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With the promise of verification, hackers are targeting Instagram influencers

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With the promise of verification, hackers are targeting Instagram influencers

With the promise of verification, hackers are targeting Instagram influencers A blue verified badge on Instagram is among the most sought after status symbols in the digital world, a must-have for many so-called influencers. But now a group of hackers are taking advantages of our obsession with appraisal online. The hackers have sent emails claiming to be from the "Instagram Verify Team," offering users the chance to apply for a verified check mark, the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found. It's unclear when the hacking scheme began. Users that fall for the phishing email are asked to input their Instagram username,...

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North Korean-backed bank hacking on the rise, US officials say

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North Korean-backed bank hacking on the rise, US officials say

North Korean-backed bank hacking on the rise, US officials say The North Korean government's desperation for cash is driving a surge in cyberattacks targeting banks and other businesses in the US and around the world, US officials tell CNN. The collapse of the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, in part because of North Korean demands to remove sanctions, is the latest indicator of how the US-led restrictions are squeezing the North Korean economy and may lead to more attacks, US officials say. The North Koreans are using everything from ransomware, which lets hackers seize control of a business important...

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New malware found using Google Drive as its command-and-control server

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New malware found using Google Drive as its command-and-control server

New malware found using Google Drive as its command-and-control server Since most security tools also keep an eye on the network traffic to detect malicious IP addresses, attackers are increasingly adopting infrastructure of legitimate services in their attacks to hide their malicious activities. Cybersecurity researchers have now spotted a new malware attack campaign linked to the notorious DarkHydrus APT group that uses Google Drive as its command-and-control (C2) server. DarkHydrus first came to light in August last year when the APT group was leveraging the open-source Phishery tool to carry out credential-harvesting campaign against government entities and educational institutions in...

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NIS America Online Store Hacked, Losing Customer Payment Data

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NIS America Online Store Hacked, Losing Customer Payment Data

NIS America Online Store Hacked, Losing Customer Payment Data An email was shared today on ResetEra under the subject headline, "Notice of Data Breach" from the NIS America Online Store team. The email reads that the breach occurred between January 23, 2018 and February 26, 2018 to online stores owned and operated by NIS America. This includes both store.nisamerica.com and snkonlinestore.com. Furthermore, NIS America says that the personal information taken includes payment information "taken directly from new orders placed using a credit card," but mentions information tied to PayPal purchases were not taken. Nor was information related to orders made...

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Tesla, Facebook and Fortune 500 companies under attack

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Tesla, Facebook  and Fortune 500 companies under attack

Tesla, Facebook  and Fortune 500 companies under attack A local news channel in Australia reported that a bizarre hack prevented people from accessing its own Facebook page. When viewers tried to visit the Channel 7 Facebook page, they were automatically redirected to the profile page belonging to Arie Hasit, Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate. Hasit was an early adopter of the social media platform, but does not work for the company. He currently lives in Jerusalem and became a rabbi last year. Individual Facebook users also reported being redirected to his page when trying to access their own profiles. A...

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