cyberhacking News

Celeb social media accounts hacked: Keep tougher passwords, don’t click on unknown links, advise cops

Sources said the group Ayyildiz Tim cyber army normally gains access to the account of one well-known person and then sends phishing links to other celebrities through DMs.

Top Australian university hacked, 19 years of students' data accessed

According to World University Rankings, Australian National University is Australia's best university and many of its graduates go onto to hold senior government positions, magnifying security sensitivities over the data breach.


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Russia is building an internet fortress to keep out the barbarians. But some of them are inside the walls

FireEye denies breaking into Chinese military hackers

Mandiant's APT1 work is seen as a turning point among private cybersecurity reports.

Cyber security pioneer John McAfee's Twitter account hacked

Internet security pioneer John McAfee said that hackers attacked his Twitter account, despite having registered himself for two-step account verification.

Kaspersky says it obtained possible NSA hacking tool from US computer in 2014

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday acknowledged that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States.


Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013: Sources

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees.

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast says August versions affected

The malicious program was slipped into legitimate software called CCleaner, which is downloaded for personal computers and Android phones as often as five million times a week. It cleans up junk programs and advertising cookies to speed up devices.

'Annoyed' hackers dumped 3.3TB Vevo celebrity data on web, removed later

Hackers dumped 3.2TB of data on their website that included Vevo's private dossiers on 90 artists, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction and U2. The hacking group Ourmine leaked data from Vevo after one of the employees was disrespectful to them on LinkedIn.

Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China

Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi described cyber security as a "common threat facing all countries."