If policymakers needed any more convincing that it's long past time to rein in Facebook, the company's dustup this week with Apple provided a bold faced, highlighted, and gold starred case in point.Facebook long ago showed that it has no respect for its users or for conventional societal norms when it comes to things like privacy. It showed that it was willing to cross legal lines and defy government regulators years ago too.
According to Chainalysis, two professional hacking teams spearheaded a large portion (60 percent) of the crypto hacking that shook the industry in 2018 and years before. The hacking groups have reportedly carted away not less than $1 billion in all their operations. The report also showed that an average of $90 million was stolen per hacking incident. On average, the hacks we traced from the two prominent hacking groups stole $90 million per hack. The hackers typically move stolen funds through a complex array of wallets and exchanges in an attempt to disguise the funds criminal origins, the report explained.
Life to date, they;ve stolen roughly $1 billion worth of digital currencies, says security firm Chainalysis, which spent three months tracking transactions.The two groups, according to the report, are responsible for 60% of all publicly reported crypto hacks, which often involve tens or hundreds of millions dollars worth of coins being taken from exchanges. But while some of their methods are similar, others are wildly different.
This back end merger makes sense on paper and breaks down communication walls between the various Facebook owned apps. Whatever the final product looks like, it will reportedly be end to end encrypted, and each of the apps will remain a separate service with its own icon in your phone s app library. But the plan is to have all three messaging services using the same internal, cross platform chat service.
A: If you ve been using the internet for more than a couple of years, you can assume that one or several of your passwords have been compromised.This assumption has little to do with any specific mistakes you ve made, but because of how common data breaches are these days.
Public cloud infrastructure has been extremely enticing for hackers over the past few years. The report states that the products developed by Tencent and Alibaba weren t actually compromised. Hackers gained full control and simply uninstalled the software, acting like a real administrator. The researchers add that this is the first instance when any malware managed to remove cloud security. The Rocky group achieved this by not displaying any malicious behavior and by using guides provided by the aforementioned companies on how to uninstall their products. In order to deliver the malware itself to the victim s computer, they exploited vulnerabilities in Apache Struts 2, Oracle WebLogic, and Adobe ColdFusion. It s high time for cloud based services to rethink their approach to security given that ordinary security products might not be doing enough in order to avoid malware intrusion.As U.Today reported earlier, Monero is linked to the lion s share of cryptojacking cases. In fact, more than 4 percent of the XRM total supply is attributed to malicious malware. From malicious Steam games to fake Adobe Flash installers that are used as a tool for cryptojacking Monero keeps ruling the roost when it comes to mining malware.
On Jan. 16, security research Troy Hunt uploaded a massive cache of leaked emails and passwords to his invaluable website have i been pwned. The 87GB dataset, dubbed "Collection #1," was admittedly years old, and had been passed around by hackers for some time now. Still, the sheer scale of it containing over 772 million email addresses turned heads. Hold onto your digital butts, because as Krebs on Security reports, you ain't seen nothing yet. According to Krebs, the Collection #1 data breach is, unsurprisingly, part of a much larger collection of stolen online credentials being sold online. And, taken as a whole, it dwarfs Collection #1's size.
Security researcher Troy Hunt discovered the breach after the data appeared briefly on the cloud service MEGA and then remained on what Hunt has called "a popular hacking forum" in a folder labeled Collection #1. The 87GB breach contains 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords.Hunt, who runs a breach notification service called Have I Been Pwned, wrote that the file is a collection of "many individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources," as opposed to one large hack of a single service. Based on his analysis, the majority of the email addresses have been shared in previous breaches, but Hunt's database had not seen 140 million of them before. As for the passwords, about half of them appeared to be new to the database, Hunt wrote.
Very rarely do we hear the story of a crook returning what he s stolen. Very rarely do we hear tales of redemption or people feeling guilt and remorse over what they ve done wrong. Usually, when someone steals something, the item is either gone or recovered under very harsh circumstances. The person at fault is trialed, sentenced, and people are hurt both emotionally and mentally.
A major upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain has been postponed today by the Ethereum team after a security company found a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal users' funds.
The British man who orchestrated a series of DDoS attacks that disrupted Internet access across the African nation of Liberia in November 2016 has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.Daniel Kaye, 30, from Egham, Surrey, pleaded guilty last December of using botnets and stressors to bombard Liberian telecom provider Lonestar MTN with malicious traffic. At the time of the attacks, which began in October 2015, Kaye was living in Peyia, Cyprus, working for Cellcom, a competing telecom company.
The financial daily quoted a senior executive aware of the matter as saying that a forensic scrutiny was done by the firm. Also hiring a Mumbai based law company, the report mentioned that the US based security firm Kroll is also looking into the matter.The company has also hired services of white collar criminal law and fraud investigating company MZM Legal. This is a very serious case of electronic fraud by a very highly skilled group of international criminals working with high end technology, Zulfiquar Memon, managing partner of MZM Legal, told ET. We are working with the Mumbai Cyber Cell to investigate the matter and get to the bottom of this.
2019 has not begun on a positive note for Ethereum blockchain which has been hacked lately. As per the latest reports, it is updated that the attack on the blockchain enabled network might have helped the hackers to steal a whopping $1.1 million worth of the currency. The figures have been quoted by the market leading renowned cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.Ethereum classic is also known as the original form of this blockchain network. There have been similar attacks in the past as well which led the developers to create a higher novel version which had helped to retain cryptocurrency worth $50 million in hacking done two years back. However, the ones who updated their version were saved this time but the users who continued using the same old version have been affected by this attack. The market cap of Ethereum Classic is said to be about $500 million while the new one is likely to be around $15.5 billion.
The movie which was earlier scheduled to hit the theatres on January 25 will now be releasing on January 18. The reason behind the date shifting is clear and understood: the makers didn t want their movie to clash with Manikarnika and Thackeray.Giving confirmation to the new release date, Emraan took to twitter and wrote, I cheated My film #Cheatindia will release one week earlier.. 18th jan 2019 See you in the theatres
A massive data breach has led to the personal data and documents of hundreds of German politicians and public figures being published online.As of this time, it is still unclear as to whether the breach occurred as the result of a leak or hack according to a spokesperson from the country's Interior Ministry.
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Germany is reeling following the widespread dissemination of hacked data belonging to celebrities and prominent political figures including chancellor Angela Merkel. The stolen personal information, which was spread via Twitter and other online services, includes photos, chat logs, cellphone numbers, home addresses, emails, family members' names, and more. According to the New York Times, the nearly 1,000 people affected seem to have largely one thing in common: past criticism of the country's far right.