This is dirty. Hackers are uploading malicious Chrome extensions to the official Google Chrome Web Store in hopes of tricking people to download them. Once downloaded, the extensions have the ability to completely hijack Facebook accounts.
Barclays may have to recall a staggering 13 million credit and debit cards, after vulnerabilities were found in its contactless payment system which allowed an NFC-enabled phone to steal card details with a simple bump.
Over the weekend, Microsoft teams accompanied by United States marshals raided buildings and seized hundreds of web addresses to shut down a major botnet syndicate. The sting was part of a civil suit brought by Microsoft — because it was tired of waiting for law enforcement bodies to act.
US intelligence agencies pay hackers as much as £160,000 for iOS security exploits or £126,000 for a Chrome or Explorer vulnerability. The agencies will not tell you about it, they would use that exploit to gain access to devices.
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BBC News' outlet BBC Persia was reportedly hacked by Iranian authorities overnight. The news group claims that the cyber-attack is part of an expanding effort by the regime to stifle coverage within the country.
James Jeffery, 27, from Wednesbury in the West Midlands, lived a double life where he was known as Pablo Escobar on Twitter and threatened to reveal the names and addresses of around 10,000 women who'd registered with an abortion advice site.
Google recently offered up prizes totaling £1 million for those capable of exploiting its browser Chrome. Now, at Google's own competition called Pwnium, a student has walked away with one of the top prizes, earning £38,000 by hacking a PC running Chrome.