US Embassies Being Targeted By Russian Hackers

Check Point Research has put out a new report which reveals that several U.S. embassies in different countries have been targeted by Russian hackers. Emails with malicious attachments that were disguised as official State Department documents were sent to officials in these embassies. They were mainly Excel sheets with malicious macros which appeared to have come from the State Department.


Hackers Were Able To Access Some Outlook.com Accounts For Months

Microsoft has revealed that hackers were able to access some Outlook.com accounts for a few months earlier this year. The company discovered that the credentials for an Outlook.com support agent had been compromised which provided unauthorized access to some accounts from January 1st through March 28th, 2019.


Over 2 Million Credit Card Numbers Stolen In Restaurant Chain Breach

Used your card at a Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo or Mixology location? You may want to continue reading. The parent company of these restaurants has confirmed a security breach after researchers found over two million stolen credit card numbers being sold on the internet. Malware was used on the point-of-sale systems to lift this information from restaurant locations in 40 states across the country.


Hackers Pushed Secret Backdoor Through Asus Software Update

A new report reveals how “hundreds of thousands” of Asus computer owners have been affected by a backdoored software update tool from the company’s own servers. The hackers were able to digitally sign the Asus Live Update tool with one of the company’s own code-signing certificates before sending it to Asus’ download servers. The servers hosted the compromised tool for several months in 2018, the report says.


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Georgia County Pays $400,000 To Regain Access After Ransomware Infection

A ransomware infection locks down systems and does not allow access until the ransom is paid. Such attacks are not uncommon and can often prove to be very costly, as one Georgia county can attest. Jackson County, Georgia officials paid $400,000 to cyber criminals in order to regain access after their IT systems were infected with ransomware.


Marriott Lets Users Check If They Were Affected By Starwood Hack

Global hotel chain Marriott has now started allowing people to check if they were a victim of the massive Starwood hack. The company has put up a service which lets guests look up individual passport numbers to see if they were included in the set of unencrypted passport numbers that were leaked last year.


Dailymotion Confirms It Was Hit By Credential Stuffing Attack

Dailymotion, a widely used video sharing platform, has confirmed over the weekend that it was hit by a credential stuffing attack. This is a form of cyberattack where hackers use combinations of usernames and passwords that have leaked in earlier breaches and try to gain access through them on other websites.


Massive Data Breach Exposes 773 Million Emails And 21 Million Passwords

It’s always a good idea to check Have I Been Pwned, an online service that lets you check if your credentials were compromised in a data breach. Troy Hunt, the researcher who runs this service, broke the news about a massive data breach today. More than 773 million emails and 21 million passwords are included in this list.


North Korean Hackers Set Up Fake Interview To Access Chile’s ATM Network

It may not feel ethically right for some to search for other jobs on a work computer, but little did a Redbanc employee know that his job search would lead to North Korean hackers gaining access to Chile’s entire ATM network. The hackers had set up a Skype interview for a fake job in order to compromise his computer. Redbanc is the company the handles the entire ATM network in […]


Tesla Enters Model 3 Into Serious Hacking Contest Pwn2Own

Pwn2Own is a serious hacking competition that takes place every year. Security researchers from across the globe compete to crack browsers, enterprise applications, virtualization software, server-side software, and now automobiles in exchange for rewards. Tesla has entered the Model 3 into the contest to ensure that it remains safe from a cybersecurity point of view. The winning security researcher will walk away with a Model 3.


Hyatt Hotels Launches Its Own Bug Bounty Program

It’s common for tech companies to have a bug bounty program. That allows them to tap into the incredible talents of whitehat hackers who disclose vulnerabilities in their systems in exchange for a reward. Hyatt Hotels isn’t a tech company, it’s a major hospitality chain. However, in light of the recent card-skimming attacks against its properties, the hotel chain has launched its own bug bounty program.


Printers Hacked Once Again For PewDiePie

YouTuber PewDiePie currently has the most subscribers of any channel on the platform but his lead is increasingly coming under threat by T-Series, an Indian music label. His fans are going to great lengths to ensure that PewDiePie’s lead remains. Some even hacked printers worldwide to urge people to subscribe to this channel. It appears that the printer hackers have struck again.


Marriott Breach Traced To Hackers In China

Marriott, a global hotel chain, recently confirmed a data breach which resulted in personal information of more than 500 million guests being exposed. An investigation has since been underway and according to a new report, the hackers have been traced back to China. The hack is said to be part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering.


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 […]