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Google Announced New Tools to Boost Account Security

Yesterday, Google introduced several new tools and protection mechanisms for boosting account security. The new tools can also help users recover their accounts if being compromised. Nowadays hackers compromise lots of user accounts stealing their usernames and passwords. Thus, Google announced new tools for boosting account security. Due to the fact that many users haven’t …

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Yahoo Must Pay $50M for Massive Security Breach

Yahoo should pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services due to the biggest security breach in history. The breach affected 200 million users whose email addresses and personal data were stolen. The restitution lies on federal court approval of a settlement filed on Monday in a 2-year-old lawsuit seeking …

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Fake Adobe Flash Update Hides a Miner Working as a Legitimate Software Update

Palo Alto security experts alerted of a fake Adobe Flash update hiding a miner that works as a legitimate software update. According to the researchers, the fake Adobe Flash update was used as a vector for a malicious cryptocurrency miner. The fake update has been actively used in a malware campaign since this summer. It …

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Google-Plus-Breach

Massive Security Breach Affected the Private Data of 500,000 Google Plus Users

A massive security breach exposed the private data of over 500,000 of Google Plus users to third-party developers. Due to the data exposure, Google is going to shut down the social media network Google+. What caused the data breach is a security vulnerability that affected one of Google+ People APIs letting third-party developers access the …

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Cyber Attack Exposed Personal Data of 50 Million Facebook Accounts

Facebook reported that a recent cyber attack has exposed personal information of 50 million accounts. The social network team revealed that hackers have exploited a vulnerability in the “View As” feature which let them steal Facebook access tokens. Thanks to the “View As” feature, users can see how other people see their profile. This feature …

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New Adwind Campaign Targets Windows, Linux, and macOS

Experts from ReversingLabs and Cisco Talos have registered a new Adwind campaign aimed at Windows, Linux, and macOS systems. The samples used in the recent spam campaign are Adwind 3.0 Trojan (RAT), leveraging the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) code injection attack on Microsoft Excel. According to the security researchers, the hackers mainly targeted users in …

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Hundreds of IoT Cameras Impacted by Critical Vulnerability

Due to a critical vulnerability in NUUO software, hackers could remotely view video feeds and tamper with the recordings of hundreds of thousands of IoT cameras. According to security experts at Tenable, the vulnerability is called Peekaboo, and it impacted over 100 brands and 2,500 different models of cameras integrated with NUUO’s software. Peecaboo could …

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Hackers Behind the British Airways Data Breach Revealed

Security experts at RiskIQ reported that the hackers behind the recent British Airways data breach is the MageCart crime gang. MageCart has been active since at least 2015 and managed to compromise lots of e-commerce websites to steal payment card and other sensitive data. The cyber gang operates by injecting a skimmer script in the …

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New Loki Bot Campaign Attacks Corporate Mailboxes

Kaspersky Lab security researchers reported that they have found a new spam campaign which attacks corporate mailboxes by using the Loki Bot malware. According to the experts, the developers of Loki Bot malware use various social engineering technique to make victims open malicious attachments which would deploy the Loki Bot stealer. The spam messages contain …

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Cyber Criminals Hacked Atlas Quantum Cryptocurrency Platform

The Cryptocurrency Platform Atlas Quantum was hacked by cyber criminals last Sunday. The security breach impacted more than 260k users. The hackers managed to steal customer names, phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as account balances of customers. The Atlas Quantum Cryptocurrency Platform has over 240,000 users and manages over $30 million in assets. …

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