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The FBI Just Snuck Into Computers All Over the Country to Stop a Hacking Campaign

In what may be a first-of-its-kind operation, the FBI recently accessed private servers across the United States, ostensibly to delete malware that had previously been installed by foreign hackers. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Hacking, Security Breaches, US Networks, Crimes, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, US Justice Department, Microsoft Exchange Server Data Breach

Cybercriminals Bought Facebook Ads for a Fake Clubhouse App That Was Riddled With Malware

Cybercriminals have been pushing Facebook users to download a Clubhouse app “for PC,” something that doesn’t exist. The app is actually a trojan designed to inject malware into your computer. The popular new invite-only chat app is only available on iPhone but worldwide interest in the platform has risen and users are…
Tags: Iphone, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Operating Systems, ESET, Computer Programming, Lukas Stefanko, the Facebook

An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

So-called pirating apps have been around for years—and they have likely gained popularity since covid-19 put us all indefinitely on the couch, phone in hand, awaiting a reason (that never comes) to stop streaming. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Aviran Hazum, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet

A New Phishing Campaign Sends Malware-Laced Job Offers Through LinkedIn

With unemployment at formidable levels and the economy doing weird, covid-related reversals, I think we can all agree that the job hunt is a pretty hard slog right now. Amidst all that, you know what workers really don’t need? A LinkedIn inbox full of malware. Yeah, they don’t need that at all. Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Linkedin, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Computer Programming, Computer Forensics, Fileless Malware, Rob McLeod, Esentire

Employee Indicted for Hacking Kansas Water Utility and Trying to Shut Down Key Systems

A federal grand jury is indicting a 22-year-old guy over accusations that he tampered with a public water system. Dude allegedly hacked into a computer system that controls a rural water utility in Ellsworth County, Kansas, then messing with the virtual processes that affect procedures for cleaning and disinfecting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Drinking Water, Computer Network Security, Water Supply And Sanitation In The United States, Law Crime, Ellsworth County Kansas, Wyatt Travnichek, Lance Ehrig

Universities Across the Country Are Being Swept Up in a Large Data Fiasco

A number of prominent U.S. colleges have become the newest, unlucky recipients of a cybersecurity migraine currently affecting dozens of organizations all over the world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Malware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Davis, Cyberwarfare, Stanford University, Data Security, Computer Security, Computer Network Security, Accellion, Technology Internet

Hackers Are Hiding Malware Inside Fake Call of Duty: Warzone Cheats to Target Gamers

Look out, n00bs. Hackers are apparently deploying fake game “cheats” for Call of Duty: Warzone. They won’t help you merk your opponents, unfortunately. Instead, they will just inject malware onto your computer. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Social Issues, Security Breaches, Computer Virus, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Activision, Antivirus Software, Technology Internet, Cheating In Video Games

Indicted CEO of Encrypted Phone Firm Says Drug Charges Are Attack on the 'Right to Privacy'

Sky Global CEO Jean-Francois Eap, who the Department of Justice indicted last week for his alleged role in providing encryption tech to international drug cartels, has shot back that the government is targeting him to destroy the “fundamental right to privacy.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Malware, Encryption, Cryptography, Data Protection, Department Of Justice, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Internet Privacy, Computer Network Security, Vincent Ramos, Law Crime, Jean Francois Eap, Thomas Herdman

This Embattled Navajo Nation Hospital Is Still Recovering From a Recent Ransomware Attack

If you want a good example of the kind of havoc a well-placed cyberattack can wreak on an already stressed healthcare system, look no further than the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services center in Gallup, N.M.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computer Virus, Cyberwarfare, Rehoboth, Brett Callow, Health Medical Pharma, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services

Hackers Slipped Mysterious Malware Into Thousands of Macs But Researchers Can't Figure Out Why

A new malware strain has infected Mac devices all over the world—most prominently in the U.S. and parts of Europe—though experts can’t decide where it came from or what it does.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Fireball, Cyberwarfare, Computer Programming, Payload, Technology Internet

M1 Malware Has Arrived

Now that Apple has officially begun the transition to Apple Silicon, so has malware.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Malware, Macintosh, Cybercrime, Computing, Adware, Apple Inc, Online Advertising, Computer Programming, macOS, Apple Silicon, Apple M1, Arm Architecture, Technology Internet

France Just Suffered a SolarWinds-Style Cyberattack

As the U.S. continues to chart the damage from the sweeping “SolarWinds” hack that targeted government and industry alike, France has announced that it too has suffered a large supply chain cyberattack. The news comes via a recently released published by the Agence Nationale de la sécurité des…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, France, Malware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Cyberattack, Computing, Hacker, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Security Hacker

This Researcher Hacked Into 35 Major Tech Companies, Including Microsoft, Tesla, and Netflix

Alex Birsan, a Romanian threat researcher, recently made over $130,000 by virtuously breaking into IT systems at dozens of major tech companies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Paypal, Malware, Vulnerability, Cybercrime, Netflix, Internet Security, Computing, Software Testing, Cyberwarfare, Operating Systems, Arch Linux, NPM, Computer Architecture, Alex Birsan, Technology Internet

Barcode-Scanning App for Android Pushed Malware Onto Millions of Phones

A popular app has been removed from Google Play after it was discovered to have delivered trojanized malware onto millions of users’ phones via an update. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Technology, Malware, Software, Computing, Barcodes, Technology Internet, Encodings, Records Management Technology, Automatic Identification And Data Capture, Image Scanners, Barcode Reader

