One of the biggest banking heist of recent times occured when hackers were successful in making away with 40 million credit card numbers. It would now appear that these hackers are now selling the numbers at underground hacking forums.
Personal details of individuals can be used by hackers in a whole lot of possibly malicious ways. This is why when Russian hackers recently stole details of 45 million Turkish citizens, it sent the alarm bells ringing among security researchers.
Chinese hackers have earned a notorious reputation over the years, hacking into the machines of countless organizations. Now, a report from FireEye reveals that hackers based in China were able to access the computers of European diplomats during G20 meetings.
We routinely authorize different apps to have limited access to our Twitter accounts. However, many of these apps can easily exceed the accorded permissions to send out DMs from a user’s account without his or her knowledge.
White-hat hackers are often accredited with finding serious flaws in online sites and services. David Vieira-Kurz is such a hacker who recently discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in eBay’s site.
Over the years, passwords have turned out to be predictable, crackable and overall, vulnerable. Microsoft has now joined hands with an alliance which aims to replace online passwords with better technologies.
Until now, Gmail asked your permission to ‘Display Images Below’ before showing any pics within an email. With a new update, the email service will directly display the images, not requiring your permission any more.
A hacker in eastern Pennsylvania came up with a unique entrepreneurial idea. He hacked into a couple of supercomputers and started selling access to them online. Sadly, an undercover FBI agent was among the first of his clients.
Some of our worst digital surveillance horrors have turned true. A Washington Post report claims that FBI can remotely turn on laptop’s cameras without the indicator light, a move which is seen as highly intrusive by many.
Today, every internet user has multiple online accounts across different sites. Guarding each of them adequately can be a tough job. HaveIBeenPwned is a site that tells you if any of your online accounts have been compromised.
Most major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves in the advanced security features of their sites. Despite these, a botnet was recently able to nick away some 2 million passwords of Facebook, Google, Twitter and ADP accounts.
It’s the winter holidays again and the time of the year when most of us indulge our shopping urges. However, a warning from FBI now tells internet users to keep an eye out for online shopping scams which may swindle you.
The treasure-trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, continue to make startling revelations. One of these documents says that Dutch Secret Service, AIVD, hacks internet forums to gather data.
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