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Programmer hacks his attacker; releases decryption keys for Mushtik ransomware

By Sudais “Hey guys, I hacked back this criminal and got the whole database with (Mushtik ransomware) keys.” The last laugh – it’s something that everyone would like to have. Turns out, a German programmer by the name of Tobias Fromel had it in a very dramatic fashion. It all started when he was infected by the […] This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Programmer hacks his atta...

MasterMana botnet hits users by evading detection with URL shorteners

By Waqas Dubbed MasterMana by researchers; the botnet utilizes every available option to target its victims including dropping backdoors and phishing attacks through business email compromise commonly known as BEC. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: MasterMana botnet hits users by evading detection with URL shorteners

Hackers found tracking web traffic of Chrome and Firefox browsers

By Sudais This, however, is not the first time when Chrome and Firefox browsers have been targeted in one attack altogether. Last year, Vega Stealer malware was caught stealing saved passwords and credit/debit card data from Chrome and Firefox users. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Hackers found tracking web traffic of Chrome and Firefox browsers

Signal app flaw allowed incoming calls to be connected without user interaction

By Sudais This little eavesdropping process happened to be possible because of a method named "handleCallConnected" in their Android client. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Signal app flaw allowed incoming calls to be connected without user interaction

Can ordinary companies keep up with data compliance regulations?

By Waqas For many companies, data compliance regulations (GDPR) are a huge burden, and one that’s only getting heavier. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Can ordinary companies keep up with data compliance regulations?

All You Need To Know For External Hard Drive Recovery

By Uzair Amir Prevention is better than cure, so before getting started with discussing the methods for external hard drive recovery, it is better first to address the causes and things you need to avoid before starting the recovery process. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: All You Need To Know For External Hard Drive Recovery

New malware mimics Windows scanner to infect PCs with ransomware

By Sudais This trojan horse was discovered which pretends to be a Windows scanner by Microsoft but in reality, it is everything evil but so. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: New malware mimics Windows scanner to infect PCs with ransomware

New Android banking botnet ‘Geost’ hits thousands of devices

By Sudais The botnet was basically composed of numerous Android phones which were were infected by getting them to download malicious applications. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: New Android banking botnet ‘Geost’ hits thousands of devices

Reason Security opens beta for business edition & cuts yearly subscription price

By Waqas Privacy-oriented security solution Reason Security previously focused on personal security, offering a privacy-oriented antivirus solution to consumers. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Reason Security opens beta for business edition & cuts yearly subscription price

Android users installed 172 malicious apps 335m times last month

By Waqas In September alone, over 335 million Android users were tricked into downloading malware-infected apps from the Google Play Store. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Android users installed 172 malicious apps 335m times last month

Most SMB cybersecurity defence fail short to thwart malware & file-based attacks

By Waqas Cybersecurity threats have come a long way from the viruses of decades ago. What's alarming is that hackers now have a multitude of tools, methods, and technologies to help them carry out attacks. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Most SMB cybersecurity defence fail short to thwart malware & file-based attacks

Gaming giant Zynga data breach: 218 million records stolen

By Sudais In the still earlier years of Facebook, around 2009, Farmville was the go-to game for me and thousands of users on Facebook. Built by Zynga, an American game developer, it surely made our lives more fun. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Gaming giant Zynga data breach: 218 million records stolen

A pervert Yahoo employee hacked 6,000 accounts using internal system

By Waqas A former Yahoo engineer hacked 6,000 Yahoo Mail account to extract the personal information of victims primarily sexual images and videos. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: A pervert Yahoo employee hacked 6,000 accounts using internal system

Leaky database exposes tax records of 20 million Russians

By Sudais According to a report by Comparitech, more than 20 million tax records were found on an unprotected Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elasticsearch Cluste This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Leaky database exposes tax records of 20 million Russians

Thousands of Windows PCs infected by Nodersok/Divergent fileless malware

By Sudais A new fileless malware is on the rise which converts computers into bots that can be controlled by hackers remotely. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Thousands of Windows PCs infected by Nodersok/Divergent fileless malware

Hackers used fake job website to scam jobless US veterans

By Sudais If users who happen to be mostly military veterans, in this case, followed standard principles of double-checking URLs and not downloading files from untrusted sources, they could have remained safe and avoided being the victim. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Hackers used fake job website to scam jobless US veterans

Hacker publishes ‘unpatchable’ permanent jailbreak for iPhone 4s to iPhone X

By Sudais Apple's jailbreak just became easier. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Hacker publishes ‘unpatchable’ permanent jailbreak for iPhone 4s to iPhone X

AI Leaps into Banking: When to know You Can Trust It

By Uzair Amir Banking is readily recognized as one of the main sectors undergoing significant transformation with the advent of AI (Artificial Intelligence). This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: AI Leaps into Banking: When to know You Can Trust It

How to Secure a Website by Monitoring DNS Records

By Waqas Although you may have ignored their existence, DNS servers are vital in creating DNS records and provide information about a domain or hostname, more specifically its current IP address. Here are some common DNS records. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How to Secure a Website by Monitoring DNS Records

