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WIRED
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

The Ticketmaster Data Breach May Be Just the Beginning

Snowflake, a popular cloud provider, faced a cyber threat targeting customer accounts, leading to potential data breaches for various companies. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Information security

Spyware app pcTattletale was hacked and its website defaced | TechCrunch

A consumer-grade spyware app, pcTattletale, was hacked with internal data made public by the hacker responsible. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
Information security

These are the 10 most common 4-digit PIN numbers - are you at risk of a cyberattack?

Weak and common PIN numbers make accounts vulnerable to hacking. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

China poses genuine and increasing cyber security risk to UK, says GCHQ director | Computer Weekly

China poses a significant cyber threat to the UK and other western countries. [ more ]
Hot for Security
1 month ago
Information security

Prison for cybersecurity expert selling private videos from inside 400,000 homes

A cybersecurity expert in South Korea illegally accessed and distributed private videos from vulnerable wallpad cameras in 400,000 households. [ more ]
Hot for Security
2 months ago
Information security

Hacker posts fake story about Ukrainians trying to kill Slovak President

The importance of cybersecurity measures and vigilance in protecting IT systems from malicious hackers. [ more ]
WIRED
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

The Ticketmaster Data Breach May Be Just the Beginning

Snowflake, a popular cloud provider, faced a cyber threat targeting customer accounts, leading to potential data breaches for various companies. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Information security

Spyware app pcTattletale was hacked and its website defaced | TechCrunch

A consumer-grade spyware app, pcTattletale, was hacked with internal data made public by the hacker responsible. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
Information security

These are the 10 most common 4-digit PIN numbers - are you at risk of a cyberattack?

Weak and common PIN numbers make accounts vulnerable to hacking. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

China poses genuine and increasing cyber security risk to UK, says GCHQ director | Computer Weekly

China poses a significant cyber threat to the UK and other western countries. [ more ]
Hot for Security
1 month ago
Information security

Prison for cybersecurity expert selling private videos from inside 400,000 homes

A cybersecurity expert in South Korea illegally accessed and distributed private videos from vulnerable wallpad cameras in 400,000 households. [ more ]
Hot for Security
2 months ago
Information security

Hacker posts fake story about Ukrainians trying to kill Slovak President

The importance of cybersecurity measures and vigilance in protecting IT systems from malicious hackers. [ more ]
morecybersecurity
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Securing your digital playground: A guide to online gaming security

Gaming exposes individuals to cyber threats like hacking, malware, identity theft, and scams, necessitating precautions for protection. [ more ]
#bitcoin
Coindesk
1 month ago
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin DeFi Tool Alex Lab Loses $4.3M in Hack, Offers 10% Bounty for Stolen Funds

Bitcoin DeFi app ALEX Lab lost $4.3 million in tokens due to private key compromise in bridging service. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

SIM swapping: the simple way that hackers took over the SEC's X Account

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked and a false announcement about approving bitcoin ETFs was posted, causing a temporary spike in the price of bitcoin.
The hackers used a relatively simple scam called SIM swapping to gain access to the SEC's Twitter account and post the fraudulent announcement. [ more ]
Futurism
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC Twitter Account Hacked to Post Fake Bitcoin News

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked, causing a false announcement about the approval of a Bitcoin ETF and leading to a temporary spike in Bitcoin's price.
The incident highlights the volatility of Bitcoin and the anticipation of a potential SEC announcement regarding a spot Bitcoin ETF. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin surges after US regulator X account hack DW 01/10/2024

Bitcoin price briefly spiked after fake announcement of ETF approval
SEC describes social media post as unauthorized and hacked [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Tech industry

How a Hack of the S.E.C.'s Social Media Account Caused a Bitcoin Frenzy, Briefly

The SEC announced approval of a new investment product tracking the price of Bitcoin, but it was later revealed that the agency's account had been hacked.
The security breach highlights the ongoing pursuit of a Bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF), with many speculating about the timing of its approval. [ more ]
Coindesk
1 month ago
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin DeFi Tool Alex Lab Loses $4.3M in Hack, Offers 10% Bounty for Stolen Funds

