Wicked scammers steal $1 million from Save the Children charity


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Another day, another email scam – This time, wicked scammers have stolen over $1,000,000 from Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization based in London, United Kingdom. This happened after scammers compromised email address of one of the Save the Children employees and generated fake invoices and other documents to trick the charity organization into sending 1 million Leggi tutto…

IT consultancy firm caught running ransomware decryption scam

Ransomware has become a persistent threat to users globally but for cybercriminals, it is a lucrative business. Recently, IT security researchers at Check Point unearthed a sophisticated ransomware decryption scam in which a Russian IT consultant company has been caught scamming ransomware victims. The company according to Check Point researchers calls itself ‘Dr. Shifro’ and claims to provide Leggi tutto…

Personal & banking data of 120 million Brazilians leaked online

The Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPFs) is a taxpayer registry identification for Brazilians – In this case, 120 million CPFs were exposed online. The IT security researchers at InfoArmor’s Advanced Threat Intelligence team discovered a treasure trove of personal sensitive data belonging to over 120 million Brazilians exposed on an unprotected AWS (Amazon Web Service) S3 cloud Leggi tutto…

Hackers bypassed Gmail & Yahoo’s 2FA to target US officials

The attack was carried out by Iran-backed charming kitten hackers and victims include dozens of US government officials. Private emails of US sanctions officials and nuclear scientists have been breached by Iranian state-sponsored hackers. As per the data obtained by Certfa, a cybersecurity firm based in London, the hacking group Charming Kitten is responsible for the Leggi tutto…

Critical SQLite Flaw Leaves Millions of Apps Vulnerable to Hackers

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in widely used SQLite database software that exposes billions of deployments to hackers. Dubbed as ‘Magellan‘ by Tencent’s Blade security team, the newly discovered SQLite flaw could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary or malicious code on affected devices, leak program memory or crash applications. SQLite is a Leggi tutto…

Fake Bomb Threat Emails Demanding Bitcoins Sparked Chaos Across US, Canada

“Pay $20,000 worth of bitcoin, or a bomb will detonate in your building” A massive number of businesses, schools, government offices and individuals across the US, New Zealand and Canada on Thursday received bomb threats via emails that caused nationwide chaos, forcing widespread evacuations and police response. The bomb threat emails were apparently sent by Leggi tutto…

New Facebook Bug Exposed 6.8 Million Users Photos to Third-Party Apps

Facebook’s latest screw-up — a programming bug in Facebook website accidentally gave 1,500 third-party apps access to the unposted Facebook photos of as many as 6.8 million users. Facebook today quietly announced that it discovered a new API bug in its photo-sharing system that let 876 developers access users’ private photos which they never shared Leggi tutto…