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Online Media Advertising Agency Exposes Patients’ Medical Info

A renowned online advertising agency which specializes in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that were left unsecured.   The historical databank contained submissions as part of a lead-generation effort by X Social Media, a Florida-based advertising company that largely uses Facebook to advertise various...
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Hackers Infiltrate FBI Academy – Agents’ Info Posted Online

Authorities were investigating the online posting by hackers on Saturday. The personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI’s National Academy. Cyber Security Researchers counted at least 1,400 unique records of employees of the FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, U.S. Park Police and...
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Major US Server Techs Allegedly Embedded With Chinese Spy Chips

Tech Companies have ardently denied Bloomberg’s declaration that China’s Super Micro gave them hardware loaded with spy chips, but that isn’t stopping all sorts of accusations from pouring in.   Bloomberg claims has obtained documents from security researcher Yossi Appleboum that reportedly show evidence of an unnamed major US telecom finding “modified hardware” from Super...
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Hackers Breached Australian Defense Contractor

Hackers Breached Australian Defense Contractor

One of Australia’s major defense service providers and shipbuilders – Austal was hit by an information rupture on November 1st, 2018. The malicious cyber criminals figured out how to take the ultra-touchy information of a couple of the company’s staff. In any case, the firm cases that there is no proof of burglary of national...
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WhatsApp Accounts Can Be Compromised: Via Video Call or Messaging

WhatsApp Accounts Can Be Compromised: Via Video Call or Messaging

Popular Social Media application – WhatsApp – and its users are being warned of a newly discovered attack that allows hackers to infiltrate your private messages and group chats. Combined with other hacking and infiltration methods, the flaw could allow cyber criminals to impersonate you and even spread fake messages to your friends on the...
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Drupalgeddon V2 Update: Backdoors by utilizing Shellbot Malware

The same vulnerability of Drupal has been recently discovered to be causing security issues again, but this time aided by Shellbot, or Perlbot. The recent incidents and upcoming waves of attacks are targeting unpatched Drupal websites that are susceptible to Drupalgeddon 2.0. The threat actors are employing a special method which uses PowerBot malware, a...
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Hackers Stole $15Million from Cosmos Bank

Hackers Stole $13.4 million from Cosmos Bank

Police in India have launched a formal investigation of a malware attack on a Cosmos Bank ATM server that enabled attackers to siphon off US$13.4 million. The hackers cloned the bank’s Visa and Rupay debit cards and used them to siphon cash from ATMs on Aug. 11 and Aug. 13, according to the bank. An investigation...
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Facebook Breach Update

Facebook Breach Update

But this time they got leaked unintentionally. Last time Facebook was in hot water was the Cambridge Analytica along with Facebook that sold or leaked its users private information allegedly used for campaign sortees and strategies of election candidates. This was caused internally and it was a huge setback for the social media giant. But...
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Facebook Breach Update

Facebook Breach Update

Got logged out last Friday? (September 28). You are lucky if you did not experience that. The social media giant Facebook forcefully ended the session of 90 million Facebook users to secure the accounts affected by the recent breach. In our recent story we have covered details initially disclosed by Facebook which was available by...
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Google Play Apps infected with Windows Keyloggers

Google Play Apps infected with Windows executable files

Security researchers from Unit 42 of Palo Alto Networks have just discovered Google Play Apps infected with malicious Windows Executable files. These infected apps specifically include teaching and tutorial apps – Learn to Draw Clothing (teaching people how to draw design clothing), Gymnastics Training (tutorial about gymnastics moves), and Modification Trail (an app showing ideas...
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