The FBI is remotely hacking hundreds of computers to protect them from Hafnium

The FBI is remotely hacking hundreds of computers to protect them from Hafnium

The hack, which affected tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange Server customers around the world and triggered a “whole of government response” from the White House, reportedly left a number of backdoors that could let any number of hackers right into those systems again.

Victory at the High Court against the government's use of 'general warrants'

Victory at the High Court against the government's use of 'general warrants'

Today, the UK High Court has quashed a decision by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) and held that section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act (ISA) 1994 does not permit the issue of general warrants to authorise property interference and certain forms of computer hacking.

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

A new class action lawsuit, which combines a number of cases filed in recent years, alleges that lax security measures at Ring, which is owned by Amazon, allowed hackers to take over their devices.

IPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

IPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all.

Alleged Activision hack, 500,000 Call Of Duty players impacted

Alleged Activision hack, 500,000 Call Of Duty players impacted

More than 500,000 Activision accounts may have compromised as a result of a data breach suffered by the gaming firm on September 20, reported the eSports site Dexerto.

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting Clark because Florida law allows minors to be charged as adults in financial fraud cases such as this when appropriate.

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.

Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years

Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers.

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

How To Tell If Someone is Watching You: Is Your Webcam Hacked?

Basic malware will run as a process on your computer without you noticing (until, that is, pictures from your webcam appear on the internet). One more tell-tale sign that your webcam has been hacked is if the security settings for it are a bit screwy.

Israeli spyware used in WhatsApp hack 'can secretly snoop on your Apple, Facebook and Google data'

Israeli spyware used in WhatsApp hack 'can secretly snoop on your Apple, Facebook and Google data'

Potential customers of the Israeli company NSO's hacking software have allegedly been told that the technology can now "surreptitiously scrape all of an individual's data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft".

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources

WASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The revelations that NSA hackers and Border Patrol data-trackers had played themselves came on the heels of potentially worse news for wired Americans: An Israeli coding firm also admitted last month that its spyware was being deployed by hackers to attack WhatsApp users and gain access to their phones.

Privacy International Wins Historic Victory at UK Supreme Court

Privacy International Wins Historic Victory at UK Supreme Court

Privacy International's case stems from a 2016 decision by the IPT that the UK government may use sweeping 'general warrants' to engage in computer hacking of thousands or even millions of devices, without any approval from by a judge or reasonable grounds for suspicion.

Security researcher pleads guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo

Security researcher pleads guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo

A 24-year-old security researcher narrowly avoided prison today, after admitting to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo servers and stealing confidential information. Clark, who was employed at the Malwarebytes security company at the time of the Microsoft hack, was also previously cautioned by British police after being arrested for his role in the massive Vtech data breach in 2015.

Data Breaches

Data Breaches

Stationary Device (STAT) Stationary computer loss (lost, inappropriately accessed, discarded or stolen computer or server not designed for mobility) Unintended Disclosure (DISC) Unintended disclosure (not involving hacking, intentional breach or physical loss – for example: sensitive information posted publicly, mishandled or sent to the wrong party via publishing online, sending in an email, sending in a mailing or sending via fax) Unknown

773 million email addresses have been leaked – check if yours is on the list

773 million email addresses have been leaked – check if yours is on the list

Hunt said the forum post described the source of the data as “a collection of 2000+ dehashed databases and Combos (combinations of email addresses and passwords) stored by topic.” Collection of files on MEGA We just launched Plugged It’s our cool new gadget site.

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

In an interview in December of last year, Shwartz told Motherboard that exploits for messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Signal, which are end-to-end encrypted and thus make it hard for hackers or spies to intercept messages, can go for $1 million or even up to $4 million depending on the circumstances and how urgently the government needs to hack their target.

We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

We’re Suing the Government to Learn Its Rules for When It Hacks Into People’s Devices

Given the serious issues at stake, the public has a right to know the nature and extent of the government’s hacking activities and, importantly, the rules that govern these powerful surveillance tools.

GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking

GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking

“The bulk equipment interference power permits the UK intelligence services to hack at scale by allowing a single warrant to cover entire classes of property, persons or conduct,” explained Scarlet Kim, legal officer at Privacy International, which has taken the government to court over GCHQ’s hacking activities abroad.

Shoddy security of popular smartwatch lets hackers access your child’s location

Shoddy security of popular smartwatch lets hackers access your child’s location

Resultantly, the smartwatch becomes vulnerable to hacking as anyone can track the movements of the child or listen to their conversations and activities.