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Tag: Hackers

Hackers Hit Over 4K e-Commerce Portals During Festive Sales
Hackers Hit Over 4K e-Commerce Portals During Festive Sales

The majority of the online shops used for skimming identified by the NCSC had been compromised via a known vulnerability in Magento, a popular e-commerce platform.

Targeted Ransomware Attacks Grow 767%, India Among Top Targets
Targeted Ransomware Attacks Grow 767%, India Among Top Targets

New Delhi: The ransomware attacks on high-profile targets such as corporations, government agencies and municipal organisations globally increased by a whopping 767 per cent in one year (from 2019 to…

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Hackers Hit SBI Users With Text Phishing Scam

New Delhi: Several users of the State Bank of India (SBI) have been targeted with a phishing scam where hackers have flooded them with suspicious text messages, requesting them to redeem their SBI credit points worth Rs 9,870. The link associated with the text messages redirects the user to a fake website and on the […]

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Hackers Manipulated Stolen Covid Vax Data To 'Undermine Trust'

London:  In a startling revelation, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that hackers have manipulated stolen Covid-19 vaccine data in an attempt to “undermine trust” in the vaccines. The ongoing investigation of the cyberattack on EMA found that some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to Covid-19 medicines and vaccines have been leaked on the […]

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Hackers Creating Scam Sites Similar To COVID-19 Relief Packages

New Delhi: With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down major parts of the global economy, governments are responding with massive stimulus packages aimed at supporting businesses and individuals. And not surprisingly, cyber-attackers are busy using scam and phishing techniques to get their share, security researchers warned on Monday. These scam websites use the news of the […]

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Hidden Bug In FPGA Chips Can Help Hackers Steal Critical Data

London: A team of German researchers has discovered a critical vulnerability in FPGA chips, part of Cloud data centres, mobile phone base stations, encrypted USBs and industrial control systems, that can help hackers gain complete control over chips and steal key data of governments and enterprises. Field Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGAs for short, are flexibly […]

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Hackers Eye Workers From Home In Absence Of Secure Networks

New Delhi: With several Indian organisations implementing work from home for employees in the wake of growing COVID-19 threat, hackers have turned their eyes on breaking into companies’ networks and systems in absence of robust, multi-layered firewall and security solutions within the boundaries of workers’ homes. Over 20 lakh employees are likely to work from […]

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Hackers Can Use Ultrasonic Waves To Activate Siri, Google

Washington: Ultrasonic waves do not make a sound, but they can still activate Siri on your cellphone and have it make calls, take images or read the contents of a text to a stranger – without the phone owner’s knowledge, suggests a new research. Researchers have previously shown that ultrasonic waves can be used to […]

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Scientists Spot 4G Bug That Can Help Hackers Impersonate You

Berlin: Researchers have found a serious vulnerability in LTE/4G mobile communication standard that can help hackers impersonate other phone users, take a streaming service subscription at your expense or publish secret company documents under someone else’s identity. The vulnerability — which affects virtually all mobile phones, tablets and some connected household appliances — may also […]

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Hackers Hit OnePlus' Online Store Again, Data Leaked

New Delhi: In yet another data breach, Chinese handset maker OnePlus’s online store has been hit by hackers where an “unauthorised party” accessed some customers’ personal information. The company informed its users on Friday that all payment information, passwords and accounts are safe but the name, contact number, email and shipping address in certain orders […]

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Delhi BJP Website Hacked By Pakistani Hackers

New Delhi: The website of BJP’s Delhi unit was on Saturday hacked by suspected Pakistani hackers, who defaced the page and posted abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A hacker group called _Muhammad Bilal TeAM [PCE] has claimed that it has hacked the website with a message like “Ghar main ghuss kar marain gy […]

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New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails

San Francisco: Instagram is introducing a new way for its users to help them identify phishing emails and safeguard themselves against hackers. According to a report in CNET on Monday, the new feature by Facebook-owned photo-sharing service will display genuine emails the company sent you. “Bad actors are getting better at imitating emails from Instagram, […]

