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The Pirate Bay Founders Ordered to Pay Music Labels $477,800 in Compensation

23 Srpen, 2017 - 18:56
Two of the three co-founders of The Pirate Bay—Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg—have been ordered by a Finnish court to pay record labels $477,800 in compensation for copyright infringement on the site. Last year in a similar case, Helsinki District Court in Finland ordered Peter Sunde, the third co-founder of The Pirate Bay, to pay nearly $395,000 (350,000 Euros) in damages to
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Simple Exploit Allows Attackers to Modify Email Content — Even After It's Sent!

23 Srpen, 2017 - 16:31
Security researchers are warning of a new, easy-to-exploit email trick that could allow an attacker to turn a seemingly benign email into a malicious one after it has already been delivered to your email inbox. Dubbed Ropemaker (stands for Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky), the trick was uncovered by Francisco Ribeiro, the researcher at email
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Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users

23 Srpen, 2017 - 11:32
Over 500 different Android apps that have been downloaded more than 100 million times from the official Google Play Store found to be infected with a malicious ad library that secretly distributes spyware to users and can perform dangerous operations. Since 90 per cent of Android apps is free to download from Google Play Store, advertising is a key revenue source for app developers. For this,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better

22 Srpen, 2017 - 22:31
While the moon was eclipsing the sun, Google announced the launch of its new mobile operating system called Android 8.0 Oreo in an Eclipse-themed launch event in New York City. Yes, the next version of sugary snack-themed Android and the successor to Android Nougat will now be known as Android Oreo, the company revealed on Monday. Google has maintained the tradition of naming its Android
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Fappening 2017: More Celebrity Nude Photos Hacked and Leaked Online

22 Srpen, 2017 - 18:26
It seems like celebrities have not taken their security seriously, which once again resulted in the leaking of nude and personal photographs of more a-listed celebrities. Dozens of personal and intimate photos of Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Katharine McPhee, golfer Tiger Woods and his ex Lindsey Vonn have reportedly been surfaced on the Internet, and have widely been shared
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Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

21 Srpen, 2017 - 20:05
Are you using Foxit PDF Reader? If yes, then you need to watch your back. Security researchers have discovered two critical zero-day security vulnerabilities in Foxit Reader software that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a targeted computer, if not configured to open files in the Safe Reading Mode. The first vulnerability (CVE-2017-10951) is a command injection bug
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Sony PlayStation Social Media Accounts Hacked; Claims PSN Database Breach

21 Srpen, 2017 - 19:55
After hacking social media accounts of HBO and its widely watched show Game of Thrones, a notorious group of hackers calling itself OurMine took control over the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) on Sunday. After taking over the accounts, OurMine, Saudi Arabian group of hackers which claims to be a "white hat" security firm, posted its first tweet on
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Warning: Enigma Hacked; Over $470,000 in Ethereum Stolen So Far

21 Srpen, 2017 - 11:52
More Ethereum Stolen! An unknown hacker has so far stolen more than $471,000 worth of Ethereum—one of the most popular and increasingly valuable cryptocurrencies—in yet another Ethereum hack that hit the popular cryptocurrency investment platform, Enigma. According to an announcement made on their official website an hour ago, an "unknown entity" has managed to hack their website, slack account
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Doctor Implanted 6 MicroChips Under His Skin to Unlock Doors and Secure Data

21 Srpen, 2017 - 11:14
Biohacking could be a next big thing in this smart world. At the beginning of this month, several dozen employees of Three Square Market (32M) received microchip implants in their hands during a "chip party," allowing them to log into their office computers, open doors, and pay for food and drinks, by simply waving their hands, AP reported. But, biohacking is already becoming common in
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New Snowden Doc Exposes How NSA's Facility in Australia Aids Drone Strikes

20 Srpen, 2017 - 19:10
The new documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has exposed a United States secretive facility located near a remote town in Australia's Northern Territory for covertly monitoring wireless communications and aiding US military missions. The leaked documents have come from the massive trove of classified material stolen by Snowden from the US National Security Agency (NSA) in
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Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

20 Srpen, 2017 - 12:17
If your smartphones, tablets, smart refrigerators, smart TVs and other smart devices are smart enough to make your life easier, their smart behavior could also be leveraged by hackers to steal data, invade your privacy or spy on you, if not secured properly. One such experiment has recently been performed by a team of student hackers, demonstrating a new attack method to turn smart devices
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Android Trojan Now Targets Non-Banking Apps that Require Card Payments

18 Srpen, 2017 - 09:56
The infamous mobile banking trojan that recently added ransomware features to steal sensitive data and lock user files at the same time has now been modified to steal credentials from Uber and other booking apps as well. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new variant of the Android banking Trojan called Faketoken that now has capabilities to detect and record an infected
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

17 Srpen, 2017 - 18:01
Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means a majority of car's functions—from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator—are electronically controlled. No doubt these auto-control systems make your driving experience much better, but at the same time, they also increase the risk of getting hacked. Car Hacking
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Oopss! HBO Itself Accidentally Leaked 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 6

17 Srpen, 2017 - 12:14
HBO doesn't need hackers to leak its widely watched "Game of Thrones" episodes, as it is sufficient enough to leak them by its own. In what seems to be a terrible blunder, HBO Spain appeared to have accidentally broadcast the next episode—Episode 6—of Game of Thrones season 7 five days before its official premiere. And as expected, the GoT episode 6 quickly began circulating online. <!--
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Game of Thrones and HBO — Twitter, Facebook Accounts Hacked

17 Srpen, 2017 - 12:12
The Game of Thrones hacking saga continues, but this time it's the HBO's and GOT's official Twitter and Facebook accounts got compromised, rather than upcoming episodes. As if the leak of episodes by hackers and the accidental airing of an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones by HBO itself were not enough, a notorious group of hackers took over the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Corrupt Federal Agent, Who Stole Bitcoins From Silk Road, Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

16 Srpen, 2017 - 14:45
A former the United States Secret Service agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into then-largest underground marketplace Silk Road has now pleaded guilty to money laundering. Shaun W. Bridges is one of two former US undercover agents who pleaded guilty in 2015 to one count of money laundering and one count of obstruction and was sentenced
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

16 Srpen, 2017 - 14:22
Google's Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month. Almost two weeks ago, we reported how unknown attackers managed to compromise the Chrome Web Store account of a developer team and hijacked Copyfish extension, and then modified it to distribute spam correspondence to users. Just two days after that incident, some unknown
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Backdoor Found in Popular Server Management Software used by Hundreds of Companies

16 Srpen, 2017 - 09:14
Cyber criminals are becoming more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day. They are now adopting more clandestine techniques that come with limitless attack vectors and are harder to detect. Recently, cyber crooks managed to infiltrate the update mechanism for a popular server management software package and altered it to include an advanced backdoor, which lasts for at least 17
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Faulty Firmware Auto-Update Breaks Hundreds of 'Smart Locks'

15 Srpen, 2017 - 19:10
More features, more problems! Today, we are living in a digital age that is creating a digital headache for people by connecting every other unnecessary home appliance to the Internet. Last week, nearly hundreds of Internet-connected locks became inoperable after a faulty software update hit some models. Users of remotely accessible smart locks made by Colorado-based company LockState have
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Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

15 Srpen, 2017 - 13:14
Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone's neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars. In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals
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