ARTICLES RELATING TO HACKERS

A cybersecurity expert describes the underground hacker network where stolen usernames and passwords are 'traded like Pokémon cards'

2019-10-07 12:47

Hackers use secret networks to aggregate and trade millions of stolen login credentials and passwords, according to a cybersecurity expert.

A security firm says it has discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that would allow hackers to alter your messages

2019-08-08 14:22

WhatsApp attackers could literally 'put words in [someone's] mouth,' security firm Check Point Research said in a press release on Wednesday.

The ex-Amazon employee who allegedly hacked into the 5th largest credit card company in the US posted about it online, the FBI says.

2019-07-31 09:17

FBI agent Joel Martini laid out evidence in the criminal complaint, which was found online on Github, Slack, Meetup, and Twitter.

A scary new hack created by researchers can accurately guess your password by listening to the sound of your fingers tapping the phone screen

2019-06-07 12:11

A new research paper shows how the microphones in smartphones could be used to listen for the sound waves made when users type their passcodes.

Hackers are using stolen Apple IDs to swipe cash in China

2018-10-11 15:33

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent warned that cyber-attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers.

Liberty refuses to pay ransom after hackers hit computer systems

2018-06-18 08:22

Liberty Holdings says it refused a ransom demand after hackers breached its information-technology infrastructure and accessed some emails.

Cyber criminals steal $225m as Ethereum ICOs surge

2017-08-24 09:26

Here’s another reason to be leery of the initial coin offerings being done at a staggering pace in the cryptocurrency world: there’s a one-in-10 chance you’ll end up a victim of theft.

Hackers are threatening the way Hollywood does business

2017-08-14 06:02

Recent hacking incidents, including the leaking of Game of Thrones episodes, have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain.

Hackers break into centralised password manager OneLogin

2017-06-02 19:15

Hackers have gained access to OneLogin, an online password manager that offers a single sign-on to multiple websites and services.

Russian police arrest 9 hacking suspects

2017-02-08 17:53

Russia's interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts.

 

Cybersecurity pros name their price as hacker attacks spike

2019-08-09 19:00

It took a R9.7m salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. This year, the company had to pay R37m to fill the same role.

New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead: report

2019-08-03 14:02

A consumer advocacy group has warned that automakers are rolling out new vehicles increasingly vulnerable to hackers, which could result in thousands of deaths in the event of a mass cyberattack.

Ransomware 'hero' who stopped WannaCry pleads guilty to US hacking charges

2019-04-21 09:59

A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said on Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.

Tinder, Spotify and Instagram users also affected by the massive Facebook hack

2018-09-29 08:22

Life just got worse for the 50 million people caught up in what may be the biggest hack of Facebook ever.

Sri Lanka arrests 2 men over Taiwan bank hacking

2017-10-09 05:20

Sri Lankan police have arrested two men for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars.

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

2017-08-18 22:00

HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company.

Latest coding app is a hacker's dream

2017-07-18 11:00

The dominant way to code apps today helps software run more efficiently, saving companies money - but it also gives hackers lots of new ways to steal people’s information.

A Disney movie is being held ransom by hackers

2017-05-16 11:46

Disney chief Bob Iger said hackers claiming to have access to one of the company's unreleased movies were demanding a "huge" ransom.

Russian cybergang scored millions in fake-ad scam, report

2016-12-21 10:06

A firm specialising in rooting out online-ad fraud says a massive scam run by a Russian criminal group has cost brands and potentially media companies millions over the past few months.

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