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Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly ?1 Million to Phishing Victims

A prolific hacker who carried out phishing scams against hundreds of companies worldwide has been ordered to pay back more than $1.1 million (over ?922,000) worth of cryptocurrencies to his victims. Grant West, a 27-year-old resident of Kent, England, targeted several well-known companies around the world since 2015 to obtain the financial data of tens of thousands of customers and then sold…

Datum: 23. 8. 2019

Google Proposes 'Privacy Sandbox' to Develop Privacy-Focused Ads

Google today announced a new initiative—called Privacy Sandbox—in an attempt to develop a set of open standards that fundamentally enhances privacy on the web while continuing to support a free, open and democratic Internet through digital advertisements. A lot of websites on the Internet today, including The Hacker News, rely on online advertisements as their primary source of funding to…

Datum: 23. 8. 2019

Google and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan’s Root CA Certificates to Prevent Spying

In a move to protect its users based in Kazakhstan from government surveillance, Google and Mozilla finally today came forward and blocked Kazakhstan's government-issued root CA certificate within their respective web browsing software. Starting today, Firefox and Chrome users in Kazakhstan will see an error message stating that the certificate should not be trusted when attempting to access…

Datum: 21. 8. 2019

Russian Hacking Group Targeting Banks Worldwide With Evolving Tactics

Silence APT, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal group, known for targeting financial organizations primarily in former Soviet states and neighboring countries is now aggressively targeting banks in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Active since at least September 2016, Silence APT group's most recent successful campaign was against Bangladesh-based Dutch-Bangla…

Datum: 21. 8. 2019

Use This Privacy Tool to View and Clear Your 'Off-Facebook Activity' Data

Well, here we have great news for Facebook users, which is otherwise terrible for marketers and publishers whose businesses rely on Facebook advertisement for re-targeted conversations. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has taken several privacy measures in the past one year with an aim to give its users more control over their data and transparency about how the social…

Datum: 20. 8. 2019

iOS 12.4 jailbreak released after Apple ‘accidentally un-patches’ an old flaw

A fully functional jailbreak has been released for the latest iOS 12.4 on the Internet, making it the first public jailbreak in a long time—thanks to Apple. Dubbed "unc0ver 3.5.0," the jailbreak works with the updated iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches by leveraging a vulnerability that Apple previously patched in iOS 12.3 but accidentally reintroduced in the latest iOS version 12.4.…

Datum: 20. 8. 2019

How Activity Logs Help WordPress Admins Better Manage Website Security

Managing a WordPress website can sap a lot of your time and energy, which otherwise you'd spend on managing your business. If you're looking to cut down on the hours, you spend troubleshooting WordPress technical and security problems, better managing and monitoring your website and users, or your customers, you need a WordPress activity log plugin. This post explains how to use the WP…

Datum: 20. 8. 2019

Hackers Planted Backdoor in Webmin, Popular Utility for Linux/Unix Servers

Following the public disclosure of a critical zero-day vulnerability in Webmin last week, the project's maintainers today revealed that the flaw was not actually the result of a coding mistake made by the programmers. Instead, it was secretly planted by an unknown hacker who successfully managed to inject a backdoor at some point in its build infrastructure—that surprisingly persisted into…

Datum: 20. 8. 2019

European Central Bank Shuts Down 'BIRD Portal' After Getting Hacked

The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed Thursday that it had been hit by a cyberattack that involved attackers injecting malware into one of its websites and potentially stealing contact information of its newsletter subscribers. Headquartered in Germany, the European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro and is itself…

Datum: 16. 8. 2019

Patches for 2 Severe LibreOffice Flaws Bypassed — Update to Patch Again

If you are using LibreOffice, you need to update it once again. LibreOffice has released the latest version 6.2.6/6.3.0 of its open-source office software to address three new vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to bypass patches for two previously addressed vulnerabilities. LibreOffice is one of the most popular and open source alternatives to Microsoft Office suite and is available…

Datum: 16. 8. 2019

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