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  • 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 […]

  • Wikileaks reveals pandemic malware for Windows developed by the CIA

    In its latest release as part of the Vault 7 series, WikiLeaks has apparently leaked a document which consists information regarding a new malware dubbed Pandemic, which is another CIA-built hacking tool. According to the document: Today, June 1st, 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the “Pandemic” project of the CIA, a persistent implant for Microsoft […]

  • Man Hacks Chinese Video Giant; Steals Millions of Dollars – Gets Caught

    A couple of weeks ago HackRead reported a hack in which a Dark Web seller was selling 100 million user accounts stolen from Chinese video service giant Youku Tudou. Now, it turns out that someone else was taking advantage of the hack or at least the vulnerability present in Youku’s server.  The 21-year-old Mr. Hu (since his first name was not […]

  • Russian Postal Service Hit by WannaCry Ransomware Attack

    WannaCry ransomware attack has left a devastating trail on half of the world and this also includes the Russia’s postal service which was recently targeted and successfully infected by the malware. Some of the service’s computers are still not operational. This is one of the biggest signs of weakness when it comes to Russia’s online defenses […]

  • Radio Station Caught Teaching Listeners How to Hide Child Pornographic Content

    The authorities around the world are doing whatever it takes to hunt down pedophiles but a radio station in the United States was caught teaching something else and it’s shocking. A radio station CAVE 97.7 FM from Arizona state was airing disgusting public announcements about how to store child pornography, reports News 4 Tucson. The public announcement said “Always use […]

  • Facebook and Google linked to the $100 million phishing scheme

    If you think that the internet is a safe place, you need to think again! Not even Billion dollar companies like Google and Facebook are safe from the cyber-criminals! Remember when we reported about a multi-million phishing scam conducted by a man from Lithuania, Mr. Evaldas Rimasauskas? It turns out that the targeted companies in that […]

  • Tons of Apps on Google Play Store Infected with BankBot Malware

    A new Malware has been spotted in the wild targeting Google Play Store apps. The malware has been dubbed as “BankBot” by security researchers rand was first spotted in April 2008. So far at least 400 Google Play Store apps have been compromised. The origin of BankBot: According to the security experts at Securify, the malware seems to […]

  • “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 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 […]

  • 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 to go down. A complaint made by the Motion Picture Association of America led to the arrest of people behind 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 […]