Ukraine Faces Hacking Attack, Government Websites Down

A number of government websites in Ukraine were down on Friday after a huge hacking attack, Ukrainian officials said. While it was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, they come amid heightened tensions with Russia and after talks between Moscow and the West failed to yield any significant progress this week. “As a […]

Russian Businessman Said to Have Made Millions in Trading Through Hacking

Five Russians including a Kremlin-linked businessman now in US custody carried out a vast, $82 million (roughly Rs. 620 crore) insider trading scheme that allowed them to profit from corporate information stolen through hacking, US authorities said on Monday. Vladislav Klyushin, the owner of a Moscow-based information technology company that prosecutors said had extensive ties to the […]

UK Man Accused of Hacking Celebrities’ Twitter Now Charged With Crypto Theft

A UK man previously charged in the United States with involvement in the hacking of politicians’ and celebrities’ Twitter accounts was charged on Wednesday over a separate scheme resulting in the theft of $784,000 (roughly Rs. 5.82 crore) of cryptocurrency. US prosecutors in Manhattan said Joseph James O’Connor, 22, and his accomplices stole Bitcoin, Ethereum, […]

NSO Ended Pegasus Contract With UAE Over Dubai Leader’s Hacking

The Israeli-based NSO Group ended its contract with the United Arab Emirates to use its powerful “Pegasus” state spyware tool because Dubai’s ruler was using it to hack the phones of his ex-wife and some close to her, her lawyers told England’s High Court. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of […]

Zero-Day Hacking Attacks Set New Record In 2021: MIT Technology Review

There have been more zero-day hacking attacks worldwide this year than ever before. A report by MIT Technology Review, based on the data collected from multiple sources, said at least 66 zero-days have been found to be in use in 2021, which is almost double the number of such attacks recorded last year. It blamed […]

Edward Snowden Says Stop Using ExpressVPN After Surveillance Scandal

Former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who had warned people in July this year against government agencies using military-grade spyware to keep a tab on them, has now urged them to not use the services of ExpressVPN. “If you’re an ExpressVPN customer, you shouldn’t be,” he tweeted. Snowden also shared a tweet by Joseph Menn, an investigative […]

Poly Network Offers Crypto Hacker Top Security Job After Record Heist

Cryptocurrency hacker who was involved in an over-$600 million (roughly Rs 4,462 crores) heist last week has been offered the job of Chief Security Advisor by the same company that he targeted. Additionally, Poly Network has insisted that “Mr. White Hat” (how the company addresses the hacker) keep the $500,000 (roughly Rs. 37.1 crores) reward […]

DeFi: Latest Front in Cryptocurrency’s Hacking Problem

For most of the 13-year life of cryptocurrencies, exchanges were the epicentre for cyberheists. Now, a bigger hacking risk in the growing sector has exploded into view: peer-to-peer crypto platforms. One such site, Poly Network, was at the centre of a $610 million (roughly Rs. 4,530 crores) cryptocurrency theft last week, one of the biggest […]

US and Allies Accuse China of Global Hacking Spree, Chinese Embassy Denies

The United States and its allies accused China on Monday of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacking. The United States was joined by NATO, the European Union, Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand in condemning the spying, which US Secretary of State […]

If You Are a Gamer, You Might Be Helping Hackers Get Crypto Rich

Cryptojacking is a growing problem and gamers are particularly being targeted by malware that uses their computers to mine for cryptocurrency, according to recent research published by security firm Avast. According to the research, cyber criminals have been targeting gamers with ‘Crackonosh’, a crypojacking malware. Crackonosh was installed into the gamers’ system while free versions […]

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