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Kremlin critics targeted in hacking attack

Hackers are stepping up efforts to steal and manipulate emails from critics of the Russian government, security researchers say, using techniques that were hallmarks of a cyber attack on Emmanuel Macron’s campaign on the eve of France’s presidential election.   View Full Story Here ORIGINAL SOURCE: Financial Times Read More »

Was the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hack a hoax? Disney CEO says no movie was stolen

Disney CEO Bob Iger has reportedly confirmed that the company was not hacked and no movie was stolen by hackers. Reports of Disney having allegedly been hacked and held to ransomrecently broke, just days before the much-anticipated release of the Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. However, the hackers’ threat to release portions of the movie ... Read More »

Europe overtakes US to become the largest perpetrator of global cybercrime

New data released today has revealed that 50 percent more cyberattacks originated from Europe than any other global region over the last 90 days, overtaking the United States for the first time. The UK and Netherlands, in particular, have become cybercrime hubs and are seeing a huge growth in online fraud rings. The latest research from ThreatMetrix® – which analyses ... Read More »

Why 61% of hacked webmasters don’t receive a notification

As part of its #NoHacked campaign, Google released a report about website security trends, including hacking. Unfortunately, one of the major statistics within the report indicates there’s a lot of progress yet to be made in reducing successful hacks. That’s because, in 2016, the number of hacked sites went up by about 32 percent. Google’s representatives don’t expect that statistic ... Read More »

Russian hacker accused of creating Citadel malware which infected nearly 11 million computers pleads guilty

A Russian man accused of involvement in developing and distributing the Citadel malware, which at its peak infected nearly 11 million computers and caused over $500m in losses, has pleaded guilty to charges related to computer fraud. Mark Vartanyan, 29, who went by the pseudonym “Kolypto”, was arrested in October 2014 in Norway and extradited to the US in December ... Read More »

21 Million Decrypted Gmail, 5 Million Yahoo Accounts Being Sold on Dark Web

All accounts have been stolen from previous data breaches including Bitcoin Security Forum, LinkedIn, Dropbox, MySpace and others. Last week HackRead exclusively reported on a Darb Web vendor “SunTzu583” selling millions of decrypted Gmail, Yahoo and PlayStation Network accounts. Now, the same vendor is offering a trove of data containing more of Gmail and Yahoo accounts with decrypted passwords. View ... Read More »

Hackers breach travel trade agency ABTA

A cyber attack on the website of the UK’s largest travel trade agency, ABTA, has affected 43,000 people including 1000 holidaymakers. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) claimed hackers had broken through the web servers that host the organisation’s website. Around 1,000 files are said to have been accessed by the hack which include personal identity data of people ... Read More »

Emma Watson Taking Legal Action Over Private Photos Stolen In ‘Hack’

Emma Watson, the actress, is taking legal action after private photographs of her were stolen in a suspected hacking attack. The pictures of the Beauty And The Beast star show her trying on outfits during a fitting. But her spokesman, who could give no details on who stole the images, made it clear they did not show the actress nude – contrary to rumours ... Read More »

Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Has Been Hacked, Exposing Tons of User Information

Hackers have stolen 2.2 million email addresses and 287,000 cellphone numbers from Wishbone users, many of whom are young women under the age of 18. A popular social networking app that allows users to create and vote on simple two-choice quizzes lost millions of users records, including more than 2 million email addresses and full names, and almost 300,000 cellphone ... Read More »

Twitter breach forces verified accounts to send Nazi Propaganda

A large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked today spreading Nazi propaganda that included swastikas, Nazi messages and Pro Erdogan campaigns. The source of the hack is being blamed on a third party analytics service called Twitter Counter, a popular tool used to analysis twitter followers. Over a thousand accounts are thought to have been compromised including verified accounts of ... Read More »