19 Jan 2019

Two malware apps have been found in the Google Play Store that activates only when a smartphone moves. The two apps are a currency converter and power saver app and were uncovered by the security researchers at Trend Micro. The two applications were named Currency Converter and BatterySaverMobi and they deploy a banking Trojan called…

18 Jan 2019

The biggest data breach of 2019 has been discovered which includes a huge database of 773 million email IDs and 21 million passwords. The breach was discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt and these data was found as a part of Collection #1. The breach was noticed when he was contacted by several people regarding…

17 Jan 2019

South Korea claims that unknown hackers have breached and stole data from the computer systems at their government agency that runs weapons and munitions acquisitions for the country’s military forces. The data breach occurred on last year October and the local reporters have reported it this week. It is reported that the hackers breached 30…

17 Jan 2019

Cryptopia, the cryptocurrency exchange based in New Zealand has found a security breach in their website which was pulled off as a result of huge losses. The website after becoming offline, has a message posted on its home page stating that their domain had suffered security breach and that they have put their site under…

15 Jan 2019

Amazon’s Ring security cameras had supposedly given unrestricted access to the company’s Ukraine-based research and development team and also the U.S. executives and engineers virtually round the clock to the customers live video feeds. The employees were able to access a folder on Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service which has every video created by all…

15 Jan 2019

Most of us consider using two-factor authentication as an added security measure to protect our accounts, but it has been proved otherwise. An automated tool developed for pen testers has been released which could intercept data in real time and can bypass 2-factor authentication. This open-source tool was released last week in Github by a…

14 Jan 2019

Vietnam claims that Facebook has violated their new cyber security law by permitting the users to post anti-government comments on their platform. This issue came up just few days after the controversial legislation took effect in the country on Jan 1. Even though economic reforms and openness to social change has occurred, Vietnam’s Communist Party…

14 Jan 2019

A MongoDB database was discovered by Bob Diachenko, director of cyber risk research at HackenProof that contains information of more than 200 million Chinese job seekers. The details include information such as the candidate’s skills, work experience, personal details like names, phone number, address, email IDs, family details, drivers license and much more. The database…

11 Jan 2019

Three vulnerabilities have been found in the system service part of ‘systemd,’ which is a core component in Linux that manages system processes after the boot process. The vulnerabilities reside in ‘journald’ service that collects and stores log data which can be exploited to obtain root privileges on the target machine or to leak information….

11 Jan 2019

PyLocky is a ransomware written in Python that pretends to be as a Locky variant. While infecting a target machine, this ransomware first encrypts all files on and then demands the user for some ransom in order to gain access to their decrypted files. To fight against this ransomware, Cisco Talos has released a free…