A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” of the hacker’s claims, but has not confirmed nor denied the legitimacy of the data.
For Fran Brown, one of the managing partners at renowned security firm Bishop Fox, it all started with Top Gun. “I was watching [the movie] as I often do, and Kenny Loggins’ song came on, and I suddenly thought ‘Danger Drone‘ — that would be an awesome name for a project,” he told Digital Trends. “It went from there.”
There are no two ways about it — the Internet can be a dangerous place. From seemingly harmless junk mail destroying your computer to hackers vaulting over your firewalls, it can be a bit of a jungle out there. And one of the most vulnerable aspects of the Internet is the world of online gaming.Continue Reading…
There are claims that several accounts on Kraken have been compromised and funds taken. Representatives of Kraken told Cointelegraph that the cases mentioned below are currently being investigated.
Beggars Group, the conglomerate of independent labels including 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, True Panther, XL Recordings, Young Turks, and Beggars Arkive, has revealed that their online stores have been hacked, and customers’ confidential information may have been compromised.
User details for online, free-to-play game ‘Warframe’ are being traded in the digital underground. The nearly 800,000 records include email addresses, usernames, and dates for when the account was created and last logged into.
Security researchers are warning Dell security management software admins to patch their systems after finding six high-risk vulnerabilities. One is a critical flaw gives an attacker ‘full control’ of all connected devices.
Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device?
Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker.
The vulnerability is quite similar to the Stagefright vulnerabilities, discovered a year ago in Android, that allowed hackers to silently spy on almost a Billion phones with just one specially-crafted text message.
In a statement, Canonical said that it had received notification that someone was claiming to have accessed its forum database. An investigation confirmed the breach, which Canonical revealed had exposed two million usernames, email addresses and IPs. The forum was shut down as a precaution and all system and database passwords were reset.
Cyber attacks are a relentless threat to any data security. A halfway decent hacker has almost immediate access to most people’s data at any given time. And data can be compromised right in front of a user’s face without them even realizing it. Hacking is so successful because attacks hit where people are least prepared. Thieves always go after the most vulnerable points of entry and take the most unexpected gains. Basically, no one can really predict where or what a hacker is targeting, so it makes prevention all that much tougher.
However, the fight is not lost. Any novice computer user can take these few simple steps to deter the majority of attacks. Vigilance is more important than know-how.