Hack Brief: Hackers Are Exploiting a 5-Alarm Bug in Networking Equipment

Any company that uses a certain piece of networking equipment from Seattle-based F5 Networks had a rude interruption to their July 4 weekend, as a critical vulnerability turned the holiday into a race to implement a fix. Those who haven’t done so by now may now have a much larger problem on their hands. Late last week, government agencies, including the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team and Cyber Command, sounded the alarm about a particularly nasty vulnerability in a line of BIG-IP products sold by F5. The agencies recommended…

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Hacking Woman’s Facebook Account In Noida: Police

The accused was identified as Kulvinder Singh, a native of Uttarakhand who works as a sales executive at a private firm in Noida, they said. Noida: A 25-year-old man was arrested in Noida on Saturday for allegedly posting on Facebook a woman’s pictures that he had obtained by “hacking” her social media account, the police said. The accused was identified as Kulvinder Singh, a native of Uttarakhand who works as a sales executive at a private firm in Noida, they said. “A complaint was made at the Sector 20 police…

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The Great Facebook Boycott

Big brands are part of an advt boycott against Facebook over racist content and hate speech. Plus, bookshelf backdrops. On The Listening Post this week: Big brands are part of an advertising boycott against Facebook over racist content and hate speech. Plus, lockdown TV puts bookshelves in the spotlight. The Great Facebook Boycott: Will it make any difference? The two biggest news stories of 2020 – the coronavirus pandemic and the racial inequality protests – have triggered what the United Nations calls a “tsunami” of hate speech – a surge…

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Roblox accounts hacked with pro-Trump messages

Hackers are taking Roblox credentials leaked on Pastebin, accessing accounts, and leaving the same “Ask your parents to vote for Trump this year” message on thousands of Roblox profiles. Hackers have breached more than 1,800 Roblox accounts and defaced user profiles with messages in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Users with accounts on the Roblox multiplayer game said that profile pages on the Roblox.com website for followers and people they followed were suddenly defaced over the weekend with a message that read “Ask your parents to vote for Trump…

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53 Different Apps Including TikTok Spy On iPhone/iPad

Apple has always boasted privacy and security in favour of its users. Nonetheless, the snoopers never miss a chance to intrude on iOS users’ privacy in one or another. Recently, researchers found some popular apps doing just that. As revealed, they identified around 53 different iOS apps, including TikTok, that spy on iPhone and iPad users by accessing their device clipboard. TikTok, Other Apps Spy On iPhone iPads Clipboard Researchers Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry have shared details about numerous apps spying on iPhone, iPad users. Specifically, they identified…

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Anonymous Hackers Target TikTok: ‘Delete This Chinese Spyware Now’

This has been a week that TikTok—the Chinese viral video giant that has soared under lockdown—will want to put quickly behind it. The ByteDance-owned platform was under fire anyway, over allegations of data mishandling and censorship, but then a beta version of Apple’s iOS 14 caught the app secretly accessing users’ clipboards and a backlash immediately followed. Whether India had always planned to announce its ban on TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps, on Monday June 30, or was prompted by the viral response to the iOS security issue…

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How hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco

A leading medical-research institution working on a cure for Covid-19 has admitted it paid hackers a $1.14m (£910,000) ransom after a covert negotiation witnessed by BBC News. The Netwalker criminal gang attacked University of California San Francisco (UCSF) on 1 June. IT staff unplugged computers in a race to stop the malware spreading. And an anonymous tip-off enabled BBC News to follow the ransom negotiations in a live chat on the dark web. Cyber-security experts say these sorts of negotiations are now happening all over the world – sometimes for…

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