Top Play Store Weather app steals user data & sends to Chinese server

By Sudais The weather app called Weather Forecast: World Weather Accurate Radar on two of Alcatel's Android smartphone models, namely the Pixi 4 and A3 Max. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Top Play Store Weather app steals user data & sends to Chinese server

An illegal prostitution ring took Kazakhstan offline

By Sudais On 31st July 2019, internet users within Kazakhstan experienced a show of dismay unseen before. Suddenly, hundreds of website could not be accessed. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: An illegal prostitution ring took Kazakhstan offline

Information Security Professional Degeneration

By Ian Trump If you ask mid-and-advanced-career information security professionals about their jobs in information security, most of them may not express the kindest sentiments. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Information Security Professional Degeneration

How to Protect Your Online Store from Cyber Threats

By Owais Sultan While owning an online store can certainly lead to success, it also opens the door to cyber threats, something that is far too common today. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How to Protect Your Online Store from Cyber Threats

4 Helpful Tips to Make Your WiFi Fast and Efficient

By Uzair Amir WiFi is great to have in the home — until it is as slow as molasses going uphill. It is frustrating to try to watch a movie or work from home only to have a slow connection put a dent in your day. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: 4 Helpful Tips to Make Your WiFi Fast and Efficient

How to Increase Your Business’s Online Brand Awareness

By Owais Sultan If you want your business to thrive, then you need to build a strong brand for it. How can you expect to boost your sales and subsequently your profit margin if people don’t trust you or even know that you exist? Increasing your business’ brand awareness is an essential job that you face as a […] This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How to Increase Your Busines...

The Benefits of Using a VPN at Home

By Uzair Amir To many people, the idea of using a VPN is still in its infancy while some believe that VPNs are for those who often use public Wi-Fi networks. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: The Benefits of Using a VPN at Home

Poor security: 15,000 private webcams exposed to creeps

By Sudais Your exposed webcams are backdoor for creeps. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Poor security: 15,000 private webcams exposed to creeps

How To Keep Your Data Safe When Traveling With A Laptop

By Owais Sultan When we travel, it’s rare we go without some form of electronic device, whether that be our smartphones, tablets or even laptops. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How To Keep Your Data Safe When Traveling With A Laptop

Clones of popular Ad blockers caught ad frauding millions of Chrome users

By Waqas If you are using these two Ad Blockers we suggest removing from your browser right now or be home to extensive ongoing ad fraud. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Clones of popular Ad blockers caught ad frauding millions of Chrome users

How to Ship Your Ecommerce Goods At Lightning Speed

By Uzair Amir Want better results for your Ecommerce store? Here are some well-rounded tips on how you can ship faster and more expediently while spending less money. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How to Ship Your Ecommerce Goods At Lightning Speed

New Linux malware is evading detection to mine cryptocurrency

By Sudais Dubbed Skidmap by researchers; the Linux malware mines cryptocurrency and drop backdoor - All that without being detected. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: New Linux malware is evading detection to mine cryptocurrency

Malware called InnfiRAT is creeping into cryptocurrency wallets

By Sudais Dubbed InnfiRAT; the malware can also steal browser cookies resulting in a compromise of sensitive data such as usernames and passwords. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Malware called InnfiRAT is creeping into cryptocurrency wallets

New Amazon phishing scam stealing credit card data

By Waqas A new Amazon phishing scam email is circulating, that tricks users into handing over their personal as well as financial information including credit card information to online crooks. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: New Amazon phishing scam stealing credit card data

100s of Flashlight apps on Play Store ask for dangerous permissions

By Sudais Just now Avast has released a report that details an analysis of 937 flashlight apps on Google's Play Store and the variety of permissions that they seek which can be categorized into the following. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: 100s of Flashlight apps on Play Store ask for dangerous permissions

How Can SEO Help Increase Website Security?

By Uzair Amir Though many think that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and website security do not go hand in hand, they are a lot closer than many think. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How Can SEO Help Increase Website Security?

600,000 GPS child trackers found vulnerable to location tracking

By Sudais Avast set out to study a variety of GPS tools found on the internet and how secure they are which can be found on Amazon, Alibaba, and eBay among others. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: 600,000 GPS child trackers found vulnerable to location tracking

Wikipedia suffers DDoS attack causing worldwide service disruption

By Waqas The DDoS attack on Wikipedia is first of its kind. The popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia has suffered a DDoS attack over the weekend that crippled its service preventing millions of users from accessing the platform. On Friday according to Down Detector’s Outage Map, a service that keeps track of online platforms facing connectivity issues, Wikipedia […] This is a post from HackRead....

Unsecured database leaks phone numbers of 419 million Facebook users

By Sudais The unsecured database contained 133 million records from the US, 18 million in the UK and 50 million in Vietnam - All from Facebook users. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Unsecured database leaks phone numbers of 419 million Facebook users

Hackers steal 560,000 user accounts in XKCD forum breach

By Waqas If you have an account on XKCD change your password right now and also change the password on other accounts in case you used the same password. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Hackers steal 560,000 user accounts in XKCD forum breach

How to have your favorite playlist with you using iMusic

By Uzair Amir Ever passed an avenue without seeing someone humming a song and heaving a headphone glued over their head? This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How to have your favorite playlist with you using iMusic