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As one of the favorite social tools, Snapchat had nearly 191 million daily active users in the first quarter of 2019. With so many users it’s no wonder that cyber criminals would like to gain access to your Snapchat account. It’s not always…
Trading crypto currency may land you a fortune overnight, but there are plenty of risks involved. Like forgetting the password to your wallet. Or someone hacking your computer to steal your funds. Or having your exchange hacked. In the case of Bitpoint’s customers, that’s exactly what happened. Japan-based Bitpoint halted all services on Friday, including […]
Numerous big cities across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware attacks costing the municipalities tens of millions of dollars to recover. While some city administrators refrain from giving in to extortion demands, most end up paying in exchange for the decryption keys. Seeing how ransomware operators are showing no signs of stopping, city […]
A security researcher has been awarded $30,000 after discovering a serious vulnerability that could potentially have put any Instagram account at risk of being hacked. Following a recent increase in rewards offered for the discovery of critical account takeover vulnerabilities in Facebook and Instagram, Indian security researcher Laxman Muthiyah chose to take a close look […]
Terrorist organizations know their way around the web, and they don’t shy away from using social networks to communicate with each other or to recruit new members. The FBI is looking into gaining more control over social media and the content shared on these platforms, allegedly to keep a closer eye on terrorist organizations, crime […]
The NY-based Syracuse City School District (SCSD) has found itself between a rock and a hard place after hesitating to pay cyber criminals a ransom to unlock its systems. Ransomware operators struck the schools as early as Monday last week, leaving the district struggling for seven days now. School administrators didn’t know why their systems […]
Your Android may be following you more closely than you thought. Researchers have found over a thousand apps that circumvent the Google permission system to gather data that users explicitly stated they could not collect.
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US coastal and maritime defense is at risk, warns the Coast Guard. An alert released on Monday cautions that hackers have actively been targeting the networks of commercial vessels with phishing attacks. This is not a one-time hit. In 2018, the FBI, DHS and US Coast Guard worked together on investigating a major ransomware attack […]