Tag Archives: Hacker

Millions of Facebook user phone numbers exposed online, security researchers say

by Queenie Wong, c|net

More than 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers and names were in an unsecured database.

More than 267 million Facebook user phone numbers, names and user IDs were exposed in a database that anyone could access online, adding to a long list of privacy and security mishaps that continue to plague the world’s largest social network.

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Two hacker groups responsible for 60 percent of all publicly reported hacks

by Catalin Cimpanu, ZDNet

The two hacker groups suspected of stealing around $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency.

Two hacker groups are behind 60% of all publicly reported cryptocurrency exchange hacks and are believed to have stolen around $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency, according to a report published last week by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis.

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Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard

One of the hackers who amassed a new massive army of zombie internet-connected devices that can launch disruptive cyber-attacks—even by mistake—now claims to have taken control of 3.2 million home routers, taking advantage of a flaw that allowed anyone to connect to them. Continue reading Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

by Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar back doors — although a little social engineering to get me to leave the room might help. Continue reading The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet