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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 »

SAP Rushes To Patch Cyber Security Flaws In HANA

Luckily, the flaws were fixed before hackers were able to find and exploit them. SAP has rushed to patch a zero-day security flaw in its HANA database platform before hackers had a chance to run riot with it. Security company Onapsis Research Labs originally uncovered the flaws that would have allowed hackers to compromise vulnerable database systems without the need for valid usernames ... Read More »

Huge Twitter hacking campaign spreads Nazi swastikas and pro-Erdogan propaganda

A growing number of Twitter accounts including verified big-name brands, from Justin Bieber to Forbes Magazine, have been hacked to display Nazi symbols, a message written in Turkish and two hashtags that translate to “NaziGermany” and “NaziHolland.” Compromised accounts so far include BBC North America, Reuters Japan, Forbes Magazine, Justin Bieber Japan, German newspaper Die Welt and cybersecurity commentator Graham ... Read More »

Groupon hacked: Industry reaction

Groupon users have reported that fraudsters gained illegal access to their accounts and placed unauthorised purchases in their names. The hackers allegedly used login details from other data breaches to hack into individual customers’ Groupon accounts. Here is what the industry makes of the data breach: Rob Sobers, director at Varonis: “Today’s news is the result of billions of compromised ... Read More »