New Flaw Lets Rogue Android Apps Access Camera Without Permission

hacking android camera apps

An alarming security vulnerability has been discovered in several models of Android smartphones manufactured by Google, Samsung, and others that could allow malicious apps to secretly take pictures and record videos — even when they don’t have specific device permissions to do so. You must already know that the security model of the Android mobile Leggi tutto…

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

Targeted ransomware attacks on banking and finance, government, healthcare, and critical infrastructure are on the rise, with the latest victim being the state government of Louisiana. The state government of Louisiana was hit by a large-scale coordinated ransomware attack yesterday, which forced the state to take several state agency servers offline, including government websites, email Leggi tutto…

New WhatsApp Bug Could Have Let Hackers Spy On Users Just by Sending MP4 Video

whatsapp hacking vulnerability

The recent controversies surrounding the WhatsApp hacking haven’t yet settled, and the world’s most popular messaging platform is in choppy waters once again. The Hacker News has learned that WhatsApp has recently patched yet another critical vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to remotely compromise targeted devices and potentially steal secured chat messages and files Leggi tutto…

Two Arrested for Stealing $550,000 in Cryptocurrency Using Sim Swapping

SIM swap scam

It appears that at least the United States has started taking the threat of Sim Swapping attacks very seriously. Starting with the country’s first-ever conviction for ‘SIM Swapping’ this February, U.S. Department of Justice has since then announced charges against several individuals for involving in the scheme to siphon millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from Leggi tutto…

New Group of Hackers Targeting Businesses with Financially Motivated Cyber Attacks

Malware Attack

Security researchers have tracked down activities of a new group of financially-motivated hackers that are targeting several businesses and organizations in Germany, Italy, and the United States in an attempt to infect them with backdoor, banking Trojan, or ransomware malware. Though the new malware campaigns are not customized for each organization, the threat actors appear Leggi tutto…

Qualcomm Chip Flaws Let Hackers Steal Private Data From Android Devices

Hacking Android Phones

Hundreds of millions of devices, especially Android smartphones and tablets, using Qualcomm chipsets, are vulnerable to a new set of potentially serious vulnerabilities. According to a report cybersecurity firm CheckPoint shared with The Hacker News, the flaws could allow attackers to steal sensitive data stored in a secure area that is otherwise supposed to be Leggi tutto…

Company Detected Years-Long Breach Only After Hacker Maxed Out Servers’ Storage

Years-Long Breach Detected

What could be even worse than getting hacked? It’s the “failure to detect intrusions” that always results in huge losses to the organizations. Utah-based technology company InfoTrax Systems is the latest example of such a security blunder, as the company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016. What’s ironic is Leggi tutto…

New ZombieLoad v2 Attack Affects Intel’s Latest Cascade Lake CPUs

ZombieLoad microarchitectural data sampling vulnerability

Zombieload is back. This time a new variant (v2) of the data-leaking side-channel vulnerability also affects the most recent Intel CPUs, including the latest Cascade Lake, which are otherwise resistant against attacks like Meltdown, Foreshadow and other MDS variants (RIDL and Fallout). Initially discovered in May this year, ZombieLoad is one of the three novel Leggi tutto…