Posts Tagged ‘hackers’

Android camera bug let hackers spy on users even if phone is LOCKED & screen is OFF

No stranger to security loopholes, Android designers worked hard to bar apps from accessing cameras and mics, unless users give explicit permission by ticking corresponding boxes in the operating system’s properties. But a bombshell report by cybersecurity firm Checkmarx showed how trivial it is to bypass those restrictions. READ MORE: Pegasus returns? WhatsApp users on […]

Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the targeted device instead of using spoken words. Dubbed ‘Light Commands,’ the hack relies on a vulnerability in MEMS microphones embedded in widely-used popular voice-controllable […]

Russian hackers posed as Iranians to hit dozens of countries, mostly in Mideast

The United States and the UK said Monday they had exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world. The so-called Turla group, also known as Waterbug or Venomous Bear, is widely reported to be associated with Russian state actors. The US […]

Hackers shut down operations in Wyoming hospital, forcing patients to be transferred

(Natural News) In case we needed another reminder of how terribly things can go wrong when we place too much trust in technology, an attack on the computers of a healthcare system in Wyoming forced a hospital to transfer patients and cancel surgeries. The problem was caused by a ransomware attack that […]

Hackers Take on Darpa’s $10 Million Voting Machine

For the last two years, hackers have come to the Voting Village at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas to tear down voting machines and analyze them for vulnerabilities. But this year’s Village features a fancy new target: a prototype secure voting machine created through a $10 million project at the Defense […]

Life threatening risk: Hackers can take over defibrillators, rewrite commands with disastrous consequences – DHS warning

(Natural News) The Department of Homeland Security is warning against a critical flaw in Medtronic defibrillators which can be hacked by malicious actors. If a hacker were to exploit this flaw, they could gain control of the machine and rewrite commands — actions which could have fatal consequences. At the time of […]

Russian Hackers Build Fake Skype, Signal, Pornhub Apps to Lure Victims

Be careful what apps you download, especially if you are in the Caucasus. Someone is packaging powerful malware in fake versions of popular Andriod applications such as Skype, Signal, and PornHub, according to a report released Wednesday by the Lookout cybersecurity firm.  Dubbed Monokle, the malware can “exfiltrate data from third party applications […]

Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more

Hackers have breached SyTech, a contractor for FSB, Russia’s national intelligence service, from where they stole information about internal projects the company was working on behalf of the agency — including one for deanonymizing Tor traffic. The breach took place last weekend, on July 13, when a group of hackers going by […]

Second Florida City Pays Hackers. How Smart Cities Leave Themselves Open for Cyberattacks.

July 2, 2019 By B.N. Frank A city employee clicking on a malicious link is being blamed for this recent cyber attack in Lake City, Florida.  Insurance will cover most of the ransom and taxpayers will cover the rest.  Argh. Hackers targeting local and state governments is on the rise.  Regardless, many local and state […]

Hackers Have Been Stealing User Data From Global Cell Networks Since 2012

We’ve noted for a long time that the wireless industry is prone to being fairly lax on security and consumer privacy. One example is the recent rabbit hole of a scandal related to the industry’s treatment of user location data, which carriers have long sold to a wide array of middlemen without much thought as […]

Hackers Hit Global Telcos, Steal Large Amounts of Personal and Corporate Data

June 25, 2019 By Sean Walton Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns. Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity firm Cybereason said the attackers compromised […]

Iranian hackers step up cyber efforts, impersonate email from president’s office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the US government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted US government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas, […]

Hackers Stole Facial Recognition Data of US Airport Travelers

June 11, 2019 By Eoin Higgins One of the key fears that critics of mass surveillance and the proliferation of facial recognition technology have warned about has been realized with new reporting Monday that a “malicious cyber attack” has resulted in photos of airport passengers and other personal data harvested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol being stolen […]

Scooter riders beware – Hackers can remotely accelerate or brake popular electric models

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"The Most Destructive Breach In History": Hackers Use NSA Code To Grind Baltimore To A Halt

North Korea was the first to allegedly use the tool in 2017 when they attacked the British healthcare system, German railroads and 200,000 additional organizations around the world. Then, Russia reportedly used the tool on Ukraine and companies that did business in the country. The assault cost FedEx more than $400 million and Merck […]

Chinese hackers make Tesla drive into oncoming traffic (VIDEO)

The wiley white hat hackers developed different forms of attack to confuse and disrupt the Tesla autopilot lane recognition system. In the first method, Keen researchers added a large number of patches to the dividing line on the road itself to blur it. While it did fool the autopilot, the researchers deemed it too conspicuous […]

‘More truth’? Second cache of 9/11 docs released by Dark Overlord hackers

The first batch of the supposed 18,000 documents was made available by the hackers at the weekend, along with a decryption key for ‘layer 1’ of the dump. The documents are believed to have been stolen from insurance companies, law firms and government agencies, and the hackers originally demanded an unspecified bitcoin ransom to keep them […]

Researchers Warn Hackers Could Target Memories Of Those With Brain Chip Implant

By Aaron Kesel Scientists and security experts are warning of the potential for a person’s brain to be hacked, who have had “brain implants” to treat Parkinson’s disease, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and the University of Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group, ZDNet reported. The problems of medical device vulnerabilities were first brought up by Barnaby Jack, […]

Two Jewish Drug Kingpin Hackers Busted! Has the Silk Road Always Been an Israeli Operation?

Dov Tenenboim is a 33 year old dual Israeli-Australian citizen who is self-described as an “entrepreneur” and “elite hacker” from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He is accused of being the Australian head of an international dark web drug syndicate. His synagogue buddy Chaim Goldstein was arrested in May on drug charges and appears to be Tenenboim’s business […]

Defcon Hackers Find It’s Very Easy to Break Voting Machines

Defcon Hackers Find It’s Very Easy to Break Voting Machines July 31st, 2018 Just in case you haven’t known this for decades… Via: cnet: “The exposure of those devices to the people who do bug bounties or actually look at these kind of devices […]

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