The global deployment of spy and stalking applications has surged by as much as 51% since the world’s governments introduced the lockdown in March, 2020. Stalkerware is software or apps designed to monitor and track the target person’s location, intercept emails, messages, and eavesdrop on phone calls without the victim’s consent, among other things.
The ubiquitous digitization brings both the better ways of handling information and more opportunities for bad actors to exploit whatever we put online.
Israeli cybersecurity firm ClearSky has detected that the so-called hacker group CryptoCore has managed to steal over $200 million from cryptocurrency exchanges and companies in two years. For the most part, the threat actors—also named by ClearSky as Dangerous Password and Leery Turtle—have been targeting entities located in the United States and Japan.
A 900-megabyte database of Telegram users’ phone numbers, nicknames, and unique identifiers has been found posted on one of the forums on the dark web. The exact number of affected accounts isn’t known but estimated to be in the millions.
A large aerospace contractor Honeywell released a quantum computer that’s heralded as the highest-performing device of the kind to date. The company plans on using Microsoft Azure to make its devices commercially available to a wide audience. Yet, the technology is decades from being a threat to cryptography and the very claim of Honeywell’s device […]
This piece has been written by Jesse McGraw, an activist, writer, former hacker and first person in recent U.S. history convicted for corrupting industrial control systems
As of May 2020, Google’s Chrome Web Store has reportedly been hit with the most massive surveillance campaign so far, which managed to steal data from users around the world through over 32 million downloads of malicious extensions.
In early March of 2020, the US Senate introduced the draft of the notorious EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act.
This spring, an array of European countries faced a massive cyberattack campaign, with nearly 80 critical infrastructure institutions in Eastern and Central Europe affected. The attacks reportedly were in favor of Russia’s and China’s interests in Europe.
Threat actors are now exploiting the Black Lives Matter campaign to distribute malware via email, which lures users to open an attached Microsoft Word file to “leave a review confidentially about Black Lives Matter.” The phishing emails’ subject line goes as “Vote anonymous about ‘Black Lives Matter.’”
Hackers have gained access to 160,000 Nintendo user accounts, wherein evildoers apparently used gamers’ balance and registered credit cards or PayPal to illegally make purchases in My Nintendo Store or Nintendo eShop.
The database of Daniel’s Hosting, a now-defunct free hosting provider for dark web services, has been leaked online. The leak revealed admin passwords, emails, and other sensitive data that can help find the people behind the dark web sites and services.