Lapsus also stole data from Samsung

Lapsus proved to be quite active in April, stealing data from Samsung. 190 GB of information, no less! However, it was not primarily personal data that fell into the wrong hands, but source code for software used in product development. Who is Lapsus? Lapsus is a hacking group that has primarily focused on the Russian Federation for the last three years. Many of the attacks have been aimed at institutions …

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The Lapsus hacker group has blackmailed Nvidia

The Lapsus hacker group has hacked the Nvidia website and has leaked millions of people’s personal information. The hackers have threatened to release the information if Nvidia doesn’t pay them $3 million in bitcoins. There are still many unanswered questions about how this happened, but it is unclear if these hackers are part of a larger organization or individuals. The case Not many people probably knew the name of the …

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Conti may have a headache

Conti is a group that uses multiple cyber attacks to make money. They primarily use social engineering through email and information gathering. They also rely on spear-phishing emails that convince the target that they are receiving relevant information from their company. Conti tends to work with other hacker groups such as Anonymous because they share similar values and goals. The case Conti is a group that hopes to make a …

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NSO spyware found on mobile phones of US government workers

Software from the Israeli company NSO called Pegasus has been found on the smartphones of several US government employees. Nine are reportedly involved, but it would not be surprising if the actual number is higher. It has not been disclosed precisely on whose mobile phones the spy software was discovered. About NSO and Pegasus Pegasus or NSO is malware that was discovered in the middle of 2019. It’s based on …

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Hackers attack Panasonic servers

Panasonic has been hit hard lately; the company’s servers have been attacked by hackers again. According to a statement from the Japanese company, the attacker or attackers have taken control of the servers and have access to all data. The last time Panasonic’s Indian subsidiary servers were attacked was in 2020, when 4 GB of data was downloaded. The amount and quality of data downloaded this time is still under …

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Data of hundreds of millions of users stolen from Gravatar

Unknown hackers have hacked into Gravatar’s servers and downloaded many data. According to the company’s investigation, 167 million records are involved. Although the email addresses were stored in encrypted form, the provider, unfortunately, chose an insecure solution, and 114 million have already been hacked, according to Have I Been Pwned, which found the data. Gravatar Gravatar is a service from Automattic, the company behind WordPress, which people use to manage …

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The very first password theft

You might not know it, but the password security system we use today was invented by Fernando Corbato back in 1961. Corbato’s proposal for a computer password system was one of the first pieces of work he did when he joined MIT. The case Fernando Corbato invented the computer password system in 1961 to manage student terminal use at the MIT computer center. It never occurred to him that it …

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An ISP was blackmailed with its data

When it comes to cybercrime, most people are aware of the dangers of losing sensitive data or being held for ransom by hackers. But with the internet becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives, businesses have started to become targets, too – mainly through cyber-attacks targeted at ISPs. The case The Internet service provider Kassel has suffered a cyber attack. The details are not yet precise, so it …

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More than $100 million was stolen from celebrities

In this world where digital information is transmitted and stored through the internet, it is becoming increasingly easy for cyber-criminals to find ways to break in and steal sensitive information. The case The British authorities have arrested eight people for stealing money from well-known American athletes, influencers, and musicians. The total amount involved could be more than $100 million. The fraudsters had stolen the celebrities’ SIM cards to use the …

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