Items tagged with Hackers

Earlier this year, we wrote about a vulnerability in Honda’s remote keyless entry (RKE) system that hackers could exploit to lock, unlock, and start certain Honda and Acura vehicles. This particular vulnerability was the result of Honda using fixed codes in its RKE system. Many Honda and Acura key fobs send the same... Read more...
Last year, a hacker who goes by the name “pompompurin” managed to breach a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) web portal and send out thousands of hoax emails from an official FBI email address. Just a couple weeks prior, pompompurin gained unauthorized access to the internal network of the stock trading app... Read more...
Earlier this year, multiple US law enforcement agencies completed a joint operation with authorities from the United Kingdom, Europol, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and Romania. This coordinated police action, dubbed Operation TOURNIQUET, culminated in the seizure of the RaidForums domain names, as well as the arrest of... Read more...
Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine near the beginning of this year, some prominent hacking groups announced that they would be joining the war within the digital realm. The hacking collective Anonymous declared cyberwar against the Russian government and has since been conducting cyberattacks on Russian and... Read more...
Cybercriminals can steal credit card credentials using a number of different methods, including phishing attacks, other form of social engineering, skimming, and data breaches. Stolen credit card credentials often don’t remain with the original thief, but instead end up being sold on an online marketplace. There are... Read more...
Last week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a report according to which cryptocurrency scammers have swindled Americans out of over $1 billion since 2021. Cryptocurrency scams are rampant on social media sites, as well as messaging apps like Telegram. The scams often trade on the names of... Read more...
Much of the discussion surrounding cyberwarfare has centered around Russia and Ukraine, in recent months. While it may have been pushed into the background, however, China’s aggressive cyber activity continues apace, whether it rises to the level of warfare or not. Only a month ago, we covered news that Chinese... Read more...
Personal information is also valuable information, as personal data in the wrong hands can empower cybercriminals to commit identity theft and fraud. However, even those who take important steps to secure their personal information can have it exposed when an employer, health care provider, government agency, or other... Read more...
WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta that employs the end-to-end encryption Signal Protocol, is massively popular worldwide. The app boasts more than 2 billion users, which is over a fourth of the world's population. Unsurprisingly, given the app’s popularity, scammers and hackers often target WhatsApp and its... Read more...
Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to improve user account security. This task can be a difficult one when users don’t take basic steps to secure their own accounts. A recent report found that the most commonly used passwords among business executives are “123456” and “password.” However, even accounts... Read more...
Last month, we reported on a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group known as “Cicada” that was exploiting VLC Media Player to attack governments and infrastructure. According to security researchers, the hackers were able to access some victimized networks for as long as nine months before being discovered. Now... Read more...
When Coca-Cola started its “Share A Coke” campaign in the early 2010s, it was certainly not thinking of this. A ransomware group dubbed “Stormous” has reportedly stolen 161GB of data from Coca-Cola. The data is currently for sale on the dark web, although Coca-Cola has not confirmed the breach. The data includes... Read more...
Some recent revelations regarding cybercriminal activity have spelled bad news for T-Mobile. After government authorities seized RaidForums, a popular hacking site where stolen data was sold, court records revealed that T-Mobile attempted to buy back stolen customer data. However, the deal went sideways when the... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported on Operation TOURNIQUET, a year-long coordinated effort by law enforcement agencies from seven different countries that culminated in the seizure of the hacking site RaidForums and the arrest of its founder and administrator, Diogo Santos Coelho. RaidForums functioned as the hub for the trade of... Read more...
It’s likely that some of your information has appeared on RaidForums at some point during the site’s seven year run. RaidForums was a popular hacking site where users shared data collected from breaches, leaks, and scrapes. According to the US Department of Justice, the databases on offer on RaidForums contained... Read more...
Two days ago, we reported that the London police arrested seven individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 years old in connection with an investigation into notorious hacking group LAPSUS$. While it is unclear if the police nabbed the group's ringleader in the arrests, it is clear that the operational security (or... Read more...
We can sometimes forget how deeply computers are integrated into our lives beyond standard computing devices like phones, laptops, and desktop PCs. The hackability of computer systems beyond these devices can be a stark reminder of the ubiquity of computer systems. Just last week, a hacker was found to have stolen 400... Read more...
Update: British police say they have arrested seven individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 years old in connection with the investigation. "The City of London Police has been conducting an investigation with its partners into members of a hacking group," Detective Inspector Michael O'Sullivan told... Read more...
A ransomware gang known as LAPSUS$ has recently hit a number of big-name targets, including NVIDIA, Samsung, and Ubisoft, and the group may have now added Microsoft to that list. LAPSUS$ made waves at the end of February when news broke that NVIDIA had been hit by a cyber-attack. In an unexpected twist, LAPSUS$... Read more...
In another example of social engineering’, an unpatchable bug has been discovered in iOS. This ultimate persistence bug makes you think your iPhone has been shut down when it hasn’t. Once in effect, it’s a trivial matter for nefarious individuals to activate your iPhone’s camera and microphone to spy on you. The... Read more...
Criminal ransomware distributors have evolved dramatically over the past few years. Operators that were once splinter groups or lone individuals have become highly sophisticated and organized. Security experts say it’s not getting any better, either. Rather, some say we’re in the “golden era of ransomware” and 2022... Read more...
As ransomware and cybercrime are constantly making the headlines these days in traditional electronic mediums, Zelle banking users are also finding themselves being targeted by scammers. Worse yet, in the wake of having funds stolen from bank accounts, victims are finding little to no help from their banking... Read more...
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