Photograph IDs, phone numbers and home addresses were allegedly among records found in a trove of data left online without password protection. The database was allegedly exposed for over a month.
Tehran could cause significant disruption with cyber attacks against the U.S. government, companies, high-profile individuals—and possibly even the 2020 elections.
Conspiracy theories fixate on a very simple story which acts as a fable for an overarching worldview, explains Philip Seargeant, a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at The Open University.
The Chinese owned application, which is viewed with suspicion by some U.S. politicians, has been deemed unsafe by top officials at the Navy - but it remains unclear just what the dangers may be.
"Two-factor authentication is more than needed," a security researcher told Newsweek. "People have to understand that they will not have any privacy with this kind of product."
If Wawa customers have shopped in stores between March 4 and December 12, 2019, it is highly likely that their data could have been compromised
"Companies like Amazon are stoking fear, convincing us that we need these devices to keep us safe from the outside world. They know that these devices are not safe," one expert told Newsweek.
A suspected cyberattack has prompted the shutdown of all city government computers in New Orleans.
"A compromised account would allow the hacker to remotely use Ring's built-in two-way chat feature and access all Ring devices associated to that account," one security expert told Newsweek.
"The FBI considers any mobile application or similar product developed in Russia, such as FaceApp, to be a potential counterintelligence threat," the agency said in a letter to a Sen. Chuck Schumer.
"If foreign actors were to gain access to this data, it would not only threaten the privacy and safety of the impacted Americans; it could also threaten US. national security," senators wrote.
The full list of impacted devices remains unknown, but security company Checkmarx claimed in a report this week that Google confirmed the issues "extended into the broader Android ecosystem."
The federal government has more authority to regulate colored pencils than it does to enforce election security measures, the Brennan Center report warns.
Israel continues to be run by a transitional government with limited powers, and a parliament that cannot enact laws. Some have begun to say, only half-jokingly, that it might be better this way
Ted Lieu, a Democratic congressman from California, has written a letter to White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney questioning a large exodus of cybersecurity staff.
Netflix recently announced that they intend to limit password sharing, as it costs the streaming platform an estimated $135 million each month.
The results, online security company SiteLock said, were reminiscent of what it sees when working with small businesses. More than half the candidates are using out-of-date cybersecurity software.
"The bug is a local privilege escalation vulnerability that allows for a full compromise of a vulnerable device," warned Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone.
"We take the security of our community very seriously," said the food delivery company, which wasn't aware of the May breach until earlier this month.
Prior to a February update, visiting specific sites on your iPhone could have sent your passwords, chat history and location data to unknown hackers.
Ransomware attacks have been gaining currency among hackers in recent years as a preferred method of extortion.
Researchers were recently given unprecedented physical access to an expensive flight system used in U.S. F-15 fighter jets. They found critical cybersecurity bugs.
Experts tell "Newsweek" why the Capital One intrusion was both a hack and a breach, and how the bank may hold the "ultimate responsibility" for the data theft.
"We do not have any direct evidence of who is using Monokle or against what targets, but the effectiveness of a surveillance tool like Monokle indicates that it could be used against any target, including government officials," Kumar told Newsweek.
"The attackers focus on Russia's technologies in the defense and nuclear industries," an official said.
The campaign, which is designed to hijack login details, is currently being circulated to Steam inboxes by accounts compromised to spew out spam messages.
Pegasus malware, typically sold to intelligence agencies, can spy on calls and texts while also recording audio and video from phones.
Two Russian air force planes landed near the capital city of Caracas with about 100 soldiers aboard, and U.S. officials believe the group included cybersecurity experts.