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Hackers earned $21mn in last 12 months via bug bounty

Singapore: Hackers earned $21 million in the last 12 months reporting vulnerabilities via various bug bounty opportunities as governments’ efforts to fix malware increased a whopping 214 per cent globally, a new report said on Friday. Six hackers surpassed $1 million in lifetime earnings, seven more hit $500,000 in lifetime earnings and more than 50 […]

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Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 68 lakh records

New Delhi: In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information. Without naming the website, FireEye said cyber criminals — mostly China-based — are directly selling data stolen from healthcare organisations and web portals […]

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Hackers can detect what is being typed with a smartphone

New York: Using just a smartphone, hackers can listen to what is being typed with remarkable accuracy and access your personal information. According to researchers from Dallas-based Southern Methodist University (SMU), it’s possible to access your information in a subtler way: by using a nearby smartphone to intercept the sound of your typing. The team […]

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Remote-based app exposed thousands of vehicles to hackers

San Francisco: A hacker who goes by the handle Jmaxxz has exposed a series of vulnerabilities in a remote-based automobile app that may have exposed around 60,000 cars to hackers. In a talk at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jmaxxz identified several issues in a system called “MyCar” — developed by […]

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Hackers could be using DM route to hijack Twitter accounts

New Delhi: With the Twitter accounts of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and singer Adnan Sami getting hacked, security researchers have warned that users should think twice before clicking on the links received in the Twitter Direct Message (DMs). While Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked late on Monday, the hackers took control of Sami’s Twitter account on Tuesday. […]

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Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account hacked

Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked, and his profile picture replaced with that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday night. His Twitter biography, which usually reads, “Actor… well at least some still saying so!”, was suffixed by “Love Pakistan”. Additionally, three posts were sent out and the verified profile’s cover […]

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US city hit by ransomware attack, Internet shut

San Francisco: A ransomware attack has crippled the US city of Baltimore that has brought all of its email and online payment gateways to a standstill. The hackers are demanding $76,280 in exchange for freeing all the city’s systems. The tool that has paralysed the city is a National Security Agency creation called “EternalBlue”, which […]

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Hackers stand right behind as you shop online in India

New Delhi: With more and more Indians going online and generating never-heard-before kind of data, hackers have turned their focus on a country with over 450 million smartphone users and more than 550 million Internet users. The country has 366 million Internet subscribers in urban locations and 194 million in rural areas, says the latest […]

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Hackers hit Microsoft-owned GitHub, demand ransom

San Francisco: Hackers have hit open source software development platform GitHub, removing code repositories and asking ransom from developers in order to restore their source codes. According to a report in ZDnet late on Friday, hundreds of developers have had their source code repositories wiped and replaced with a ransom demand on Microsoft-owned GitHub. “What […]

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J&K Governor's twitter handle hacked

Jammu: Embarrassment was caused to the Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhawan on Tuesday after the official twitter handle of Governor Satya Pal Malik was hacked showing him as a follower of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Officials at the state Raj Bhawan were embarrassed on Tuesday morning when the Governor’s official twitter handle was hacked […]

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60% Indian firms worried about Internet security

New Delhi: Nearly 60 per cent organisations in India are concerned that the Internet is getting increasingly unstable from a cybersecurity standpoint and they are unsure how to react, according to a new report from Accenture. Most of the respondents from India (77 per cent) believe that the advancement of the digital economy will be […]

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Hacker dumps 1billion user records in 2 months

San Francisco: A serial hacker who goes by the name of Gnosticplayers has released another 65.5 million records of users last week taking his grand total of 932 million records overall. Since mid-February, Gnosticplayers has been putting batches of hacked data on Dream Market, which is a dark web marketplace for selling illegal products like […]

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Internet Explorer on PCs threat to users: Report

San Francisco: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) that has dealt with a reputation for poor security for years, now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher has found. According to researcher John Page, an unpatched exploit in the web browser’s handling of MHT files (IE’s web archive format), hackers […]

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