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Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that a 20-year-old Florida man, with the help of another, breached Uber's system last year and was paid a huge amount by the company to destroy the data and keep the incident secret. Just last week, Uber announced that a massive data breach in October 2016 exposed …

Datum: 7. 12. 2017

Critical Flaw in Major Android Tools Targets Developers and Reverse Engineers

Finally, here we have a vulnerability that targets Android developers and reverse engineers, instead of app users. Security researchers have discovered an easily-exploitable vulnerability in Android application developer tools, both downloadable and cloud-based, that could allow attackers to steal files and execute malicious code on vulnerable systems remotely. The issue was discovered by …

Datum: 6. 12. 2017

New TeamViewer Hack Could Allow Clients to Hijack Viewers' Computer

Do you have remote support software TeamViewer installed on your desktop? If yes, then you should pay attention to a critical vulnerability discovered in the software that could allow users sharing a desktop session to gain complete control of the other's PC without permission. TeamViewer is a popular remote-support software that lets you securely share your desktop or take full control of …

Datum: 6. 12. 2017

Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

In the digital age, one of the most popular sayings is—if you're not paying, then you're not the customer, you're the product. While downloading apps on their smartphones, most users may not realize how much data they collect on you. Believe me; it’s way more than you can imagine. Nowadays, many app developers are following irresponsible practices that are worth understanding, and we don't …

Datum: 5. 12. 2017

MailSploit — Email Spoofing Flaw Affects Over 30 Popular Email Clients

If you receive an email that looks like it's from one of your friends, just beware! It's possible that the email has been sent by someone else in an attempt to compromise your system. A security researcher has discovered a collection of vulnerabilities in more than 30 popular email client applications that could allow anyone to send spoofed emails bypassing anti-spoofing mechanisms. !-- …

Datum: 5. 12. 2017

Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

Well, "a friend in need is a friend indeed" goes a long way, but in this case, this phrase hardly makes any sense. A 27-year-old Michigan man who hacked into the government computer system of Washtenaw County Jail to alter inmate records and gain early release for his friend is now himself facing federal charges after getting caught. Konrads Voits from Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty in …

Datum: 5. 12. 2017

Feds Shut Down 'Longest-Running' Andromeda Botnet

In a coordinated International cyber operation, Europol with the help of international law enforcement agencies has taken down what it called "one of the longest-running malware families in existence" known as Andromeda. Andromeda, also known as Win32/Gamarue, is an infamous HTTP-based modular botnet that has been around for several years now, and infecting computers with it's malicious …

Datum: 4. 12. 2017

Is Your DJI Drone a Chinese Spy? Leaked DHS Memo Suggests

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently accused Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), one of the largest drone manufacturers, of sending sensitive information about U.S. infrastructure to China through its commercial drones and software. A copy memo from the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE) has begun circulating online more recently …

Datum: 4. 12. 2017

PayPal Subsidiary Data Breach Hits Up to 1.6 Million Customers

Global e-commerce business PayPal has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised personally identifiable information for roughly 1.6 million customers at a payment processing company PayPal acquired earlier this year. PayPal Holdings Inc. said Friday that a review of its recently acquired company TIO Networks showed evidence of unauthorized access to the company's network, including …

Datum: 4. 12. 2017

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified documents home, which were later stolen by Russian hackers. In a press release published Friday, the US Justice Department announced that Nghia Hoang Pho, a 67-year-old of Ellicott City, Maryland, took documents that contained top-secret …

Datum: 2. 12. 2017

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