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Hackers Sending Coronavirus Map Link on Whatsapp to Steal Your data
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Hackers Sending Coronavirus Map Link on Whatsapp to Steal Your data

Even as the whole world grapples with rising COVID-19 cases, cyber fraudsters have devised a malware called "coronavirus map" to steal confidential data, including bank account details and passwords. Pixr8 News team found out about the malware a week ago and urging people not to open any coronavirus-related links circulated on social messaging apps. Cyber fraudsters are using a malware called coronavirus map, which can compromise your confidential data. People are taking precautionary measures by spreading awareness about this unauthorized link, he added. The malware link, shared widely on messaging apps like WhatsApp, claims that it has important information about ways to prevent coronavirus infection, he said. If one clicks on the link, it installs a spy software, which c...
Facebook Profit Climbs Even After Criticism over Data
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Facebook Profit Climbs Even After Criticism over Data

31st Oct, 2019-- Leading Social media platform Facebook reported that its profit topped $6 billion on revenue that climbed 28 percent to $17.4 billion in the quarter that ended on September 30. Meanwhile, the number of active monthly users increased eight percent from a year ago to 2.45 billion. "We had a good quarter and our community and business continue to grow," said Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. "We are focused on making progress on major social issues and building new experiences that improve people's lives around the world."Facebook shares rose more than four percent in after-market trades that followed the release of the earnings figures, which beat Wall Street expectations. "Advertisers continue to support Facebook, despite the many controversies swirli...
60% of US Fortune 500 Firms have been Hacked in Cloud
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60% of US Fortune 500 Firms have been Hacked in Cloud

Hackers have penetrated cloud computing networks of some 60 percent of top US companies, with virtually all industry sectors hit, a security researchers said. Researchers at the enterprise security firm detected over 15 million unauthorized login attempts to cloud computing networks of US Fortune 500 firms in the first six months of 2019, of which 400,000 were successful. "While it only takes one compromised account to achieve wide-ranging effects in an organization, attempted unauthorized logins were pervasive across industries," researchers said in a blog post. In analyzing some 20 million user accounts in more than 1,000 cloud deployments, the study found 92 percent of the Fortune 500 companies surveyed were targeted by cyber attacks. It found 60 percent of the compan...
Even Zuckerberg Personal Data was Breached by Cambridge Analytica
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Even Zuckerberg Personal Data was Breached by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Facebook revealed shocking news during the testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee that even his personal data was taken and sold by UK based analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. 87 million users personal data harvested by the company is used for political purposes in the US presidential elections. In which half of the million data of Indian users. During the series of questions asking by the committee, Zuckerberg was asked if his personal data was included in the information sold to the "malicious third parties" to which he replied "yes". As per the guidelines are given by the US Congress committee, Facebook has started to notify those users whose data have been breached. Zuckerberg said, "it is going to take some time to wor...
Uber Hacking Cover-Up Collides With SoftBank Deal, Triggers Probes Worldwide
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Uber Hacking Cover-Up Collides With SoftBank Deal, Triggers Probes Worldwide

A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack – something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with boundless investor interest, but whose penchant for rule-breaking has led to a series of scandals. The stock sale advertised in the New York Times will enable Uber investors to sell their shares to Japanese investor SoftBank, a critical deal for the company whose problems included building software to spy on competitors and to evade regulators and being investigated in Asia for paying bribes. Uber on Tuesday said that it had paid hackers $100,000 to destroy data on more than 57 million customers and drivers that was stolen from the company – and decided under the previou...
Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Data Stolen From 57 Million Accounts
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Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Data Stolen From 57 Million Accounts

Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the company’s cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees who led Uber’s response to the hack, said Dara Khosrowshahi, who was named CEO in August following the departure of founder Travis Kalanick. Khosrowshahi said he had only recently learned of the breach, which happened in October 2016.  "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it," Khosrowshahi said in a blog post on the company website. The company’s admission that it failed to disclose the breach comes as Uber seeks to recover from sexual harassment allegations and mul...
Former Yahoo CEO Apologizes For Data Breaches, Blames Russians
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Former Yahoo CEO Apologizes For Data Breaches, Blames Russians

Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo on Wednesday, apologised for the two historic data breaches at their company. She blamed the Russian agents, saying they were behind at least one of these breaches, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies. ”As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologise to each and every one of our users,” she told the Senate Commerce Committee, testifying alongside the interim and former CEOs of Equifax Inc and a senior Verizon Communications Inc executive. “Unfortunately, while all our measures helped Yahoo successfully defend against the barrage of attacks by both private and state-sponsored hackers, Russian agents intruded on our systems and stole our users’ data.” she added. Yahoo's most of t...
Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013
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Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. The database contained descriptions of critical and unfixed vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used software in the world, including the Windows operating system. Spies for governments around the globe and other hackers covet such information because it shows them how to create tools for e...