Criminals Have Found A More Lucrative Reason To Steal iPhones
In the past when iPhones first came out, it wasn’t uncommon to hear about people stealing them. This is because of the value iPhones hold where the thieves could usually resell them for a decent amount of money. However, with all the safety and security features Apple has since put into iOS, it is no longer quite as lucrative.
Pirated Software Helped An Unknown Malware Infect 3.2 Million PCs
hackThere are many reasons not to download pirated software, with the most obvious being that it’s illegal and you’re essentially “stealing”. The second reason is that because you can’t always trust the source of pirated software, it could lead to bad situations like this, where recently a report from NordLocker revealed how an unknown malware flew under the radar for two years, infecting 3.2 million PCs in the process.
Hackers Have Stolen Source Code For EA’s FIFA 21 And Frostbite Engine
You would assume that a company as big as EA would have invested a lot of money and resources into developing a system that would protect its IPs from being stolen. There’s a good chance that they might have, but at the same time, it seems that hackers have also come a long way in terms of skill and tools because a bunch of EA’s IPs have been stolen.
This Could Be The Largest Password Leak Of All Time
From time to time, we hear about data breaches that lead to passwords being leaked. Obviously this affects a lot of people, but it seems that the latest leak could be the biggest password leak of all time. According to a report from CyberNews, it seems that a 100GB text file was posted on a popular hacker forum.
US DOJ Recovers 63.7 Bitcoin From Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack
Recently, the US government announced that they will soon be giving ransomware attacks the same level of priority as terrorism. While ransomware attacks aren’t new, it seems that the attack on the Colonial Pipeline that caused fuel shortages across the East Coast and Southern US has spurred the government to treat it more seriously.
US Government Will Give Ransomware Hacks The Same Priority As Terrorism
Over the years, it feels like there has been an increase in ransomware attacks. Sometimes it’s just annoying, but sometimes these attacks can be crippling, especially if they target places like research facilities or hospitals or government institutions. This is why the US Department of Justice has decided that ransomware attacks need to have a higher priority.
Google Will Now Help You Change Passwords For Compromised Accounts
We’re sure that many of you have come across a message or email from Google telling you that some of the passwords you’re using might have been compromised. This is usually from data breaches and widespread hacks and your accounts might have been one of them, especially if you use easy-to-guess passwords.
Apple Exec Thinks The Mac Has An ‘Unacceptable’ Malware Problem
Apple’s Mac computers are not immune to malware. It might not be as common to come across Mac malware compared to Windows, but that’s because there are way more Windows computers in existence compared to Mac, but like we said, Macs are not immune to malware as it does happen from time to time.
Someone Managed To Exploit Apple’s Find My Network
Apple sells millions of iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers around the world, and thanks to that, the company has managed to build up a pretty decently-sized network for its Find My service. For those unfamiliar, Find My is an Apple service that helps you track down lost iPhones, iPads, AirTags, and so on.
Apple’s AirTag Has Already Been Hacked
Apple’s AirTag was announced and released not too long ago, but it seems that less than a month since its official unveiling, the gadget has already been hacked. Now the good news is that this hack comes from IT security researcher stacksmashing on Twitter, meaning it’s more about showing off the possibility rather than doing it for malicious purposes.
Research Lab Hit With Ransomware Attack After Student Installs Pirated Software
hackOfficial software can be expensive, which is why sometimes people turn to piracy because they have no choice. This isn’t to say that this is a justified alternative, but it happens. Unfortunately for a European biomolecular research institute, it seems that one of the decisions by a student working at the lab has resulted in a ransomware attack.
New Variants Of ‘Spectre’ Processor Flaws Have Been Discovered
Several years ago, vulnerabilities were discovered with Intel and AMD’s processors known as Spectre. The companies worked quickly to try and fix and mitigate the issues, where they started shipping new models that supposedly addressed the problems, but it looks like Spectre isn’t going away anytime soon.
Hacker Group That Stole Apple’s Schematics Has Mysteriously Removed Files From Its Website
The other day, it was reported that hacker group REvil had apparently stolen the schematics to an unreleased MacBook Pro from Apple supplier Quanta’s website. The group then reportedly went after the company claiming that if they don’t pay their ransom demands of $50 million, they will keep releasing bits of the schematics until the 1st of May.
Schematics For Unreleased MacBook Stolen In Ransomware Attack
We know that Apple is working on new MacBook laptops. More specifically, the company is working on a new MacBook Pro that could also sport a brand new design. This laptop has yet to be officially announced, but it seems that there is a chance that the schematics for this laptop could leak online.
Watch Out For This WhatsApp ‘Hack’ That Could Lock You Out Of Your Account
One of the ways that WhatsApp verifies accounts is through a phone number. Basically, the number you use to verify your account should be the same number you use with your phone. However, according to security research Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña, it seems that this system is open to abuse that could negatively affect your account.
Cellebrite Phone Unlocking Tool Helps Brazilian Police Arrest Murder Suspects
There is quite a lot of controversy surrounding tools like Cellebrite that is said to be capable of unlocking a locked smartphone, like an iPhone. This tool is mostly used by law enforcement as a way to unlock a smartphone and retrieve potential evidence in cases, but the argument is that this should not be allowed.
Beware This WhatsApp Scam That Could Steal Your Account
Internet scams aren’t new and hopefully people have, over the years, gotten more educated and more aware about them. However, the reality is that people still fall for scams even today, but do be on the lookout for a new-ish WhatsApp scam that seems to be making its rounds these days.
Over 500 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Data Have Leaked Online
Facebook already has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to protecting the privacy of its users, and the latest reports are certainly not helping. According to security researcher Alon Gal, it appears that the personal data of over 500 million Facebook users have managed to make their way online.
New Android Malware Disguises Itself As A System Update
Malware on smartphones isn’t new, although what’s troubling is that the creators of these malwares have come up with new and interesting and even more sneaky ways of disguising them to trick users into installing it. The latest malware, as discovered by security firm Zimperium, seems to have managed to disguise itself as an Android system update.
iOS 14.4.2 Will Fix A Dangerous Safari Exploit
If you own an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, then you might want to update your devices ASAP. This is because Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 which comes with a fix for an exploit in Safari that could allow for hackers to potentially manipulate websites through cross site scripting when viewed through Safari on your mobile devices.