Brave takes on the creepy websites that override your privacy settings

Getty Images reader comments 22 with 17 posters participating Share this story Some websites just can’t take “no” for an answer. Instead of respecting visitors’ choice to block third-party cookies—the identifiers that track browsing activity as a user moves from site to site—they find sneaky ways to bypass those settings. Now, makers of the Brave […]

New method that amplifies DDoSes by 4 billion-fold. What could go wrong?

reader comments 12 with 12 posters participating Share this story Cybercriminals who use giant floods of data to knock sites offline are leveraging a never-before-seen method that has the potential to increase the damaging effects of those floods by an unprecedented 4 billion times, researchers warned on Tuesday. Like many other types of distributed denial-of-service […]

Linux has been bitten by its most high-severity vulnerability in years

reader comments 19 with 17 posters participating Share this story Linux has yet another high-severity vulnerability that makes it easy for untrusted users to execute code capable of carrying out a host of malicious actions including installing backdoors, creating unauthorized user accounts, and modifying scripts or binaries used by privileged services or apps. Dirty Pipe, […]

Attackers can force Amazon Echos to hack themselves with self-issued commands

Enlarge / A group of Amazon Echo smart speakers, including Echo Studio, Echo, and Echo Dot models. (Photo by Neil Godwin/Future Publishing via Getty Images) T3 Magazine/Getty Images reader comments 19 with 14 posters participating Share this story Academic researchers have devised a new working exploit that commandeers Amazon Echo smart speakers and forces them […]

Hackers stoke pandemonium amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

Elena Lacey | Getty Images reader comments 1 with 1 posters participating Share this story On Thursday, hackers defaced a Russian Space Research Institute website and leaked files that they allege are stolen from Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. Their message? “Leave Ukraine alone else Anonymous will f*ck you up even more.” Meanwhile a DDoS […]

Cybercriminals who breached Nvidia issue one of the most unusual demands ever

reader comments 11 with 11 posters participating Share this story Data extortionists who stole up to 1 terabyte of data from Nvidia have delivered one of the most unusual ultimatums ever in the annals of cybercrime: allow Nvidia’s graphics cards to mine cryptocurrencies faster or face the imminent release of the company’s crown-jewel source code. […]

Google Play app downloaded more than 10,000 times contained data-stealing RAT

reader comments 5 with 5 posters participating Share this story A malicious app downloaded from Google Play more than 10,000 times surreptitiously installed a remote access trojan that stole users’ passwords, text messages, and other confidential data, a security firm reported. The trojan, which goes under the names TeaBot and Anatsa, came to light last […]

Conti cybergang gloated when leaking victims’ data. Now the tables are turned

reader comments 24 with 18 posters participating Share this story For months, members of Conti—among the most ruthless of the dozens of ransomware gangs in existence—gloated about publicly sharing the data they stole from the victims they hacked. Now, members are learning what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a major breach […]

Ukraine asks ICANN to revoke Russian domains and shut down DNS root servers

Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino reader comments 25 with 21 posters participating Share this story A Ukraine government official on Monday asked the nonprofit group that oversees the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) to shut down DNS root servers in Russia and revoke Russian domains such as .ru, .рф, and .su. The letter to ICANN […]