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Cryptocurrency Hacks Still Growing — What Does That Mean for the Industry?

THN - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 05:46
Though once synonymous with underground networks and black hat hackers, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream over the past two years. In 2017, we saw the skyrocket of bitcoin to an all-time high of close to $20,000 followed by a significant decline the following year. But beyond the ups and downs in the market for the world's largest cryptocurrency is a much more sinister

Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones

THN - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 03:10
Whatsapp has recently patched a severe vulnerability that was being exploited by attackers to remotely install surveillance malware on a few "selected" smartphones by simply calling the targeted phone numbers over Whatsapp audio call. Discovered, weaponized and then sold by the Israeli company NSO Group that produces the most advanced mobile spyware on the planet, the WhatsApp exploit installs

U.S. Charges 9 'SIM Swapping' Attackers For Stealing $2.5 Million

THN - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 16:35
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced charges against nine individuals, 6 of which are members of a hacking group called "The Community" and other 3 are former employees of mobile phone providers who allegedly helped them steal roughly $2.5 million worth of the cryptocurrency using a method known as "SIM Swapping." According to the 15-count indictment unsealed today, five Americans

North Korean Hackers Using ELECTRICFISH Tunnels to Exfiltrate Data

THN - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 07:04
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have issued another joint alert about a new piece of malware that the prolific North Korean APT hacking group Hidden Cobra has actively been using in the wild. Hidden Cobra, also known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace, is believed to be backed by North Korean government and known to launch cyber attacks against media

U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach

THN - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:46
The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role in the 2015 massive data breach at health insurance giant Anthem and three other unnamed American companies. Fujie Wang (王 福 杰) and another hacker named John Doe with three different aliases—Deniel Jack, Kim Young, and Zhou Zhihong—are charged with four

Ongoing Attack Stealing Credit Cards From Over A Hundred Shopping Sites

THN - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 12:47
Researchers from Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360's NetLab have revealed details of an ongoing credit card hacking campaign that is currently stealing payment card information of customers visiting more than 105 e-commerce websites. While monitoring a malicious domain, www.magento-analytics[.]com, for over last seven months, researchers found that the attackers have been injecting

Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks

THN - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 08:19
A bug bounty hunter has discovered and publicly disclosed details of an unpatched browser address bar spoofing vulnerability that affects popular Chinese UC Browser and UC Browser Mini apps for Android. Developed by Alibaba-owned UCWeb, UC Browser is one of the most popular mobile browsers, specifically in China and India, with a massive user base of more than half a billion users worldwide.

Google Chrome to Introduce Improved Cookie Controls Against Online Tracking

THN - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 06:49
At the company's I/O 2019 developer conference, Google has announced its plan to introduce two new privacy and security-oriented features in the upcoming versions of its Chrome web browser. In an attempt to allow users to block online tracking, Google has announced two new features—Improved SameSite Cookies and Fingerprinting Protection—that will be previewed by Google in the Chrome web

Baltimore City Shuts Down Most of Its Servers After Ransomware Attack

THN - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 05:08
For the second time in just over a year, the city of Baltimore has been hit by a ransomware attack, affecting its computer network and forcing officials to shut down a majority of its computer servers as a precaution. Ransomware works by encryption files and locking them up so users can't access them. The attackers then demand a ransom amount, typically in Bitcoin digital currency, in

Binance Hacked — Hackers Stole Over $40 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

THN - Wed, 08/05/2019 - 02:53
Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, confirmed today that the company lost nearly $41 million in Bitcoin in what appears to be its largest hack to date. In a statement, Binance's CEO Changpeng Zhao said the company discovered a "large scale security breach" earlier on May 7, as a result of which hackers were able to steal roughly 7000 bitcoins, which worth 40.6

Cynet's Free Incident Response Tool — Stop Active Attacks With Greater Visibility

THN - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 13:05
The saying that there are two types of organizations, those that have gotten breached and those who have but just don't know it yet, has never been more relevant, making the sound incident response a required capability in any organization’s security stack. To assist in this critical mission, Cynet is launching a free IR tool offering, applicable to both IR service providers in need of a

Microsoft Windows 10 will get a full built-in Linux Kernel for WSL 2

THN - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 08:12
Yes, you heard me right. Microsoft is taking another step forward to show its love for Linux and open source community by shipping a full Linux kernel in Windows 10 this summer. No, that doesn't mean Microsoft is making its Windows 10 a Linux distro, but the company will begin to ship an in-house custom built Linux kernel later this year starting with the Windows 10 Insider builds. <!--

Chinese Hackers Used NSA Hacking Tools Before Shadow Brokers Leaked Them

THN - Tue, 07/05/2019 - 05:41
In a shocking revelation, it turns out that a hacking group believed to be sponsored by Chinese intelligence had been using some of the zero-day exploits linked to the NSA's Equation Group almost a year before the mysterious Shadow Brokers group leaked them. According to a new report published by cybersecurity firm Symantec, a Chinese-linked group, which it calls Buckeye, was using the

Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace 'Wyzant' Suffers Data Breach

THN - Mon, 06/05/2019 - 16:37
Wyzant—an online marketplace that makes it easy for parents and students to connect with private tutors, in-person and online, in over 250 different subjects—has suffered a data breach exposing "certain personal identification information" for its customers. The Hacker News received a copy of an email notification Wyzant recently sent to its affected customers, which reveals an unknown

Israel Neutralizes Cyber Attack by Blowing Up Building with Jihadist Hackers

THN - Mon, 06/05/2019 - 05:22
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) claims to have neutralized an "attempted" cyber attack by launching airstrikes on a building in Gaza Strip from where it says the attack was originated. As shown in a video tweeted by IDF, the building in the Gaza Strip, which Israeli fighter drones have now destroyed, was reportedly the headquarters for Palestinian Hamas military intelligence, from where a cyber

Europol Shuts Down Two Major Illegal 'Dark Web' Trading Platforms

THN - Fri, 03/05/2019 - 16:30
Europol announced the shut down of two prolific dark web marketplaces—Wall Street Market and Silkkitie (also known as Valhalla)—in simultaneous global operations against underground websites for trading drugs, stolen credit card numbers, malicious software, and other illegal goods. Police in western Germany has also arrested three men who were allegedly running Wall Street Market, the world's

Pre-Installed Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell Computers to Remote Hacking

THN - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 05:14
If you use a Dell computer, then beware — hackers could compromise your system remotely. Bill Demirkapi, a 17-year-old independent security researcher, has discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell computers. Dell SupportAssist, formerly known as Dell System Detect, checks the health of your computer

Google Adds New Option to 'Auto-Delete' Your Location History and Activity Data

THN - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 04:45
Google is giving you more control over how long you want the tech company to hold on to your location history and web activity data. Google has introduced a new, easier, privacy-focused auto-delete feature for your Google account that will allow you to automatically delete your Location History and Web and App Activity data after a set period of time. Google's Location History feature, if

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in UK Jail

THN - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 09:47
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks—for almost a year—in prison by a London court for breaching his bail conditions in 2012 and taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy for nearly 7 years. The 47-year-old Assange was arrested last month by London's Metropolitan Police Service after the Ecuadorian government suddenly withdrew his political asylum. Within hours of his

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THN - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 08:49
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