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North Korean hackers are targeting to steal cryptocurrencies from users on Upbit, South Korean’s major digital currency exchange, through a phishing strike, according to a report by cybersecurity firm East Security. The hackers launched an attack the exchange platform Upbit user on the 28th of May using phishing email, said the report. The email was found to have come from somewhere else; was not originated from Upbit server after investing the email source. The email claimed to have information about a transaction (payment) done on...
The Stuxnet computer worm, discovered in June 2010, was the first, menacing weaponized software in history. Its discovery brought back to surface the fiery debate on cyber warfare and the perils of cyber weapons. Today, we see the cyberspace at an increasing canine risk and danger.                                                                                                            The United States is on the verge of making sure that surveillance software doesn’t fall in the wrong hands. According to security experts, the pro...
ICANN the arbiter and overseer of the entire Internet’s domains and web addresses has been hacked, potentially compromising names, email addresses, passwords, and more info. ICANN short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers wrote in a blog post usernames and encrypted passwords for profiles on its ICANN.org site have been compromised by an unauthorized party. The global internet authority revealed in an email to Motherboard that investigations are currently going on. Accounts containing usernames, email add...
On July 5, 2015 an anti-surveillance crusader blazoned a ginormous, 400 gigabyte chunk on Bit Torrent of internal documents from the mysterious Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team on the company’s official Twitter feed. Five days after suffering the massive attack, the security firm is still scrimmaging to cap the damage and figure out how exactly the perpetrators racked up the data breach. The anonymous hacker hijacked HT’s official Twitter account and continued to post screenshots of email communications, client lists – includ...
The nasty cat-and-mouse game between cybercriminals and their guileless targets is getting abominably nasty. Cybercriminals are getting better and better at ducking firewalls and antivirus programs. A legion of hackers are turning to ransomware, planting virus-loaded ads on legitimate sites, while others potentially harness their efforts in exploiting lame bugs in the webiverse. Lame, you say? It’s still worrisome. Security researchers have found a bug in Google’s Chrome browser which allows a website to masks its address, pretendi...
Ransomware can be a pain in the butt. The deceitful vex of a program accuses you of cheese pizza (=child pornography), pedophilia, zoophilia or sending out bulk spam. It is thought to infiltrate your computer when you click on a legitimate-looking attachment or read any junk email or through existing malware creeping around in your hard drive, and once it’s let loose, it straightaway encrypts all your files, and locks you out until you pay an astronomical sum in ransom. A dark web hacker has embraced the crowdsourced approach to ge...
About a year ago, Facebook noticed a massive, one-of-a-kind botnet-powered malware slinging campaign that used various social networking services to push malicious software onto the machines of as many users as possible. The flagship social networking site couldn’t stop it then, without help from Pinterest, Tumblr and others. The botnet-powered malware used jagged web properties to host content or propagate or simply to obscure the nature of the attack. Fast forward a year, andFacebook has partnered with Bitly, Dropbox, Pinteres...
For more than a decade, Reddit, the hugely successful social content aggregation site, has been known for its freewheeling slant on letting its users govern themselves. It has resulted in a spate of user-generated content, of all kinds, attracting nearly 160 million regular users to the site. Now, Reddit is upping its privacy game in a bid to crack down on sexual content following the posting of private-nude photos of many celebrities on the site last year. The company announced that it is changing its privacy policy that bans user...