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FIA red alert: Hackers could target WhatsApp

Official notice will be sent to institutions

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February 23, 2019


This Twitter security flaw allows hackers to post tweets via text messaging

Twitter still allows you to tweet via SMS

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December 30, 2018


Hackers steal Rs2.6m via debit cards issued by Bank Islami

The bank has put the money back into the accounts and has stopped international transactions

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October 29, 2018


Russian hacking of conservative groups sites thwarted: Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation said on Monday that it had recently thwarted hackers associated with Russian government attempting to steal user information from conservative groups that promote democracy and advocate for cybersecurity

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August 21, 2018


Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy S7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd were previously thought to be immune to a security…

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August 8, 2018


Top music videos including ‘Despacito’ defaced by hackers

New York: Some of the most popular music videos on YouTube including mega-hit “Despacito” momentarily disappeared Tuesday in an apparent hacking. Fans looking for videos by top artists including Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift found the footage removed and replaced by messages that included “Free Palestine.” Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” — the most-watched video of…

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April 10, 2018


Uber paid hackers to cover up data of 57m users and drivers

Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S. company’s cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees responsible for its response to the…

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November 22, 2017


‘Advanced’ cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” malware, but it did not comment on the source of the attack or which government bodies…

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November 21, 2017


Google reveals how hackers break into people’s Gmail accounts

NEWS DESK: Google says that phishing attacks pose the “greatest threat” to users of its services. The company has studied the ways in which hackers steal people’s passwords and break into their accounts, reported The Independent. In the space of 12 months, it found 788,000 login credentials stolen via keyloggers (tools that secretly record every…

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November 12, 2017


North Korea hackers stole South Korea-U.S. military plans to wipe out North Korea leadership: lawmaker

SEOUL: North Korean hackers stole a large amount of classified military documents, including South Korea-U.S. wartime operational plans to wipe out the North Korean leadership, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee said 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken from the Defense Integrated Data Center…

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October 11, 2017


Researchers warn of cyber risks for Olympic Games

The Olympic Games offer a tempting target for hackers and other malicious actors, with potentially devastating consequences for one of the world’s premier sporting events, researchers said Tuesday. A report by University of California researchers said the efforts to disrupt the 2016 US election should serve as warning about the impact of a cyber-attack on…

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October 11, 2017


HBO offered ‘bounty’ to hackers who leaked Game of Thrones: report

LOS ANGELES: HBO offered a reward of $250,000 in response to a data breach at the television group that produces “Game of Thrones,” according to a report from a leaked memo. The report by Variety on Thursday said HBO offered the payment as a “bug bounty,” which is offered by companies to discover vulnerabilities in…

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August 12, 2017


Hackers demand ransom for stolen Disney movie

HOLLYWOOD: Disney appears to be the latest target of hackers demanding a ransom. Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly told ABC employees Monday that hackers are threatening to leak an upcoming movie unless the company pays up a “large sum” in Bitcoin, according to sources speaking to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney won’t pay the ransom…

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May 16, 2017


Global cyber attack slows; search on for hackers

WASHINGTON: The global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack slowed on Monday, with no major infections reported, as global law enforcement agencies shifted their attention to finding the hackers who unleashed it.

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May 16, 2017


Beware! Your WhatsApp may not be secure

SAN FRANCISCO: A computer security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into WhatsApp or Telegram messaging accounts using the very encryption intended to protect messages. Check Point Software Technologies said that it alerted Telegram and Facebook-owned WhatsApp last week, waiting until the vulnerability was patched before making it public. Check…

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March 15, 2017


Sony deletes tweets on Britney Spears’s death, blames hackers

New York: No, Britney Spears is not dead. Yet her fans’ hearts may have skipped a beat today when tweets purportedly from Sony Music Entertainment said “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016” and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.”

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December 27, 2016


Using public WiFi? Here are 5 ways to stay safe from hackers

Free public WiFi is an easy way to access internet. And you don’t have to pay anything. Except may be with your data, that is if you are not cautious. Although the free internet access points are a boon, especially to those who often have to travel, using them is also fraught with risk. The…

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November 16, 2016


Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft on Tuesday warned that a Windows vulnerability exposed by rival Google was being exploited by a hacking group suspected of cyber attacks on US political institutions. Hackers that Microsoft researchers call “Strontium” launched a low-volume spear-phishing campaign aimed at a specific set of people, Windows and Devices Group executive vice president Terry…

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November 2, 2016


U.S. formally accuses Russia of political cyber attacks

WASHINGTON: The U.S. government for the first time on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. “We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” a U.S. government statement said…

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October 8, 2016


Indian pilots made to hear ‘Dil Dil Pakistan, Jaan Jaan Pakistan’: report

NEW DELHI: Pakistani hackers are giving nightmares to pilots of Indian carriers landing into airports very close to the Line of Control — Jammu and Thoise Air Force base, a media report said. When aircraft are in final approach for landing, hackers from across the border often tap into the frequency on which pilots are…

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October 4, 2016