How To Defend Against DDoS Attacks
In a DDoS attack, An attacker uses a number of machines across the internet (or what’s called a “botnet”). Those machines send a high volume of fake traffic to the target site, all in an attempt to overload server resources and bring the site down.
Colonial Pipeline Halts All Operations After Cyber Attack
Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline operator, has halted all operations after it fell victim to a cybersecurity attack on Friday
Over 128M iOS Users Affected By XcodeGhost Malware
More than 128 million iOS users were allegedly affected by the “XcodeGhost” malware which first surfaced in 2015 — responsible for injecting malware into several iPhone and iPad apps that were subsequently uploaded to the App Store.
Apple Fixed 2 iOS 0-Day Vulnerabilities That Let Hackers Compromise Fully Patched Devices
Apple has released a new update to patch two zero-day vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to execute malicious code to attack iPhones, iPads, iPods, macOS, and Apple Watch devices.
DigitalOcean Data Breach Exposes Customer Billing Data
Cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean has emailed customers warning of a data breach involving customers’ billing data.
How Secure Are QR Codes?
Attackers can embed malicious URLs containing custom malware into a QR code which could then exfiltrate data from a mobile device when scanned. It is also possible to embed a malicious URL into a QR code that directs to a phishing site, where unsuspecting users could disclose personal or financial information.
Hacker Published 20 Million Alleged BigBasket Users Records On Dark Web
A hacker has leaked database of about 20 million alleged BigBasket users on a popular hacker forum.
REvil Ransomware Gang Are Demanding $50 Million From Apple To Avoid Documents Leaked
The operators of the REvil ransomware are demanding a $50 million ransom from Apple to avoid having confidential information leaked on the dark web,
Geico Data Breach Exposed Customers’ Driver’s License Numbers For More Than A Month
Insurance company Geico has suffered a data breach that exposed customers’ driver’s license for more than a month, according to a data breach notice filed with the attorney general of California.
Swinburne University Data Breach Exposes Details Of 5000 Individuals
Swinburne University has confirmed that details of more than 5,000 staff and students were inadvertently made available on the Internet. The information made available was name, email address, and in some cases, a contact phone number.
Russian Hackers Are Actively Exploiting Five Publicly Known Vulnerabilities: NSA
The National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) jointly released a Cybersecurity Advisory, “Russian SVR Targets U.S. and Allied Networks,” today to expose ongoing Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) exploitation of five publicly known vulnerabilities.
What Is Sextortion? And How Can You Avoid It?
Sextortion is an emerging online scam in which an attacker attempts to extort money or get victims to do something against their will by threatening to release embarrassing, personal images or their most intimate moments to their contacts, friends, and family. In reality, the attacker…
3.1 Million External Attacks On Cloud User Accounts In Q4 2020 – McAfee
In Q4, McAfee Labs observed an average of 648 threats per minute, an increase of 60 threats per minute (10%) over Q3. The two quarters also saw COVID-19-related cyber-attack detections increase by 240% in Q3 and 114% in Q4, while Powershell threats again surged 208% due to continued increases in Donoff malware activity.
Researchers Found Critical Vulnerability In Zoom, Rewarded $200,000
The vulnerability was discovered as part of a contest, Pwn2Own, organised by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a programme designed to reward security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities.
500 Million LinkedIn Account Leaked Online On A Popular Hacker Forum
Days after a massive Facebook data leaked, a thread actor is selling an archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles on a popular hacker forum.
European Commissions Were Hit By Cyber-Attack Last Week
The European Commission and several other European Union organizations were hit by a cyberattack in March, according to a European Commission spokesperson.
533 Million Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Leaked On Hacker Forum
533 million Facebook users’ phone number has been leaked on a popular hacker forum for free.
Google: North Korean Hackers Target Security Researchers Again
Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) says that North Korean government-sponsored hackers are once again targeting security researchers using fake Twitter and LinkedIn social media accounts.
Top 5 Tips To Protect Your Webcam From Hackers
Millions of us are constantly adding IoT devices to our homes – digital speakers, security cameras, and smart doorbells, to say nothing about all the connected clocks, thermostats, lights, and more. Each one of these is an attack surface, and we are only increasing the number of targets we offer hackers with each device we add. Of all these devices though, perhaps the most common target is the webcam.