Bitcoin DeFi app ALEX Lab lost $4.3 million in tokens due to private key compromise in bridging service. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

SIM swapping: the simple way that hackers took over the SEC's X Account

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked and a false announcement about approving bitcoin ETFs was posted, causing a temporary spike in the price of bitcoin.
The hackers used a relatively simple scam called SIM swapping to gain access to the SEC's Twitter account and post the fraudulent announcement. [ more ]
Futurism
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC Twitter Account Hacked to Post Fake Bitcoin News

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked, causing a false announcement about the approval of a Bitcoin ETF and leading to a temporary spike in Bitcoin's price.
The incident highlights the volatility of Bitcoin and the anticipation of a potential SEC announcement regarding a spot Bitcoin ETF. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin surges after US regulator X account hack DW 01/10/2024

Bitcoin price briefly spiked after fake announcement of ETF approval
SEC describes social media post as unauthorized and hacked [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Tech industry

How a Hack of the S.E.C.'s Social Media Account Caused a Bitcoin Frenzy, Briefly

The SEC announced approval of a new investment product tracking the price of Bitcoin, but it was later revealed that the agency's account had been hacked.
The security breach highlights the ongoing pursuit of a Bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF), with many speculating about the timing of its approval. [ more ]
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#data-breach
Rthk
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

IT experts called to probe Lukfook data breach - RTHK

Lukfook Jewellery investigating potential data breach and cannot confirm leaked information. [ more ]
ReadWrite
2 months ago
Video games

Hackers 'steal Ready or Not developer's source code'

Hackers stole 4TB data, including Ready or Not game source code and console builds, no personal info compromised. [ more ]
ReadWrite
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Microsoft details update on Russian-sponsored "ongoing attack"

Midnight Blizzard cyber attack on Microsoft involved password-spraying to access an account.
Microsoft faces ongoing and escalating cyber attacks from Midnight Blizzard, a sophisticated hacker group. [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Europcar says someone likely used ChatGPT to promote a fake data breach | TechCrunch

A user in a hacking forum claimed to have stolen data from Europcar, but Europcar says the data is fake.
The sample data shared online does not match Europcar's records and appears to be generated by ChatGPT. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Mortgage and title firms grapple with recent rise in cyberattacks

Increase in cyber security incidents in the mortgage and title industry
Cybersecurity professionals are dealing with more sophisticated hackers [ more ]
Databreaches
5 months ago
EU data protection

UK: Coventry school reprimanded for data breach after IT system 'hacked three times'

Finham Park Multi Academy Trust in Coventry has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioners Office for data breaches.
The school's IT system was hacked three times and 1,843 UK Data Subjects were affected.
The ICO found that the school did not have adequate account lockout or password policies in place. [ more ]
Rthk
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

IT experts called to probe Lukfook data breach - RTHK

Lukfook Jewellery investigating potential data breach and cannot confirm leaked information. [ more ]
ReadWrite
2 months ago
Video games

Hackers 'steal Ready or Not developer's source code'

Hackers stole 4TB data, including Ready or Not game source code and console builds, no personal info compromised. [ more ]
ReadWrite
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Microsoft details update on Russian-sponsored "ongoing attack"

Midnight Blizzard cyber attack on Microsoft involved password-spraying to access an account.
Microsoft faces ongoing and escalating cyber attacks from Midnight Blizzard, a sophisticated hacker group. [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Europcar says someone likely used ChatGPT to promote a fake data breach | TechCrunch

A user in a hacking forum claimed to have stolen data from Europcar, but Europcar says the data is fake.
The sample data shared online does not match Europcar's records and appears to be generated by ChatGPT. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Mortgage and title firms grapple with recent rise in cyberattacks

Increase in cyber security incidents in the mortgage and title industry
Cybersecurity professionals are dealing with more sophisticated hackers [ more ]
Databreaches
5 months ago
EU data protection

UK: Coventry school reprimanded for data breach after IT system 'hacked three times'

Finham Park Multi Academy Trust in Coventry has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioners Office for data breaches.
The school's IT system was hacked three times and 1,843 UK Data Subjects were affected.
The ICO found that the school did not have adequate account lockout or password policies in place. [ more ]
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#north-korea
WIRED
2 months ago
Information security

