Russian Hackers Reportedly Used Recent Plane Crash As Phishing Bait

Many of you might be aware that a Lion Air 737 Max crashed shortly after takeoff in late October. All passengers and crew on board perished in this crash. Palo Alto Networks, a security firm, has sent out a new warning about APT 28. It’s an elite Russian hacking group that apparently used this plane crash as phishing bait. It’s one of the groups that were tied to the election […]


Hackers From North Korea Stole Millions From ATMs

Cybersecurity firm Symantec has released a new report claiming that hackers seemingly linked to the North Korean government stole tens of millions of dollars from ATMs across Asia and Africa. They used advanced trojan malware titled “Trojan.Fastcash” to carry out their operations. Lazarus is the hacking group said to be behind this. It infected the servers controlling these ATMs with the malware and were thus able to intercept their own […]


HSBC Accounts Accessed By Unauthorized Users In Security Incident

Global banking behemoth HSBC has confirmed a security incident this week which allowed unauthorized users to access online accounts. The company has confirmed the breach to authorities in California but has not disclosed how many of its customers were affected. Unauthorized users were able to access online accounts between October 4th, 2018 and October 14th, 2018.


Healthcare.gov System Breach Exposes Data Of 75,000 People

Personal and confidential data of some 75,000 people was leaked after hackers were able to access a government system used by insurance agents and brokers to sign up customers for healthcare plans. This system was connected to the Healthcare.gov website, the main landing page for anyone who wants to sign up for an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.


Advertising

Apple’s Corporate Network Hacked By Australian Teenager

A Melbourne, Australia-based teenage hacker reportedly broke into Apple’s corporate network and was able to download almost 90GB of secure files. He was also able to access customer accounts using the information he obtained before he was caught. Court proceedings cited in a new report by The Age revealed this bizarre hack.


San Francisco APIDays.io Security Conference On July 31st

20 Ubergizmo readers can get one free ticket ($750 value each) with the code “Ubergizmo” at checkout. First come, first served


Hackers Steal 600 Gallons Of Gas In Detroit

Local news reports from Detroit reveal that the police are looking for two suspects who allegedly managed to steal 600 gallons of gasoline from a gas station by hacking a gas pump. The theft is valued at around $1,800 and it took place in the middle of the day and was ongoing for almost 90 minutes. The gas station attendant was unable to do anything to stop the hackers.


Adidas Website Hack Leaks Customer Details

Hackers often target major brands and this time its sports behemoth Adidas. The company has confirmed that its U.S. website was hacked which resulted in data of millions of customers being stolen. The hackers stole millions of customer records but it’s not all doom and gloom. Adidas says that no credit card details were stolen in this hack.


Hacker Involved In Massive Yahoo Hack Gets Five Years In Prison

Yahoo suffered from a massive hack back in 2014 which affected some 500 million of its users. A hacker-for-hire involved in this hack was apprehended and eventually tried. He has now been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the hack which is believed to have been orchestrated by Russian spies. The person in question, Karim Baratov, maintains that he wasn’t aware that he was working for […]


Panera Bread Website Hack Likely Affects 37 Million Customers

It’s not uncommon for popular retail chains to discover malware on their systems that’s meant to steal customer data. That’s precisely what has happened at Panera Bread. The bakery-cafe chain has confirmed that its website suffered a data breach which likely affects more than 37 million of its customers. As if the data leak wasn’t enough, those customers won’t like it at all when they find out that the chain […]


Pyeongchang Winter Games Were Targeted By ‘Olympic Destroyer’ Malware

It was confirmed by the organizing committee of the Pyeongchang Winter Games that they had come under a cyberattack during the opening ceremony last week. Not a lot of details were provided about the cyberattack officially but several cybersecurity firms in the United States have looked into the matter and have uncovered the computer virus called “Olympic Destroyer” that was likely used in the attack during the opening ceremony.


Forever 21 Breach Compromised Customers’ Credit Card Information

Another major retailer was breached last year as Forever 21 has now confirmed that point of sale terminals at various stores across the country were breached for the most part of 2017. This resulted in the credit card information of countless customers being leaked. Forever 21 hasn’t said precisely how many customers have been affected by this.


Facebook Messenger Malware Secretly Mines Monero Digital Currency

As if websites trying to hijack visitors’ CPUs to mine digital currency wasn’t enough, a new report suggests that hackers have created malware that targets Facebook Messenger users in order to secretly mine the Monero digital currency. The malware is called Digmine and it was discovered by researchers at the Trend Micro cybersecurity firm. They claim that the malware is targeting as many machines as possible in order to mine […]


Imgur Hack Resulted In 1.7 Million Accounts Being Compromised

Popular photo-sharing website Imgur has confirmed that it was notified of a potential security breach earlier this week that occurred in 2014. The site says that the hack resulted in 1.7 million Imgur accounts being compromised. The leaked data includes email addresses and passwords of users. Imgur continues to investigate the intrusion and promises to inform users as quickly as possible to what it knows and what it’s doing in […]