Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Reporter

Patrick Howell O’Neill is a cybersecurity reporter for CyberScoop based in San Francisco.
Technology

Twitter API bug leaked private data to other accounts

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

A bug in Twitter’s account activity API inadvertently leaked sensitive data to other developers, including direct messages and protected tweets, Twitter announced on Friday.

Government

Operator of 'VirusTotal for criminals' gets 14-year prison sentence

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

“Ruslan Bondars helped malware developers attack American businesses,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.

Technology

Chinese-speaking cybercrime group launches destructive malware family

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

Iron, also known as Rocke, is a Chinese-speaking hacking group that have gained a spotlight this year for its use of cryptojacking malware using a backdoor from HackingTeam's leaked code.

Technology

Zero day in popular video surveillance technology goes public, unpatched

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

"The Peekaboo flaw is extremely concerning because it exploits the very technology we rely on to keep us safe," Tenable chief technology officer Renaud Deraison said in a statement.

Technology

Cryptojacking campaign targets add-ons for popular streaming app Kodi

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

SET discovered that add-ons for Kodi were part of a cryptojacking campaign extending back to at least December 2017.

Government

Well-known Middle Eastern hacking group keeps updating its arsenal

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

OilRig is staying very active.

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