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  • “This is you?” message is the latest scam to be distributed via Facebook

    Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms in the world, and that makes it an attractive target for cyber criminals and online scammers.  The latest to join the bandwagon of message-based scams on the social network is “This is you?” scam. What’s happening is that users receive a message on their Facebook […]

  • US Immigration asking foreign travelers for their social media account details

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) devised a new rule in June this year for foreign travelers wishing to visit the US. According to the new rule, foreign travelers are required to give their social media account details to US Immigration authorities. A US government official stated that foreign travelers in the country […]

  • Customers reporting their Groupon accounts are being hacked

    Groupon, an American e-commerce marketplace is used by millions of people worldwide. Naturally, its usage during Christmas skyrockets and it looks like hackers are well aware of this fact that’s why several Groupon’s UK customers are complaining that their accounts are being compromised and someone is buying stuff they never signed up for. The confused customers are taking their […]

  • New Tech Lets You Use Smartphone, Tablet without Draining their Battery

    Who doesn’t want to use YouTube or watch favorite shows on Netflix for hours and hours on their smartphone? The only hurdle that we face is that wireless connections and battery life aren’t very compatible with each other. Whenever we need to watch a movie or video, the battery runs out after some time. So […]

  • NWH Hacker Steals 30,000 Passport Records from Russian Consulate Website

    A hacker using the pseudonym Kapustiky from New World Hacktivists (NWH) group has managed to hack and steal crucial details of thousands of citizens by compromising a Russian consular department website Ambru.nl. The hacked data includes emails, IP addresses, passport and telephone numbers. Reportedly, the hacker has stolen around 30,000 records and aims to dump […]

  • Bahamian Hacker Gets 5 Years Jail Time for Hacking, Leaking Celebrities Photos

    Alonzo Knowles, a 24-year-old Bahamian male, has received five years in prison for violating the privacy of celebrities, athletes and famous personalities by hacking into their email accounts and stealing movie scripts, personal video clips and pictures from them. Also Read: iCloud accounts hacking: Nude Photos of 98 Hollywood Celebrities leaked online That list of […]

  • Black Friday Scams: Shop Safely with These Tips

    Black Friday is just around the corner. All the shopaholics around the globe are gearing up for availing the best deal for their bucks. People wait for Black Friday the entire year because, on this day, all the retail outlets offer exclusive discount deals, which otherwise are hard to find throughout the year. However, apart […]

  • FBI hacked 8K computers in 120 countries against child pornography site

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is known for going all out for capturing cyber-criminals and terrorists but this time, the agency has set a new precedent in hacking operations. According to court documents the agency used a single warrant and compromised more than 8,000 computers in 120 different countries. Some information related to this secret […]

  • FS.to pirate website shut down after Ukraine’s National Police Raid

    Hollywood is taking strict action against piracy sites — This time it’s the Ukraine-based FS.to to go down. A complaint made by the Motion Picture Association of America led to the arrest of people behind FS.to. The cyber-crime department of Ukraine’s National Police force carried out a series of operations against the website which is used […]

  • Hacker arrested for Jamming 911 Emergency Call System with DDoS Attack

    Hacker who Jammed Nation-wide 911 Emergency Call System with DDoS Attack Caught by Police — He also tweeted a javascript exploit that was used by 1,000 people to DDoS 911 system. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai from Arizona was caught and arrested [PDF] by the police for allegedly triggering a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the 911 […]

  • Ukrainian Hackers Expose 2,337 Emails from Putin’s Most Trusted Advisor

    Ukrainian Hackers Expose Over Two Thousand Emails from Putin’s Most Trusted Advisor — Investigation reveals that many of the emails are authentic. Russian president Vladimir Putin is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Recently a database containing around 2,337 emails from one of the main and high-ranking advisors of Putin was released online. […]

  • Dangerous Pork Explosion backdoor found in Android Devices

    Android Smartphones from Foxconn Manufacturer Plagued with Dangerous Security Flaw known as Pork Explosion. Android operating system has become quite vulnerable to hacking issues and Google has continuously been trying to fix the security flaws and make the system reliable enough for users around the world. However, despite all these efforts to patch up the […]

  • Vera Bradley Payment System Breached; Customers Data Stolen

    Vera Bradley Inc.’s Payment Processing System Hacked Delaying its Website Upgrade until 2017. Vera Bradley Inc, a famous handbag manufacturer has suffered a data breach after hackers gained access to the customer data from the company’s payment processing systems. The incident has forced the company to delay its website upgrading until 2017. The data accessed […]

  • SIMS Game Custom Content Site Hacked; 118K Accounts Leaked

    The targeted site is called NewSeaSims and provides custom content for SIMS2 and SIMS3 video games. A hacker going by the handle of “Websites Hunter” who was previously found leaking personal details of Kuwait Automotive Imports Company’s customers is back with another hack. This time, he has breached a website that offers custom content for Sims video […]

  • Aussie Border Police Bust Dark Net Drug Dealer

    A couple of months ago the Australian police busted a Pedophile ring on Tor – Now, Australian Border Force is aiming to track down drug distribution via Dark Net. The Australia Border Force (ABF) has captured an important suspect in its investigation to bring down the gang responsible for importing and purchasing of drugs via the […]

  • US Firefighters: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Not Guilty of Burning Jeep

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Burning Spree – Guilty or Not Guilty? Verdict: Not Guilty. By now, most of you will be aware of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 scandal. For those who are still oblivious to the issue, Note 7 was alleged to have caused a mass explosion in a couple’s jeep while they left […]

  • Electronic Arts, EA Servers Down? PoodleCorp claims it DDoSed Gaming Giant

    EA sports servers are down and gamers are furious on Twitter — About 11hours ago, PoodleCorp did claim responsibility of DDoSing EA servers. The gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) is currently experiencing an outage in which EA games, services and support have been impacted. Those gamers who are unaware of the situation should know that earlier, a […]

  • Alex Jones’ Infowars Hacked; Thousands of Accounts Sold Online

    Someone hacked Infowars website and stole thousands of accounts belonging to its registered users — The accounts were found on an underground hacking forum. Alex Jones, a hardcore Donald Trump supporter, radio show host, documentary filmmaker and conspiracy theorist had his site hacked by unknown attackers who stole login account credentials of tens of thousands […]

  • GoDaddy customers targeted by clever phishing scam

    Another day another phishing scam — This time, it’s the GoDaddy customers. A phishing scam is one of the easiest techniques used by cyber criminals to steal personal or financial credentials of any user who is not familiar with social engineering. With everyday passing, these cyber scammers are coming up new and ever more convincing […]