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  • Laptops With More than 3.7 Million Hong Kong Voters’ Data Stolen

    The Registration and Electoral Office of Hong Kong has reported the disappearance of two laptop computers after the chief executive election. The laptops contained around 3.7 million city’s voters personal information that could be compromised after the one of the most significant, if not the biggest ever data breaches in Hong Kong. The information that […]

  • WikiLeaks: CIA hacking tools infiltrate iPhones, MacBooks – Apple: It’s an old story

    WikiLeaks have been known to publish classified documents for a long time, and Thursday was no different the whistleblower organization revealed a new set of documents called “Dark Matter” from the “Vault 7” leak stating that the CIA has been infecting Apple products with a series of tools to spy on the US citizens. According […]

  • Hackers claim to steal 200 million Apple accounts; demand $75k ransom

    Over 300 million Apple email accounts are said to be in the hands of a group of hackers claiming that if Apple is not willing to pay a ransom payment by at least April 7th, they will wipe all the user data from those accounts. The group, which goes by the name, Turkish Crime Family, is […]

  • X-Rated Photos of WWE Divas Maria, Melina and Kaitlyn Leaked

    After leaking nude photos of Hollywood celebrities like Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and WWE female superstar Paige, hackers have now leaked a trove of nude photos apparently belonging to former but extremely popular WWE Divas including like Maria Kanellis, Melina Perez, Kaitlyn and Summer Rae. The photos were leaked on a website known a celebrity gossip site. The photos show all above mentioned […]

  • Millions of Accounts from 11 Hacked Bitcoin Forums Being Sold on Dark Web

    A famous Dark Web vendor known by their handle of “DoubleFlag” is selling databases of eleven Bitcoin forums on a popular dark web marketplace. The databases were stolen between 2011 to 2017 from widely visited forums providing information about Bitcoin mining and trading. The combined number of data stolen from these forums is more than […]

  • Touch Bar in New MacBook Pro ‘Hacked’ by White Hat Hackers

    Apple’s idea for bundling in a strip of OLED touchscreen at the top of the keyboard for its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was to increase user productivity. Called the Touch Bar, this cool new feature has been touted as the next frontier in computing. However, a couple of hackers have just done something […]

  • 21 Million Decrypted Gmail, 5 Million Yahoo Accounts Being Sold on Dark Web

    Last week HackRead exclusively reported on a Darb Web vendor “SunTzu583” selling millions of decrypted Gmail, Yahoo and PlayStation Network accounts. Now, the same vendor is offering a trove of data containing more of Gmail and Yahoo accounts with decrypted passwords. Gmail The total number of Gmail accounts being sold are 4,928,888 which have been divided into three […]

  • WWE’s Paige X-Rated Photos Leaked – ‘Total Divas’ Star Comments on Scandal

    At the moment, rumors are going around about the possible hacking of WWE female superstar Paige. This is after x-rated photos, and videos of her found their way online. Paige is also a member of the cast of E! Entertainment’s show Total Divas in which she stars alongside other WWE celebs. As one of the […]

  • Safari, Ubuntu Linux, Edge and Adobe Reader, Hacked At Pwn2Own 2017

    This year, the popular Pwn2Own event has $1,000,000 up for grabs from hackers. Among the pieces of software being targeted are Apple Safari, Ubuntu Linux, Microsoft Edge and the Adobe Reader. This year, there are 11 teams in the competition with 30 threats taking part. The event began on the 15th of March and is […]

  • Private Photos of Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson and others Leaked

    It is 2017, but it’s still happening. The latest victims of this campaign include top celebrities, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Rhona Mitra, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, Iliza Shlesinger and others. The leaked pictures and or videos were leaked yesterday on a celebrity gossip website “Celeb Jihad” ranging from nude selfies, explicitly sexual photos of intimate moments. The […]

  • U.S. to Charge 4 Hackers Involved in Massive Yahoo Data Breach

    The U.S. Department of Justice is gearing up to issue indictment orders against four hackers involved in cyber attacks against Yahoo which affected hundreds of millions of users worldwide, reports Bloomberg. The department is charging four people for their role in the data breach against Yahoo which almost derailed its deal with Verizon. In an unconfirmed report, TechCrunch reports that these […]

  • Anonymous Brazil Hacks Football Club for Hiring Goalkeeper Convicted of Murder

    The online hacktivist Anonymous along with its counterparts in Brazil hacked and defaced the official website of Boa Esporte, a second division football club in the state of Minas Gerais. The website was defaced not once but twice where hackers left a deface page along with a message explaining why they have been targeted the site. […]

  • Misconfigured Drive Leads to Data Leak of Thousands of US Air Force Officials

    Researchers at MacKeeper Security have identified a “misconfigured device,” which was available for public access last week. It was nothing short of a treasure trove of classified data because it contained sensitive personal/official information, backup data and confidential documents belonging to the US Air Force. It has been learned that the device was owned by […]

  • Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, Thanks to iOS 9.3 Webkit Exploit

    Having a high-profile and so very sought-after device like Nintendo Switch is a risky deal as cyber-criminals are always on the hunt of salient vulnerabilities in these devices to fulfill their malicious goals. No matter how strong the defenses of these high-end devices may be, hackers would find a way to bypass them. Same has […]

  • Celebrity Websites Hacked with Messages Against ISIS and Turkey

    A Kurdish hacker going by the online handle of “Rekan Error” hacked and defaced the official website of Fifth Harmony, an American girl group formed on the second season of The X Factor US in July 2012. The website ( was hacked Saturday morning when Fifth Harmony was attending Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California. In their […]

  • Notepad++ Issues Fix After CIA Attack Revealed in Vault7 Documents

    On 7th Match 2017, the whistle-blowing organization Wikileaks published a series of new documents code-named “Vault 7” allegedly belonging to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). These documents not only revealed the existence of a large-scale cyber espionage campaign but also show how the agency used zero days security flaws in Windows, macOS, Linux, iPhones, Android devices, several […]

  • #OpBlueWhale: “Anonymous” Urges Teens to Quit Playing Suicide Game

    A group of hacktivists connected to the online hacktivist group Anonymous is urging teens to quit taking part in a sinister game called Blue Whale. Since last year, this game has gained popularity in Russia and as a result, 130 teens have reportedly committed suicide.. (Editors note: HackRead has so far been unable to independently […]

  • 640,000 Decrypted PlayStation Accounts Being Sold on DarkWeb

    Researchers are claiming that Dark Web marketplaces may be disappearing after the cyber attack by Anonymous on 10,000 websites last month but as far as hackers are concerned things are otherwise. Last week Last week HackRead exclusively reported on a vendor selling over 1 million Gmail and Yahoo accounts on a Dark Web marketplace. Now, […]

  • Payments Giant Verifone Suffers Data Breach

    Brian Krebs, a cyber-security journalist has reported that the renowned credit and debit card payment services facilitator firm Verifone has undergone an internal computer network breach. According to Krebs’ analysis, the breach although happened last year the company remained oblivious about it until January 2017. Krebs explained that after receiving information about the breach, Verifone […]