03 Jun 2020

YouTube channel access in high demand on hacker forums

Cybersecurity researchers have noted a high demand for stolen Youtube credentials on various dark web hacking and cybercrime forums, where stolen passwords are often sold in bulk. Sellers often advertise large lists of verified credentials, boasting subscriber count. Researchers state that cybercriminals buying these credentials often have two goals, to

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01 Jun 2020

Anonymous Hackers Threaten To Expose The Many Crimes Of Minneapolis Police

A well-known hacktivist group by the name of Anonymous has allegedly resurfaced over the weekend, claiming to have secret information on pressing government controversy, as well as taking the Minneapolis PD website offline. The actions were taken in the wake of widespread protests over the death of George Floyd on

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01 Jun 2020

Amtrak Guest Rewards Breach Affects Personal Info

Amtrak, also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has disclosed it suffered from a cyberattack in which customer data was stolen by unauthorized access to information by a third party. Personal information and log-ins may have been stolen after the attack, which targeted Amtrak customers’ rewards accounts. The state-backed

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01 Jun 2020

Researcher lands 100000 dollar reward for Sign in with Apple authentication bypass bug

HackerNews reported that Bhavuk Jain, a bug bounty hunter, has received $100,000 from Apple for uncovering a severe authentication bypass vulnerability that could result in a takeover of third-party user accounts. The bug was discovered in the “Sign in with Apple” feature that allows new users to sign in to

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29 May 2020

Highly-targeted attacks on industrial sector hide payload in images

Attackers have been using malicious PowerShell scrips in images to steal industrial sector employee credentials in a highly targeted campaign. The technique, steganography, uses public hosting imaging services to evade network traffic scanners and other tools that would potentially flag the malicious image. There have been victims identified in multiple

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29 May 2020

NSA Warns of Ongoing Russian Hacking Campaign Against U.S. Systems

On Thursday, the US National Security Agency (NSA) released a warning to government partners and private companies about an ongoing Russian hacking operation that targets operating systems behind computer infrastructure. This intrusion technique actively exploits a vulnerability that the NSA advised companies to take seriously. The notice is part of

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29 May 2020

Fortune 500 company NTT discloses security breach

On May 7, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) suffered from a security breach that exposed information on 621 customers from its communications subsidiary. The company is the 64th biggest in the world, according to the Fortune 500 list, and is the largest telecommunications company in Japan. NTT stated that they

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28 May 2020

Data Breach at Bank of America

Bank of America has disclosed that it suffered from a data breach affecting a small number of clients who had previously applied for their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Information involving Bank of America’s clients was exposed in late April when the bank uploaded the applicants’ details onto a the US

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28 May 2020

$100 million in bounties paid by HackerOne to ethical hackers

HackerOne recently announced that as of May 26, they have paid out $100,000,000 in rewards to ethical hackers around the world. Since the beginning of HackerOne’s white hat hacking program, bug bounty hunters have uncovered and reported an estimated 170,000 security vulnerabilities. HackerOne uses information gathered from its bug bounty

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28 May 2020

Ransomware big jump: ransoms grew 14 times in one year

Over the past few years, ransomware has become the most insidious threat to companies as operators’ capabilities increase and ransom demands escalate. A newly published report shows that the average ransom demand has increased more than 10 times in just a year. There are over a dozen notorious ransomware operators

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