The California-based video-calling company enjoyed an influx of new users as the coronavirus outbreak pushed countries into lockdown, but its security and privacy policies have come under fire.
"Fake stimulus check scams could be very successful considering the financial chaos coronavirus has unleashed on families worldwide," one top malware researcher told Newsweek.
"All Houseparty accounts are safe—the service is secure, has never been compromised, and doesn't collect passwords for other sites," the official Twitter account said today after hack rumors.
From hacks to COVID-19 spear-phishing campaigns, there's no doubt the pandemic is aiding a surge in cybercrime.
Anything connected to the internet can be hacked. As digitized voting procedures become more common, wiping out technical difficulties and security risks is crucial.
Cybersecurity experts were able to access up to 900 million user records linked to the software that were allegedly being stored in a database without adequate password protection.
The zombie network was linked to a slew of malicious activity over the years, including pump-and-dump stock scams, fake pharmaceutical spam email, Russian dating scams, and ransomware.
If successfully downloaded, attackers can "run programs and access victims' data including sensitive personal and financial information," Proofpoint researchers warned.
Researchers discovered that this vulnerability could allow hackers to compromise platform encryption keys and steal sensitive information.
If a hacker monitored a misconfigured sever during the camera setup, they could "then stream video, take screenshots, record video, or play music using the obtained credentials," experts warned.
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China's Computer Virus Emergency Response Center says malware was found to be circulating via email and the social networking platform WeChat. Experts say it may only get worse.
Microsoft is asking cybersecurity researchers and ethical hackers to report major flaws in its gaming network.
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.