Category Archives: Cyber Security News

Microsoft December Patch Tuesday Addresses Nine Critical Vulnerabilities Including A Zero-Day

This week, Microsoft has rolled out the last scheduled updates for this year. Nonetheless, it again has released a fix

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #184

Bomb threat email scam alarms businesses, Wordpress bug led to some passwords indexed by Google, and data protection lacking in US Border data searches on episode 183 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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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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Google+ Shut Down Date Dragged Earlier Due to Another Massive Breach

A couple of months ago, Google announced they will sunset their product Google Plus. The reasons behind this harsh decision

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #183

Operation Sharpshooter targeting nuclear, defense, and energy companies, Super Micro release findings of its investigation into alleged hardware hack, and Grammarly announced public bug bounty.

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Encrypted Messaging Apps Vulnerable To Side-Channel Attacks Including WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal!

WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram have all been around for a while. Though a lot of instant messaging apps were already

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #182

Over 40,000 Government portal login credentials discovered online, Android trojan steals money from PayPal while users watch, and Microsoft patches another actively used zero-day flaw on episode 182 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Hackers Defaced Linux.org As Protest Against Linux Code of Conduct

Just recently, Linux.org owners had to bear with a seriously embarrassing situation when they noticed someone meddling with their website.

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #181

Google+ now to be shut down in April following second data leak and recent "sextortion" email scam includes GandCrab ransomware on episode 181 of our daily podcast.

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SplitSpectre – New Spectre-like Vulnerability Ready To Hit CPUs

While the chaotic Spectre vulnerability keeps coming back, another vulnerability has now come up to trouble users. Termed SplitSpectre, the

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Zero-Day Flash Player Vulnerability Fixed After Being Exploited In the Wild

Adobe has once again patched a serious flaw in the Flash Player that has been exploited in the wild. This

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #180

Interview with Valentino De Sousa, cyberdefense lead for the UK and Ireland with Accenture Security, about SNAKEMACKERAL aka Fancybear, APT28, and Sofacy.

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Yoast SEO 9.1 Vulnerability Could Allow Command Execution

A few days ago, a researcher discovered a serious security flaw in Yoast plugin. This Yoast SEO 9.1 Vulnerability could

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #179

Botnet of 20,000 Wordpress sites attacking other Wordpress sites, Australia passes encryption law, and UNNAMED1989 ransomware dev arrested on episode 179 of our daily podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #178

APT using malicious Chrome Extension, Google Maps notification spam, and Adobe Flash actively exploited zero-day receives emergency patch on episode 178 of our daily podcast.

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IBM Db2 Vulnerabilities Left IBM Database Installations At Risk Of Hacks

IBM patched a couple of serious vulnerabilities in the previous week in their Db2 database installations. These IBM Db2 vulnerabilities

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #176

Quora hack exposes 100 million users' data, shady iOS apps use Touch ID to steal money, and class-action lawsuits filed over Marriott's Starwood Hotel breach on episode 176 of our daily podcast.

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #175

Black Hat Europe 2018 kicks off today in London so on episode 175 of our daily podcast we highlight just a few of the cybersecurity talks scheduled to take place.

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Sennheiser Headphones Vulnerability Could Allow HTTPS Site Spoofing

Sennheiser has recently patched a serious vulnerability in its headphone software. As discovered by the researchers, the vulnerability could allow

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Webex Meetings Desktop App Vulnerability Existed Even After Patch

Last month, Cisco patched a command injection vulnerability in its Webex Meeting App. The vulnerability could allow arbitrary command execution

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Hackers Could Exploit A Zoom App Vulnerability To Disrupt Conferences

The customers of Zoom conferencing app need to update their apps at the earliest to protect themselves from hackers. As

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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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Another Zero-Day Vulnerability Hits NUUO Surveillance Cameras

A couple of months ago, a zero-day vulnerability, named Peekaboo, threatened NUUO surveillance cameras. The vulnerability could allow an attacker

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Marriott Data Breach Exposed 500 Million Records From Starwood Database

Another massive hotel data breach has surfaced online that affected millions of customers. This time, the victim is a renowned

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Manipulating Digital Mammograms Via Artificial Intelligence May Cause Misdiagnosis

Mammography has been a critical procedure for diagnosing breast cancer. Yet, at the same time, the exposure to radiations has

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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

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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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Potential Dell Data Breach Might Have Exposed Customer Information

In a time when cyber attacks and data breaches have become a routine, what makes them interesting is when an

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Dunkin Donuts Resets Passwords After Enduring Credential Stuffing Attack

For all donut lovers out there, it’s time to reset your account passwords if you have been a customer of

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EternalSilence – New Variant Of UPnProxy Exploit Discovered Affecting 45,000 Routers

Earlier this year, Akamai researchers discovered a UPnProxy attack targeting thousands of routers. Now, after so many months, they have found

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #174

Zoom conferencing app vulnerability, Dunkin' Donuts alerts customers to a potential data breach, and malware attacks decrease over Thanksgiving weekend on episode 174 of our daily podcast.

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #173

Two charged in connection with SamSam ransomware, breach exposes 2.65 million Atrium Health records, and Dell resets passwords following attempted breach on episode 173 of our daily podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #172

Google details the discovery and takedown of 3ve fraud botnet, eight charged in connection to 3ve fraud ring, and Microsoft MFA fails a second time on episode 172 of our daily podcast.

