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Hacking your money: Cloning credit cards, stealing bitcoin and spoofing Verified by Visa

When in crowded places we are regularly warned to watch our wallets. But increasingly, the real threat to our money is not from pickpockets but from cyber criminals. In this week's Tech Talk, IBTimes...

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...

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,...

More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry

Since the Shadow Brokers released the zero-day software vulnerabilities and hacking tools – allegedly belonged to the NSA's elite hacking team Equation Group – several hacking groups and individual hackershave started using them in their...

CouchPotato: CIA Hacking Tool to Remotely Spy On Video Streams in Real-Time

After disclosing CIA's strategies to hijack and manipulate webcams and microphones to corrupt or delete recordings, WikiLeaks has now published another Vault 7 leak, revealing CIA's ability to spy on video streams remotely in real-time. Dubbed 'CouchPotato,' document leaked from the...

Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

If your smartphones, tablets, smart refrigerators, smart TVs and other smart devices are smart enough to make your life easier, their smart behavior could also be leveraged by hackers to steal data, invade your...

Google Detects Android Spyware That Spies On WhatsApp, Skype Calls

In an attempt to protect Android users from malware and shady apps, Google has been continuously working to detect and remove malicious apps from your devices using its newly launched Google Play Protect service. Google...

Hackers Exploit Recently Disclosed Microsoft Office Bug to Backdoor PCs

A recently disclosed severe 17-year-old vulnerability in Microsoft Office that lets hackers install malware on targeted computers without user interaction is now being exploited in the wild to distribute a backdoor malware. First spotted by...

MS Office Built-In Feature Could be Exploited to Create Self-Replicating Malware

Earlier this month a cybersecurity researcher shared details of a security loophole with The Hacker News that affects all versions of Microsoft Office, allowing malicious actors to create and spread macro-based self-replicating malware. Macro-based self-replicating...

World’s Biggest Botnet Just Sent 12.5 Million Emails With Scarab Ransomware

A massive malicious email campaign that stems from the world's largest spam botnet Necurs is spreading a new strain of ransomware at the rate of over 2 million emails per hour and hitting computers...
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