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  • Fake Pornography App Infecting Devices with Android Ransomware

    Lukas Stefanko, a researcher at ESET security, recently discovered a ransomware that goes by the name of Koler to be affecting Android users based in the US through adult-themed websites and a fake PornHub app. Not a new threat The ransomware is not new, and according to BleepingComputer, it appeared on the scene in 2014. This […]

  • UK Parliament Under “Sustained and Determined” Cyber Attack

    The computer systems of UK parliament has suffered a massive cyber attack forcing the staff to quit their operation. The reports about attacks came on Friday night. However, MPs (Member of Parliament) were locked out from their parliamentary email accounts on Saturday. Those familiar with the situation state that the attack is “sustained and determined.” The attack […]

  • Someone leaked 32TB of Windows 10 internal builds and source code

    It looks like Microsoft is in trouble again. This time not for its critical vulnerabilities in Windows operating system but for a massive data leak in which 32TB of highly sensitive Windows 10 related data has been dumped online. According to a report from TheRegister, it is believed that the data was stolen from Microsoft’s in-house […]

  • WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump Exposes CIA Hacking Tools for air-gapped PCs

    As part of the Vault 7 series, WikiLeaks released a set of documents that is essentially a user manual for a set of hacking tools belonging to the CIA. The hacking tools are capable of infecting air-gapped PCs via USB drives and are collectively named as the Brutal Kangaroo. Brutal Kangaroo Brutal Kangaroo is not […]

  • WannaCry Ransomware Hits Traffic Cameras in Australia

    Just days after infecting the cyber infrastructure of Honda Automobile giant in Japan the WannaCry ransomware attack has now infected 55 traffic cameras in Victoria, Australia. In a statement released by the Victorian Department of Justice, cameras installed on highways and intersections across the state have been infected by the malware. When it comes to fixing the problem […]

  • Honda hit by WannaCry ransomware attack; shuts down plant

    The WannaCry incident is indeed going to be remembered in history as one of the most devastating and dreadful ransomware attacks. Not only did it affect the victims shortly after its release, but its self-spreading mechanism is still causing havoc. In the latest report, it has been revealed the ransomware has attacked a Honda plant […]

  • Netflix’ Orange Is the New Black Season was Stolen Using Windows Flaw

    In April this year, DarkOverLord a Dark Web hacking group stole and held season 5 of popular TV show Orange Is the New Black (which was yet-to-be-released at that time ) to ransom but ended up leaking it on the Internet after failed negotiations with Netflix and Hollywood-based Larson Studios. Now, details have emerged highlighting […]

  • Erebus Ransomware: Hosting Firm Pays Hackers $1m Ransom

    Almost four days ago, HackRead reported that a new version of ransomware called Erebus has affected more than 153-Linux based networks and has targeted one South Korean web hosting company, NAYANA in particular. The ransomware caused a massive data infiltration whereby various multimedia files, databases, and other critical network-level information were encrypted. The attackers demanded a […]

  • 200 Million US Citizens Got Their Personal Data Exposed

    A marketing firm that was employed by the Republican National Committee accidentally exposed data belonging to 200 million US citizens. That is around 62% of the entire population of the US. The exposed data includes information like home addresses, political views, phone numbers and even birthdays. All of it is available publicly – The said data was […]

  • 4 School Districts in Florida Attacked By Moroccan Hackers

    A group of hackers from Morocco allegedly tried to hack the US voting systems. In an attempt, they hacked four school districts from Florida. According to reports, several hacking attempts were said to be made on the US voting system and culprits were mostly believed to be from Russia. However, it seems that another group […]

  • Disruptive Ransomware Group ‘FIN10’ Hacked Casinos, Mining Firms

    The FireEye cyber security firm has discovered that a number of Canadian mines and casinos were hacked by a group named FIN10 whose location has not yet been identified – FireEye labels FIN10 to be “one of the most disruptive threat actors observed in the region.” Sensitive data and information were stolen: As part of the campaign, […]

  • Hackers can exploit E-Cigarettes to hack computers

    The manufacturers of Electronic cigarette highlight the benefits to letting you lead a stress-free and healthy life, what they certainly do not highlight was that the device could be used for malware distribution as well. It’s amazing what hackers can do these days. When it comes to malware, they prefer sending malicious attachments in an email but times have changed and […]

  • Hundreds of Malicious Android Apps Masked as Anti-virus Software

    With the recent surge in ransomware attacks, it is no surprise to see that attackers have capitalized on the opportunity and played on people’s fears by offering them Android anti-virus apps that are, in reality, another malware. The hunt for anti-virus apps It goes without saying then, that given the dangers and prevalence of ransomware, […]

  • Erebus Ransomware Targets Linux Servers

    The IT security researchers at Trend Micro recently discovered malware that has the potential to infect Linux-based servers. The malware, called Erebus, has been responsible for hijacking 153 Linux-based networks of a South Korean web-hosting company called NAYANA. NAYANA’s clients affected Erebus is a ransomware capable of infecting Linux operating systems. As such, around 3,400 […]

  • Cherry Blossom: WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump Exposes CIA Wireless Hacking Tools

    The whistleblowing site WikiLeaks is back with yet another Vault 7 series related document. This one is called “Cherry Blossom” program which gives a glance at the wireless hacking capabilities of The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Cherry Blossom project according to the leaked documents was allegedly developed and implemented by the CIA with the […]

  • University College London hit by a major ransomware attack

    One of the world’s leading educational institution University College London (UCL) has come under a massive ransomware attack. According to reports, the attack affected the university’s IT system including student management system and shared drives. The ransomware attack came weeks after the country’s National Health Service (NHS) had its IT system crippled by WannaCry ransomware attack. Although […]

  • Hackers Using Chinese Malware to Rob ATMs Using Outdated Windows XP

    As technology progresses, it seems that hackers and hacking methods do too. It wasn’t that long ago when hackers had to steal your credit card info or your bank card itself to get the money out of your account. Now they don’t have to since the ATMs are just giving away money as soon as […]

  • Millions of Android users left vulnerable due to Samsung’s ignorance

    After Samsung had failed to renew the domain of one of their pre-installed apps, millions of users were left open to malware attacks. The app S Suggest that was part of the older Samsung smartphones is still active on millions of devices. Its purpose was to help users by suggesting which other popular apps they […]

  • Criminals snatching iPhones to scam users twice

    A relatively simple and yet threatening smartphone scam has emerged in which the victim gets scammed twice. The scam involves stealing an iPhone first and then manipulating the user into believing that the phone has been found. The process This is a scam that does not involve any hi-tech hacking or infiltration or any infection […]