Cybersecurity news headlines (April 1 – April 15)

Facebook is still remains in hot waters over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with more troubling information coming to light. The company revealed that a much larger number of Facebook users had their data access by Cambridge Analytica, an estimated 87 million, instead of the 50 million. It then dropped a bombshell, explaining that by abusing a certain Facebook feature, malicious…

ICO Hacking 2018

Hacking Bitcoin Mining Pools and Exchanges
Hacking a Bitcoin mining pool can be useful to crooks as the process involves using the processing power of a group of Bitcoin miners for one’s own benefit. However, doing so is a complicated process. The hackers need to target ISPs and compromise the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) service, which connects different networks. By compromising…

9 Ways to Hack Your Bitcoin Wallet

1. Email Phishing
An email arrives in your inbox, seemingly from a service you are familiar with or have used before. The email looks completely legitimate, but it is not. Hackers make their phishing emails look identical to legitimate service emails, with the same formats and design used, thus it can be difficult to differentiate them. In some cases, the company…

Cybersecurity news headlines (March 15 – March 31)

The second half of March has been pretty bad for cybersecurity, mainly because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is one of the biggest to hit the tech world in the last few years. There were also news about data breaches, Microsoft making a questionable decision and Facebook collecting your call history and SMS. Without getting too much into it,…

RSA Tax-related scams in 2018

During the tax filing season, scammers become particularly active, and with the deadline coming closer and closer, you need to be careful. Crooks come up with all kinds of methods to lure out money out of taxpayers, but awareness for these scams is also rising. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) even has an annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list with the worst…

Most annoying scams of 2018

We all hope for a time when we do not have to navigate the Internet like a minefield, constantly having to avoid various threats trying to harm us. However, until such a time comes, we have to prepare ourselves. And one of the best ways to go about it is to inform yourself about what kinds of threat you could…

MacUpdate hacked to distribute Mac cryptominer

A well-known software download website for Mac devices, MacUpdate, was revealed to have been a victim of a cyber attack that resulted in them distributing cryptocurrency miners to their users. “The malware was spread via hack of the MacUpdate site, which was distributing maliciously-modified copies of the Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper applications. According to a statement posted in the comments…

The Most Secure Browsers of 2018

There are many things to consider when labeling a browser as secure, such as whether it prevents you from entering a malicious site, blocks automatic malware downloads, is easily exploitable, etc. But how much it respects users’ privacy should also be high on the list. If you are using a browser with top features for protecting you from malicious threats…