Tesla hack: Hackers infiltrate the company's Amazon cloud account to secretly mine cryptocurrency

Tesla hack: Hackers infiltrate the company's Amazon cloud account to secretly mine cryptocurrency

Hackers managed to infiltrate Tesla's Amazon cloud account and quietly use it to mine cryptocurrency, security researchers have discovered. Researchers at cloud security firm RedLock uncovered the intrusion last month while trying to determine the owner of a Kubernetes console that was left without any password protection. (International Business Times, Technology, CyberSecurity, Hyacinth Mascarenhas, February 21, 2018)

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These Chrome and Firefox extensions can hijack browsers, spy on you and are almost impossible to remove

These Chrome and Firefox extensions can hijack browsers, spy on you and are almost impossible to remove

Security researchers have discovered a nasty pair of Chrome and FireFox extensions that can hijack browsers, spy on users' browsing activities and are nearly impossible to get rid of manually. According to researchers at Malwarebytes, the new malicious extension called "Tiempo en colombia en vivo" was found lurking in both the popular browsers. (International Business Times, Technology, CyberSecurity, Hyacinth Mascarenhas, January 22, 2018)

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OnePlus hacked: Nearly 40,000 users' payment card details stolen in major security breach

OnePlus hacked: Nearly 40,000 users' payment card details stolen in major security breach

OnePlus has confirmed it suffered a major data breach potentially compromising the payment card details of up to 40,000 customers. In an email sent to customers on Friday, 19 January, the Chinese phone maker said its website, OnePlus.net, was hacked with a malicious script injected into the company's payment page designed to harvest sensitive data from visitors' browsers. (International Business Times, Technology, CyberSecurity, Hyacinth Mascarenhas, January 22, 2018)

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Homeland Security data breach: Sensitive information of over 240,000 employees and case witnesses exposed

Homeland Security data breach: Sensitive information of over 240,000 employees and case witnesses exposed

The US Department of Homeland Security has suffered a data breach exposing sensitive, personally identifiable information of more than 240,000 former and current employees. The DHS issued a statement on Wednesday (3 January) after notifying affected individuals regarding a "privacy incident" involving the DHS Office of Inspector General's Case Management System (CMS). (International Business Times, Technology, CyberSecurity, Hyacinth Mascarenhas, January 4th, 2018)

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