Gamers and cellphone users were targeted by criminal groups around the world this week – while retailers continued to suffer at the hands of POS malware, and a phishing campaign highlighted just how hot Bitcoin is right now.
Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but seem to be built to spy on passing cellphone users, according to Popular Science.
The FBI has issued a warning to police and other emergency response personnel about a lethal new tool which ‘malicious actors’ have been using to deadly effect against American government institutions – Google dorks.
A data breach of staggering proportions has hit South Korea – involving 27 million people and 220 million private records – all bought from hackers with the goal of stealing money from online games.
More than a thousand U.S. businesses have been affected by point-of-sale malware – malicious software written specifically for online fraud, to steal information such as credit card details from businesses and their customers.
An image of a Russian car crash has piled up in Google Images – leading to speculation that the service has been hacked. What’s less clear is why, or who might have done it.
Sony’s PlayStation Network was back online and the information of its 53 million users safe, despite a weekend-long cyber attack, and a reported bomb threat which caused the diversion of a flight carrying a Sony executive.
A new tactic where waves of Bitcoin wallet phishing emails are targeted at corporations has proved a success for the criminals behind it – with nearly 2.7% of victims clicking on the malicious link embedded in the two waves of 12,000 emails.
This week saw two of the scariest targets for hacks ever – nuclear plants and city-wide traffic systems. Tthe traffic-light hack could basically have paralyzedany one of 40 American cities, and America’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission was successfully attacked three times within the past three years.
The most famous traffic light ‘hack’ in history is in the classic film, The Italian Job (1969), where the heist involves paralyzing Turin via its traffic control system – but the reality is much easier.
Video games have gone since the late 1970s and early 1980s from being a small offshoot of the “traditional” computing industry to becoming a full-fledged multi-billion dollar industry – with its own brand of criminal.
Blackphone, billed as a privacy tool to keep the puplic safe ruled the headlines when it was is hacked in five minutes, Meanwhile, Wi-Fi routers were also shown up – and Android users face a toothy new threat,
There may be red faces in Red Square, after Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev had his Twitter account hacked.
With Black Hat 2014 in full swing in Las Vegas, it was never going to be a quiet week – but revelations about FBI malware and a trove of a billion passwords inspired furious debate too.
Somewhere in a small city in south central Russia, a group of men in their twenties have got away with what some are describing as one of the biggest cyber-heists in history.
Since a recent claim researchers could “uncloak” Tor users for less than $3,000, there has been a flurry of activity in the “anonymous” online service – but in the form of new adverts, new markets, and new security.
After a technical error on a Mozilla database, thousands of email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for nearly a month – leaving 78,000 Mozilla app developers vulnerable to hackers.