Aug 1, 2019

Google Announces Six Major iOS Vulnerabilities

Google announced 6 major iOS vulnerabilities, which can be launched through iMessage

On July 31, two members of Google’s security team, Project Zero, announced six “no-interaction” security vulnerabilities affecting iOS. It is reported that these six “no interaction” security vulnerabilities can be launched through the iMessage client. Last week, July 22, Apple released iOS 12.4, which fixed these six security vulnerabilities. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 1, 2019 2:26 am

Jul 31, 2019

Capital One Data Breach Compromises Data of Over 100 Million Customers

Capital One Financial Corp. confirmed on July 29 that the bank was hacked, and an unauthorized hacker used infrastructure configuration vulnerabilities to access data from more than 100 million North American customers. At the same day, the US Department of Justice announced the 33-year-old suspect Paige Thompson has been arrested. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 31, 2019 3:30 am and last modified on August 2, 2019 6:30 am.

Jul 29, 2019

Mirai-Like Botnet Launched Massive Application-Layer DDoS Attack

Botnets struck again. A new botnet called mirai-like had attacked other sites for 13 days, peaking at nearly 300,000 requests per second.

More than 400,000 connected devices, mainly home routers, were controlled by hackers in a powerful application-level attack on online entertainment service providers. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 29, 2019 2:46 am and last modified on July 29, 2019 2:46 am.

Jul 24, 2019

Equifax to Settlement of up to $700 million over 2017 Data Breach


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Monday that it will settle a 2017 data breach with Equifax, the third-largest consumer credit reporting company in the US. Equifax will pay a maximum of $700 million to settlement. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 24, 2019 6:47 am and last modified on July 24, 2019 6:47 am.

Jul 22, 2019

These Eight Browser Extensions Stole Data from Millions


A cybersecurity researcher, Sam Jadali issued a “spy DataSpii data Report”, which revealed eight browser extension that can steal sensitive data on Chrome and Firefox. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 22, 2019 2:12 am and last modified on July 22, 2019 2:12 am.

Jul 18, 2019

TA505 Cyber Espionage Invades many Countries in Asia and the Middle East

The TA505 cyber espionage group has been active again recently. In the past few weeks, the organization has launched attacks against the UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, Argentina, the Philippines and South Korea. Their main targets were various countries’ financial institutions. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 18, 2019 2:23 am and last modified on July 18, 2019 2:24 am.

Jul 15, 2019

Apple Temporarily Disables Walkie-Ttalkie APP over Eavesdropping Vulnerability


Users who use Apple Watch need to notice that the Walkie-Talkie App is exposed to loopholes. Apple issued a statement on last Thursday stating that it found vulnerability in the Walkie-Talkie APP on Apple Watch. Malicious parties could eavesdrop on calls on other people’s iPhones. For this reason, Apple has urgently closed Walkie-Talkie App. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 15, 2019 2:47 am and last modified on July 15, 2019 2:49 am.

Jul 11, 2019

U.K. Proposes to Fine Marriott $124M Due to Data Breach


Marriott International, inc. received a notice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on July 9 saying regulators intend to fine the hotel chain 9,920,396 pounds ($124 million) because of a customer-data breach at its Starwood unit. In November 2018, Marriott’s Starwood reservation database was hacked, resulting in the disclosure of about 339 million guest records worldwide, of which about 30 million were related to residents of 31 countries in the European economic area (EEA). Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 11, 2019 2:11 am and last modified on July 11, 2019 6:22 am.

Jul 8, 2019

A 23-Year-Old Hacker Sentenced to 27 Months for Games DDoS Attacks


A federal court has sentenced Austin Thompson, a 23-year-old hacker who lives in Utah, USA, for a series of DDoS attacks that took down online gaming service providers like Sony’s PlayStation Network, Valve’s Steam, Microsoft’s Xbox, EA, Riot Games, Nintendo, Quake Live, DOTA2, and League of Legends servers and more. Besides, Thompson must pay a $95,000 in restitution to the Daybreak Game Company. He has been ordered to surrender himself to authorities on August 23rd to begin his sentence. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 8, 2019 2:34 am

Jul 4, 2019

Trump Officials May Ban Encrypted Messaging Apps


According to Politico, Trump officials are thinking of banning end-end encryption and want tech companies to put backdoors in encrypted communications apps.

In those days, the end-to-end encryption services have been fantastic for end users and for privacy. It stops snoopers and criminals from viewing and stealing users’ sensitive information. However, it has also been a huge problem for intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 4, 2019 2:48 am and last modified on July 4, 2019 6:11 am.

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