Category: Security

Phishing-as-a-Service Is now a Thing

Malware, Trojans, Viruses and any form of informatic attack is now a normal occurrence in the day-to-day lives of internet users. Still, it is somewhat worrying that even not technically-skilled people can now launch a malicious attack as if they were sending an email. Black markets, darknet, deep web, and other obscure parts of the internet became popular because of their morally dubious offerings. Security firm Fortinet released a blog …
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800,000 Accounts From Porn Website Brazzer Exposed

Computer hacks have become the norm in today’s internet. The huge amount of unsecured servers, misconfigurations, and exploits makes hacking an everyday occurrence.  Today’s victim was Brazzer, the pornographic production company, based in Montreal, Canada. The company confirmed the breach yesterday, explaining that the hack was performed over Brazzersforum –which is run by a third-party under the vBulletin forum framework–. Nevertheless, some users who didn’t have a forum account saw their data …
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Bank’s Security Systems Still Vulnerable, SWIFT Says

The institution behind SWIFT, the messaging system that connects the banks all around the world, has said that banks are still vulnerable to computer hacks.  Major financial institutions use the SWIFT network to relay messages between each other. Swift is a platform used by more than 11,000 financial institutions to exchange messages that contain money transference orders. In a given day, the Swift infrastructure handles more than 25 million messages, accounting for billions …
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A Hundred Million Cars Vulnerable to Hack

More than a hundred million cars are in danger of being hack due to a computer error, allowing an attacker to ignite and open a car without having to use the original car keys. The breach was discovered by a group of investigators from the University of Birmingham, they found two vulnerabilities in the ignition system of several cars brands, especially Volkswagen and some of its affiliates (Audi and Skoda). …
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