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Hackers linked to Iran have attempted to compromise the presidential campaign, Microsoft says

A group of hackers believed to be in contact with the Iranian government attempted to access e-mail accounts related to a US presidential campaign, Microsoft announced on Friday who are believed to be "from Iran and in contact with the Iranian government." Microsoft said the group's threat tracking attacked 241 e-mail accounts related to current and former US government officials, …

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Hackers invade Smart Home Google Nest devices, terrorizing couple

A Wisconsin couple said a hacker knocked on his smart home devices and fueled the heat, talking to them through a camera and playing vulgar music. In a statement explaining the incident, Google Nest was not violated and encouraged users to protect their accounts from potential hacks using a two-factor check. This is not the first time that hackers target …

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Hackers use SIM exchange to crack Twitter accounts

Twitter founder and CEO Twitter account Jack Dorsey was hacked on August 30 and shocked his followers as his account spit out racial insults, anti-Semitic tweets, and offensive content before all tweets and retweets were removed. According to a first Twitter statement a "security oversight" of the provider allowed the hackers to gain control. Twitter's communications team later made it …

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Changes made by hackers can affect those buying new Android phones

During the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas last week, Google's Maddie Stone (via Forbes) warned participants of the dangers inherent in pre-installed apps. Stone, a security researcher with technology giant Project Zero, pointed out that malicious actors are entering the supply chain. She said, "Having malware or security issues as preinstalled apps can do more damage, so we …

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WhatsApp allows hackers to manipulate messages: cybersecurity firm

NEW YORK: New Vulnerabilities in the Messaging App WhatsApp can be used by hackers to manipulate and intercept messages between users, a cybersecurity firm has found. Israeli company Check Point Research said on Thursday (Aug 8) that it highlighted WhatsApp's mistakes towards the end of 2018. Advertising Advertising WhatsApp messages are encrypted so they can only be seen by the …

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Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks

Enlarge / A script for maintaining network persistence. Hackers who worked for the Russian government used printers, video decoders and other Microsoft warned on Monday before so-called Internet of Things devices as a bridgehead to penetrate targeted computer networks. "These devices became points of attack from which the actor established a presence in the network and continued to seek further …

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Hackers could block a city by stopping only 20 percent of its cars

Traffic Woes Traffic in New York City could be bad now – but in the future, city streets could be just a few keystrokes away from the grid at any given time. This is the conclusion of a new study in which researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology explain how bad actors could stop traffic in NYC by hacking …

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