11 Dec 2018

Google revealed that Google+ was affected by another huge data breach and they have been forced to shut down their social network four months earlier than it was actually scheduled to do which is April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google had found a critical security vulnerability in one of Google+’s People APIs which will…

10 Dec 2018

Google has removed as many as 22 apps from its play store which are considered as potentially dangerous apps. The apps included Sparkle Flashlight which is a flashlight app that was downloaded close to a million times after it was available on Play Store a year ago. The 22 apps were collectively downloaded over 2…

05 Dec 2018

A new strain of ransomware is spreading swiftly across China which had already affected around 100,000 computers in the last four days due to a supply-chain attack. The count is continuously increasing at every hour. Like the normal ransomware, this new malware doesn’t demand ransom payments in Bitcoin. Instead, the attackers want the payments to…

04 Dec 2018

Quora which is the most popular question-and-answer website in the World was affected by a massive data breach and the unknown attackers gained unauthorized access to sensitive personal information of around 100 million of its users. Quora disclosed about the incident on Monday when their team found on Friday that an unidentified malicious third-party had…

03 Dec 2018

Marriott has announced on Friday that there has been unauthorized access to the Starwood guest reservation database since 2014. Even though it is unknown how the system got hacked, around 500 million guest’s data are believed to be compromised. Hours after announcing a data breach, two Oregon men sues Marriott hotel for exposing their data….

03 Dec 2018

An anonymous hacker hijacked more than 50,000 internet-connected printers worldwide to print out messages asking the users to subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg aka PewDiePie is a famous YouTuber from Sweden famous for his video game commentary, vlogs and pranks and has had the most subscribers on YouTube since 2013. This…

01 Dec 2018

The computer technology giant Dell has revealed on Wednesday that its online electronics marketplace was affected by a “cybersecurity incident” earlier this month in which hackers tried to infiltrate its internal network. It was on November 9th that Dell detected and interrupted unauthorized activity on its network trying to steal customer information which includes their…

29 Nov 2018

One of the most famous security threats on computers are Keyloggers. They are considered as dangerous because it could cause direct damage to your life and is also difficult to detect. A keylogger can be either a malicious software or a hardware device but both of these have the same purpose. Software-based keyloggers usually come…

27 Nov 2018

The rise of ransomware attacks on healthcare industry is continuing and the latest incident being attack on the Ohio Hospital System. The ransomware attack infected computer systems at the East Ohio Regional Hospital (EORH) and Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) which had resulted in the disruption of the hospitals’ emergency rooms. The Ohio Hospital System…

27 Nov 2018

Linux Kernel is impacted by two denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities and the issues affect Linux kernel 4.19.2 and previous versions. This was discovered by researcher Wanpeng Li. The vulnerabilities are rated as Medium severity and are NULL pointer deference issues which can be exploited by a local attacker to activate a DoS condition. The first vulnerability…