The threat of ransomware is becoming more prevalent and severe as attackers’ focus has now moved beyond computers to smartphones and other Internet-connected smart devices. In its latest research, security researchers at cybersecurity firm CheckPoint demonstrated how easy it is for hackers to remotely infect a digital DSLR camera with ransomware and hold private photos… Read More


Hackers could crack open high-security electronic locks by monitoring their power, allowing thieves to steal cash in automated teller machines, narcotics in pharmacies and government secrets, according to research to be presented Friday at the annual Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. Mike Davis, a researcher with security firm IOActive, discovered the vulnerability last… Read More


On July 29, FBI agents arrested Paige A. Thompsonon suspicion of downloading nearly 30 GB of Capital One credit application data from a rented cloud data server. Capital One said the incident affected approximately 100 million people in the United States and six million in Canada. That data included approximately 140,000 Social Security numbers and… Read More


A security flaw in WhatsApp’s audio calling feature let hackers install spyware on iPhones and Androids. The attack is expected to have a limited reach but you should update WhatsApp straight away WhatsApp’s default end-to-end encryption is one of Facebook’s biggest security assets – but even this doesn’t help when the app itself is attacked.… Read More


The hacker who breached Stack Overflow last week managed to access data on user accounts, the company said today in an update on its investigation into a security breach it disclosed last night. The update comes to shed some light into what happened on the company’s servers last week, after Stack Overflow left many users… Read More


According to the message, a hacker going by the name AmFearLiathMormakes quite a few interesting claims such as hacking ProtonMail’sservices and stealing user’s email, that ProtonMail is sending their user’s decrypted data to American servers, and that ProtonMail is abusing the lack of Subresource Integrity (SRI) use to purposely and maliciously steal their user’s passwords.… Read More


A deeper investigation has revealed that hackers were stealing information for much longer than initially thought, and an additional 185,000 British Airways customer payment cards were compromised. Last month, British Airways announced that the customer data and details of some 380,000 card payments had been stolen from its network by hackers between August 21 and… Read More