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Macy’s said hackers stole customer credit cards — again

Macy’s said hackers stole customer credit cards — again

For the second time in as many years, Macy’s customers have been hit by a data breach involving countless numbers of credit cards. In a filing with the California attorney general, the retail giant said hackers siphoned off customers’ names, addresses, and phone numbers, but also credit card numbers, card verification codes, and expiration dates…
Much @Stake: The Band of Hackers That Defined an Era

Much @Stake: The Band of Hackers That Defined an Era

Elena Lacey; Steve Marcus, ReutersMany of today's cybersecurity luminaries—including former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos—have roots in a firm called @stake. The following excerpt, from Joseph Menn's upcoming Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World, traces the company's lasting influence.Two years before 9/11, an intelligence contractor…
Armed with iOS 0days, hackers indiscriminately infected iPhones for two years

Armed with iOS 0days, hackers indiscriminately infected iPhones for two years

SUSTAINED IOS HACK — Attackers installed malware that stole passwords, log-in credentials, and much more. Dan Goodin - Aug 30, 2019 10:41 pm UTC Hackers exploited more than a dozen iOS vulnerabilities—most of them unpatched zerodays—in a two-year campaign that stole photos, emails, log-in credentials, and more from iPhones and iPads, researchers from Google’s Project…
Iran’s APT33 Hackers Are Targeting Industrial Control Systems

Iran’s APT33 Hackers Are Targeting Industrial Control Systems

Iranian hackers have carried out some of the most disruptive acts of digital sabotage of the last decade, wiping entire computer networks in waves of cyberattacks across the Middle East and occasionally even the US. But now one of Iran's most active hacker groups appears to have shifted focus. Rather than just standard IT networks,…

Hackers are exploiting a Sophos firewall zero-day – ZDNet

Cyber-security firm Sophos has published an emergency security update on Saturday to patch a zero-day vulnerability in its XG enterprise firewall product that was being abused in the wild by hackers.Sophos said it first learned of the zero-day on late Wednesday, April 22, after it received a report from one of its customers. The customer…
Iranian Hackers Have Been ‘Password-Spraying’ the US Grid

Iranian Hackers Have Been ‘Password-Spraying’ the US Grid

In the wake of the US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and the retaliatory missile strike that followed, Iran-watchers have warned that the country could deploy cyberattacks as well, perhaps even targeting US critical infrastructure like the electric grid. A new report lends some fresh details to the nature of that threat: By all…
How Hackers Use An Ordinary Light Bulb To Spy On Conversations 80 Feet Away – Forbes

How Hackers Use An Ordinary Light Bulb To Spy On Conversations 80 Feet Away...

An ordinary light bulb has been used by hackers to spy on private conversations from afar AFP via Getty Images What if a hacker could use an ordinary, dumb, old-fashioned light bulb to spy on your conversations from afar? Here's the bad news. What's the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about how…
Russia-linked hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 vaccine developers

Russia-linked hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 vaccine developers

bear attack — UK, US, and Canada attribute attacks to group “almost certainly” working for Moscow. Helen Warrell, Clive Cookson, Henry Foy—Financial Times - Jul 16, 2020 5:42 pm UTC Enlarge / Test doses of another potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. MLADEN ANTONOV / Getty ImagesHackers backed by the Russian state are targeting pharmaceutical companies and academic…
Hackers Breach LineageOS, Ghost, DigiCert Servers Using SaltStack Vulnerability – Internet

Hackers Breach LineageOS, Ghost, DigiCert Servers Using SaltStack Vulnerability – Internet

Days after cybersecurity researchers sounded the alarm over two critical vulnerabilities in the SaltStack configuration framework, a hacking campaign has already begun exploiting the flaws to breach servers of LineageOS, Ghost, and DigiCert. Tracked as CVE-2020-11651 and CVE-2020-11652, the disclosed flaws could allow an adversary to execute arbitrary code on remote servers deployed in data…
Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations

Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations

SIMJACKER — Attacks work by sending commands directly to applications stored on SIM cards. Dan Goodin - Sep 12, 2019 8:42 pm UTC Enlarge / Simjacker attack flow.AdaptiveMobile SecurityHackers are actively exploiting a critical weakness found in most mobile phones to surreptitiously track the location of users and possibly carry out other nefarious actions, researchers…

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Early Black Friday laptop deals on Macbook Pro, Samsung and more...

Sarah Tew/CNET This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. There's a new Apple MacBook Pro in town, and this Black Fridaysees big discounts on some of its closest counterparts including the ever-popular MacBook Air and the recently updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. But this is…

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