Californian Reyes Daniel Ruiz, who worked as a reliability engineer among other roles at Yahoo! from 2009 to 2018, abused his position by accessing Yahoo’s backend to steal “hashed” passwords, crack them and log into email accounts of women, including some coworkers.
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A group of researchers at cybersecurity firm Cybereason has detected an upgraded version of FakeSpy, a malware targeting the Android mobile operating system that originally appeared in late 2017. The malware is designed to steal users’ personal information such as financial and application data, contact lists, as well as steal and manipulate SMS messages.
A group of alleged scammers who exploit Cardano’s brand to deceive people has been spotted at a blockchain conference in China. Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK, the company behind Cardano, said the scammers have no affiliation with the ecosystem.
Why neo-nazis love Bitcoin? Two years ago, this question was raised and promptly answered by The Guardian. In the atmosphere where right-wing or religious extremist groups were largely de-platformed, defunded, and shunned by both businesses and the public, it all boiled down to a single realization.
AT&T has been involved in a lawsuit alleging that its employees facilitated the hijacking of a client’s SIM card, which then allowed attackers to steal crypto the client’s cryptocurrency. The telecom giant is yet to defend in court over another similar lawsuit going back to 2018.
In May, North Korean hacker group Lazarus transferred 2,549 Bitcoins (BTC), or approximately $23.2 million, to two mixing services, ChipMixer and Wasabi, in a bid to cover their tracks. The team behind OXT Research, a company that conducts in-depth research and analysis of the Bitcoin network, de-anonymized the group through both mixers and set forth […]
The team behind the ZenGo crypto-currency wallet found a design flaw in several competing Bitcoin wallets allowing attackers to trick the software by sending and undoing transactions via the Replace-By-Fee feature.
Last week, Republican U.S. Senators introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act “ending the use of ‘warrant-proof’ encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.” Experts and privacy advocates think it can effectively outlaw strong encryption.
On June 1, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) detected and subsequently stopped a cyber-attack, wherein threat actors obtained access to a part of the School of Medicine’s IT infrastructure. As part of the attack, the hackers encrypted a number of servers, making them temporarily inaccessible.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has estimated that cybercriminals stole approximately $2 billion from victims by virtue of compromising corporate email accounts, in 2019. Criminals continued to invent new and more sophisticated types of attacks last year, although quite widespread extortion, government impersonation, and spoofing were the three crime categories newly added […]
A United States district court has released an indictment alleging Julian Assange, the founder of the online archive containing thousands of classified documents from government and corporate entities, WikiLeaks, of an attempt to recruit hackers from the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups to obtain sensitive information from government systems. Once stolen, the documents would appear […]
Amnesty Tech, a global collective of researchers, hackers, and advocates campaigning for human rights, has claimed that Israeli tech company NSO Group committed a government-backed surveillance operation over journalists.