Cyber Security Alerts

Researcher Bypasses Instagram 2FA to Hack Any Account

An independent researcher earned a $30,000 bug bounty after discovering a weakness in the mobile recovery process. A researcher earned a $30,000 bug bounty from Facebook after discovering a weakness in the Instagram mobile recovery process that would allow account takeover for any user, via mass brute-force campaigns. Independent researcher Laxman Muthiyah took a look […]

Heather Mills Gets An Apology and ‘Substantial’ Settlement in Spyware Case

Rupert Murdoch’s News Group has agreed to pay damages to Paul McCartney’s ex as part of the massive phone-hacking scandal by UK tabloids. The 2010-2011 News of the World phone hacking scandal – in which it was revealed that the tabloid dropped malware on celebrity targets’ phones in order to gather dirt for news stories […]

Unusual Linux Ransomware Targets NAS Servers

QNAPCrypt continues to spread via brute-force attacks. A rare instance of ransomware targeting Linux-based file storage systems (network-attached storage servers, specifically) has been spotted, spreading via 15 separate but related campaigns. The adversaries behind the effort are continuing their depredations on an ongoing basis, according to researchers, so targets are expected to proliferate. Researchers at […]

Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

Google today announced that it is expanding its research around quantum computing and that it has hired UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) John Martinis and his team — one of the most prolific research groups in this area — to work on new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Researchers in Martinis’ lab were among the […]

Criminal groups are offering $360000 salaries to accomplices who can help them scam CEOs about their porn-watching habits

Scammers are claiming to hack people's webcams and access footage of them watching porn as part of a terrifying new…

Phishing Scam Cloaks Malware With Fake Google reCAPTCHA

Phishing emails target a bank’s users with malware – and make their landing page look more legitimate with fake Google reCAPTCHAs. A recently-discovered phishing scam was found peddling malware, using a new technique to mask its malicious landing page: A fake Google reCAPTCHA system. The campaign targeted a Polish bank and its users with emails, […]

Apple CEO Demands Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the government to double down on data privacy regulation in 2019. Apple CEO Tim Cook is adding his voice to the wave of tech giants, privacy watchdogs, and consumers calling for the government to roll out tightened consumer data privacy regulations. The Apple executive called on Congress to […]

Microsoft Launches Azure DevOps Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft is offering rewards of up to $20,000 for flaws in its Azure DevOps online services and the latest release of the Azure DevOps server. Microsoft lifted the curtain on a new Azure DevOps bug bounty program, designed to sniff out flaws in its Azure DevOps online services and servers. Azure DevOps is a cloud […]

Twitter Android Glitch Exposed Private Tweets for Years

Twitter disclosed a security issue on Thursday that had exposed protected tweets on Android devices – for more than four years. According to the social media giant, if Twitter users on the Android operating system made specific changes to their account settings – like changing the email address associated with their account – over the […]

Cyber-Jackpot: 773M Credentials Dumped on the Dark Web

Thousands of individual breaches make up the database, one of the largest troves of stolen credentials ever seen. UPDATE A database of breached emails totaling 773 million unique addresses has turned up on a popular underground hacking forum, giving cybercriminals one of the largest jackpots ever seen when it comes to account-compromise efforts. Troy Hunt […]