Category: Security

07 Feb 2019
Many times, you must have sent a message in Facebook Messenger accidentally to a wrong person or group or sent some message or photo for which you regret later for sending it. In those cases, nothing could have been done one such messages are sent. But now, the happy news is that there is a...
05 Feb 2019
Last year a 20-year-old ethical hacker had been arrested by the Hungarian police for exploiting serious vulnerabilities in Magyar Telekom which is the largest telecommunication company in the country. The hacker is subjected to face up to 8 years in prison. The Hungarian media states that the hacker discovered a severe flaw in the Telekom...
04 Feb 2019
A 20-year-old college student has been convicted for stealing millions of cryptocurrencies by using the “SIM swapping” technique. The accused, Joel Ortiz of Boston pleaded guilty of the crime and accepted the appeal for stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ortiz stole...
04 Feb 2019
There are apps available in Google Play Store that might not be a legitimate one. Google has taken several efforts to remove fake and malicious apps, but still there are few which have managed to sneak into the Play Store. The cyber security firm, Trend Micro have discovered around 29 photo apps that are available...
31 Jan 2019
The tech giant Facebook has been found paying teenagers an amount of $20 per month to use their VPN app which forcefully observes their smartphone and internet activity and then send the details to Facebook. Facebook is doing more than just collecting the data of its users and they are doing it at least since...
29 Jan 2019
xDedic which is infamous online marketplace for cyber criminals was shut down by the FBI and the authorities from many European countries. This site was buying and selling hacked servers. The domains were seized and three suspects were also arrested in Ukraine. The website which was available since 2014 became famous due to a Kaspersky...
28 Jan 2019
A new law has been approved by the Japanese government last Friday which permitted the government employees to hack into their citizens Internet of Things (IoT) devices as part of an unusual survey of insecure IoT devices. The survey will be done by the staffs at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)...
25 Jan 2019
A malware named as Razy was detected by the cybers security firm at Kaspersky Lab which aims at legitimate browser extensions and also spoofs search results in pursuit to raid cryptocurrency wallets and steal virtual coins from victims. This malware is a Trojan that uses unusual methods while infecting the systems. The malware, Trojan.Win32.Razy.gen, is...
23 Jan 2019
The National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) of France had issued a fine of €50 million (around $57 million) under the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law on Google for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.” CNIL has conducted investigation after receiving several complaints against...
19 Jan 2019
Two malware apps have been found in the Google Play Store that activates only when a smartphone moves. The two apps are a currency converter and power saver app and were uncovered by the security researchers at Trend Micro. The two applications were named Currency Converter and BatterySaverMobi and they deploy a banking Trojan called...