School Employee Allegedly Framed a Principal With Racist Deepfake Rant

ShotSpotter may provide gunshot data to police even after contracts end, Change Healthcare paid $22 million ransom, North Korean animators working for Hollywood studios, Cisco devices targeted by state-sponsored hackers [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

South Korea says presumed North Korean hackers breached personal emails of presidential staffer

North Korean hackers breached the personal emails of a South Korean President's staff member.
The cyberattack only affected the personal account of the employee and did not compromise the overall security system. [ more ]
WIRED
2 months ago
Information security

School Employee Allegedly Framed a Principal With Racist Deepfake Rant

ShotSpotter may provide gunshot data to police even after contracts end, Change Healthcare paid $22 million ransom, North Korean animators working for Hollywood studios, Cisco devices targeted by state-sponsored hackers [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

South Korea says presumed North Korean hackers breached personal emails of presidential staffer

North Korean hackers breached the personal emails of a South Korean President's staff member.
The cyberattack only affected the personal account of the employee and did not compromise the overall security system. [ more ]
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TechCrunch
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

Hackers are threatening to publish a huge stolen sanctions and financial crimes watchlist | TechCrunch

The stolen World-Check database contains 5.3 million records [ more ]
#cybercrime
ComputerWeekly.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Ukrainians crack network that stole 100m email, social accounts | Computer Weekly

Cyber criminals arrested in Ukraine for hacking millions of Instagram accounts
Attackers used brute force to access accounts and sold databases on dark web [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Nation states buying hacking tools from underground Russian cyber forums | Computer Weekly

Nation states are shopping for malware on Russian cybercrime forums.
Russian-speaking hacking forums offer a wide range of tools and services for cybercriminals.
Nation states are increasingly using underground cybercrime forums to pose as cybercriminals. [ more ]
Tripwire
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Kelvin Security cybercrime gang suspect seized by Spanish police

A leading member of the malicious hacking group Kelvin Security has been arrested by Spanish police.
Kelvin Security has carried out over 300 attacks in more than 90 countries in the last three years. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Ukrainians crack network that stole 100m email, social accounts | Computer Weekly

Cyber criminals arrested in Ukraine for hacking millions of Instagram accounts
Attackers used brute force to access accounts and sold databases on dark web [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Nation states buying hacking tools from underground Russian cyber forums | Computer Weekly

Nation states are shopping for malware on Russian cybercrime forums.
Russian-speaking hacking forums offer a wide range of tools and services for cybercriminals.
Nation states are increasingly using underground cybercrime forums to pose as cybercriminals. [ more ]
Tripwire
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Kelvin Security cybercrime gang suspect seized by Spanish police

A leading member of the malicious hacking group Kelvin Security has been arrested by Spanish police.
Kelvin Security has carried out over 300 attacks in more than 90 countries in the last three years. [ more ]
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Polygon
3 months ago
Video games

Apex Legends finals postponed after suffering unprecedented hack

Hackers disrupted North American Apex Legends finals with cheats mid-tournament.
Unprecedented attack on esports event with aimbots and wall hacks given to players during matches. [ more ]
Futurism
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Hackers Can Spy on Your Chats With Almost Any AI, Experts Find

AI chatbot conversations can be easily intercepted by hackers through side-channel attacks.
OpenAI's encryption methods may be flawed, exposing the content of messages exchanged with AI chatbots. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Europe news

A German military officer used an unsecured line for a conference call. Russia hacked and leaked it

German military officer used unsecured phone in leaked conference call
Tensions rise between Germany and Russia due to leaked audio [ more ]
Yanko Design - Modern Industrial Design News
4 months ago
Design

Apple AirPods Max get a USB-C port thanks to this clever engineering hack - Yanko Design

Pillonel upgraded AirPods Max to USB-C port before Apple did
He sells the PCBs to encourage others to upgrade their AirPods Max too [ more ]
GameSpot
4 months ago
Video games

Google Engineers Hacked The PlayStation Portal And Turned It Into A PSP Emulator

Google engineers hacked the PlayStation Portal to run emulated PSP games.
PlayStation Portal streams games from PS5 but has limited use and inconsistent performance. [ more ]
www.vice.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Feds Want to Ban the World's Cutest Hacking Device. Experts Say It's a 'Scapegoat'

