Hackers used booby trapped text messages to retrieve data stored in cellphones

Amnesty International’s report details how booby-trapped text messages were used to collect information stored locally on cellphones. A research by Amnesty International has uncovered that hackers armed with sophisticated spying software have been targeting Moroccan human rights activists midst a government crackdown on protests in recent years. The report released by the British non-profit human…

Hackers warm up to carmakers at the DEFCON cyber security conference at Las Vegas

With vehicles getting increasingly digital, carmakers are warming to White Hat cyber security professionals who scour for vulnerabilities in transportation systems before Black Hat hackers exploit them for commercial or other gains. In a significant development, carmakers are boost efforts to discover lurking vulnerabilities in their increasingly digital car offerings from helpful and friendly hackers.…

Apple offers up to $1 million for remote access exploit for iPhones and cloud-based backups

Apple launched the challenge at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. In order to remove exploitable vulnerabilities from its mobile operating system, Apple Inc has announced a bounty of up to $1 million to cyber security researchers who detect flaws in iPhones. This is the largest ever reward Apple has offered to…

Hackers gain access to important computer systems in Bulgaria, millions affected by the hack

Servers of Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA) have been targeted. The Bulgarians realized it only after a purported hackers, claiming to be Russian, sent an e-mail to the local media, with the aim of selling the stolen data. On Tuesday, in a significant development, the Bulgarian government stated, hackers have managed to steal the personal…

Chinese hackers targeted global telecom companies

U.S.-Israeli cyber security firm Cybereason has been investigating these hacking attacks by Chinese hackers for the last 9 months. On Tuesday, researchers from a cyber security company Cybereason stated, Chinese hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and have stolen large amounts of personal and corporate data. According…

Hackers gained access to Australian National University sensitive database

Australian National University is Melbourne’s top university and its graduates hold senior positions in the government. Hackers were able to gain access to bank account numbers as well as passport details. On Tuesday, one of Australia’s top-ranked university the Australian National University (ANU) stated hackers had breached its cyber defenses in late 2018 and had…