Dropbox Username and Password Hack

Dropbox denies data breach, as hacker says 7M accounts compromised

By on October 14, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Dropbox denies data breach, as hacker says 7M accounts compromised

An anonymous user posted on Pastebin hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords, teasing that he has access to login credentials for as many as 7 million Dropbox accounts. However, it’s not clear where the person got the list, The Next Web reports, and Dropbox says its security hasn’t been compromised. More →

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Kmart Credit Card Data Breach

Kmart confirms month-long credit card data breach

By on October 13, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Kmart confirms month-long credit card data breach

Kmart on Friday confirmed that its systems were breached by hackers who were able to steal credit and debit card data for customers shopping in its retail stores since early September to October 9, when the breach was discovered. It’s not clear at this time how many customers may have been affected or how many Kmart stores have been hit, as the company is yet to announce any numbers. More →

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The Snappening

The Snappening: Massive leak exposes thousands of nude photos and videos

By on October 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The Snappening: Massive leak exposes thousands of nude photos and videos

It looks like celebrities aren’t the only targets for hackers in search of nude photos and videos. Following a series of iCloud hacks dubbed “The Fappening” that led to the release of hundreds of nude and risqué celebrity photos, hundreds of thousands of Snapchat users will wake up on Friday morning to find that their private images and video clips have been stolen and leaked on the web. Snapchat allows users to exchange photo and video messages that are automatically erased after a period of time, but many people utilize third-party Snapchat clients that automatically save the images and videos before they are deleted.

As it turns out, at least one of those third-party clients has been hacked, and the perpetrators have been saving each and every piece of media viewed with its service for the past two years. Now, all of those photos and videos have been leaked. More →

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Android Security Flaw

Half of all Android phones are still vulnerable to a massive privacy bug – here’s how to protect yourself

Half of all Android phones are still vulnerable to a massive privacy bug – here’s how to protect yourself

By on October 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Software update delays are an inevitability because of the way the Android ecosystem is built, but these delays aren’t just an annoyance for Android users — they can be dangerous. A bug was discovered by security researcher Rafay Baloch in early September, and it caused Android’s stock web browser to fail to enforce same origin policy (SOP), which is a protocol that governs how browsers securely load content from multiple sources. The bug impacted all pre-KitKat devices, and it was patched fairly quickly by Google.

But because it takes so long for handset makers and carriers to test and distribute Android updates, a new study has determined that nearly half of all Android phones are still affected by the bug. More →

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ATM Malware Hacks

The ultimate ATM heist still works, has netted hackers ‘millions of dollars’

By on October 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

The ultimate ATM heist still works, has netted hackers ‘millions of dollars’

In early January, and then again in March, reports detailed some smart ATM attacks that allowed hackers to steal money from malware-infected ATMs without requiring any access to the credit or debit cards used by customers. Instead, hackers managed to steal cash directly from the bank, after taking over the machines with special programs. This ultimate heist appears to still be working, The Register reports, as hackers are still using the practice that has netted them “millions of dollars.” More →

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JPMorgan Chase Customer Data Hack

WSJ: JPMorgan Chase hackers failed to infiltrate other banks

By on October 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

WSJ: JPMorgan Chase hackers failed to infiltrate other banks

JPMorgan Chase has recently confirmed that hackers managed to breach its computers system and access identification data for as many as 83 million accounts, although they were not able to steal actual financial information, passwords and social security numbers associated to those accounts. The hackers were able to obtained detailed information about the programs JPMorgan uses to protect its network, a recent report has also revealed, information that could be used for future attacks. Furthermore, the hackers reportedly tried to attack as many as nine other financial institutions, according to a New York Times report on Friday, but The Wall Street Journal has learned that cyberattackers didn’t manage to breach other networks. More →

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JPMorgan Chase Data Breach

This might be the most important thing hackers stole during massive JPMorgan Chase attack

By on October 6, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

This might be the most important thing hackers stole during massive JPMorgan Chase attack

JPMorgan Chase last week confirmed that hackers managed to access personal data for more than 83 million customers, including 76 million households and seven million small-business online accounts, but The New York Times reveals that the largest bank in the U.S. isn’t the only one to have been hit. It appears that other nine, unnamed, financial institutions have also been targeted by the same mysterious hackers group, which also managed to steal some critical security data from JPMorgan on top of personal data. More →

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JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

Massive JPMorgan Chase hack impacted more than 80 million accounts

By on October 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM.

Massive JPMorgan Chase hack impacted more than 80 million accounts

On Thursday evening, JPMorgan Chase revealed that a massive security breach has led to the exposure of sensitive data belonging to 76 million households and 7 million businesses. This huge security failure arrives in the wake of the hacking of 40 million cardholders and 70 million others at Target, and one at Home Depot last September that affected 56 million cards.

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Hackers Mac Flaw Reddit

Scary flaw lets hackers create a botnet of more than 17,000 infected Macs

By on October 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Scary flaw lets hackers create a botnet of more than 17,000 infected Macs

No matter how secure a computer is, hackers will always find a tiny flaw that can be exploited. And sure enough, hackers have found a flaw on at least 17,000 Mac computers and are using it to control them through Reddit.

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Is Apple Pay Secure

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

By on October 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

In the wake of the massive iCloud hack that revealed scores of nude celebrity pictures, should you really trust Apple with your credit card information? Even if you think the answer is “no,” the good news is that you won’t have to trust the company when it comes to Apple Pay — instead you’ll be trusting your credit card company’s network. More →

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iOS and Android Malware

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

Whenever mobile malware comes up, the usual reports detail new malicious apps that are found to affect Android, while iOS remains largely unaffected by such programs. However, The New York Times now says that security researchers have discovered a sophisticated malware attack that’s currently spreading in Hong Kong between Occupy Central protesters, and which is able to infect and then spy upon both Android and iOS devices. More →

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