Google: North Korean hackers target security researchers again

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) says that North Korean government-sponsored hackers are once again targeting security researchers using fake Twitter and LinkedIn social media accounts. The hackers also created a website for a fake company named SecuriElite (located in Turkey) Read More …

Security Risks for Audio-centric Social Media Apps

The use of audio-only social media apps such as ClubHouse, Riffr, Listen, Audlist, and HearMeOut has been steadily capturing the interest of more and more users over the recent years. But just like any other technology, apps like these are Read More …

Signal ignores proxy censorship vulnerability, bans researchers

Signal, an end-to-end encrypted messaging platform was recently blocked by the Iranian government. To help its users bypass censorship in Iran, the company suggested a TLS proxy workaround. However, multiple researchers have now discovered flaws in the workaround that can Read More …

Hacking group also used an IE zero-day against security researchers

An Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability has been discovered used in recent North Korean attacks against security and vulnerability researchers. Last month, Google disclosed that the North Korean state-sponsored hacking group known as Lazarus was conducting social engineering attacks against security Read More …

A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details

A suspected Chinese hacking group has been attacking the airline industry for the past few years with the goal of obtaining passenger data in order to track the movement of persons of interest. The intrusions have been linked to a Read More …

Zero-click iOS zero-day found deployed against Al Jazeera employees

At least 36 Al Jazeera journalists, producers, anchors, and executives, along with a journalist at London-based Al Araby TV, had their iPhones hacked using a no-user-interaction zero-day vulnerability in the iOS iMessage app, an academic research group said today. Citizen Read More …

New Goontact spyware discovered targeting Android and iOS users

Security researchers have discovered a new malware strain with spying and surveillance capabilities —also known as spyware— that is currently available in both Android and iOS versions. Named Goontact, this malware has the ability to collect from infected victims data Read More …