Author Archives: Wang Wei

Stealing Bitcoin Wallet Keys From Air-Gapped Computers (Cold Storage)

A team of security researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University, who previously demonstrated various methods to steal data from an air-gapped computer, has now published new research called "BeatCoin." BeatCoin is not a new hacking technique; instead, an experiment wherein researchers demonstrate how all previously discovered out-of-band communication methods can be used to steal private

Facebook Plans to Build Its Own Chips For Hardware Devices

A new job opening post on Facebook suggests that the social network is forming a team to build its own hardware chips, joining other tech titans like Google, Apple, and Amazon in becoming more self-reliant. According to the post, Facebook is looking for an expert in ASIC and FPGA—two custom silicon designs to help it evaluate, develop and drive next-generation technologies within Facebook—

Intel Processors Now Allows Antivirus to Use Built-in GPUs for Malware Scanning

Global chip-maker Intel on Tuesday announced two new technologies—Threat Detection Technology (TDT) and Security Essentials—that not only offer hardware-based built-in security features across Intel processors but also improve threat detection without compromising system performance. Intel's Threat Detection Technology (TDT) offers a new set of features that leverage hardware-level telemetry

Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer

Internet-connected technology, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is now part of daily life, with smart assistants like Siri and Alexa to cars, watches, toasters, fridges, thermostats, lights, and the list goes on and on. But of much greater concern, enterprises are unable to secure each and every device on their network, giving cybercriminals hold on their network hostage with just

Leader of Hacking Group Who Stole $1 Billion From Banks Arrested In Spain

Spanish Police has arrested the alleged leader of an organised Russian cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks, which stole over a billion euros from banks worldwide since 2013. In a coordinated operation with law enforcement agencies across the globe, including the FBI and Europol, Police detained the suspected leader of Carbanak hacking group in Alicante, Spain.

Expedia’s Orbitz Says 880,000 Payment Cards Compromised in Security Breach

Chicago-based online travel booking company Orbitz, a subsidiary of Expedia, reveals that one of its old websites has been hacked, exposing nearly 880,000 payment card numbers of the people who made purchases online. The data breach incident, which was detected earlier this month, likely took place somewhere between October 2016 and December 2017, potentially exposing customers' information