Facebook bug gave developers access to private photos of 6.8 million users

Facebook says the bug existed for 12 days and was fixed promptly after discovery on Sept. 25.

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Shamoon resurfaces, targeting Italian oil company

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 days ago

The Shamoon virus known for the destructive 2012 attack on Saudi Aramco appears to have hit Italian oil and gas company Saipem.

Can’t hack? You can buy the tools on the dark web instead

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 days ago

Someone running a cybercriminal operation does not need much technical expertise or to build anything from scratch. A report shows that conducting cybercrime is much like running a business.

Misconfigured server exposed half of all Brazilian taxpayer ID numbers, report says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 days ago

Researchers haven't been able to identify the database owners and warn that any determined cyber-actor wouldn't miss such a large prize.

Supermicro concludes 'Big Hack' investigation, says no tampering

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 6 days ago

Supermicro said an internal review of its production and testing process found no evidence of malicious hardware being implanted onto its motherboards, as a Bloomberg story had reported.

House panel: Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Proactive security measures and better IT leadership would have done the job, congressional investigators say.

New flaw prompts Google to shut down Google+ for consumers within 90 days

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 6 days ago

The new farewell date for the consumer version of Google+ will come four months early after Google discovered a privacy bug affecting 52.5 million accounts.

From DDoS attacks to ad fraud: Smarter bots are copying human behavior

by Jeff Stone • 7 days ago

Botnets scope remains difficult to quantify, but it’s clear the issue is getting tougher to deal with.

With new director, Tor seeks new funding sources and international growth

by Jeff Stone • 7 days ago

Roughly 2 million people worldwide use the Tor browser everyday. New leadership wants to turn those users into its donor base.

Suspected North Korean hackers target universities using Chrome extension

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Pyongyang's hackers have expanded their targeted base, according to ASERT, the threat intelligence group of Netscout’s Arbor Networks.

Kaspersky: Physical devices used to steal 'tens of millions' from Eastern Europe banks

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

Researchers dubbed the scheme "DarkVishnya" and said attackers intruded in-person to plant malicious devices on banks' networks to steal money.

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