The government of Canada is planning to ban the Flipper Zero, a popular handheld hacking device.
The Canadian government claims, without evidence, that the device is being used to steal cars. [ more ]
#vulnerability
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Information security

Researchers say attackers are mass-exploiting new Ivanti VPN flaw | TechCrunch

Hackers are mass exploiting a third vulnerability in Ivanti's VPN appliance, affecting thousands of organizations worldwide.
One of the newly discovered flaws is a server-side request forgery flaw, which is being actively exploited by hacking groups. [ more ]
The Verge
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Twitter alternative spouts a massive leak

Spoutible's API had a vulnerability that allowed hackers to take full control of users' accounts.
Hackers could obtain users' personal information, hashed passwords, 2FA codes, and password reset tokens. [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Information security

Researchers say attackers are mass-exploiting new Ivanti VPN flaw | TechCrunch

Hackers are mass exploiting a third vulnerability in Ivanti's VPN appliance, affecting thousands of organizations worldwide.
One of the newly discovered flaws is a server-side request forgery flaw, which is being actively exploited by hacking groups. [ more ]
The Verge
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Twitter alternative spouts a massive leak

Spoutible's API had a vulnerability that allowed hackers to take full control of users' accounts.
Hackers could obtain users' personal information, hashed passwords, 2FA codes, and password reset tokens. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Ex-CIA software engineer sentenced to 40 years for giving secrets to WikiLeaks

Former CIA software engineer sentenced to 40 years in prison for espionage, hacking, and child pornography charges.
Schulte's actions were characterized as the largest data breach in CIA history and one of the largest unauthorized disclosures of classified information in US history. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Journalists, activists targeted in Jordan with Israeli-made Pegasus spyware

More than 30 people in Jordan, including journalists, lawyers, and activists, had their smartphones hacked with Pegasus spyware.
The true number of victims is likely much higher than reported.
The use of the spyware coincided with an increase in repression of citizens' rights in Jordan. [ more ]
Miami Herald
5 months ago
Miami

OnlyFans model charged with killing beau in Miami. Cops say parents tried to hide evidence

The parents of OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney have been arrested for trying to hack into her boyfriend's computer after his murder.
Deborah and Kim Clenney are facing charges related to hacking into Christian Obumseli's computer and are expected to be extradited to Miami. [ more ]
emptywheel
5 months ago
Left-wing politics

Abbe Lowell's Eight Chessboards - emptywheel

Abbe Lowell is handling multiple lawsuits for Hunter Biden and may be coordinating them to work together.
The hearing for Hunter Biden's hacking lawsuit against Garrett Ziegler has been moved to coincide with Rudy Giuliani's lawsuit, potentially delaying Lowell's disclosure of his theory of venue and hacking. [ more ]
Databreaches
5 months ago
EU data protection

German security researchers at risk of prosecution for "hacking" because of a plain text hardcoded password?

German law classifies security research as hacking, making it risky.
The court ruling in Germany considers circumventing a password protection mechanism as hacking. [ more ]
#sec
CyberScoop
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

After hack, X claims SEC failed to use two-factor authentication

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked and used to falsely claim approval of bitcoin ETFs on X platform.
X accused the SEC of failing to implement strong security features such as two-factor authentication. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC Bitcoin Post, X Account 'Compromised,' Agency Says | Entrepreneur

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked and an unauthorized post about bitcoin ETFs was made.
The post caused a temporary increase in the price of bitcoin before being deleted. [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC says X account was hacked as false post causes bitcoin price swings

The Securities and Exchange Commission's X account was hacked and a false post about bitcoin ETF approval was made.
The incident highlights concerns about the security of government or organizational accounts on X. [ more ]
Databreaches
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

SEC's X account hacked, sharing 'unauthorized tweet' regarding spot bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's X account has been hacked.
A tweet regarding bitcoin ETFs was posted from the hacked account, causing confusion and speculation. [ more ]
CyberScoop
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

