Tuesday, August 4, 2020
New Flaw Lets Rogue Android Apps Access Camera Without Permission

New Flaw Lets Rogue Android Apps Access Camera Without Permission

An alarming security vulnerability has been discovered in several models of Android smartphones manufactured by Google, Samsung, and others that could allow malicious apps to secretly take pictures and record...
Twitter says hackers accessed direct messages of 36 victims, including one elected official

Twitter says hackers accessed direct messages of 36 victims, including one elected official

The hackers who took over the accounts of around 130 people last week in an apparent bitcoin scam were able to access direct messages, Twitter said on Wednesday. The hackers accessed 36 direct...
9 Years of AMD Processors Vulnerable to 2 New Side-Channel Attacks

9 Years of AMD Processors Vulnerable to 2 New Side-Channel Attacks

AMD processors from as early as 2011 to 2019 carry previously undisclosed vulnerabilities that open them to two new different side-channel attacks, according to a freshly published research. Known as...
Google Advises Android Developers to Encrypt App Data On Device

Google Advises Android Developers to Encrypt App Data On Device

Google today published a blog post recommending mobile app developers to encrypt data that their apps generate on the users' devices, especially when they use unprotected external storage that's prone...
Crypto Exchange Cashaa Attacked by Bitcoin Thieves

Crypto Exchange Cashaa Attacked by Bitcoin Thieves

Cyberattackers attacked a British cryptocurrency exchange and made off with $3 million in Bitcoin. The scoop Cashaa, in a tweet, claimed to have been hit...
Hackers Behind GozNym Malware Sentenced for Stealing $100 Million

Hackers Behind GozNym Malware Sentenced for Stealing $100 Million

Three members of an international organized cybercrime group that was behind a multi-million dollar theft primarily against U.S. businesses and financial institutions have been sentenced to prison, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
Over 50 Android Apps for Kids on Google Play Store Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

Over 50 Android Apps for Kids on Google Play Store Caught in Ad Fraud...

More than 50 Android apps on the Google Play Store—most of which were designed for kids and had racked up almost 1 million downloads between them—have been caught using a...
Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns

Targeted ransomware attacks on banking and finance, government, healthcare, and critical infrastructure are on the rise, with the latest victim being the state government of Louisiana. The state government of Louisiana was...
Cybercriminals turning smarter, have resources to take on large organisations

Cybercriminals turning smarter, have resources to take on large organisations

The new age threat actors also steal company information for greater leverage and then threaten to leak them if they don’t pay Millions of people across India have been...
How Organizations Can Defend Against Advanced Persistent Threats

How Organizations Can Defend Against Advanced Persistent Threats

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have emerged to be legitimate concerns for all organizations. APTs are threat actors that breach networks and infrastructures and stealthily lurk within them over extended spans of time.

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