools developed by the NSA (National Security Agency) and suspected of being used by another notorious group […]

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    Brazilian Gov’t Twitter account mistakenly posts social media passwords

    Earlier today, the official Twitter account of Brazilian government portal @PortalBrasil sent out an alert tweet to its 502,000 followers that “National Force will remain in the State of Rio Grande do Norte for 60 days,” but along with the tweet, came a Google Drive link which upon clicking took users to an excel file […]

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    Unprotected MongoDB: Medical Data of Veterans affected by sleep disorders leaked

    MongoDB database is being used by high-profile platforms worldwide but recently it is in the news for all the wrong reasons. It was just a couple of days ago when a researcher discovered a ransomware scam targeting Mongo users and now Chris Vickery and his research team at MacKeeper has discovered a database belonging to […]

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    What would be your reaction if you buy a new iPhone and find your phonebook filled with personal contact numbers of hundreds of A-List celebrities including Adele and Nick Grimshaw? This is not a fairy tale or fable because the same has actually happened to a female who bought brand new iPhone 5S. Sophie Highfield […]

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    The Miami Beach City Hall’s Sun Trust Bank is in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to reports, malicious cyber-criminals were stealing cash from the bank since the summer of 2016 and the theft remained unnoticed until now. Too late now since the bank has already lost $3.6million. It is being speculated that […]

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    Twitter account of the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli aka pharma bro has been suspended by Twitter after a series of tweets harassing Lauren Duca, an American freelance writer & reporter. It all started when Shkreli started tagging Duca in his tweets and even changed his bio to “I have a small crush […]

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    Hacker Who DDoSed Boston Hospital for OpJustina Facing Charges

    Earlier last week on Wednesday, a hacker by the name of Martin Gottesfeld was charged with targeting Boston Children’s Hospital and the Wayside Youth Family Support for a series of DDoS attacks. The Washington Times report suggests that another formal indictment will be made against him next week by the U.S Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler. The […]