White House Launches AI Contest to Secure Government Systems from Hacks
The contest, which is called the “AI for Cybersecurity Grand Challenge,” is being run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
weDevs Fixes Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in WP Project Manager Plugin
weDevs, the developer of the popular WP Project Manager plugin for WordPress, has released a security patch to address a privilege escalation vulnerability.
Researchers Easily Hypnotize AI Chatbot ChatGPT Into Hacking: Report
Tricking generative AI to assist in scams and cyberattacks does not require much coding knowledge, a new report has warned.
INTERPOL-Led Investigation Shuts Down Notorious Phishing-As-A-Service Platform
The platform sold ‘phishing kits’ to hackers who used them to steal victims’ personal information, such as credit card numbers and passwords.
Education Dept In US State Reveals Data Breach Spanning 16 Years
The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) has notified students of a potential data leak following a ransomware attack in June as well as informed students that the breach has affected multiple programs over a 16-year time period, including public schools and adult education initiatives, across the US state.
Malicious Google Play Apps Load Ads Even When Screen Is Off
A group of 43 Android apps with over 2.5 million installs has been found to load ads even when the user’s phone is turned off.
CryptoRom Scammers Add ChatGPT-Like AI Chat Tool To Trick Users: Report
Researchers have observed CryptoRom fraudsters refining their techniques, including adding a ChatGPT-like AI chat tool to their toolset to trick users into scams, a new report said on Monday.
What to Do If You Find Your AI-Generated Nudes Online
If you find AI-generated nude online, it is important to take action to prevent it from being used for harmful purposes. Here are some things you can do:
Bangladesh Hacktivists Target India With DDoS Attacks, Data Breaches: Report
A hacktivist group known as Mysterious Team Bangladesh has been linked to more than 750 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and 78 website defacements since June 2022, primarily targeting government, financial, and transportation sector organizations with a strong focus on India, a new report has shown.
Spyware Maker LetMeSpy Ceases Operations As Hacker Wipes Server Data
Spyware maker LetMeSpy is no longer operational and is in the process of shutting down after a data breach in June wiped all its servers.
US Fines Robocallers Record $300 Million, Blocks Billions Of Scam Calls
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a record-breaking $300 million fine for auto warranty scam robocalls made by the largest illegal robocall operation the agency has ever investigated.
Here Are The Top 12 Most Exploited Vulnerabilities of 2022
The Five Eyes cybersecurity authorities, in collaboration with CISA, the NSA, and the FBI, have released a list of the 12 most exploited vulnerabilities throughout 2022. The list includes vulnerabilities in software from Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and other major vendors. “In 2022, malicious cyber actors…
Government Organizations Targeted by Russian Hackers Using Microsoft Teams Phishing Attacks
Russian hackers are targeting government organizations with phishing attacks that use Microsoft Teams as a lure.
Facebook Users Targeted in Phishing Attack Exploiting Salesforce Zero-Day
Hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Salesforce’s legitimate email services and SMTP servers to target Facebook users with phishing emails.
Hackers Exploiting Years-Old Bug To Infect CoD Players With Self-Spreading Malware
Hackers have been infecting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players with self-spreading malware for about a month, exploiting a bug reported to the game’s publisher five years ago.
Hackers Are Using A Fake Android Chat App To Steal Your Data
Cybersecurity researchers have warned that hackers are using a fake Android chat app to steal data from users of encrypted messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp.
A New SMS Vulnerability Could Let Hackers Track Your Location
A new vulnerability in text messaging could allow hackers to track your location, even if your communications are encrypted.
New Malware Targeting Android Users To Steal Sensitive Data Using OCR
Two new malware families targeting Android users have been discovered on Google Play, named CherryBlos and FakeTrade, which are designed to steal cryptocurrency credentials and funds or conduct scams using optical character recognition (OCR), a new report has said.
Health Data Of Over 8 Mn People Accessed By MOVEit Hackers: US Govt Contractor
Maximus has confirmed that hackers exploited a vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer to access the protected health information of 8 to 11 million individuals.
Multiple High Severity Vulnerabilities Patches In Ninja Forms Plugin
The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to steal sensitive information, take control of a WordPress site, or even upload malicious files.