Hacking

North Korean Hacking Group Upgrades ‘Apple Jeus’ Cyber-Theft macOS Malware

A hacking group believed to be from North Korea is reportedly stepping up its game to continue its cryptocurrency stealing campaigns. Dubbed Operation AppleJeus, the cyber-theft campaign has been in operation since at least 2018 and has been linked to the Lazarus Group, a state-sponsored hacking operation working on behalf of Pyongyang. According to a new report from The...

China’s Top Hackers Exploit Safari, Chrome, and Edge at Hacking Contest

To compete in the Tianfu Cup, an elite Chinese hacking contest, the country’s top white-hat hackers gathered in the city of Chengdu to test zero-days against some of the world's most popular apps, including Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, and Microsoft Edger browsers, ZDNet is reporting. Over the weekend, Chinese security researchers successfully hacked all three desktop...

Teenage Hacker Stole 90 GB of Confidential Data from Apple’s Servers

According to a report by Australian newspaper The Age, a teenager from Melbourne managed to download 90 GB of “secure files and customer accounts” from Apple’s servers and is now facing criminal charges (via The Verge). He accessed Apple’s backend network multiple times over a year, only to prove that he could. He apparently did this out...

Apple Watch Banned From UK Cabinet Meetings Amid Russian Hacking Fears

Cabinet ministers in the United Kingdom have reportedly been banned from wearing and using Apple Watches during official meetings amid fears that the smart watches could be hacked. According to a report from The Telegraph, the UK government has concerns that the Apple Watch’s microphone could be used to listen in on high-level policy discussions, […]

Researchers Show 75% of Bluetooth Locks Can Be Hacked Wirelessly

Electrical engineer and security researcher Anthony Rose has revealed at the DEF CON hacker conference earlier this week, that majority of Bluetooth Low Energy smart locks can be hacked and opened by unauthorised users, and that their manufacturers are doing nothing about it (via Tom’s Guide). He said that him and his fellow researcher Ben Ramsey were able to open...

iOS 9 Hacking Bounty Has Been Set at $1 Million

An exploit trader that goes by the name of Zerodium, has today announced a $1 million bounty for any new flaws in iOS 9, that would allow an attacker to compromise a non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad device through a web page, in-app browsing action or a text message. Zerodium has announced that it will pay that hefty sum to...

Hackers Target EA To Steal Apple IDs and Credit Cards

Electronic Arts or EA, the company behind blockbuster games like Titanfall, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, has been targeted by hackers for stealing Apple IDs and credit card details, CNET is reporting. Security firm Netcraft has pointed out that a web server owned by EA is hosting a phishing site asking for users' Apple ID...

4.6 Million Snapchat Usernames & Phone Numbers Leaked

A website titled SnapchatDB leaked 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and their associated phone numbers and geographical regions earlier today, Forbes is reporting. A team of anonymous hackers reportedly used a ‘Snapchat API exploit’ to compile the database, which was being offered as a SQL database dump (approx. 40MB) or as a CSV file, on http://www.snapchatdb.info/. The hackers, who used security […]