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Uber Fined $1.2 Million By The UK ICO And Dutch DPA Over The 2016 Hack

Two years back, Uber suffered a massive data breach that exposed a mammoth database to hackers. However, Uber preferred to

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Synthetic Fingerprints Make Biometric/Fingerprint Recognition Systems Vulnerable

From smartphone lock systems to identity verification, people consider fingerprint scans a viable method of security. However, scientists have figured

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #171

Ransomware forces Ohia and West Virginia hospitals to divert ER patients, Knuddels app receives Germany's first GDPR fine and a report shows users are less trusting but more active in their smartphone data security on episode 171 of our daily podcast.

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Trivial Spotify Phishing Campaign Targets Users To Steal Login Credentials

Spotify users have to become cautious due to another round of a Spotify phishing campaigns that targets users’ credentials. The

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Frustrated Fallout 76 Player Cursed With Permanent God Mode Due To A Bug

Game glitches, particularly those inadvertently endowing benefits to the players are usually loved. For instance, the bug in the Red

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Microsoft Fixed Outlook 2010 Crashes Triggered By November Patch Tuesday

While an update bundle supposedly addresses flaws, Microsoft November Patch Tuesday didn’t seem so good for users. After the update,

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Apache Hadoop YARN NodeManager Daemon Falls Prey To Zip Slip Vulnerability

A few months ago, researchers discovered the Zip Slip vulnerability that could trigger remote code execution attacks. As disclosed at

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VMWare Patched Critical Vulnerability In Workstation And Fusion

Recently, VMware patched critical vulnerability affecting its Workstation and Fusion software. The bug could allegedly allow an attacker to execute

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Ethereum Vulnerability Allowed Minting GasToken To Sweep Crypto Exchanges

A recently discovered Ethereum vulnerability could have allowed hackers to drain a huge amount of money from crypto exchanges. The

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Adobe Patched A Critical Flash Player Vulnerability Disclosed Publicly

Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities and their subsequent patches are no surprise to us. Once again, Adobe has patched a critical

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #170

The USPS fixed a security vulnerability exposing 60 million users' info a year after being notified and Dropbox disclosed three macOS zero-day flaws allowing for system takeover when chained together on episode 170 of our daily podcast.

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Facebook And Instagram Went Down Due To A Server Bug

Facebook makes it into the news once again for troubling users globally. Supposedly, Facebook users have faced trouble with Instagram

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #169

Facebook increases Bug Bounty payouts for account takeover vulnerabilities, Amazon leaks customer email addresses, and Maria malware evolves to target servers on episode 169 of our daily podcast.

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #168

Active XSS attacks exploiting vulnerable Wordpress plugin, Sofacy aka Fancy Bear using new Cannon Trojan and the Emotet returns with new phishing tricks on episode 168 of our daily podcast.

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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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Instagram Patched A Data Download Tool Bug That Exposed Users Passwords

Instagram seems to have followed its parent company as it endured another major problem affecting user accounts. Reportedly, Instagram has

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #167 – Interview with Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners

Interview with security researcher at Pen Test Partners, Ken Munro, on the firm's recent discovery of dangerous vulnerabilities in MiSafes GPS enabled child tracking smartwatches.

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Sheger Payment Gateway Hacked By Shad0wSec

Yesterday we received an email from a member of Shad0wSec claiming to have hacked a payment gateway known as ShegerPay. We

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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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Latest Hacking News Podcast #166

Twitter says third-party app used in Bitcoin scams, Instagram flaw leaked plain text passwords and over 6,500 Dark Web sites deleted in hosting provider hack on episode 166 of our daily podcast.

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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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Hackers May Exploit Microsoft PowerPoint For Malware Attacks

Microsoft Office tools, particularly, the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, have always enticed criminal hackers due to their popularity among the

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An iPhone X Vulnerability Allows Hackers To Access Deleted Pictures

Recently, two researchers have demonstrated how an iPhone X vulnerability that could allow an attacker to access deleted pictures. iPhone

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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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Children’s Smartwatch Vulnerability Allows Hackers To Stalk and Talk To Your Kids

Child-tracking smartwatches provide a convenient means of monitoring a child’s safety for parents. However, if the devices have security flaws,

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Windows 10 October Update Brings Back Old Mapped Drives Bug

After a lot of chaos and problems, Microsoft has resumed the Windows 10 1809 rollout. While the recent October update

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Adobe Patch Tuesday November Fixed Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

This week, Adobe released its monthly scheduled update bundle addressing vulnerabilities within its different products. The Adobe patch Tuesday November

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #165

Kids miSafes watch vulnerabilities put children at risk, Firefox to display a warning on sites with data breaches and Japan's cybersecurity minister says he's never used a computer on episode 165 of our daily podcast.

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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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Google Went Down After Facing BGP Mishap

On Monday, numerous Internet users in the USA faced trouble after Google went down for over an hour. Upon scratching

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Unpatched Microsoft Word Video Feature Vulnerability is Being Exploited In The Wild

Last month, researchers from a cybersecurity firm shared their findings on a bug in Microsoft Word online’s video feature that

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #164

More Spectre and Meltdown attacks discovered, new US cybersecurity agency bill moves forward and Google and Target Twitter accounts hijacked for Bitcoin scam on the Latest Hacking News Podcast.

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Chinese APT Group Exploit Fixed Critical Adobe ColdFusion Vulnerability On Unpatched Servers

In September, Adobe patched numerous critical vulnerabilities in ColdFusion. However, a couple of weeks after Adobe released the patches, researchers

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Glitch Lets You Get Any Horse Randomly

In a game set up in the Westernized era of the late 19th century, the main charm for the players

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