Author Archives: Pooja Hegde

British Teenager gets 3 year sentence for DDoS and False Bomb Threats

Recently, the Luton Crown Court sentenced a British teenager for sending out false bomb threats and carrying out DDoS attacks.

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Microsoft urges for Legal Framework to govern Facial recognition

Microsoft has reportedly sought for a reasonable legal framework for the deployment and use of facial recognition technology. While this

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WordPress Botnet Infects Over 20,000 Sites and Turns Them into Attack Bots

Wordfence, a Security firm has reportedly uncovered a massive Brute force attack launched on WordPress sites. This attack reportedly infected

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Huawei CFO Arrested in Canada

Meng Wangzhou, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the world’s second largest Telecom giant Huawei, and the daughter of its Founder

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Australia Now Has an Encryption Bill, Labor Party Drops Suggestions

On Thursday, the Australian Parliament unanimously passed the most controversial Bill of the year, The Access and Assistance Bill, 2018,

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An Overview of the California IoT Security Law

The California Civil Code has recently been amended to accommodate three additional Sections. These are reportedly added to regulate the

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PewDiePie Fan Hacks 50,000 Printers to Keep the Channel No.1

In a recent effort to earn more subscribers for Felix Kjellberg’s channel ‘Pewdiepie’, a self-proclaimed Pewdiepie fan hacked over 50,000

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FBI Indicts SamSam Suspects

SamSam caused an aggregate loss of over 30 million US dollars, adversely affecting over 200 educational institutions and hospitals. During

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Shocking Revelations From Facebook’s Documents Accuses US App Developer of Leaking Sealed Data

In a recent declaration, Damian Collins, member of the Parliament and chairman for the house of the commons, disclosed that

Shocking Revelations From Facebook’s Documents Accuses US App Developer of Leaking Sealed Data on Latest Hacking News.

FBI gets an Indictment against Ad Campaign Scammers

FBI’s Cyber Division, along with Google, Bot-Specialist White Ops and several other IT companies have successfully busted an Ad Frauds

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UK Parliament continues to pursue FaceBook, Seizes Documents

The UK Parliament recently seized certain controversial Facebook-related documents from Ted Kramer, Founder of Six-Four-Three, a US-based application development firm.

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Irish Authorities Lash Out at LinkedIn for GDPR Violations

LinkedIn was recently in conflict with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which upset the Irish authorities. Apparently, the Microsoft-owned

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BitPay XSS Hack Used to Steal Private Keys From Unsuspecting Customer Wallets

The CoPay Bitcoin Wallet was recently hit with a malicious Cross-site scripting exploit that enabled private keys of its users

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An Overview of Social Credit Ratings in China

China has emerged as one of the most technologically advanced countries, far ahead of its contemporaries. Upholding its status, China

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Mirai Bot Targets Linux Servers Through Hadoop Vulnerability

Mirai Bot, best-known for exploiting IoT Devices has recently been attacking Linux Servers through the Hadoop YARN Vulnerability. Reportedly, many

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MacOS Penetration Test Reveals Three Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Recently, DropBox undertook a Pen Test to highlight potential vulnerabilities with Mac OS. Syndis, a Cyber Security firm was engaged

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USPS Bug affects 60 Million Users, Finally Fixed.

USPS has recently dealt with one of the biggest vulnerabilities that jeopardized the personal information of all of its 60

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First Set Of Global Standards Rolled Out For Drones – Designed To Protect Aircraft

Drone operators will soon be under the purview of ISO’s global standards, a set of regulatory frameworks that the drone

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Emoji Kitten Denial Of Service Attack Continues to Haunt Skype

Emoji kittens are the latest trouble mongers in the string of Skype vulnerabilities discovered over the past 3 years. Presently, most

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Australian Encryption Bill Shrouded in Mystery

Australian Parliament has been evaluating the proposed encryption bill, which is presently one of the most controversial bills out there.

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Vision Direct Deals With Customer Data Leak

Vision Direct, UK’s biggest online retailer involved in the business of supplying contact lens has recently hit the headlines for

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UK Infrastructure Allocates £1.9 Billion For Cyber Security Boost

Members of Parliament at the UK have recently pointed out the country’s lack of leadership in the cybersecurity domain. Unfortunately,

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Government Agencies and Think Tanks attacked, APT29 suspected

In a recent case of cyber attack, the Russian Government has been accused yet again. Primarily because the attacks coincide

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Singapore Enters Into Cyber Security Agreements With US & Canada

Singapore and Canada have recently combined forces to defend themselves from cyber criminals, and to boost their cyber security. The

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Vovox Data Exposure: 26 Million SMS Texts; Two Factor Codes, Phone Numbers And More

Vovox has reportedly exposed over 26 million texts belonging to its customers which include Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. The Big

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Dark Web Service Provider Was Hacked – 6500 Sites Affected

With over a billion websites on the internet, there is an uninterrupted increase in those striving to set a global

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MiSafe Childrens Tracking Smartwatches Vulnerable to Being Hacked

Parents can no longer rely on GPS Sensors such as MiSafe to monitor their kids. In fact, using such devices

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Man Sends Bomb to Cryptopay for Denying a Password Change Request

Last week a Swedish Man was sentenced to a term of 7 years for trying to murder two employees of

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