Hackers steal nearly $100m in Japan crypto heist

The company announced that some of its digital currency wallets have been "compromised."

It is the second major theft of cryptocurrencies to take place in recent days.

Last week, digital token platform Poly Network was at the centre of a $600m heist.

"We are sorry to announce that #LiquidGlobal warm wallets were compromised, we are moving assets into the cold wallet," the company said on Twitter.

Gang behind huge cyber-attack demands $70m in Bitcoin

 The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million "systems".

This number has not been verified and the exact total of victims is unknown.

However, it does include 500 Swedish Coop supermarkets and 11 schools in New Zealand.

Two Dutch IT firms have also been hit, according to local media reports.

On Friday, cyber-security firm Huntress Labs estimated about 200 firms had been affected.

The "supply chain" attack initially targeted Kaseya, before spreading through corporate networks that use its software.

Zoom tackles hackers with new security measures

Trolls have been disrupting video conferences with offensive content, including racist and homophobic imagery.

Those with free Zoom accounts must use a password for all meetings.

It follows reports that a sexual assault awareness meeting on the platform was targeted by a hacker who posted a video depicting child abuse.

Zoom has been attempting to toughen up its security measures ever since it vowed to fix its "biggest trust, safety and privacy" issues in April.

Its latest move, aimed at free users of its platform, will be implemented on 9 May.

Smart camera and baby monitor warning given by UK's cyber-defender

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is advising people to tweak the settings after buying them.

Easy-to-guess default passwords might let a hacker secretly observe a home through connected devices, it said.

The NCSC's technical director, Dr Ian Levy, warned while the devices were "fantastic innovations", they were vulnerable to cyber-attackers.

There are many examples of devices being accessed without permission.

In one, the attacker spoke to a young girl, pretending to be Father Christmas.

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

The MoneyTaker group removed overdraft limits on debit cards and took money from cash machines, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Group-IB.

It also stole documentation for technology used by more than 200 banks in the US and Latin America.

The documents could be used in future attacks by the hackers, according to the report.

Group-IB has worked with both Europol and the Russian government to investigate cybercrime.

Hackers threaten to remotely wipe 300 million iPhones unless Apple Pays Ransom

It has been found that a mischievous group of hackers claiming to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts is threatening Apple to remotely wipe data from those millions of Apple devices unless Apple pays it $75,000 in crypto-currency or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards.

The hacking group, who identified themselves as 'Turkish Crime Family,' has demanded a ransom to be paid in Bitcoin or Ethereum, another popular crypto-currency.

Hackers are using Android Malware to spy on Israeli Military Personnel

A group of highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers is spying on the Israeli military by hacking into the personal Android phones of individual soldiers to monitor their activities and steal data.

Hacked radio stations played “F**k Donald Trump” song on repeat

It looks like the same song is now being used by hackers to channel their sentiments across the country.

This simple hacks allows hackers to listen your Facebook voice messages

This is possible due to the lack of proper authentication and HSTS policy on Facebook’s CDN servers. While Facebook has acknowledged the bug, it’s yet to patch it. The company has also said that it’s working to roll out HSTS to its subdomains.

Personally, I don’t use Facebook Messenger’s voice messaging feature very often. But, there are millions of people out there who use this feature every day. It lets one communicate easily by ditching the typing effort. But, in its current state, Facebook’s voice messaging service is vulnerable.

Hacker who stole film scripts jailed for five years

Alonzo Knowles hacked email accounts, from the Bahamas, to steal the images and scripts, which he tried to sell.

Knowles used viruses and fake security notifications to obtain passwords.

He was caught when he travelled to the US to sell stolen scripts not knowing that he was meeting undercover police officers.


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The US Department of Justice said Knowles had had a list of the email addresses and phone numbers of 130 celebrities, including actors, musicians and others, that he sought to steal from.