2021's First Big Ransomware Gang Launches Sleek and Bigoted "Leak" Site

Every year sees a number of new ransomware gangs emerge and take a swing at becoming the most prolific operators in the digital underworld. Well, 2021 officially has its first new high-profile ransomware operation and they are definitely assholes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computer Security, Ryuk, Technology_internet

'World's Most Dangerous Malware' Botnet Disrupted by Global Police Sting

The criminal operation behind a dangerous, global botnet has been disrupted.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Social Issues, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Botnet, Europol, Computer Security, Ryuk, Computer Network Security, Emotet, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture

North Korean Hackers Successfully Phished Cyber Researchers Using a Fake Blog

A recent phishing campaign by North Korean nation-state hackers successfully duped a number of security professionals who were involved in vulnerability research and development, according to a new report from Google’s Threat Analysis Group.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Crime, Linkedin, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Social Engineering, Phishing, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Programming, Fancy Bear, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture

Dozens of Al Jazeera Journalists Were Hacked Via Zero-Click iPhone Exploit

It appears that 36 Al Jazeera journalists reportedly had their personal iPhones hacked using spyware created by NSO Group, a sketchy Israeli security firm. The terrifying thing is the zero-day, zero-click exploit, which abuses a vulnerability in iMessage, went undetected for about a year—and likely originated from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Imessage, Malware, Hacking, Iphones, Al Jazeera, Yikes, NSO Group, Ios 14

Beware the Cyberpunk 2077 'Free Download' Cyberscam

I really shouldn’t have to warn anyone about this kind of scam, but it’s time for Cyberpunk 2077 to hit the streets and hackers are ready to take advantage of the excitement. So, if you receive a free download code for the year’s most anticipated video game, no matter how cool it looks, don’t install it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Malware, Cybersecurity, Kaspersky, Free Download, The Cyber, Cyberpunk 2077

Microsoft Takes Down Massive Botnet Before 2020 Elections

Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize servers the company says are part of the Trickbot botnet ahead of the 2020 elections, the Washington Post reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Elections, Science, Crime, Microsoft, Washington Post, Malware, Cybersecurity, Scams, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Botnets, 2020 Election, Election Security, Trickbot

A Tesla Employee Foiled an Alleged Ransomware Scheme

CEO Elon Musk called a thwarted cyberattack against Tesla “serious” on Thursday after a Russian national reportedly tried to recruit and bribe an employee to install ransomware on the company’s network at its Gigafactory in northern Nevada.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Malware, Ransomware, Hacking, Hacks, Nevada Read

Use Permissions to Keep Scammy Apps Off Your Android

Google has removed yet another batch of awful Android apps from the Google Play Store for breaking the company’s terms of service. The roundup includes 101 apps belonging to a single group known as the 2NAD network, which used 27 fake developer names as a front to distribute its many questionable apps.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Science, Malware, Data Security

Google Sees Rise in State-Sponsored Hackers Posing as Journalists

Government-backed hackers are increasingly posing members of the press in attempts to spread malicious email attachments and disinformation among newsreaders, according to Google’s own elite team of hackers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Science, Malware, Phishing, Sandworm

Researchers Find Android Apps for Kids Riddled With Malware

It’s a familiar story: Security researchers find apps in Google’s Play Store that are infected with some sort of malware, which eventually get pulled. Well, it’s happened again. This time, a new type of malware dubbed Tekya was discovered farming ad clicks to earn money in 56 apps, of which 24 were aimed at kids. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Science, Malware, Cybersecurity, Android Apps, Tekya

Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever

It’s generally accepted that Macs are safer and less malware-prone than Windows PCs. Well, not anymore. A new report says that for the first time ever, Mac-specific threats outpaced PCs by a rate of 2:1 in 2019. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Mac, Windows, Malware, Adware, Fuck Adware

Report: FBI Investigating NSO Group Over Notorious International Hacks

The FBI is investigating shady cyber-intelligence company NSO Group and the possible use of its phone-hijacking tools in several high-profile hacks, Reuters reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Malware, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Pegasus, Espionage, Reuters, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence

Federal Program Offers Free Phones For the Poor, So Long as You're OK With Chinese Malware

So much for that “free” lunch, huh?
Tags: Android, Security, Science, Privacy, Malware

Alabama Hospitals Pay Out in Ransomware Attack Amid FBI Warning of More to Come

Alabama-based DCH Health System said it has paid off the hackers behind a ransomware attack that severely disrupted operations at three hospitals beginning on Tuesday morning, according to a Saturday report by Tuscaloosa News. The news closely follows an FBI warning that the number of sophisticated attacks on…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Alabama, Malware, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Encryption, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Tuscaloosa News, DCH Health System

Do You Love or Hate Apple's Locked Down App Store?

If there’s one thing you can’t accuse Apple of, it’s being hands off. That’s especially true when it comes to its App Store, where every app must pass muster with Apple’s lengthy App Store Review Guidelines. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Google Play, Science, Malware, Chatroom, App Store

Someone Spent $1.3 Million on Laptop Infected With Six of The Most Destructive Computer Viruses

A used Samsung NC10 cost less than $200. But a used Samsung NC10 with six of the most dangerous types of malware is apparently worth $1.345 million—so long as it’s art.Read more...
Tags: Security, Art, Science, Privacy, Samsung, Malware, Viruses

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