Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.

  • Turkish Hackers Offering Hacking Tools as Prizes for DDosing Political Websites

    Hackers are leaving no stone unturned in creating troubles through their social engineering antics. This time, however, they have devised a completely new and innovative technique for attacking websites. Reportedly, a group of Turkish hackers has created a DDoS platform luring unsuspecting individuals to join the platform and conduct DDoS attacks. The winning players receive […]

  • After IoTs, it is the IMDs that are Most Vulnerable to Hacking

    Researchers from UK and Belgium have jointly conducted a research and concluded that hacking into implantable medical devices or IMDs is as easy as counting from one to three. The research was documented in a paper titled “On the (in)security of the Latest Generation Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and How to Secure Them.” Also Read: Hacker who […]

  • Video-sharing Website Dailymotion Hacked; 87 Million Accounts Leaked

    Dailymotion, a world renowned video sharing website has suffered a massive data breach in which a hacker whose identity is unknown successfully stole 87 million accounts and shared with LeakedSource, a data breach notification website. The data breach which took place on 20th October 2016 allowed the hacker to steal usernames, emails and hashed passwords of Dailymotion’s […]

  • Credit Cards can be Hacked in Just 6 Seconds—Reveals New Study

    According to the latest research [Pdf] carried out by the University of Newcastle in the UK, hackers only require 6 seconds’ time to acquire sensitive details about your VISA credit or debit card along with its security code and expiry date. This particular study was published in the IEE Security & Privacy journal. As per the […]

  • Amazon Launches AWS Shield DDoS Protection Service

    In 2016, there have been a rise in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Internet giants as well as small business. The attack on Dyn DNS that forced Twitter, PayPal, NYT and others to go offline is one good example, thanks to unprotected Internet of Things (IoT) devices and botnets like Mirai and Bashlite. To tackle these growing threats companies are looking for a permanent […]

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    New anti-Facial Recognition Glasses Protect Users’ Privacy From CCTV Cameras

    Facial recognition technology is being widely used, so it was about time when anti-facial recognition tech would come up with an inexpensive solution. Yes, the solution in the discussion is sunglasses and eyewear known as “Reflectacles” developed to protect users from facial recognition software, eyes of security cameras and protect their privacy with systems designed to invade […]

  • Vendor claims to sell millions of Experian and Whois accounts on Dark Web

    DoubleFlag, the hacker plus vendor who is known for selling high-profile data on the dark web marketplaces is back at it again, this time, with more data and double the price. In his recent listing, the vendor is claiming to have access to the complete databases of two of the world’s best-known companies Experian and […]

  • Israeli News Channels’ Telecast Hacked; replaced with Muslims’ call to prayer

    Two main news channels in Israel were hacked and the attackers broadcasted a 30-second clip showing images of Muslim holy sites and Quranic scriptures. The timing of this hacking is quite sensitive as the news channels were hacked when the parliament was about to start voting for passing a bill aimed at banning Muslims’ call […]

  • Gooligan Attack on Android: Millions of Google Accounts Compromised

    Android is undoubtedly one of the most vulnerable operating systems for smartphones with hackers developing new Android malware every 17 seconds. To prove the point researchers have exposed a malware campaign known as “Gooligan” that has been targeting Android users and so far has breached more than 1 million Google accounts of users around the […]

  • New Lethal Version of Mirai Botnet Claims First Target: Deutsche Telekom

    Mirai botnet has already created enough disruption at high-profile organizations and with its new version, we can expect it to exploit the already vulnerable IoT devices with a lot more zeal and intensity. The new version of Mirai bonnet has already claimed a victim, which is the German Deutsche Telekom. In a statement, the company […]

  • Hackers Deface Kuwaiti Parliament website on Election Day

    A group of hackers going by the handle of “Group_Dmar” hacked and defaced the official website of Kuwaiti Parliament on Saturday when the country was gearing up for its parliamentary election. Hackers left a deface page along with a brief message in Arabic accusing Mr. Abdul Hamid Dashti, a member of parliament of being an Iranian agent […]

  • San Francisco Railway’ Fare System Hacked for 100 Bitcoin Ransom

    On Friday 25th, a report emerged that the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) couldn’t operate because its fare system, which is entirely computerized, got targeted with a cyber attack. The attack occurred in the afternoon after which the ticket machines at the Railways showed these signs: “Out of Service” and “Metro Free.” Also Read: Scammers Using […]

  • Israeli Firm Says It Can Crack Any Locked Smartphone

    For the last few months, Israeli spy firms have making some strange claims such as Ability says that their “Unlimited Interception System” can trace calls, texts and location of every single mobile phone on the planet earth whilst another firm known as Wintego claims to have developed an app with “Unprecedented Capability” to steal encrypted communications of […]

  • Evolved Version of Mirai DDoS Botnet Goes Up for Rent

    This is indeed shocking that now malicious cyber-criminals are providing DDoS hire services to fellow hackers and ambitious scammers. Hackers going by the handle of Popopret and BestBuy (the same hacker was also selling Terrorist database on the darknet) are offering a DDoS-for-hire service where they are renting our Mirai botnet comprising of around 400,000 […]

  • Tesla Model S can be located, unlocked, stolen by manipulating Tesla apps

    The IT security researchers from Norway-based firm Promon have discovered a critical issue in the Tesla smartphone app on Android and iOS that allow an attacker to locate Tesla Model S, unlock, enable keyless driving functionality and steal the vehicle without any restrictions. In a video demonstration, researchers can be seen with a Macbook exploiting official Tesla apps […]

  • European Commission Servers Offline After Massive DDoS Attack

    The European Commission servers were forced to go offline for hours on Thursday after suffering a series of large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The Commission confirmed there was no data breach and also claimed that there was no service interruption but one staff member revealed they couldn’t access the Internet for hours after the attack. […]

  • Malware can Convert your Headphones into Microphone for Hackers

    We know that our computer or laptop’s webcam is quite vulnerable to hacking and usually hiding their webcam’s lens with a piece of tape is the only way out. Some add another level of security and hide their microphones too so that their audio conversations couldn’t be recorded by cyber-criminals or government spies (Just like […]

  • $55 surveillance camera hacked by Mirai botnet within 98 seconds

    The Internet of Things has become more of a joke lately because of the never ending styles of exploitation that these poor devices are being subjected to by malicious cybercriminals and hackers. It is now widely believed that the IoT devices are seriously prone to cyber attacks as their various inherent vulnerabilities make them easy […]

  • Scammers Using Images on Facebook Messenger to Drop Locky Ransomware

    Facebook Messenger has become a favorite target of cyber-criminals lately since the social network’s messenger service is continuously being targeted with malware scams and phish campaigns. The latest scam is a proof of that. According to researchers, a new form of attack has been launched using Facebook Messenger that quickly distributes Locky malware. Locky belongs […]