It is a spyware capable of making the user release complete control of the device to criminals, spy on all their browsing and allow personal data and files to be accessed without much effort – including bank and social network information or stored photos and videos.
Although these methods exploit a covert timing channel in the CPU cache, the new attack devised by Ben-Gurion researchers targets a cache-based side-channel in modern web browsers.This string search is followed by a request for a CSS element that requires DNS resolution from the malicious server.
Ten people belonging to a criminal network have been arrested in connection with a series of SIM-swapping attacks that resulted in the theft of more than $100 million by hijacking the mobile phone accounts of high-profile individuals in the U.S. The Europol-coordinated year-long investigation was jointly conducted by law enforcement authorities from the U.K., U.S., Belgium, Malta, and Canada.
The same way that a smart phone’s location data and gyroscope data can be used to infer certain things about the phone holder’s location and actions, many people aren’t aware that similar information is stored in a black box within your car.
T-Mobile has confirmed to Android Police it has shut down a data breach operation that may have harvested a small group of customers' phone numbers, number of lines per account, and call diagnostic metrics.
In an analysis released by Check Point Research today, the latest wave of Qbot activity appears to have dovetailed with the return of Emotet — another email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks — last month, with the new sample capable of covertly gathering all email threads from a victim's Outlook client and using them for later malspam campaigns.
A number of vulnerabilities have been revealed in Amazon's Alexa, highlighting the need for providers of smart home platforms, such as Apple's HomeKit, to maintain security as part of the service.
Police in Florida believe recordings from a murder suspect's Amazon Echo may contain crucial information as they investigate an alleged argument at the man's home that ended in his girlfriend's death.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is poised to enshrine individuals’ rights to privacy and personal data for the first time, a symbolic first step as more of the country of 1.4 billion people becomes digitised - and more vulnerable to leaks and hacks.
Social engineering is the practice of psychological techniques that are used on people with the intention of eliciting sensitive information from them in order to gain access to secure systems.Described below are some of the 5 most common social engineering techniques that attackers like to use.
October ended with the news that an Israeli spyware called Pegasus was used to snoop around two dozen Indian users of WhatsApp, including notable journalists, lawyers and activists.
An online marketplace called Richlogs is selling stolen digital fingerprints that include access to a person’s entire online presence or web activity.Basically, it’s enough data to let a buyer totally assume their identity online, according to a report published Wednesday by the cybersecurity firm IntSight.
Victims of image-based sexual abuse – such as upskirting, revenge porn and fake porn – are having their lives shattered amid outdated and ineffective laws and police inaction, a report reveals.
Your stalker can simply enter name/surname to Maltego’s database, and see what contact information is available about his victim online: what emails, what domains have a person by the same name are registered.
The new policy was introduced after a number of rape and sexual assault cases collapsed at the last minute after it was found that exculpatory evidence existed on the phones of alleged victims, and had not been disclosed to the defence.
Fakeware is a type of malicious software that automatically generates fake video which shows the victim performing an incriminatory or intimate action and threatens to distribute it unless a ransom is paid.
Most people are victimized for an average of Cyberstalking is a serious crime with scary statistics. However, most organizations that specialize in this area have definitions that contain the same elements: While stalking can be done by a stranger, most victims know their stalker.
C’t magazine listened to many of the files and was able “to piece together a detailed picture of the customer concerned and his personal habits.” It found that he used Alexa in various places, has an Echo at home, and has a Fire device on his TV.
Google’s official G Suite Twitter account is the latest victim of an ongoing bitcoin scam that has been plaguing the social media platform for the last few weeks, joining companies like Target (which saw a similar hack this morning), via The Next Web.
Researchers have determined that some light bulbs are suitable for covert data exfiltration from personal devices, and can leak multimedia preferences by recording their luminance patterns from afar. Moreover, the adversary needs to plant malware that encodes private data from the target device and sends it to the smart light bulbs.
Since July, cybersecurity researchers, journalists and victims, have seen a spike in extortion letters and emails demanding hefty sums of bitcoin. Kar said the company also fielded reports from victims in India, where scammers appear to be targeting at the moment in particular.