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Phishing led to shopping spree with victims' credit cards

A man from the US state of Georgia who pleaded guilty in March to breaking into the Apple iCloud accounts of sports and entertainment figures was sentenced on Thursday to three years and one month in federal prison – and ordered to pay almost $700,000 in restitution.…

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Once again a serious iOS vulnerability that could risk the security of iPhone and iPad population has surfaced. Fortunately, the



Apple iOS 13 Vulnerability Could Allow Unauthenticated Access To Saved Passwords And Emails on Latest Hacking News.

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It hasn’t been long since we studied how Android apps evade app permissions to exfiltrate user data. Once again, researchers



Spearphone Attack Allows Android Apps to Listen To Your Loudspeaker Conversations on Latest Hacking News.

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Contractor Martin sentenced for squirreling away 50TB of hush-hush files, exploits

An ex-NSA contractor who admitted stashing some 50TB of secret US government documents and exploit code at his home was today sentenced to nine years behind bars.…

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Fake Office 365 Site That is Distributing the TrickBot password-stealing Trojan, Oakland California Bans Use of Facial Recognition, Collierville Tennessee



Latest Hacking News Podcast #329 on Latest Hacking News.

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Defence ministry gets with the Apollo vibes

Roundup  As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, the UK's Ministry of Defence has gone a bit wacky – not only does it have fresh space plans, but it also wants to strap laser zappers to stuff too.…

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After report claimed its sales pitches boasted of doing that

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has denied it developed malware that can steal user data from cloud services run by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.…

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If you are in Kazakhstan and unable to access the Internet service without installing a certificate, you're not alone.

The Kazakhstan government has once again issued an advisory to all major local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) asking them to make it mandatory for all their customers to install government-issued root certificates on their devices in order to regain access to the Internet
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A decision must be made as a 'matter of urgency', says Intelligence and Security Committee

Excluding Huawei from the UK's 5G network infrastructure would harm resilience and "lower security standards", the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) warned today.…

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Or Sam connecting a vulnerable dev box to production. Here's your gentle guide to risks and threats menacing your IT

Backgrounder  The good news for enterprise security is that the number of reported cyberattacks is going down, in the UK at least.…

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Ukrainian civil war a bonanza for dodgy malware hosting firms

A growing crop of so-called bulletproof hosting companies are using the ongoing civil war in Ukraine to host Magecart malware without fear of the police coming knocking.…

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Yak app still cleaning up after four-year-old cyber-break-in

Slack says a 2015 database theft is to blame for a large-scale reset of stolen passwords.…

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Bosses stick up for suspect, claim he's being framed for pinching 5m folks' data

A 20-year-old infosec bod has been arrested in Bulgaria after most of the country's population had their personal and financial details stolen.…

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'Defending democracy' initiative to resist nation-state attacks

Microsoft has demonstrated its ElectionGuard electronic vote system at the Aspen Security Forum under way in Colorado and warned that nearly 10,000 of its customers have been targeted by nation-state attacks.…

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Latest call to halt creepy tech likely to fall on deaf ears

The government should slap a "moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology, with "no further trials" until there is legal framework in place, a Parliamentary committee has warned today.…

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Click your mouse three times... there's no place like a back door to your machine - ESET

An old-school shadowy malware group believed to operate out of China has been targeting diplomats with what infosec researchers say is a previously undocumented backdoor.…

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Accused bloke cuffed after plod swoop on home

A 20-year-old man from the Netherlands accused of building and selling Office macro malware was arrested Wednesday.…

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Instead of enriching Google, try making a market for click work

Analysis  Internet companies depend on free labor. Companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google rely upon content creators who give their work away for the sake of platform participation or perhaps naive altruism.…

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130,000 have already downloaded creepware

Seven new stalkerware apps have been spotted for sale on the Android Play Store, despite Google's policy against the invasive monitoring tools.…

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Earlier this month, The Hacker News covered a story on research revealing how over 1300 Android apps are collecting sensitive data even when users have explicitly denied the required permissions.

The research was primarily focused on how app developers abuse multiple ways around to collect location data, phone identifiers, and MAC addresses of their users by exploiting both covert and side
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American Express Customers Targeted by Phishing Attack,  Newly Discovered DNS-Changer Trojan – Extenbro, Sprint Data Breach, Update on Bulgarian Tax



Latest Hacking News Podcast #327 on Latest Hacking News.

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Eastern European country Bulgaria has suffered the biggest data breach in its history that compromised personal and financial information of 5 million adult citizens out of its total population of 7 million people.

According to multiple sources in local Bulgarian media, an unknown hacker earlier this week emailed them download links to 11GB of stolen data which included taxpayer's personal
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JavaScript obfuscation finds its way into finance phishery

A JavaScript-based phishing campaign mainly targeting British finance and accounting workers has been uncovered by Mimecast.…

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FinCEN has recovered more than $500m to date

While you're sweating to make an honest crust, email scammers are counting at least $301m in untaxed takings every month in the US alone, according to research by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.…

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Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus security software products, and includes rarely seen functionalities with regards to most Linux malware, The Hacker News learned.

It's a known fact that there are a very few strains of Linux malware exist in the wild as compared to Windows viruses because of its core
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The average cost of a data breach in 2020 will exceed $150 million, according to a Forbes article. Since may



EternalBlue Reaching New Heights Since WannaCry Outbreak on Latest Hacking News.

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There's bit more to it than leaning down and fumbling for reset switch, though

Icarus – the ambitious project to track hundreds of thousands of animals from space – has hit an unexpected delay after a specialised computer installed on board the International Space Station (ISS) refused to work as intended.…

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Just in case we've not made ourselves clear, Samsung screwed you over, adds Sprint

Sprint has told some of its subscribers that a piss-poor Samsung website exposed their personal details to the internet.…

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Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency Hacked – Leaking 5 Million Citizen’s Data, Fake Android App Tricks Users Into A Subscription Scam,



Latest Hacking News Podcast #326 on Latest Hacking News.

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The same security vulnerabilities that were recently reported in Zoom for macOS also affect two other popular video conferencing software that under the hood, are just a rebranded version of Zoom video conferencing software.

Security researchers confirmed The Hacker News that RingCentral, used by over 350,000 businesses, and Zhumu, a Chinese version of Zoom, also runs a hidden local web
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Public-facing insecure ElasticSearch silo found, reported, hidden from view

Internal hotel biz documents and guest bookings were exposed to everyone on the public internet from an unsecured database managed by tech provider AavGo, it is claimed.…

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