Saturday, February 4, 2023

hackers

Hackers increase abuse of Google Ads platform to target users

Hackers have increased their abuse of the Google Ads platform to target users searching for popular software products. Among the software products being impersonated include Grammarly, Slack, Dashlane, Audacity, ITorrent, AnyDesk, Libre Office, Teamviewer, Thunderbird, and more, reports Bleeping Computer. "The...

Hackers now selling 1.5 lakh patients’ data of TN hospital on Dark Web

 As AIIMS-Delhi struggles to recover from a massive ransomware attack, hackers are currently selling at least 1.5 lakh patients' data records belonging to Tamil Nadu-based multispecialty hospital called Sree Saran Medical Center for hundreds of dollars on the Dark...

Hackers selling fake permit documents, digital coins for FIFA World Cup

 As the FIFA World Cup is currently underway in Qatar, cyber-security researchers on Monday warned that threat actors are selling fake Hayya cards, which is essentially a permit document, to fans who are willing to pay any amount to...

Hackers create fake websites, steal data around ‘Black Friday’ sales

Threat actors are hosting websites for malicious campaigns centred around the Black Friday theme and e-commerce, cryptocurrency and travel are the top targets, a new report has revealed. Researchers found cybercrime forums across various languages are rife with chatter about...

Hackers exploited discontinued web server at Tata Power: Microsoft

Microsoft has warned that state-sponsored hackers are attacking critical energy infrastructure in India via exploiting a discontinued web server, with the most recent attack it observed was on Tata Power in October. Microsoft security researchers discovered a vulnerable open-source component...

Hackers breach Iran’s atomic energy agency, protests persist

Iran’s atomic energy agency alleged on Sunday that hackers acting on behalf of an unidentified foreign country broke into a subsidiary’s network and had free access to its email system.An anonymous hacking group claimed responsibility for the attack on...

Hackers exploit NASA’s famous deep space image to attack computers

Cyber-security researchers have identified a unique attack where hackers are exploiting a hugely popular deep space image taken from NASA's James Webb telescope to infiltrate computers with malware. A newly-discovered hacking campaign is exploiting an image from the James Webb...

Hackers exploiting LinkedIn’s chat, job posting tools to steal users’ data

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is being used by hackers to spread data stealing malware via sending connection requests in disguise of people working with reputed companies, a report showed on Tuesday. Researchers from AI cyber-security firm CloudSEK found that scammers are exploiting...

China-backed hackers spying on govts, India’s NIC among victims

A hacking group allegedly backed by the Chinese government has been attacking governments, NGOs, news publications and think tanks globally -- including India's National Informatics Centre (NIC) -- sending them emails which, once opened, were used to steal their...

Web3.0 Blockchain projects lost over $2 bn to hackers in 2022 1st half

Blockchain projects around Web3.0 lost more than $2 billion to hacks and exploits in the first six months this year, a new report has shown. According to Blockchain auditing and security company CertiK, this year's hacking figure is more than...