After hack, X claims SEC failed to use two-factor authentication

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked and used to falsely claim approval of bitcoin ETFs on X platform.
X accused the SEC of failing to implement strong security features such as two-factor authentication. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC Bitcoin Post, X Account 'Compromised,' Agency Says | Entrepreneur

The SEC's Twitter account was hacked and an unauthorized post about bitcoin ETFs was made.
The post caused a temporary increase in the price of bitcoin before being deleted. [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

SEC says X account was hacked as false post causes bitcoin price swings

The Securities and Exchange Commission's X account was hacked and a false post about bitcoin ETF approval was made.
The incident highlights concerns about the security of government or organizational accounts on X. [ more ]
Databreaches
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

SEC's X account hacked, sharing 'unauthorized tweet' regarding spot bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's X account has been hacked.
A tweet regarding bitcoin ETFs was posted from the hacked account, causing confusion and speculation. [ more ]
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Coindesk
6 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Major NFT Indicies Stable After NFT Trader Hack

The Nansen NFT-500 and Blue Chip-10 indexes remained stable after a $3 million NFT theft.
A community effort led to the recovery of most of the stolen NFTs. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Digital life

I'm a hacker - here are the signs someone like me is inside your phone

Professional hacker Laura Kankaala shares signs that your smartphone may be hacked, including overheating and random green light on the screen.
Warning dots on the screen can indicate that the device's microphone or camera is in use, potentially signaling malicious software or stalkerware. [ more ]
TechCrunch
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

US indicts alleged Russian hackers for years-long cyber espionage campaign against Western countries | TechCrunch

U.S. authorities have indicted two hackers linked to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) for cyber espionage.
The hackers targeted government officials, think tanks, and journalists using spear-phishing emails. [ more ]
#data breach
WIRED
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

The 23andMe Data Breach Keeps Spiraling

Genetic testing company 23andMe has revealed more details about a data breach that occurred in October, but the situation remains unclear and creates uncertainty for users.
Hackers were able to access a small percentage of user accounts, approximately 14,000, but the number doesn't include those impacted by data scraping from the company's social sharing service.
The attackers collected the personal data of about 5.5 million people who opted into DNA Relatives and an additional 1.4 million users who had their Family Tree profile information accessed. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Okta breach includes theft of data on nearly all help desk users, including some feds

Hackers stole a report from identity management company Okta, compromising names and email addresses of users of the company's customer support system.
Data on all other Workforce Identity Cloud and Customer Identity Solution customers was exfiltrated in the hack, impacting Okta's FedRAMP Moderate and DOD IL2 systems.
Okta urged customers to be cautious as the stolen information could be used for phishing or social engineering attacks. [ more ]
WIRED
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

The 23andMe Data Breach Keeps Spiraling

Genetic testing company 23andMe has revealed more details about a data breach that occurred in October, but the situation remains unclear and creates uncertainty for users.
Hackers were able to access a small percentage of user accounts, approximately 14,000, but the number doesn't include those impacted by data scraping from the company's social sharing service.
The attackers collected the personal data of about 5.5 million people who opted into DNA Relatives and an additional 1.4 million users who had their Family Tree profile information accessed. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Okta breach includes theft of data on nearly all help desk users, including some feds

Hackers stole a report from identity management company Okta, compromising names and email addresses of users of the company's customer support system.
Data on all other Workforce Identity Cloud and Customer Identity Solution customers was exfiltrated in the hack, impacting Okta's FedRAMP Moderate and DOD IL2 systems.
Okta urged customers to be cautious as the stolen information could be used for phishing or social engineering attacks. [ more ]
moredata breach
Mail Online
7 months ago
Digital life

I'm a professional hacker - how I could crack your device in SECONDS

Using out-of-date software can leave your smartphone vulnerable to hackers
Reusing passwords, clicking on dodgy links, and sharing too much information on social media can also put your personal data at risk [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Information security

Blue Shield of California members' data stolen a gold mine for thieves'

Sensitive data, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, of Blue Shield of California vision policy holders may have been accessed by hackers.
The breach resulted from a cyberattack on a software tool used for sending and receiving data, and Blue Shield is among thousands of organizations affected. [ more ]
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