533 Million Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers and Personal Data Leaked Online

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan In what's likely to be a goldmine for bad actors, personal information associated with approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide has been leaked on a popular cybercrime...

PHP Site’s User Database Was Hacked In Recent Source Code Backdoor Attack

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan The maintainers of the PHP programming language have issued an update regarding the security incident that came to light late last month, stating that the actors may...

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it's investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than...

Police Arrest 21 WeLeakInfo Customers Who Bought Breached Personal Data

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan 21 people have been arrested across the UK as part of a nationwide cyber crackdown targeting customers of WeLeakInfocom, a now-defunct online service that had been previously...

Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Got Hacked; Red-Team Pentest Tools Stolen

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity firms in the world, said on Tuesday it became a victim of a state-sponsored attack by a "highly sophisticated threat actor"...

Russian Who Hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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By: Swati Khandelwal A Russian hacker who was found guilty of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring over eight years ago has finally been sentenced to 88 months in United States...

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan A hacking group known for its attacks in the Middle East, at least since 2017, has recently been found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and...

The Biggest Data Breaches In The First Half of 2020

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In this blog, we are going to talk about the big data breach that occurred in the first half of 2020.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to move...

Federal agency has suffered a successful espionage-related cyberattack

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By: Tara Seals The attack featured a unique, multistage malware and a likely PulseSecure VPN exploit. A federal agency has suffered a successful espionage-related cyberattack that led to a backdoor and...

CIA Gets presidential Go Ahead From Trump For More Covert Cyber Operations

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In 2018, US President Trump gave the CIA more powers to carry out covert cyber operations resulting in several hacks and data dumps from Iranian and Russian spy agencies. By Catalin...