Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit
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Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit

The cryptocurrency exchange previously denied that any customers lost funds despite numerous reports from customers and analysts
21 Jan 2022
Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people
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Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people

The charitable organisation has begged cyber attackers not to leak the data online in emotional plea
20 Jan 2022
NCA plots education drive to crack down on children exploring cyber crime
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NCA plots education drive to crack down on children exploring cyber crime

With children as young as nine being referred to the NCA for launching DDoS attacks, the new campaign aims to educate children in the consequences of …
18 Jan 2022
Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs
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Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs

Hackers have found a way to use Google's comment function to dupe victims into clicking on malicious links
7 Jan 2022
Hackers bypass patched Microsoft Office flaw to inject Formbook malware
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Hackers bypass patched Microsoft Office flaw to inject Formbook malware

The attack is thought to be a dry run for a wider campaign in the future
21 Dec 2021
Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp
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Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp

The company is seeking $500,000 from the unnamed threat actors that ran phishing scam on its platforms
21 Dec 2021
Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus
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Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus

A high-profile politician and journalist have been targeted with spyware likely spread using WhatsApp messages
17 Dec 2021
Ransomware groups will target smaller businesses in 2022 - report
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Ransomware groups will target smaller businesses in 2022 - report

Scrutiny from law enforcement is causing groups to change tack, says analyst
15 Dec 2021
How do hackers choose their targets?
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How do hackers choose their targets?

We explore what goes on in the minds of cyber criminals
13 Dec 2021
DarkMatter and former NSA officers sued over alleged phone hack of Saudi human rights activist
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DarkMatter and former NSA officers sued over alleged phone hack of Saudi human rights activist

Loujain al-Hathloul alleges three ex-NSA mercenaries hacked her phone in 2017 and passed sensitive information on to Saudi Arabia
10 Dec 2021
Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack
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Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack

The move suggests the company didn’t comply with the hackers' ransom demands
9 Dec 2021
Google files lawsuit against Russian botnet operators
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Google files lawsuit against Russian botnet operators

The Glupteba botnet infected approximately one million Windows machines to steal data and mine cryptocurrencies
8 Dec 2021
What is network forensics?
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What is network forensics?

Taking a closer look at how cyber threats are investigated at a network level
7 Dec 2021
Spar stores forced to close following supply chain attack
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Spar stores forced to close following supply chain attack

The UK supermarket chain is working with the NCSC to investigate the incident
7 Dec 2021
NSO Group reportedly hacked multiple US officials
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NSO Group reportedly hacked multiple US officials

Apple informed the US State Department that it found a number of cases of staff iPhones being hacked with Pegasus spyware
6 Dec 2021
BitMart suspends withdrawals following hack
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BitMart suspends withdrawals following hack

Hackers managed to get away with at least $150 million (£113 million) in cryptocurrencies
6 Dec 2021
RNLI takes website offline after suspected cyber attack
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RNLI takes website offline after suspected cyber attack

The charity has not linked the incident to the recent pressure campaign from Britain First
6 Dec 2021
Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users
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Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users

Journalists and activists must adopt extra protective measure under new rule
3 Dec 2021
Ubiquiti data breach orchestrated by “trusted insider”, says DoJ
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Ubiquiti data breach orchestrated by “trusted insider”, says DoJ

Software engineer Nickolas Sharp faces 37 years in prison for allegedly exploiting his access credentials to extort his employer
2 Dec 2021
Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware
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Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware

Hackers defeated Google Play restrictions by using smaller droppers in apps and eliminating permissions needed
30 Nov 2021
Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls
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Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls

The vulnerable chips are thought to be present in 37% of all smartphones worldwide
26 Nov 2021
CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore
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CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore

The notorious group thought to be behind the Accellion hack this year published rafts of personal information belonging to the company's employees on …
25 Nov 2021
Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows
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Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows

The exploit allows hackers to elevate privileges and create admin accounts
25 Nov 2021