• Foreign hackers are targeting COVID-19 vaccine makers, Microsoft warns

    Foreign hackers are targeting COVID-19 vaccine makers, Microsoft warns

    Russian and North Korean hackers have tried to attack pharmaceutical firms that are racing to develop coronavirus vaccines, Microsoft said Friday. The tech giant said it has detected cyberattacks in
  • Facebook: hackers imitate the social network to steal user identifiers

    Facebook: hackers imitate the social network to steal user identifiers

    A phishing campaign is currently targeting users' Facebook pages to steal their credentials and use pirate accounts as they see fit.
  • Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

    Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

    Twitter is beefing up its security ahead of November’s US presidential election — a bid to avoid another debacle like the bitcoin scam earlier this year, which saw the accounts of Joe Biden and Barack Obama get hijacked by hackers. “As we learn from the experience of past security incidents and implement changes, we’re also …
  • 16-year-old reportedly played key role in Twitter hack

    16-year-old reportedly played key role in Twitter hack

    A 16-year-old boy may have played a key role in the unprecedented hack that caused chaos on Twitter in July, a new report says. Authorities believe the Massachusetts teen helped execute some of the most complex pieces of the July 15 hack that took over the Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Elon Musk and several …
  • Cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets is the hacker linked to Garmin outage

    Cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets is the hacker linked to Garmin outage

    The leader of the cybercrime gang linked to Garmin’s massive service outage is a big-spending playboy hacker with an affinity for sports cars and alleged ties to the Russian government. Maksim Yakubets is the alleged ringleader of Evil Corp., the hacker group that reportedly claimed the smartwatch maker as its latest victim last week. The …
  • Russian hacker gang Evil Corp. may be behind days-long Garmin outage

    Russian hacker gang Evil Corp. may be behind days-long Garmin outage

    A gang of Russian hackers may be behind the cyberattack that disabled Garmin’s fitness-tracking services for several days, reports say. The attackers reportedly crippled the smartwatch maker’s Garmin Connect service last week with malicious software tied to Evil Corp., a Moscow-based hacker group run by alleged cybercriminal Maksim Yakubets. Evil Corp. runs the WastedLocker ransomware …
  • Over 1,000 Twitter employees had access to hacked accounts

    Over 1,000 Twitter employees had access to hacked accounts

    More than a thousand Twitter employees had access to the tools that allowed hackers to gain access to the accounts of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and others during a massive security breach last week. The hack, which Twitter over the weekend said was made possible when the attackers “manipulated a small number of …
  • Instacart user data reportedly for sale on dark web at $2 per account

    Instacart user data reportedly for sale on dark web at $2 per account

    Illicit merchants are selling personal data for thousands of Instacart users on the dark web at bargain-bin prices, a new report says. Information for as many as 278,531 of the grocery delivery service’s accounts — including names, order histories, email addresses and partial credit card numbers — was on sale in two dark web stores …
  • Hackers targeted 130 of Twitter’s most popular accounts in shocking attack

    Hackers targeted 130 of Twitter’s most popular accounts in shocking attack

    Hackers targeted about 130 Twitter accounts in their unprecedented attack on some of the platform’s most visible users this week, the company revealed. The attackers were only able to take over a “small subset” of the targeted accounts — including those owned by Apple, Uber, Kanye West and Elon Musk — that they used to …
  • FBI reportedly probing massive Twitter hack, bitcoin scam

    FBI reportedly probing massive Twitter hack, bitcoin scam

    The FBI is reportedly investigating a major Twitter hack and bitcoin scam that compromised the accounts of big business and political figures including Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Barack Obama. The bureau is looking into the hack — which was reportedly carried out with the help of a Twitter insider — to see …