Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Accounts Compromised
Facebook is the biggest social network in the world at the moment, and with millions of accounts on its platform, it does seem like a hacker’s dream come true to be able to mine all of these accounts for all kinds of personal information that could be used for other malicious purposes. Unfortunately for some, that’s exactly what happened.
Hacker Announces He Will Live Stream His Hack Of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page
Usually hackers prefer to remain anonymous. After all hacking for the most part is a crime, and what criminal would want to announce themselves to the world, right? Maybe some might reveal themselves after the fact to perhaps revel in the notoriety and “fame”, but in the case of prominent Taiwanese hacker Chang Chi-yuan, he has announced his plans ahead of time.
Mozilla’s Firefox Monitor Lets You Know If Your Data Is Breached
It is a bit disappointing that despite the advancements we’ve made to technology that security is still lacking where we’re hearing about hacks and data breaches more times than we should. Given how entrenched our lives are with various online services, this something we should all strive to be aware about.
Nintendo Switch NES Emulator Has Already Been Hacked
One of the perks of signing up with the Nintendo Switch Online service is that it gives players access to a library of NES games. These NES games are run using an emulator and as it turns out, the emulator has already been hacked which means that in theory, gamers will be able to download their own NES ROMs onto it.
Nintendo Seeking Software Engineer With Hacking Expertise
As much as companies try, no system is impervious to hacks. Granted security has come a long way since back in the day, but if there is a will, there is a way. Now console hacks do seem less common than they do compared to earlier generations, but it is still possible and this is something Nintendo could be trying to get ahead of.
British Airways Hacked, 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen
If you’re a frequent flyer of British Airways, or have recently booked with the airlines, you might want to consider cancelling your existing bank card and getting a new one. This is because according to reports, the company was recently hacked which resulted in 380,000 bank cards of customers being stolen as a result.
Security Flaws Leave AT&T, T-Mobile Customer PINs Exposed
As if T-Mobile wasn’t having a bad enough week after having experienced a security breach, it seems that the carrier along with AT&T have been hit with yet another security issue, this time exposing the PINs of the accounts belonging to their customers, although to their credit it wasn’t anything they could have done.
T-Mobile Confirms Security Breach On The 20th Of August
It’s actually quite scary how despite being in a rather advanced age of technology, companies and individuals are still very much susceptible to hacks (although we suppose hacks and hacking tools have gotten just as sophisticated). In fact T-Mobile themselves might have experienced a breach of their own.
Apple Reassures That No Personal Data Was Compromised During Hack
It was recently revealed that a while ago, Apple’s corporate network had been hacked by a teen based in Melbourne, Australia. The reports claim that the teen had managed to download almost 90GB worth of secure files and also access customer accounts, which we’re sure many are now worried about that information potentially being exposed.
‘Synthetic Click’ Attack Discovered For macOS High Sierra
When you click on a button, a link, or an item on your computer, chances are you are doing it with your mouse. However it seems that recently it was discovered that macOS High Sierra is vulnerable to a “synthetic click” attack which is essentially a software-based clicking of the interface, meaning that your computer registers clicks that you might not even have made.
Researchers Discover Flaw That Could Allow Hackers To Hack Amazon’s Echo
Smart speakers are great tools that allow users to control their smart homes using nothing but their voice. However for those who are more privacy-minded, smart speakers also represent an instance in which it could potentially be used as a tool to spy on you by malicious hackers. Unfortunately that’s what researchers discovered with Amazon’s Echo.
New Bug Lets Hackers Compromise Macs During The Setup Process
It is generally thought that a computer fresh from the factory is pretty much as secure as it gets, before software is installed and it is connected to the internet. However that might not be the case with Apple’s Mac computer as security researchers have discovered a bug that could allow Macs to be hacked even before the user logs in for the first time.
TSMC Shares Additional Details About Virus That Shut Down Its Production
Recently Taiwanese company TSMC announced that they discovered a computer virus on their systems that forced them to temporarily halt production of their chipsets. Not much was known about the virus, but in a new report from Bloomberg, the company has since come forward with additional details about it.
G Suite Will Alert Admins Of Government-Based Attackers
As much as security improves on the technological front, the fact of the matter is that hacks still happen and in some cases, some of the cybersecurity attacks actually come from hackers that are backed by their respective governments. For those who use Google’s G Suite of productivity apps and services, not to worry as Google has your back.
Reddit Reveals Security Breach, Recommends Users Enable 2FA
If you’ve been a long-time Reddit user, perhaps it’s time to consider changing your password or maybe enabling two-factor authentication. This is because in an announcement on Reddit, the company has revealed that they have discovered a security breach and are now recommending that users update their security options.
New iPhone Phishing Scam Makes Calls To A Fake ‘Apple Care’
Phishing scams aren’t new and we doubt that they will ever go away. However given that we spend so much time on our mobile devices, it’s not surprising that we are starting to see more scams that are targeting our smartphones. In a report from ArsTechnica, it seems that the latest scam is targeting iPhone users.
Idaho Inmates Hacked Prison Tablets & Stole $225,000
In a report from the Associated Press, it appears that 364 prison inmates from Idaho were recently caught in a scheme discovered earlier this month which involved hacking the prison tablets and stealing nearly a quarter of a million dollars by transferring various sums of money to their own accounts.
Google Proves That Hardware Security Keys Are The Way To Go
These days having a password is no longer good enough to protect your online accounts. This is because passwords can be guessed, whether it be through deduction or through brute force methods. This is why two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly common, as well as hardware security keys.
NYC’s Internet Kiosks ‘Hacked’ To Play Ice Cream Truck Music
Over the years we’ve come to associate sounds with all kinds of events, for example even non-iPhone users can tell it’s an iPhone based on alert sound when a text message arrives or when the phone is ringing. The same can be said for music played from ice cream trucks, in which it is a sound recognized by many of all ages across many generations.
Overwatch Hacker Given Suspended Prison Sentence
While cheaters are almost always to be expected when it comes to games, sometimes cheats get a bit too far to the point where legal action has to be taken. Such is the case over in South Korea where an Overwatch hacker has been handed a suspended prison sentence of one-year, along with an additional two years of probation.