Cyber Security

A new Android spyware masquerades as a ‘system update’

Security researchers say a powerful new Android malware masquerading as a critical system update can take complete control of a victim’s device and steal their data. The malware was found bundled in an app called “System Update” that had to be installed outside of Google Play, the app store for

Tesla Ransomware Hacker Pleads Guilty; Swiss Hacktivist Charged for Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday announced updates on two separate cases involving cyberattacks—a Swiss hacktivist and a Russian hacker who planned to plant malware in the Tesla company. A Swiss hacker who was involved in the intrusion of cloud-based surveillance firm Verkada and exposed camera footage from its customers

Teen responsible for major Twitter hack to serve three years in prison

A teenager responsible for masterminding a massive bitcoin scam last year that involved hacking Twitter accounts for various politicians and other high-profile figures has been sentenced to three years in prison. Graham Clark, 18, agreed to a deal with prosecutors to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to

Interpol: Trading scammers lure love-struck victims via dating apps

The Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) warns of fraudsters targeting dating app users and attempting to trick them into investing through fake trading apps. The warning was issued to all 194 member states as a Purple Notice after Interpol’s Financial Crimes Unit has received reports of people around the world

T-Mobile says hackers accessed some customer call records in data breach

T-Mobile, the third largest cell carrier in the U.S. after completing its recent $26 billion merger with Sprint, ended 2020 by announcing its second data breach of the year. The cell giant said in a notice buried on its website that it recently discovered unauthorized access to some customers’ account

Microsoft: SolarWinds hackers’ goal was the victims’ cloud data

Microsoft says that the end goal of the SolarWinds supply chain compromise was to pivot to the victims’ cloud assets after deploying the Sunburst/Solorigate backdoor on their local networks. No new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) were shared in a blog post published on Monday to provide Microsoft 365 Defender

Alabama school district shut down by ransomware attack.

Ransomware operators have attacked the Huntsville City Schools district in Alabama, forcing them to shut down schools for the rest of the week and possibly next week. The Huntsville City Schools district is the sixth-largest school district in Alabama, with almost 24,000 students, 2,300 employees, and thirty-seven schools. Due to

Hacker steals $2 million from cryptocurrency service Akropolis

Cryptocurrency borrowing and lending service Akropolis said it suffered a “flash loan” attack. Cryptocurrency borrowing and lending service Akropolis says a hacker used a “flash loan” attack against its platform and stole roughly $2 million worth of Dai cryptocurrency. Everyone needs a password manager. It’s the only way to maintain