Category: Cyber Crime

  • Online stores under attack; a new fraudster bot spotted in the wild

    Hackers have designed a new bot named Giftghostbot which is being used to defraud thousands of gift card owners. As per reports, these attacks were first spotted by the cyber security firm, Distil Networks on February 26th, and since then almost 1000 websites have been the victim of this hack. The criminals are using this bot […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 Infected Android Apps on Google Play Phishing Instagram Accounts

    Lately, credential stealing campaigns and Instagram go hand in hand as we have seen so many credential stealers targeting social networking app users. These campaigns circulate on Google Play in the form of tools designed to increase the number of followers on Instagram. Recently, 13 malicious apps were identified to be uploaded on Google Play […]

  • 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 […]

  • #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 […]

  • Dark Web Suffers After Anonymous Hacked Firm Hosting Child Porn Sites

    We previously informed you about the hacking of over 10,000 websites on the Dark Web by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The group took down the servers of Freedom Hosting II (web hosting services that handled 11,000 or nearly 20% of all Dark Web websites) to teach child pornography distributors and addicts on the Dark […]

  • Facebook Call Cops on BBC for Exposing Child Abuse Content

    It is a fact that Facebook has become the breeding ground for malicious pedophiles and child sex addicts. Despite claims from the social network, we have seen countless examples so far where Facebook failed to take preventive measures or responded aptly whenever the presence of such illicit content involving children was reported to it. The […]

  • New Phishing Scam Targets Digital Payment and Online Banking Users

    The cyber criminal community widely depends on phishing scams to target unsuspected users, that’s why these attacks are not only increasing but also adding sophisticated means to trick users into giving away their personal and financial details. Recently, security researchers at Cyren discovered a phishing scam targeting banking and digital payment customers worldwide. The targeted platforms […]

  • Hackers Selling Undetectable Proton Malware for macOS in 40 BTC

    Hackers are selling a malware for Mac devices on a prominent dark web marketing claiming that it is undetectable and comes with capabilities including taking full control of macOS devices by evading anti-virus detection. Dubbed Proton by its developers, the malware is a RAT (Remote Administration Tool) and is being sold in one of the […]

  • IDF targeted by sophisticated cyber espionage through Android devices

    Israeli members of the armed forces have remained under the radar of cyber spies and espionage actors for a very long time. However, In July last year, over a hundred officials were targeted by malicious cyber-criminals as they managed to compromise their cell phones/tablets and infiltrated data and transferred it to the command and control […]

  • Bangkok Police Arrests Ukrainian Hacker Planning ATM Malware Attack

    Bangkok police have detained an east European man Oleksandr Krachkovskyi who was carrying fake credit cards and the department is citing it as a great victory since they have managed to thwart a bank ATM oriented malware attack. The 31-year-old Ukrainian passport holder Krachkovskyi was caught on Wednesday from a shopping mall situated in Pratunam […]

  • PayPal users hit with “Payment Successfully Made Via Ali Express” Phishing Scam

    PayPal is one of the most used platforms for sending and receiving payments by small medium and large enterprises. This makes it the most lucrative target for cyber criminals which is why PayPal phishing scams are so common these days. However, with every new day, these cyber criminals are coming up with new tactics to trick […]

  • Gmail’s Spam Filter Not Impenetrable For Hackers

    Most of us today use Gmail as our primary email platform. It is indeed a very useful platform that is known for its efficiency and effectiveness. However, Gmail may not be as effective as we think it is. According to a recent research conducted by Renato Marinho at Morphus Labs, Gmail does not seem to spam emails that are […]

  • Protecting Small Business from Increasing Cyber Attacks

    No business, whether big or small, is safe in this era of cyber warfare. Target, TJ Maxx, and Home Depot are prime examples of how businesses loose million because of data breaches. Big-name businesses aside, even small businesses are being threatened with the same unfortunate fate. A report by IDC, a data firm, revealed that […]

  • Russian Authorities Arrest Nine for Stealing $17 Million from Banks

    According to Irina Wolf, the Russian Interior Ministry spokesperson, Russian Security Services officials have arrested nine hackers who are alleged to be members of a high-profile cybercrime group called Lurk. The state media news platform Tass reported that reason for their arrest is that the group has been stealing money from Russian banks since 2013 […]

  • Indian hackers hack Facebook groups for posting teen, revenge porn images

    Only yesterday we heard about Anonymous taking on the Dark Web based child pornography websites and now a similar operation was launched against pages/groups on Facebook uploading pornographic content. However, this time, the attack has been initiated by a group of Kerala, India, based hacker group called Kerala Cyber Warriors (KCW), which claim to be […]

  • “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 […]

  • Twitter Users Hit with Blue Badge Verification Phishing Scam

    Twitter account verification means your account will get a blue verified badge. Currently, anyone can apply for this verification, yet it depends on the Twitter team to decide whether you will be awarded a blue badge or not. The seekers of the elusive badge have now become the target of cyber criminals who have launched […]

  • PayPal Users Hit with Account Limited Phishing Scam

    Recently, Gmail users were targeted with a phishing scam, and now it’s time for PayPal since it is undoubtedly one of the most used online payment systems in the world making it a perfect target for cyber criminals. Eset, a cyber security firm, has discovered a phishing scam targeting PayPal users to steal their login credentials. In […]